Simplify Your Business
By Gail Doby, ASID
CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University
Running an interior design business involves managing and keeping track of thousands of details, commitments, figures, and dates. Without the proper systems in place, you can easily become overwhelmed by it all. At best, that’s a lot of extra stress to cope with. At worst, it may lead to costly errors.
After some years of operating my own design business, I realized I was spending a lot of time reinventing the wheel. I was duplicating procedures, re-creating documents, and dealing with similar issues over and over again. Until one day it dawned on me that I could save a lot time and make my life a lot simpler if I standardized many of these procedures, processes and documents.
Unfortunately, at that time there were not many models I could draw on. Given the unique nature of the design business, I had to adapt and modify those I was familiar with from my business management education and experience. Eventually, however, I developed systems that worked for me, and all that effort paid off over the long run.
Since starting my design consulting business, I have discovered many other designers, including a number of very successful ones, also lacked basic systems in their businesses. They, too, have since discovered the benefits of standardizing many aspects of their businesses.
That’s why we’re devoting this year’s Genius Exchange Marketing Intensive to simplifying your business with systems, processes, software, and outsourcing. Participants will get hands-on advice from leading experts on how to use the latest software to create workflows, checklists, standard operating procedures, and other processes and documents. They will go home with plans, systems and templates to make their business more manageable and efficient.
If you’re a design business owner who currently brings in $250k or more annually, you owe it to your firm to discover how you can spend less time on managing your business and more time on growing your business and enhancing your profits. Space for this intimate gathering of select successful designers is limited, so act now. For more information and to enroll in this exclusive, unique peer-to-peer workshop, visit Genius Exchange Marketing Intensive.