What Level is Your Design Business?


Power Talk Friday: The Virtual Tour

You’ve imagined a better version of your business. Now let’s design and build it.

Are you ready to grow? Then you’re invited.

It’s happening—the ultimate event for designers in transition. I know you’ve got proven design skills, but do you worry about the back end of your business?  If it’s time to scale up, whether it’s from a solo operation or from a small team, you need to get focused and clear on the next steps and we can help you with that.

Even if you’ve attended workshops, bought courses and read business books…this will be a game-changer for any designer in a growth phase. Two amazing days of expert presentations, small group discussions with leaders in our field, and top-notch networking all in a welcoming, open, environment where you can ask the questions you need answered.

If you’re getting ready to kick it up a notch, this is the place for you.

When's the next one? Keep me posted!

Growing a successful business is a marathon. Do you have the training plan?

Know Your Business

Sandra Funk

CEO / Principal Designer, House of Funk

Sandra has taken the time, the energy and money to analyze every single thing she does to run her design firm. From marketing to finances, to team building, to client expectations, to vendor relationships—learn how to look at your own business and identify what you need to change, keep or embrace.

Darla Powell
Know Your Social Strategy

Darla Powell

Head Wingnut, Wingnut Social

Darla Powell attributes the rise of Darla Powell Interiors to her successful social media marketing. Learn from Darla why social media is necessary for your interior design business and how to use it to maximize your ROI, pipeline and profits.

Know Your Process

Sara Brennan

CEO / Principal Interior Designer, Sara Lynn Brennan Interiors

Sara has perfected the art of defining a specific process—from discovery calls to reveal and everything in between. Learn from Sara how to create your own duplicatable processes to run your firm. Turn “your way” into an operations manual, so you can be efficient, productive and profitable.

Know Your Finances

Kim Merlitti

Owner, KMM Consulting

Kimberly helps interior designers who are overwhelmed by accounting and finances by going into their businesses and taking on the role of CFO. Kimberly will show you exactly how easy it can be to project your revenue goals and look objectively at your finances.

LuAnn Nigara
Know Your Why

LuAnn Nigara

Host of A Well-Designed Business®, Co-Owner of Window Works

What are your boundaries and policies when it comes to pricing, customer service and what you want your business to be? What is your mindset and how does that predict exactly what will happen?

I want to see how many “aha” moments you can experience in two amazing days.

You have the passion, you have the talent, you have the vision. I can help you make it real and make it profitable. 

  • Get your financial house in order. Stop avoiding the financial details and start benefiting from them
  • Harness the power of processes to create fabulous experiences for your clients and sanity for you and your team
  • Get purposeful and strategic about your social media
  • Understand how to build your team and make the most of your resources
  • Learn how to believe in yourself and your business and get the tools to make real change happen

The Schedule

Two jam-packed days guaranteed to energize you, make you think and to compel you to take action.

  • Thursday, April 23
  • 12:30-1:00
    LuAnn Welcomes You

    Start the day, set the pace and understand goals for the event with a welcome message from LuAnn.
  • 1:00-2:00
    Know Your Numbers - Kimberly Merlitti

    What can you do to project your revenue goals? When can you hire? And how much of your hourly fee will you actually earn? How can you look objectively at your finances, pipeline, rates? How do you analyze them?
  • 2:00-2:15
  • 2:15-3:15
    Know Your Processes - Sara Brennan

    How can you create your own duplicatable process for running your firm? How can you develop a streamlined operations manual? How do you create processes to run your firm efficiently, productively, and profitably?
  • 3:15-3:45
  • 3:45-4:45
    Know Your Social Media Strategy - Darla Powell

    Why is social media necessary for your interior design business? How do you capitalize on opportunities to maximize your ROI? How can you grow your pipeline and your profits?
  • 4:45-5:00
  • 5:00-6:00
    Know Your Business - Sandra Funk

    How do you identify what to revise, lean into, scratch or start over in your business? How can you improve on team building, marketing, and financing? How can you make the most of your vendor relationships?
  • 6:00-6:30
    LuAnn Wrap Up
  • Friday, April 24
  • 12:30-1:00
    LuAnn Welcomes You

    Start the day and set the pace with a welcome message from LuAnn.
  • 1:00-1:30
    Round Table Breakout Session #1

    Six half-hour sessions with some of the top business leaders in the industry. These are small groups, a ratio of 3-1 per expert, designed this way so you can actually ask the questions specific to your business. Get real answers to real problems and challenges you are facing. You will spend one half-hour with each of the 4 PTF Experts listed above plus a half-hour each with LuAnn and The Vin Man, her husband, Vin Nigara.
  • 1:30-2:00
    Round Table Breakout Session #2
  • 2:00-2:15
  • 2:15-2:45
    Round Table Breakout Session #3
  • 2:45-3:15
    Round Table Breakout Session #4
  • 3:15-3:45
  • 3:45-4:15
    Round Table Breakout Session #5
  • 4:15-4:45
    Round Table Breakout Session #6
  • 4:45-5:00
  • 5:00-6:30
    Celebrate, relax, and re-cap with LuAnn Nigara and all of our experts.

What Is Included?

  • Small Group Quality Time and Q&A with Each Expert

  • Power Talk Friday Tour Box delivered to your location, packed with everything you need to make the most of these amazing days!

  • 4 Expert Presentations

  • 3 Industry Presentations

  • Actionable, Strategic Workbooks

  • BONUS!
    Every PTF Friday Expert gives every attendee a 45-minute follow-up coaching call after the event. That's right—you will have six, 45-minute sessions over the following months to check in, ask new questions, get refocused and talk about how you have been implementing the lessons from your Power Talk Friday Days!

$1795 per person

This opportunity is open to a limited number of highly motivated individuals who are ready to decide to be excellent.

If you are interested in working hard and working smart, then I’m interested in working alongside you.

And, don’t forget the bonus:

You get six 45-minute coaching sessions—one with each Power Talk Friday expert. You’ll be able to check in, ask follow-up questions and implement on what you’ve learned. This is all about action!

When's the next one? Keep me posted!


  • What can I expect?

    This is going to be an incredible experience and a rare opportunity to learn from and speak directly to leading experts about your business. Just as important: You will spend the two days mingling, networking and brainstorming with other designers who have decided to be excellent.

  • When and where does the event take place?

    This stop on the Power Talk Friday Tour will take place live on Zoom on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24, 2020. Once you reserve your space, you'll receive an email with more details. Expect this information to go out when we are closer to the event.

  • How do the small group breakout sessions work?

    We are capping this event at a limited number of designers, which means that the small group breakout sessions with each expert will be cozy and productive. You will be with the expert and no more than six designers. When it's time, you will rotate to a breakout session with the next expert.

  • Will this be like the podcast?

    In some ways...yes! Just like on the podcast, LuAnn will ask the experts follow-up questions. But it's even better because YOU also get to ask follow-up questions. And, in the small group breakout sessions, you get an opportunity to get down to the nitty-gritty details.

  • What is the cost?

    The cost for this two-day mastermind is $1795 per person. Click the green button below to register.

  • Can I get a refund after I purchase my ticket?

    Although your ticket in non-refundable, it is transferable. If you would like to transfer your ticket to a colleague, please email us at info@luannnigara.com with the new attendee's information.

What Level is Your Design Business?