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  • in reply to: What do you use for graphic communication? #20731
    kathleen.anderson
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    Hi all~
    My team currently uses a combination of Sketchup Pro and CAD. In my past life, I used Revit quite a bit and it honestly can’t be beat for depth of ability. Learning curve and price are both steep. For small interior design businesses, I really think there are lots of great options including the ones mentioned above!
    xx

    in reply to: Condo Boards & Construction #20730
    kathleen.anderson
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    Hi there~ When working in a condo, the first thing you will need to check is the condo rules around construction. In my experience they have very specific standards for getting a project approved and then inspected after construction. Some will ask for a deposit that they will hold until the project is complete. That being said, I would at minimum engage a structrual engineer or architect before moving any walls. If the condo association doesn’t know where plumbing and electrical run through walls, be prepared for a suprise with those items as well (as in have a plan for how to address if you discover plumbing or electrical are running through the wall you would like to remove)
    Let me know if this helps!
    xx

    in reply to: Examples you mentioned you would be sharing #18638
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi there~
    Thanks for reaching out! Looking forward to seeing you in class today. All pricing is definately subject to services offered. Def feel free to take any of the lists I share in class to start your own packages of service. If you have a specific project or list you would like to discuss in detail, we are saving some time next class for open q and a. I would love to workshop through that with you!

    in reply to: Quickbooks vs IVY #18611
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi JoAnna! I hope your sweet fam enjoyed spring break. I’ll speak briefly about this in class this week!

    xx

    in reply to: Which version of Quickbooks to use #18610
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi Jane! I use Advanced in my buiness because there were some reports I couldn’t access in the lower levels. Honestly go check out the features and do a 30 day trial of the Advanced, once you start paying you can back down to the plus and see if you miss any of the features. Here is a link to where you an see all of the options.
    https://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/

    in reply to: presentation slides #18405
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi~ They are uploading the slides to the “resources” link except for week 1. Week 1 slides are under that week’s video.
    Typically I do a Thursday morning run-through and subsequent edit of slide… as well as edit the slide deck again after class to push un-used slides to the next week. The team is usually pretty quick to get slides up after class!

    in reply to: QuickBooks & MyDoma #18249
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi! I usually leave a little bit of time in the last class for questions like this where y’all are able to help each other out. So loving all the good discussions this class has been having! xx

    in reply to: Help #18248
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi! Thank you for the kind words. I absoluetly do offer one on one coaching. If you would like to send me an email kathleen@materialdsgn.com, we can set something up!

    in reply to: Class slides – class #2 #18206
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Forwarding this to the LuAnne team to let them know we are still missing the slide upload. We can chat about pricing a little at the beginning or end of next class. National averages in the US right now for design for construction are between 1 and 14 dollars per sf. Before putting a price into the world, I would be really really dialed into what you are offering (how many job site visits, elevations, selections, revisions, etc) and price appropriately. I can meet clients at a wide range of price points within the national average spectrum.

    The key to making jobs profitable at various price points is being really clear on what services are included at what price point. I still get out a pen and paper and make a list of each task I’m going to include on a project and assign an allowed amount of time per task. Multiply the time out by rate per hour and double check that amount with the price per square ft. My contract includes this list that I have budgeted time for and when clients ask for extra visits, revisions, or services this makes it super easy to just refer back to my contract and let them know I am more than happy to add on to the service they have purchased but it will be x amount extra.

    in reply to: Video of second class #18166
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Good morning~ Thank you for the heads up. It’s not working for me either. I’m emailing Diana right now to see if she might be able to help us out! Hope your Monday is lovely! =)

    in reply to: Workbook and Facebook group #18155
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi! Diana will be uploading the slides each week, are you are able to download and print these!
    LuAnn is moving our conversations to this forum now. I believe she will be closing all facebook groups from past classes and moving them here too.
    Hope your weekend is magical! =)

    in reply to: Replay for last week #18153
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi there~ Click on week two on left hand side of your screen inside the course in LuAnn university.

    in reply to: Trouble Accessing #18113
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    We were all in the same boat! LuAnn live follow up, I think. So glad we all made it!

    in reply to: video of first class #18107
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    @maritza Just checking you were able to locate the video! xx

    in reply to: Missed first class because of travel #18106
    kathleen.anderson
    Participant

    Hi~ The slides are the only download to go with this class! I believe they are now under resources. xx

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