Chances are if you’ve recently applied for a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) small business loan, you’ve yet to get a decision on your application or you’ve been told it’s on hold because the lender has run out of funds. Congress is now very close to approving additional funding to revive the program, this time with…

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There’s been some confusion as to what, how and when designers can apply for assistance offered through the recently enacted CARES federal COVID economic relief bill. Here is some basic information to help you get started. Also, download a copy of The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which contains more detailed information…

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Photo Credit: Stark Photography These are challenging times for interior design businesses. As events currently are unfolding, we could be looking at months of disruptions, delays and disappointing sales. Don’t despair, though. Resources are available to help you, your team and your business weather this crisis. The federal government recently took steps to ensure that…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Being the boss is not always the greatest job in the world, especially when it comes to having to make the tough calls. They often are stressful and can generate a lot of bad feelings you’d rather not deal with. Still, the…

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There are numerous terms used in business, but one of the most important to fully understand and consistently watch is your “bottom line”. Just as a reminder, your bottom line refers to the profitability of your business after all expenses have been deducted from your revenues. So bottom line profits are net profits after all…

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Financial Guidelines

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” -Benjamin Franklin Talk about these topics at GE: Even if you’re creative, you need to understand them, negotiating pricing with manufacturers at market, expand or stay lean. Are you overwhelmed…

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By Drue Lawlor Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca As we reach the end of 2018, you, along with your team, should be evaluating the past year in order to plan…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Many designers want to know how to earn more money from their business. I tell them it starts with establishing a budget. It’s a lesson new business owners often learn the hard way after years of bringing in a…

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