Designing your business with interior designer Kendall Simmons (S5E154)

Interior design can transform the dullest of spaces in your home into an inspiring retreat. But there’s a lot more to a gorgeous design concept than meets the eye. Managing client expectations, coordinating countless vendors, and even a little marriage counseling from time to time. 

A designer’s work is complex and requires a lot of focus on process, efficiency, and client relationships - something that Nashville designer Kendall Simmons navigates with grace and ease. 

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at Kendall’s unique design business that combines both traditional in-person design work and an innovative e-design approach.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • The importance of diversifying your revenue streams (especially when a global pandemic happens!)
  • Why the simplest technology is oftentimes your best option
  • The time and money-saving benefits of tweaking and perfecting your intake process
  • How Kendall’s crystal clear client contract has helped herAVOID tricky legal situations in her business over the past six years
  • The importance of thinking about boundaries as you create your client contract
  • Why walking through your contractWITH your client can save you a lot of headaches later on
  • Why it’s helpful to provide a project price range vs. a fixed amount or flat fee

BONUS:  If you’re starting something new, or this episode has spotlighted areas of your business that have you worried, now is a great time to make sure your business is in good shape legally.Download our free legal checklist below to make sure your business has a strong legal foundation!

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