Organize Your Business Systems and Processes

Tips to organize and streamline your interior design business systems and processes. Topics include business tools and tips, business workflows, business…
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Start Your Interior Design Business Finances On The Right Foot
What are the top three mistakes to avoid when setting up the finances for your business? On the blog Ashley Mobley from Business by the Book is sharing her advice for what to avoid when you’re setting up your business finances.
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Effective Strategies for Managing Client Revisions in Interior Design Projects
What to do when a client doesn’t provide timely feedback on their interior design presentation. We recommend different client communication procedures if have a revision policy included in your interior design contract and scope of work vs. if you do. If you're receiving crickets after presenting your design, follow these steps to keep your design project on schedule and profitable. Plus, tips to help you reduce revision requests and revise your revisions policy.
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Client Onboarding: When Should I Send An Investment Guide? Before or After the Discovery Call?
It is essential to pre-screen potential clients before jumping onto Discovery Calls - it’s not a wise use of your limited time to take calls with people you know cannot afford your services. So how do you prevent these tire-kickers or bad fit projects from making it through to a call with you? Send an investment guide. Learn when to send your interior design investment guide here.
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Improve Client Experience: Six Ways Interior Designers Can Educate Clients About Pricing
Discover why transparent pricing in interior design is crucial for successful projects. Learn how interior designers can educate potential clients about project costs in their marketing, on their website, in their pricing guide, on their discovery calls, and at their design consultations. Ensure client satisfaction and avoid contract surprises through proactive pricing education.
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How to Make Your Interior Design Process More Efficient and Profitable
Discover 18 practical tips to cut time off your interior design process, from initial client onboarding to final presentation. Learn how to maximize efficiency, improve client experience, and boost profitability by implementing these proven strategies. Streamline your workflow, save time, and establish a strong reputation in the industry.
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Nine Mistakes Interior Designers Make When Presenting Design Fee Proposals and Contracts
Using a contract in your interior design business is key to protecting yourself, setting expectations with clients, and showing up as a professional. In this post, I share nine mistakes interior designers make with their interior design contracts.
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Interior Designers: Remove This Question from Your Inquiry Form
A lot of designers put this question on their website contact or inquiry form - "Have you worked with a designer before, and if so, what was your experience?". As a business consultant to interior designers I'm sharing why you should remove this section from your inquiry phase and a better way to qualify leads or improve your client experience from the beginning.
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Optimizing the Revision Process: Tips for Interior Design Professionals
When an interior design client delays feedback after their design presentation, these client communication strategies can help keep your project on schedule and profitable. Also, explore ways to reduce revision requests and enhance your revisions policy going forward.
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The Best CRM for Interior Designers: Honeybook vs Dubsado
Honeybook and Dubsado are great options for interior designers looking to use a CRM software. While both offer similar features, there are some key differences to consider. Honeybook's user-friendly interface makes it an ideal choice for new designers or designers in need of a simple solution. Dubsado offers more customization and options, but a steep learning curve. Read our full comparison here.
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The Complete Guide to Time Management for Interior Designers
Want to build a sustainable and profitable interior design business while avoiding burnout? If so, save these 11 time management tips! Learn how to identify your profit centers, prioritize revenue-generating activities, and streamline your operations with software. Plus, discover how to time block your week, eliminate distractions, and fill your plate with work you love. Say goodbye to burnout and hello to a fulfilling business that's both creatively and financially rewarding. Let's dive in!
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Quiz! What Should Interior Designers Focus on To Grow and Streamline Their Design Businesses?
What does your design business need this year? What exactly should you focus on to streamline your interior design business? Take our complimentary two minute quiz to find out what aspect of your business you should be focusing on right now and get your very own customized blueprint with suggestions and recommendations for services, tools, and processes.
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Client Experience Tech Tip: How to Have Fewer In-Person Meetings
Ever wrap an in-person meeting and think, “That should have been an email!”? What does this mean for your interior design business? Your clients hire you because they believe you will result in a much better design, and the process will be less time consuming and less stressful. This is why I recommend Loom to my designers. Click here for some business meetings you can replace with Loom videos.