New Interior Design Magazine Announced We're so excited to announce the most important new print magazine for the interior designer who aspires to earn what he or she deserves. It's simply called, Designing Profits Magazine and you'll find it in your mailbox soon. (If...
This is a question I frequently get from interior designers—"Does postcard marketing work?" Here is my email response to an Edge member who asked this question: Postcards have a checkered history to say the least. I would say 90% of designers come away disappointed, but to them I say that a...
No Shortcuts to Interior Design Success One of the first things I tell students of the Interior Design MBA Certification Program is that there will be some hard work. More importantly, just like most university-level classrooms, I tell them that there will be some moments when they are downright bored. And...
I'm consulting with an interior design client right now that has a balance sheet problem. Most designers don't consider themselves a "numbers person" and only about 1/3 really examine and understand the P&L statement they receive from their bookkeepers each month. Fewer than that read the other statement that is...
When I begin working with a new interior design coaching client, I set up a shared "dashboard" using a program that many designers use as well—Basecamp. (www.basecamp.com.) The Basecamp dashboard becomes a very convenient place to share messages, documents, and to-dos that each of us has agreed to. It also...
Want to know how your business works, or doesn’t work? Get out an invoice.  I recently consulted with a fairly large firm that is really three separate interior design firms being operated under one brand and one roof. (Residential, Hospitality, and Model homes.) To try and figure out what resources could...

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