Planning

Time to Overhaul Your Business?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: DesiLu Strange as it may sound, when businesses reach the peak of their lifecycle is when they need to start thinking about what comes next. Why? Because if they don’t reinvent themselves they will plateau and then begin to decline.…

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Are You Tech Savvy?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting 3 Essential Tools to Streamline Your Business The first tool is Google Drive, which is probably the most well-known of the 3 tools. It can be valuable for any document that involves collaboration among your team – internal or external. It can…

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Three Keys to Effective Communication

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Have you ever had problems during a design job or within your design firm? It would probably be more effective to say, “who hasn’t”, but did you ever think about the crux of the matter?  Let’s say you arrive…

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Planning for Success in Your Interior Design Business

Planning for success in your interior design business

Do you set aside time  on your calendar to plan for your business on a regular basis? I find that not every designer does this regularly.  You’re the CEO of your interior design business and you need to plan for your business and not just let it happen by accident. My recommendation is that you…

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A Project Management Tool for Every Designer

A Project Management Tool for Every Designer

If you’re still using to-do lists, checklists, voice reminders and sticky notes to manage your projects, I encourage you to consider switching to a project management tool.  Whether you’re a sole practitioner or a large A&D firm, there is a tool to suit your needs.  The time you invest up front in getting familiar with…

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5 Step Goal Setting Process for Business Success

5 Step Goal Setting Process for Business Success

As 2015 draws to a close, everyone traditionally focuses on sitting down and setting goals for the upcoming year. Instinctively, we all know that goal setting is a powerful means for achieving success. A study of Harvard MBA grads showed that only 3% of them had created written goals. And of those who did set…

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