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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…

Episode 25: Must-Read Books for Interior Designers

November 22, 2019

Here are our top favorite books anyone (but especially interior design business owners like you) should read. Episode 25 Show Notes Lesley’s Favorite Books: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Personal development book – real, snippy, snarky, and empowering Its key takeaway is that you should decide to stop caring about what other people…

Designers Getting Coffee podcast Episode 24: Communicating Your Value with Confidence

Episode 24: Communicating Your Value with Confidence

November 15, 2019

As designers, we save our clients time, money, and mistakes. But how do we effectively communicate that in a way that hits home and helps the client truly understand – and invest in – our value? Episode 24 Show Notes Key Takeaways: There are two types of people: ones who will hire and value designers…

Episode 23: Why Automating Is Awesome to Grow Your Business

November 8, 2019

You might be a little freaked out about the idea of automating your business, but stay with us. From client on-boarding to questionnaires to emails to selling design packages, automation allows you to be a profitable design boss with much less time and energy. Episode 23 Show Notes Key Takeaways: Automation helps you grow your…

Episode 22: How to Find Your Dream Clients on Social Media

November 1, 2019

Don’t let your social media make you feel overwhelmed. It is important to have a strategy but it doesn’t have to be complicated. In today’s episode we are having real-talk on how to streamline your social experience and also make sure you’re talking to the right people…you ideal client. Listen now. Episode 22 Show Notes…

Episode 21 – When Is It Time to Hire Help?

October 25, 2019

Hiring can be one of the most daunting exercises. What if you hire someone and then the work dries up? Who is even the right first hire? Is it a junior designer or an admin assistant or a project manager? Should you hire a contracted worker or a bonafide employee? What the heck is even…