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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…

Designers Getting Coffee podcast Episode 16: Is Your Website Turning Away Potential Clients?

Episode 16: Is Your Website Turning Away Potential Clients?

September 20, 2019

Is your website a turn-off? Do you have poor quality photography, off-brand colors, or missed opportunities to capture leads? Kate and Lesley have some tips on how to make your website a sexy, client-attracting tool to help your business grow and thrive. Episode 16 Show Notes Key Takeaways: It’s easy to get caught up in…

Episode 15: How to Find Your Dream Clients with In-Person Networking

September 13, 2019

How do you find dreamy clients that understand the value of what you do – and pay you well for it? We’re talking about that four-letter word today: NETWORKING. (We promise, it’s not as bad as you might think!) Episode 15 Show Notes Key Takeaways: Give before asking, and listen more than you talk How…

Designers Getting Coffee Podcast Episode 14

Episode 14: How to Stand Out as an Interior Designer

September 6, 2019

Yes, of course you do interior design – but what makes you stand out from the crowd? Why should a client hire you instead of the next guy? Here’s how to figure out your unique selling proposition and create an “elevator pitch” to quickly share what you do, and how you do it differently. Episode…

Slowing Down for Summer - Designers Getting Coffee Podcast

Episode 13: Simplifying for Summer

July 19, 2019

Have you ever wished you could just slow down time for a bit? Lesley and I recently shared the realization that our summer schedule with kids out of school and her moving across country demanded we make some temporary changes if we were to stay sane. In today’s episode we discuss the ways we are…

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…