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Getting Published — Is It Important?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Katie Klein The next best thing to experiencing great interior design is viewing images of great interior design. We all know those images don’t tell the whole story about the spaces we create. They may even give a false impression…

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Are You Ready To Hire?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Hayes Photography Deciding when and who to hire to grow your business can be challenging. While it can open up new opportunities, it also involves more expense and possible risks. There’s no magic formula for determining when you should hire,…

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Taking a Break Is Good For Your Psyche

By Drue Lawlor, FASID,
We’ve encouraged you to calendar your week and we’ve talked about the value of “time chunking”, but are you including “recharge” breaks on your calendar? Designers are often so focused on fitting as much as possible into their days so that taking a break –often seems crazy and impossible. Yet plenty of studies have proven the value of including short breaks in your day as well as longer breaks that might even include a short out of town trip.

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Are You Tech Savvy?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting 3 Essential Tools to Streamline Your Business The first tool is Google Drive, which is probably the most well-known of the 3 tools. It can be valuable for any document that involves collaboration among your team – internal or external. It can…

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Trend Poll

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By Karen B Wolf Karen B Wolf Interiors Fellow designers, this is FUN. Test your consumer trends design IQ and see if your answers line up to our poll results. You might just be surprised. Which of these Home Design Trends are Here to Stay and Which will look so 2020 Ten Years from Now?…

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Do You Feel Independent or Shackled to Your Business?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Running a small business can consume all your time if you let it. While hard work and commitment are critical to success, you can reach a point where you come to resent devoting so much of yourself to your job at the…

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Genius Exchange (or Other Conferences)

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit:@bakerbroductions When you make that financial commitment and register for Genius Exchange or other events to advance your business, don’t forget that it is not just a financial investment, but also an investment of your valuable time – and that of…

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Do You Struggle With Numbers?

Financial Guidelines

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” -Benjamin Franklin Talk about these topics at GE: Even if you’re creative, you need to understand them, negotiating pricing with manufacturers at market, expand or stay lean. Are you overwhelmed…

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors Small batch, slow living, makers movement and all of these lifestyle trends have reached the paint market and the consumer’s demand for better quality, highly crafted product. In the past year there has been a visible focus from paint companies on exclusive colors, branded and collaborative decks,…

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Do You Have A Rock Star Team?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroduction Running an interior design firm is a team effort. No matter how talented or driven each of us may be, at the of the day, the success and growth of our firms depends on how well we build and manage…

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