are you struggling in your design business?

Colleges, Universities, and Institutes are great at teaching interior design concepts, but they are terrible at teaching us about business management and development. That’s a problem because the interior design industry is changing at a faster pace than our curriculum and seasoned design professionals can keep up with. Our collective historical knowledge base is retiring and we are under constant threat of retail stores offering interior design advice, online design firms with cheap services, and the consumer shifting their purchasing power to Houzz, Amazon, Wayfair and so much more. There has GOT to be a better way to run our design businesses.

Hi there! I’m Corey. I’m a CMKBD who’s still working on that NCIDQ and my design business has gone up and down like my weight, but not my age. It has taken me years of success and failures that lead me to understand that the business of interior design is so broken that not even the two certification testing associations can crack this nut. If you have heard me and Judith A. Neary, CMKBD talk at our business courses called “Beyond Design”, you will know that we are also trying our hardest to crack the code and be profitable.

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WHAT WON’T I DO

Hey, I have my weaknesses too but I have a real hard time listening to excuses. I have had to fight for everything in business including spending time at the library reading business books and building code. I won’t help you with your ego and the limitations you put on yourself because that’s a beast you need to work out in spin class. I won’t talk about the specifics of bookkeeping or profit management, because that’s Michelle Williams job at Scarlet Thread Consulting. I also won’t teach you how to sell because that’s LuAnn Nigara’s job in her course or a skill you have to learn in a sales job.

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WHAT I WILL DO

I’ve been in the industry for 20 years and owned my own business of 8 years. Over my working life, I’ve held a whole bunch of different kinds jobs where I learned a lot of skills that I apply in my interior design business. I have a knack for developing a process or system, or finding a system and a process that reduces errors, saves me time, and makes my business more profitable. I will take a look at your business with you to find out where you can tighten up, reduce exposure to risks, spend more time on your own personal pursuits, and make pointed recommendations while having fun doing it.

 

GETTING STARTED

LET'S FIND YOUR ZONE OF GENIUS AND MAKE IT STICK. FOREVER.


 
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1. BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL

The first step is to book a 30 minute Discovery Call so that we can figure out what you need or don’t need.

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2. THE COACHING plan

You’ll receive a coaching plan of topics to cover by email within about 14 days. Each coaching plan estimates the number sessions (usually up to 5) but expecting to cram everything you need in one session isn’t realistic and it’s like self-sabotage.

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3. book coaching sessions

Each sessions topic will unpack your specific needs. We start by refreshing your progress to now, and find a path forward.

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

PURCHASE TOOLS AND RESOURCES YOU CAN USE & APPLY!


 
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$2,220 + tax

Sell your own copy of my Client Project Planner on your website and sell for about $15/ea. 10 hours are built-in to customize to your brand and licence for sale.

 

BUSINESS TOPICS

THIS AIN'T FLUFFING PILLOWS. IT'S HARD & REWARDING WORK!