Hard Skills and Soft Skills for Designers

Ask an interior designer what’s something they didn’t learn in design school that they wish they had, and they are likely to mention how to deal with clients. The same is true for other creatives. Graphic designers, photographers, architects and illustrators, many of whom are self-employed or work in a small firm, all struggle with…

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The Technology that Keeps GDCC Running Smoothly

Are you taking advantage of available software to more effectively and efficiently manage your business?  Here is a quick review of software that GDCC uses and that you may want to consider integrating into your business if you are not currently doing so. Business Tool Suite G Suite is a product set including Gmail, Google…

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Which Business Model is Right for You?

Have you taken the time to ask yourself what business model is right for you, for your lifestyle and for the vision you have for your business?  Is your business controlling you or are you in control of your business?  Does it allow you time for other priorities in your life – family, friends, community,…

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Focused on the Top Line Instead of the Bottom Line?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Design Success University How do you measure your business’s success? If you follow the financial news, you might assume what matters most are your revenues, the amount of money flowing into your bank account. That’s the top line on your profit…

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Creating Your Company Culture

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Design Success University Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions Your company culture includes a number of elements and defines the personality of your company. It includes your company’s mission, values and ethics as well as describing the environment in which your employees work and…

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Get Inspired At Fall HPMKT

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting There is a quote on the High Point website from a friend and member of my local design community, Jeanne Chung, stating “I can’t afford to just hear about trends. I have to experience them for myself.” It caused me to think about…

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