The interior design business can be a triumph or a trial, and sometimes both. There are always lessons to be learned and improvements you can make in your practice. I'm leaving names out to protect … [Read more...] about How to Handle an Impossible Interior Design Client
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On a recent project where we're installing hardwood floors, my clients offered to have their handyman/contractor, Tommy, receive the hardwood. We had it delivered 4 days early to acclimate before … [Read more...] about Interior Design Fail: When You Screw Up Do It With Grace
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How to sell more furniture is actually pretty simple, but you may have been hiding your retail gold. I meet a lot of furniture retailers who have a valuable team of designers but they aren't showing … [Read more...] about How to Sell More Furniture by Design
Do you always send holiday cards to clients? Stop it. You aren't standing out from the crowd, in fact, you are just another bit of noise at a very busy time of year for everyone. In addition, if … [Read more...] about Don’t Send Holiday Cards to Clients…Here’s WHY
I’ve got a confession. I’ve developed a very bad habit lately. It’s called Pinkberry, do you know it? I was originally a fan of Yogli Mogli (if I didn’t explain these are frozen yogurt outlets, … [Read more...] about Irresistible Customer Service: They Do It With Two Hands, Do You?
The other day I was at a local neighborhood vegetarian cafe. It is owned and operated by my former caterer. His food has always been great, but customer service sometimes questionable. For … [Read more...] about Customer Service Fails: Are You Taking a Bite Out of Your Business?
Recently I got one of those many emails promising me a peek at my credit score. Well it had been over a year and I was curious as it is always a good idea to keep tabs, so I filled out the necessary … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Handling Unhappy Customers