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630: Power Talk Friday: Jessica Delaney: Networking and Press for Photographers and Interior Designers

A Well-Designed Business®

Release Date: 01/08/2021

645: Window Treatment Friday: Scaling to Your First Million Dollar Year show art 645: Window Treatment Friday: Scaling to Your First Million Dollar Year

A Well-Designed Business®

  Today with Vita Vygovska Welcome to a Well-Designed Business®. On today’s WTF— Window Treatment Friday, Vita and I are talking about scaling to your first million-dollar year. As most of you probably know, scaling is not an easy task. It takes hard work and lots of blood, sweat, and tears. But when you can learn from someone who has already done it, it cuts the time and effort down and makes scaling attainable far before you thought it was possible. Today, Vita shares with us her five core pillars for scaling your business and how her course in LuAnn University, Scale Your Window...

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644: Kat Anderson: Design Build and Bookkeeping Classes for Interior Designers show art 644: Kat Anderson: Design Build and Bookkeeping Classes for Interior Designers

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Kat Anderson of Material Design, an interior design business specializing in design-build projects, shares her experience as a recently-graduated interior design student struggling to find her way in the design world. You’ll hear Kat tell how she succeeded by growing her skillset in more than just design. Kat also walks through the classes she teaches at LuAnn University.

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643: Nathan Brookshire and Paul Davidge: Design More, Manage Less: Agency Representation for Your Design Firm show art 643: Nathan Brookshire and Paul Davidge: Design More, Manage Less: Agency Representation for Your Design Firm

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Nathan Brookshire and Paul Davidge of Design: Agency & Management share how they help creatives develop a financially sound path to achieve their goals and run their business in such a way that they have the freedom to focus on their zone of genius.

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642: Thom Sweeney: Sage Advice About Salesmanship And The Upside of Failure in Interior Design show art 642: Thom Sweeney: Sage Advice About Salesmanship And The Upside of Failure in Interior Design

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Thom Sweeney’s unconventional path to interior design started after a 30-year career in advertising. Thom shares what brought him to design and how he lost his design business before rising again to build something even greater. He also has great advice on salesmanship and how to build meaningful relationships with clients.

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641: Celebrating 5 Years: Reflecting on the Bigger Picture show art 641: Celebrating 5 Years: Reflecting on the Bigger Picture

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Today, we are celebrating the show's 5th Birthday! It is hard to believe that there have been five years of outstanding guests, infinite ah-ha moments, and countless businesses changed. Thank you for coming along for the ride.

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640: Power Talk Friday: Ashley Connell, Founder of Prowess: Helping You Find Your Next Hire  show art 640: Power Talk Friday: Ashley Connell, Founder of Prowess: Helping You Find Your Next Hire

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Today we’re going to talk about one of those key things you have to do in your business if you want to grow—outsourcing. We all know we need to do it, but finding the right fit is a major challenge. Ashley Connell of Prowess runs a business that matches you with your perfect fit business manager or employee. She’s sharing with us how she makes those perfect fits and the impact it can have on your business. 

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639: Mina Duque: Starting an Interior Design Firm in a Foreign Melting Pot show art 639: Mina Duque: Starting an Interior Design Firm in a Foreign Melting Pot

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Can you imagine starting your firm in a foreign city—one where you have no connections, no network, and where you haven’t even visited? That’s exactly what Mina Duque ended up doing. Today, she’s sharing her story of how she started her business in Tulum, the unique challenges presented by working in a major melting pot, and how she grew her business even without a community and network. 

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638: What Would Lu Do?: Processes and Contracts: They Aren't Made to Be Broken show art 638: What Would Lu Do?: Processes and Contracts: They Aren't Made to Be Broken

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s time for another riveting episode of “What Would Lu Do?”, where you ask the difficult questions and LuAnn gives the expert answers you’ve been wanting.

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637: Carley Page Summers: Lift Others As You Climb to Success. show art 637: Carley Page Summers: Lift Others As You Climb to Success.

A Well-Designed Business®

Carley Page Summers shares her journey to interior design that began only after she first built a robust photography business catering to the design trade. 184k Instagram followers strong, Carley chronicles how just nine years ago, she pulled herself out of a dark place, found hope, and is now on a mission to inspire hope in others.

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636: Window Treatment Friday Ep. 13: On-Air Coaching with Vita show art 636: Window Treatment Friday Ep. 13: On-Air Coaching with Vita

A Well-Designed Business®

Today with Vita Vygovska For Window Treatment Friday, LuAnn and Vita conduct a live coaching session around a big issue that so many businesses encounter when they scale—clients wanting you on their project, not your staff. Listen to see how LuAnn advises Vita and prepares her to eliminate her problem with confidence and some carefully chosen words.  LuAnn and Vita's Aha-Moments “Having the combination of a virtual hug and a little bit of a whip is very unique.” - Vita Vygovska “If you only get comfort, then you don’t learn how to avoid that the next time.” - LuAnn Nigara...

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Today with Jessica Delaney

Jessica Delaney is an interior and architectural photographer shooting beauty in the Boston area. She’s also co-founder of a digital interior design showcase, Bijou Magazine. Her magazine is a hub of design beauty and story and an opportunity to see and be seen. Jessica shares how she got started in her business by reaching out to bloggers, designers, and press professionals she met during networking events and everywhere else possible.

Pick It Apart

[19:06] Jessica talks about networking as a photographer

[25:36] Jessica remind us of the value of local press

[32:45] LuAnn and Jessica discuss the purpose of Jessica’s digital platform

[43:44] Jessica reminds us about photography usage rights and compensation

LuAnn and Jessica Delaney's "Ah-Ha" Moments

“Never be embarrassed of where you have to start - just start somewhere.” - Jessica Delaney

“You never know where your next business partner will come from.” - Jessica Delaney

“Things snowball - you never really know where it’s going to lead.” - Jessica Delaney

More about Jessica Delaney

I’m an interiors and architectural photographer, and one-third of BijOU Magazine.  I’m the lady behind the lens most days since I don’t love having my own photo was taken (ironic, I know!). Lover of music (give me Mumford, JayZ, show tunes, Elvis, and all in between), cooking, podcasts + yoga.  

I’ve specialized in interiors + design photography since my first paying client booked me Jan 20, 2013, and has been a dear friend and loyal client since. I’ve photographed the spaces of award-winning designers and believe each space has a personality and story to tell of a life well-lived.  My work has been published in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, New England Home, Domino, Cottages and Bungalows, HGTV Magazine, Design New England, Decor Maine, South Shore Home, Life + Style, The Boston Globe,  and Canada’s The Globe and Mail.

In September of 2018, we launched BijOU Magazine, and since then have been delivering “Small Stories of Big Design”.  We strive to be the digital publication for inspired interiors and lifestyle stories, delivered with wit, substance + style.

When not behind the camera, in front of the computer (or stove) I can be found galavanting in Milton, MA with my three daughters, one husband, and one new pandemic puppy.

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