Sanely Grow Your Design Business

Tips to improve your profitability from business transformation consultant Gail Doby

Interior designers, do you often feel that your business is spinning out of control? Do you want to increase sales but are struggling to manage your current projects? Do you dream of becoming a design star but don’t know how? If any of this sounds familiar, don’t worry. There are steps you can take to get on the path to greater profitability.

Our research shows that design businesses tend to grow and expand in similar ways. They also tend to face similar challenges at each stage of development.

“Productivity is the first key to profitability.”

For example, many interior design firms aren’t as profitable as they should be because they don’t track their time well. Your time and creativity are your biggest assets. If you don’t bill enough for both of them, you’re shortchanging yourself.

Many designers leave money on the table because they go days or weeks without billing. If you have a team, you need to set an example and require consistent time billing from your employees.

“Spend your time on what you do well.”

A second key to profitability is only doing what you’re uniquely able to do – that no one else in your firm can do as well as you. Knowing what tasks you should and shouldn’t take on will lead to less hours worked, more income, and more profit.

“Would you like to learn more?”

These two steps are a great way to start. For more tried and true techniques, add our content-packed workshop to your Spring Market schedule. We’ll show you how to analyze where your business is now, and what it takes to get to the next level. Then, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty details of what you need to do to accomplish your business goals.

Topics include how to identify and target your ideal client, and how to set your fees. Plus, we’ll talk about when and whom to hire or use as an outsource resource, so you can progress as a business owner, as well as a designer.

You’ll come away with more than just a few new ideas and insights. You’ll have an action plan that you can start putting in place as soon as you get back to your business.

Don’t let day-to-day pressures impede your long-term success. Learn how to take control of your business and grow it in a manageable and profitable manner.

This Market, join us for “How to Sanely Grow Your Interior Design Business,” Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 8:30am to 11am, at the Universal To The Trade Learning Center.

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