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Episode 34: The Client Questionnaire: When to Send and What to Ask

February 21, 2020

You gotta get to know your client, and a questionnaire is a great way to learn about them, their family, their needs, and their budget. Here’s are the questions Kate and Lesley ask, how and when they send their questionnaires, and why a questionnaire is so darn useful. Episode 34 Show Notes Key Takeaways: [4:31]…

Episode 33: 3 Common Client Objections (And How to Handle Them)

February 14, 2020

What do you do when a client says your services are too expensive, or that they need to ask their partner? Or when they say the most vague thing of all: “Let me think about it.” Today we are sharing the ways you can treat those objections with grace and move your “think about it…

Episode 32: How to Nail Your Consultation Calls

February 7, 2020

Have you ever fumbled over your calls with a potential new client? Do you find yourself in hives when it comes time to talk about your rate? What if you could wave a magic wand and suddenly your calls went from awkward to awesome, all while closing more new clients? Listen in designer. We think…

Episode 31: 10 Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

January 31, 2020

We’ve all been there. We’ve found ourselves with a PITA client and say to ourselves, “If only I hadn’t ignored those early signs.” But the truth is, only experience can teach you those things. Today we are talking about 10 Red Flags that we think you shouldn’t ignore. Episode 31 Show Notes Key Takeaways: [4:07]…

Episode 30: Q&A Session #3: Ask Us Anything

January 24, 2020

We’re back to our 3rd Q&A Session! These are so fun. You all ask great questions and this episode is no exception. Today we are diving into these 3 very important questions: The critical importance of business insurance How many projects is reasonable to take on at once Where to go for inspiration when your…

Episode 29: How to Reach Out to Potential Clients

January 17, 2020

You knowwwww they’re out there! But how do you reach out to potential clients and turn them into paying clients? Kate and Lesley are sharing some great – and not so great – things you can do to connect with potential clients. Episode 29 Show Notes Key Takeaways: [4:53] The beginning of a new year…

Episode 28: Design Trends We Love…And Trends We Wish Would Die Already

January 10, 2020

Episode 28 Show Notes Key Takeaways: [4:49] Design is subjective – there is no right or wrong! Everyone gets to have their own opinion, use trends that they love, and find clients that like their style  [37:46] We all have our own spin and our own aesthetic and that’s what makes each of us great…

Episode 27: Business Planning to Slay The New Year

December 6, 2019

SLAY, QUEENS! Here’s how we plan our business goals and editorial calendars for an entire year. Use December to your advantage and you’ll be set up to knock your business out of the park in 2020. Episode 27 Show Notes Key Takeaways: A good time to take off to plan for the year ahead is…

Episode 26: How Can You Take Time Off and Keep Your Business Going?

November 29, 2019

The holidays are coming up – how can you take time off from work without your business grinding to a halt? Here’s how Kate and Lesley prepare to take time off AND keep their businesses running. Episode 26 Show Notes Key Takeaways: Planning is the name of the game. Depending on the size of your…