The fear of managing people is frequently what prevents designers from choosing to outsource for help. However, the right team can efficiently manage itself which will save you time and reserve your creative energy for the tasks in which you excel. But before you begin the hiring process, you need to identify some key things […]

How To Hire Local Assistants Right the First Time

Interior Design Marketing Strategies for Ideal Clients

Whether you’re at a point where business is slowing down and you’re looking to hit refresh and jumpstart yourself into a new market of clients, or you’re a new designer, trying to build your portfolio, sometimes you need to step outside of your comfort zone to expand your business.  Leveraging Social Media Social channels are […]

7 Unexpected Ways to Get Clients When You’re Starting Out or Stuck

How to Stop Marketing Madness, How to Stop Social Media Overwhelm, How to Get More Clients

It is never an easy decision to make when you are considering firing a client. You will need to make sure you have all of your ducks in a row, that you have thought through your options and are not making decisions in the heat of the moment, and that you and your business are […]

When and How to Fire a Client

Loneliness in Business, Entrepreneurial Isolation, Creating Connection in Business, How to Connect in Business, How to Beat Loneliness, How to Conquer Isolation, Beating Depression in Business

When you are gearing up to begin the design discovery process with a new client, one of the best investments to provide them with is a welcome kit. Gifting your clients a beautiful package that walks them through everything they need to know about you, your process, and your results will get them intrigued while […]

The Welcome Kit That Wins Clients

Tips to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn, How to Boost Your Visibility on LinkedIn, LinkedIn Endorsements, Giving LinkedIn Recommendations, LinkedIn Action Plan, Using LinkedIn Effecitvely, LinkedIn Success Tips

Whether you are limiting yourself, doubting yourself, or just not pushing yourself hard enough, your own thoughts can become the biggest barrier holding you back from greatness. That’s why the Three Gs of Success are so important. Mastering Gratitude, Goals, and Grit, in that order, will help to shift your mindset and push you to […]

The Three G’s for a Successful Business

5 Ways to Increase Your Sales and Build Your Revenue

Crafting the right letter of agreement is not something that you want to neglect or worse, skip entirely. Your business needs to have a document that provides protection for your profits and peace of mind for you as the principal of the firm while at the same time providing clarity and confidence to your client. […]

The Right Design Agreement To Protect Your Profit & Peace of Mind

Time Management, Networking Follow Up, Productivity Tips

As we wrap up 2022 and get ready to move into 2023, there are a number of best practices for your business that you will want to employ to help you prepare for what lies ahead. It is so important to take some time for yourself at the end of each year to reflect on […]

Start Planning Your Best Design Year Ever!

Planning to Succeed, Obstacles to Success, Strangling Your Success, Melissa Galt, Interior Designer Business Coach, Interior Designer Marketing Coach

Recently, we’ve been faced with some economic uncertainty on many fronts. And though this can be unsettling for many designers, I am here to remind you that your creative expertise gives you a leg-up on any challenges that may befall you. Instead of panicking, this is the time to push your creative boundaries with more […]

How To Prepare For Uncertain Economic Times

Time Management for Interior Designers, Interior Design Productivity, Time Blocking, Design Business Coach

Think about your current client load and project pipeline. If you are like many creatives, you may feel worried about how to manage all of the tasks and requests that you’ve agreed to. You may be jumping through hoops for a client’s every whim to get them on board with your vision. Or, maybe you […]

Never Worry About Money Again When You Learn to Fuel the Soul of Your Business

Interior Design Fees, Interior Design Pricing, Interior Design Rates, Design Business Coach

Putting yourself first in your business isn’t selfish. It’s healthy self-preservation that helps you to thrive rather than just survive. If you don’t care for yourself first, you put yourself on the fast track to burn-out, sick-out, and checking out. Self-care isn’t something that should be thought of as your last priority, it should be […]

Your Biggest Business Asset? It’s YOU!

How to Win Clients, Client Attraction, Lead Generation, Customer Service, Customer Service Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Hotel Palomar