Business Homies | Interior Design | Decorating | Business

017: Carla Aston shares why transparency on your website is so important and how she vets clients

An episode of Business Homies | Interior Design | Decorating | Business

By Michelle Binette
Real chats with Designers, Decorators and industry experts about the business of interior design.
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019: Ashley Uhl explains how a killer client experience can increase profitability and efficiency
The universe always seems to have my back, it brings people into my life at just the right times. I'm heavily focused on client experience and hiring right now. So, of course, the universe decided it was time to introduce me to someone who could help with those two topics! Use promo code: businesshomies to save $50 off! To see more about my business: To learn more about this podcast:
November 14, 2018
018: Homie Q&A, I answer a whack of questions from my Facebook group
This episode covers some of my early struggles, how many leads I've had this year and soooo much more. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the questions.
October 19, 2018
017: Carla Aston shares why transparency on your website is so important and how she vets clients
Carla Aston is a freaken' rock star! I have used her website as a point of inspiration for a while now, and chatting with her has surpassed my wildest expectations! This is a must listen!
October 10, 2018
016: Olivia Benson shares her favourite business books, sales strategies and automation tools!
I love when I talk to someone and they completely shock me, well this is definitely one of those conversations. Olivia is in her early 20s and she's got her sh*t together, I think back to my early 20s, and well, I don't remember most of it.
October 5, 2018
015: Chats with the Peter Lang, The Designer CPA about what all new designers should consider when starting their business
Great chat with Peter Lang who talks about where we should all start when it comes to accounting, plus some great nuggets when it comes to niching.
September 26, 2018
014: Elizabeth Scruggs answers my burning questions about the builder/designer relationship
After getting the largest projects in my career so far (a new build!), I knew I need to pick the brain of a long time professional. Elizabeth answers my questions about the builder/designer relationship and then some! She's since become my biggest cheerleader, and I'm ever grateful to her.
September 19, 2018
BONUS 001: A candid talk about getting real with yourself, believing and blocking out what doesn't inspire
Every now and then someone posts something in my Facebook group that touches me to my core, often because I relate on many levels. Truth is, I have a lot of work to do on myself, but I've come a long way and I have a lot to say on topics like negative self talk, playing small, and surrounding myself with things that make me FEEL good.
September 15, 2018
013: Ana Cole talks about about her first full home project and the powerful story behind it
I'm a big believer in manifestation, your thoughts becoming your reality, and when I hear a story of just that, it gives me chills! I loved talking with Ana about her first full home project and the amazing backstory behind it. In my short time in chatting with Ana, I could tell she was an amazing human, and that this killer project and client was likely the result of some well-deserved karma (and hard work of course)!
September 12, 2018
012: I'm sharing my top 10 productivity hacks for interior designers
I'm a big time procrastinator, and it's a constant battle to ensure I stay focused and productive each and every day. Today I'm sharing my top 10 favourite productivity hacks that have really helped my get sh*t done.
September 5, 2018
011: Crispin Butterfield shares her networking tips
I've made it pretty clear that networking is a high priority for me this year, and let's be real, it's scary. Crispin shares some great tips on how to talk yourself up to loose the anxiety behind networking and make the most of the connections you made.
August 29, 2018
010: Angelle Burrus asks me her burning questions in this weeks Homie Chats
I sit down with Angelle and answer her burning questions, from what has changed most since I fist started my business to tools I recommend early to what inspires me.
August 22, 2018
009: Get inspired by Widell + Boschetti and their amazing story of success
I can't even come up with a good name to summarize this killer episode. This episode will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you want to kick some serious business ass. Do yourself a favour and have a listen.
August 15, 2018
008: How Amanda Evans saved me $10,000 and why managing client expectations is so important
I posted in a Facebook group asking for feedback on an idea I had involving buying a cube van to deal with accessory shopping, and Amanda reply blew my mind. I knew I needed to talk to her to discuss it further. This episode will share how she deals with accessories (spoiler, she's not shlepping!) and some key learnings from her work experience prior to running her own business.
August 8, 2018
007: Candace Scott tell us how she juggles multiple projects and the importance of sticking to a schedule
Candace Scott of Showcase Mi Casa talks about juggling multiple projects, sticking to a schedule and we share our love of podcasts.
August 1, 2018
006: Six ways building my business has changed me (for the better!)
I'm sharing how building my business from nothing, has seriously transformed me. I hope that by sharing how it has, will inspire you to take action to make it happen for yourself. It's worth it, peeps.
July 25, 2018
005: Homie Chat with Sally about taking the leap and focusing solely on her business
Many designers aspiring to own their own business are juggling their own clients on top of their regular 9-5. Taking the leap is difficult, and convincing your partner has it's own unique challenges. On this episode we discuss strategies for having the conversation with your partner and the importance of self-care.
July 18, 2018
004: Crispin Butterfield helps us with the "It's not you it's me" convo with a client
Today we're talking about when and how to say goodbye to a client. I always hated doing the breaking up when I was in my 20s and I'm certainly not any better with clients! But sometimes you just need to know when it's time to walk away for the good of your business.
July 11, 2018
003: Pamela Sandall shares how she uses Wecora to blow her clients (and my) mind
I'm very process driven, so when I see someone doing something that helps make things more efficient I'm all over it. Learn how Pamela Sandall of Pamela Sandall Design shares her out of the box ideas on using Wecora to rock your processes!
July 4, 2018
002: Veronica Solomon (aka my hero) talks about the importance of the initial call
I'm chatting with Veronica Solomon who has been a HUGE inspiration to me. She's shown me what is possible and has helped me realize I wasn't dreaming big enough. Today we're digging into what to say (and not say) during the initial call with a prospective client. BOOM.
June 27, 2018
001: My backstory (including how I became bionic) and goals for this podcast
The very first episode of Business Homies | Interior Design | Decorating | Business!
June 20, 2018
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