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Archive for October 2016

Developing a Special Niche

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Imagine yourself in a large room filled with interior designers. What would set you apart from all the others? Of course you could refer to that excellent “tag line” you’ve developed, but what makes your firm stand out? What…

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By Air or Sea? Shipping Goods from Overseas

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University When purchasing goods from outside North America, your best bet is to work with a vendor or manufacturer who will handle shipping arrangements for you. They already have connections with reliable shippers and are familiar with all the documents…

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5 Suggestions to Find and Attract Your Ideal Client

Avoiding Client Nightmares

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Have you clearly defined who you are?  Hopefully you will admit that you can’t be one-size-fits-all taking any clients who will hire you.  But you won’t be able to attract those ideal clients if you can’t define your business…

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Clearing Your Purchases Through Customs

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Whether you are purchasing a single piece or a crateful, any and all items brought in the United States from another country must pass through U.S. Customs.  It does not matter whether the item(s) are purchased from a manufacturer…

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Fascinating Conversations with 40+ Designers

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Brittany Beach for Editor At Large I sent an email (which ended up going to our entire list of thousands of designers) and received nearly 200 email responses and talked to over 40 people on Sunday –…

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Weigh Benefits and Risks When Purchasing Outside the U.S.

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Erin Weir The wide acceptance of Internet purchasing has opened up new markets for companies abroad looking to sell to designers in the United States. While many products are available from distributors and suppliers licensed in the…

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