017: Accidental Business that Became Intentional

 017: Accidental Business that Became Intentional

Ann K. Johnson is the owner of Sew Easy Windows specializing in decorative soft goods such as panels and draperies, cushions and pillows, tablecloths and napkins and much more. Ann is also a speaker, author and instructor known for creating ways to be efficient in the workroom. She is the author of a two volume book series, The Professional Workroom Handbook of Swags. Listen in as she shares how her business accidentally started but how she moved towards intentionality to keep it going.

016: Building A Profitable Team for the Win

016: Building A Profitable Team for the Win

On the podcast today we have Jeanelle Dech. Jeanelle is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, a textile printing company in West Chester, Pa. She’s known for her Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, SPEED sewing method and workroom profitability training, and is the creative force behind The Workroom Channel and the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library. Jeanelle and I are accountability partners and we can dig into about any topic to discuss. Enjoy our conversation today on the topics of ideal client, our WHY, self-guided couples therapy and team work.

015: Confidence by Design in Year One

015: Confidence by Design in Year One

Sara Brennan is a nationally published interior and floral designer, calling her style “Romantic Transitional”. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and lover of collecting all things vintage. Sara has been published in Romantic Homes and Traditional Home magazines highlighting her romantic and fall looks for the home and outdoor spaces. Only one year in business, Sara shares what she has done and is working on to be where she is today.

014: Manage Your Projects with Ease

014: Manage Your Projects with Ease

Sarah Daniele is the CEO and co-founder of Mydoma Studio, providing interior design professionals with the tools to enhance their value, create a repeatable process and collaborate with clients in the industry. Sarah and her team are passionate about using systems and processes to help interior designers grow their design businesses. In this episode we hear how Sarah began her career in interiors and what led her to where she is today.

013: Showhouse Savvy Make a Plan from the Start

013: Showhouse Savvy Make a Plan from the Start

Lauren Davenport Imber is an Atlanta-based interior designer that works with clients to transform high-end residential and commercial spaces into livable, chic spaces. Lauren is known for her timeless style and attention to detail, creating projects for clients on time and within budget. Her work has been featured on multiple platforms including HGTV and was recently named as an emerging designer to watch by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. In this episode we look at the profitability of working on show houses.

011: Backwards Financials For the Win

011: Backwards Financials For the Win

Tracie Taylor  is a Certified Interior Decorator, wife to her husband of 18 years, and mom to two beautiful kiddos. They live on a small ranch in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Her family loves spending time in the outdoors hunting, camping, and fishing.  

In 2003 she opened an Interior Decorating company that she ran for 4 years. After spending some time raising her children who are now teens, and running an apron design company, she launched Tracie Grace Designs in July of 2017. She asked for backwards financials - and so we are doing a live coaching call on the podcast to help her work through this exercise.

010: Create Confidence by Knowing Who You Are

010: Create Confidence by Knowing Who You Are

Nancy Ganzekaufer is a motivated business coach empowering creative entrepreneurs to build the life and business they have always wanted. Nancy guides her clients to clarity on their business identity, offerings and services. In addition to Business Coaching, Nancy is a National Board Member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and the current and founding President of the IDS Virtual Chapter.

009: Success is Possible if You Persevere

009: Success is Possible if You Persevere

Cory and Anthea Click are owners of Fresh Perspectives in Nashville, Tennessee.  Cory brings his expertise of home building to the team along with Anthea’s career in selling real estate. Together, the couple have created a staging business for 11 years. Anthea has won numerous awards, including Best of Houzz in design and service, as well as “Most Livable” award in both the 2014 and 2015 Parade of Homes. They also received Fixr Top 200 Home Design Influencers of 2017. Anthea was a featured designer for Kirkland’s and appeared on the popular show, Designing Spaces, as a guest designer.

007: Accounting for Profit in Every Stage of Business and Life

007: Accounting for Profit in Every Stage of Business and Life

Kristy Lott is an entrepreneur and CPA specializing in working with creatives. She initially went to college for psychology and has always enjoyed helping people. However, after beginning her studies she learned psychology wasn’t for her but wanted to continue her passion for helping people and realized she could do that as an accountant. Watching clients grow and helping them understand the basics of their financials is what makes her tick. Kristy has over 10 years of public accounting experience with a goal to make taxes as simple as possible for her clients.

003: Create a Mindset to Profit and Increase Your Bottom Line

003: Create a Mindset to Profit and Increase Your Bottom Line

Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Jennifer Dawn, a business owner, entrepreneur, author and speaker. Jennifer started her first business at eight years old selling apples off her grandfather’s apple trees. At 23, she founded a software company and then transitioned to a software division president. After 10+ years Jennifer began her journey of creating her own businesses and working for herself.