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Listen to the latest episodes of Designers Getting Coffee.

Episode 12: How Do You Start a Business In a New City or State?

June 14, 2019

Have you ever found yourself needing to relocate or would like to move but feel stuck or overwhelmed about how that would work,? If so, tune in. Kate has already made the move across the country and Lesley is in preparation for a cross-country move now. In this episode they provide actionable tips to help…

Episode 11: How to Accurately Estimate Hours for A Design Project

June 12, 2019

What’s the #1 mistake interior designers make when estimating hours for a project? Trying to estimate the entire thing up front. It’s not easy to know exactly how long a project will take, but there are tips and strategies you can use to get more confident with estimating your hours. Grab your coffee and come…

Episode 10: Q&A Session #1: Ask Us Anything

May 31, 2019

Q&A time! Every 10 episodes we are answering YOUR emails and DMs. Send us your questions about interior design, business, how to handle difficult work situations, and more! If you’ve got a burning Q, email us at hello@designersgettingcoffee.com or send a DM on Instagram @designersgettingcoffee. Episode 10 Show Notes Key Takeaways: How do you determine…

Episode 9: An Inside Look at our Design Process: Part 2

May 24, 2019

What does it really look like to manage a design project from start to finish? In this two-part series, Kate and Lesley break down their design process step by step and share what’s working for them. While the general process is the same, there are some key differences and they each embrace. Episode 9 Show…

Episode 8: An Inside Look at our Design Process: Part 1

May 17, 2019

What does it really look like to manage a design project from start to finish? In this two-part series, Kate and Lesley break down their design process step by step and share what’s working for them. While the general process is the same, there are some key differences and they each embrace. Episode 8 Show…

Episode 7: How Do You Charge for Your Design Services?

May 10, 2019

We wish there were an easy answer, but there’s no “right” way to charge for your design services. Hourly? Flat fee? Value based? Lesley and Kate dive into some #realtalk about how to present your fees to clients, how to handle price objections, and how to charge a client you know is going to be…

Episode 6: How to Manage Being a Working Mom (or Dad!)

May 3, 2019

It ain’t easy managing your own business AND a family. But we know it’s doable if you’ve got the right strategies – and help – in place. We understand every family and working mom and dad will have different sets of needs and desires. If you’re listening, chances are you have questions about how we…

Episode 5: What to Do When Your Business is Slow

April 26, 2019

It happens to the best of us: your interior design business can be sloooow. Both Kate and Lesley have had slow seasons, and have learned how to deal. We’ve got 10 things you can do, starting right now, when your business is slow. #5 takes serious guts, but is so worth it! Episode 5 Show…

Episode 4: Overcoming Jealousy and Fear of Competition

April 19, 2019

Guys, we have a super special episode today where things get a touch emotional. Today we’re talking about jealousy and the fear of competition. We’ve all experienced it and today we share our own experiences with those emotions – even toward each other – as we build our businesses in the same not-so-big-town. But…we’ll also…