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777: Power Talk Friday: Desi Creswell: Leading from Your Future Self

A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

Release Date: 05/27/2022

801: Power Talk Friday: Sandra Funk: How Mistakes and Obstacles Led to Growth & Transformation show art 801: Power Talk Friday: Sandra Funk: How Mistakes and Obstacles Led to Growth & Transformation

A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

Today’s Show Sponsored by the “Interior Design Standard.” Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. On today’s sponsored show, Sandra Funk is here to share all the details of her upcoming course, the “Interior Design Standard”. I’m so excited to share Sandra Funk’s business program, the “Interior Design Standard”, with you because I know it will be the best investment for your business. Enroll here:   Today with Sandra Funk:  Sandra's back on the show today, and we are talking all about growth and change. Mistakes and obstacles can lead to growth and transformation....

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800: Richelle Plett: How to Sell Upholstery Without a Sit Test show art 800: Richelle Plett: How to Sell Upholstery Without a Sit Test

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Today With Richelle Plett: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, with Richelle Plett, seasoned interior designer, and expert in upholstered furniture. We talk about her proprietary course, Upholstery Uncovered, which is accompanied by her, literally beautiful, book by the same name. We also talk about her exciting new 3-hour intensive course available through LuAnn University starting fall 2022, called "Close more upholstered furniture sales: No sit test required!". This episode and her courses are for you if you have ever struggled to sell upholstered pieces to your clients without a “sit...

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799: Power Talk Friday: Jamie Van Cuyk: What You Need to Consider When Making Your Next Hire show art 799: Power Talk Friday: Jamie Van Cuyk: What You Need to Consider When Making Your Next Hire

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Today With Jamie Van Cuyk: It seems like everywhere I turn, businesses in our industry are hiring. And yet, just as many of them are struggling to find the right way to hire and onboard for long-term success. Today, Jamie Van Cuyk of Growing Your Business joins me to discuss the ins and outs of hiring the best fit employee for your team. Pick It Apart [2:14] Jamie discusses why hiring has changed so drastically in the last year and what it means for businesses looking to hire.  [20:05] Jamie shares her insights on the interview process, beginning with the job description. [34:55] Jamie...

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798: Brook Perdigon: Turning a Creative Passion Into a Thriving Business show art 798: Brook Perdigon: Turning a Creative Passion Into a Thriving Business

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Today With Brook Perdigon: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined by Brook Perdigon, artist, designer, and owner of  Brook Perdigon Textiles (BPT). Brook emailed me describing her transition from creative artist, to creative business owner.  She explains there is an artist identity and a business owner identity. And how do we navigate that? Well Brook and I discuss all of her aha moments along her seven years in a creative business, along with the different approaches she took to those stubborn recurring challenges. Enjoy! Pick It Apart [3:20] Brook starts off with...

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797: Power Talk Friday: Andrea Liebross: What You Are Worth, in Dollars and Sense. show art 797: Power Talk Friday: Andrea Liebross: What You Are Worth, in Dollars and Sense.

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Today With Andrea Liebross: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today, Andrea Liebross, certified business and life coach, podcaster and owner of Andrea Liebross Coaching, LLC. is here to talk about self worth. She provides some great tips, strategies, and facts that will help us ditch our doubt in our skills and what we charge, and come out with one hundred percent assurance in how we conduct our business. Even I took a page out of Andrea’s book from the great tips she was offering. This is definitely worth the listen if you ever feel stuck or if your business feels stagnant due to not...

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796: Allison Handler: From Fashion Designer to Interior Designer: Earning $1 Million Gross in Her First Year show art 796: Allison Handler: From Fashion Designer to Interior Designer: Earning $1 Million Gross in Her First Year

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Today With Allison Handler: Welcome to A Well-Design Business. Today I am joined by Allison Handler, owner of Allison Handler Design. Through listening to AWDB, taking courses at LuAnn University, facing hard challenges and creating important relationships, Allison earned $1 million in gross sales, in her first year of business. Allison reached out to me and I was impressed with her work ethic and story. She wanted to share with you everything she learned in that first year, including what she learned about systems and processes, forming relationships, and the hard lessons along the way....

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795: Power Talk Friday: Katie McFarlan: Profitable Interior Design Firms Track Their Data show art 795: Power Talk Friday: Katie McFarlan: Profitable Interior Design Firms Track Their Data

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Today With Katie McFarlan: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. What does it take to be successful? We talk about it week in and week out on the show. There are so many details, so many facets to business success. But there are a handful of business practices that every successful designer puts into place—the things that set them apart from those who struggle. Today, Katie McFarlan of Dakota Design Co joins me to share the six business practices she believes are key to a well-designed business. Pick It Apart [11:54] Katie breaks down why setting a project minimum is important and the...

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794: Renee Biery: Do Clients Know You Can Handle Project Management? show art 794: Renee Biery: Do Clients Know You Can Handle Project Management?

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Today With Renee Biery: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today I am chatting with Renee Biery, owner of  deVignier Design, Inc. and Only Girl On the Jobsite podcast. Renee works in restoration as well as new construction and she wanted to share with my listeners how renovation management is a stable income for interior designers throughout the year, as procurement and decorating ebbs and flows per job. A lot of takeaways here. Enjoy! Pick It Apart [3:50] Renee describes the scope of renovation management in her business. [14:26] Renee shares how she changed the initial...

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793: Window Treatment Friday: How To Breakdown Pricing for Your Customers show art 793: Window Treatment Friday: How To Breakdown Pricing for Your Customers

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Today with Vita Vygovska Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Today is Window Treatment Friday, and we are debuting part 4 of our Pricing Window Treatment Series. Vita is back with some great tools that she has learned to use when pricing a window treatment to a consumer. Today, we are talking about how to breakdown your pricing for a client. How much detail do you include? How do you explain labor, fabric, hardware, and installation costs? We talk about it all! Tune in to learn how to have this tough conversation like a pro. More About Vita Vygovska Vita is the CEO and founder of Vitalia...

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792: Jessica Davis: How to Establish Client Accountability show art 792: Jessica Davis: How to Establish Client Accountability

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Today With Jessica Davis: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today, Jessica  Davis of JL Design in Nashville, Tennessee is joining me to share her tried and true strategies to hold clients accountable at the beginning, middle, and end of your project. We’ve all been on a tense phone call with a client about something not going their way. You think about all the ways this could have been avoided. Today Jessica shares her strategies to hold your clients, and yes sometimes even holding yourself accountable. More About Jessica Davis: Jessica Davis founded JL Design in 2005. She is...

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Today with Desi Creswell:

Welcome to A Well Designed Business. If you’re anything like me, you have a neverending to-do list. There’s always something else to get done, another box to check, another urgent task to complete. But when we get bogged down in those tasks, it becomes impossible to work on the business.  So how do we motivate ourselves to take a step back and work on the higher level needs? Interior Design Coach Desi Creswell shares her framework for getting big tasks done, even if it feels like you’ll never be able to.

Learn more about Desi’s masterclass “The Focus Fix” starting June 7th, 2022

Pick it apart:

  • [2:52] Desi talks about what a balanced business looks like and how we stop ourselves from building one. 
  • [14:40] Desi sheds light on common mistakes she sees when people try to focus on important tasks. 
  • [29:09] Desi walks through her simple framework for tackling major tasks.
  • [45:08] LuAnn and Desi talk about how to keep yourself committed to tasks even when you don’t want to do them. 
  • [52:05] Desi shares the importance of evaluating yourself with curiosity to see why something isn’t getting done.

LuAnn and Desi Creswell's Ah-Ha Moments

“Ask yourself ‘Why do I think that my clients are worthy of my time and attention but my business is not?’” -Desi Creswell

“There will never be a time where you magically have a week where you don’t receive any emails or phone calls or have any deadlines.” -Desi Creswell

“What you want us to recognize is, we don’t just do it on Tuesday because we put it in our calendar to do it. We do it because on Wednesday we will be so glad we took the first steps.” -LuAnn Nigara

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