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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 SinceroPersonal development book – real, snippy, snarky, and empoweringIts key takeaway is that you should decide to stop caring about what other people think You have…

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…

Episode 20: Q&A Session #2 – Ask us Anything

October 18, 2019

In today’s Q&A style episode, we are answering listener’s questions about setting client expectations when they have never worked with a designer before, the benefits of professional organizations, and asking when is the right time to move into your own commercial space. Episode 20 Show Notes Key Takeaways: What is your advice for setting expectations…

Designers Getting Coffee Podcast Episode 19: An Inside Look at our E-Design Process

Episode 19: An Inside Look at Our E-Design Process

October 11, 2019

What does it look like to run an E-Design project from start to finish? Here’s how Kate and Lesley handle virtual E-Design projects and knock their clients’ socks off (even without working face-to-face). Episode 19 Show Notes Key Takeaways: E-design is a virtual design service, usually done via video conference or emails Clients send over…

Episode 18: Selling Without The Sleaze

October 4, 2019

Selling – ick. Sounds so sleazy, doesn’t it? How can you share what you do as an interior designer in a way that doesn’t feel like you’re shoving it down someone’s throat – or strong-arming them into paying you? If you’re going to run your own design firm, selling your services is an essential skill…

Episode 17: What Design Services Should You Offer?

September 27, 2019

Deciding what services to offer may seem like a simple question. But designers today are faced with an evolution of the market there is pressure to provide allllllll the services. From eDesign, Color consults, Full-service with our without purchasing, to Designer for a Day, and…you get the picture. Today’s episode covers some of the common…