Earnings Modest for Most Design Firms

Earnings Modest for Most Design Firms

While a handful of interior designers are attracting lucrative projects and media attention, most design firms are just getting by.  Of the designers who responded to our 2014-15 Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey, nearly half said they expected their firm’s total gross sales for 2014 would be $100,000 or less. More than two-thirds (69%)…

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How Scary is Your Cash Flow?

How Scary is Your Cash Flow?

I’ve heard from a few designers lately that their cash flow is very low right now. Why is that? There are many reasons: There was some time in the past that your marketing was happening inconsistently. You may not see the immediate effect of not marketing consistently – it always shows up months later. You’re…

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Do You Enjoy the Hunt for Interior Design Clients? Part 2

Do You Enjoy the Hunt for Interior Design Clients?

In the first part of the series, I asked if you enjoy the hunt for interior design clients. Here are some questions to contemplate whether you are a seasoned veteran, or you are thinking of being an interior designer: What is your real reason for being an interior designer…what is your why? Do you have…

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Do You Enjoy the Hunt for Interior Design Clients? Part 1

Do You Enjoy the Hunt for Interior Design Clients?

You have to enjoy the hunt for interior design clients or your business will falter and/or fail. I’ve discussed this “non-negotiable” with many designers that come to me for coaching or advice. Some whine because they don’t really enjoy marketing and sales. My advice? Get over it or get a job. I know that sounds…

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Avoiding Client Nightmares, Part 2

  We talked last week about things you can do and look for to prevent clients from turning into nightmares. You can reference the points we discussed HERE. Today, we’re going to touch on clues you can look for and the questions you can ask Clues Watch for one spouse to dominate the conversation, talking…

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3 Obstacles Faced by Interior Designers

Business for Interior Designers has been experiencing a slow and gradual recovery, however there are many designers who are still struggling. The results of this year’s Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey show the trend line to still be somewhat jagged. Some designers are doing well and hiring, but that doesn’t apply across the board…

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