The Power Talk Friday 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 creative business owners in transition. I know you’ve got proven skills in your chosen field, 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. An amazing day of expert presentations, small group discussions with leaders in our field, good food, and top-notch networking, all in a welcoming, open, environment where you can ask the questions that need to be answered.

This is for you if you have a creative business—whether you are a window treatment pro, interior designer, photographer, interior stylist or you support these industries. If you’re getting ready to kick it up a notch, this is the place for you.


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

Vincent Nigara
Know Your Numbers

Vincent Nigara

Co-Owner of Window Works

How much does it cost to be in business? How do you set sales goals? How do you track them? What systems need to be put in place to stay on track as you scale up?

Know How to Lead and Grow

Eileen Hahn

Leadership Consultant

How can you find your own strengths and hire exceptional people to handle the rest? How can you turn great leadership into a business that scales?

Know Your Brand

Nicole Heymer

Owner of Curio Electro

How will you define the reputation of your business? What lessons can we learn and apply from big brands? And how can you figure out what is special about your offerings?

Know Your CPA

Peter Lang

Founder of The Designer CPA

How can you be an educated partner in the relationship with your CPA? What questions should you ask to get the information and results you need to achieve and maintain profitability?

Know Your Email Marketing

Kae Whitaker

Owner of Kae Whitaker Solutions

How can you cultivate trust and likeability through email? Whether you have a list of 10 or 1000, how can you connect with current and potential clients and earn huge ROI for your efforts?

LuAnn Nigara
Know What You Will and Won't Do

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 one amazing day.

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 details and start benefiting from them.
  • Harness the power of leadership to scale up and gain sanity for you and your team.
  • Get purposeful, strategic and consistent with your branding—and start redefining your business in the minds of potential clients
  • Understand how to prioritize email marketing and other digital marketing solutions to multiply your efforts and nurture leads while you sleep.
  • Learn how to decide what you will and won’t do…and get the tools to make real change happen.

The Schedule - Friday, 10/18/19

One jam-packed day guaranteed to energize you, make you think and to compel you to take action.

  • 8:00-8:30 Hot Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30
    Know Your Brand - Nicole Heymer and LuAnn Nigara

    If you're not creating a clearly defined brand, you're letting everyone else do it for you. Take control and take inspiration from the big brands that do it well. Nicole's clear, practical take on branding has been featured by a range of design industry resources—from The Business of Design to the Design Influencers Conference. You’ll find her methods in print, on podcasts, and as the framework for branding workshops.
  • 9:45-10:45
    Know Your Numbers - Vin Nigara and LuAnn Nigara

    Vincent Nigara is the Co-Owner of Window Works, a custom window treatment and awning company with over 35 years in business, a team of full-time employees and over two million dollars in sales per year. Vin will help you understand how to calculate your net profit vs gross profit, how to monitor the financial health of your business every day—not just at tax time—and how to use this information to set new goals and reach them.
  • 11:00-12:00
    Know Your CPA - Peter Lang and LuAnn Nigara

    Peter knows what you need to ask to get the most benefit from a meeting with your CPA. He has been working in public accounting since 2003. After working at several regional firms, he realized his true passion would be to run a CPA practice. Peter uses his entrepreneurial spirit to help business owners achieve their financial goals and dreams.
  • 12:00-12:45
    Hot Lunch

    This is a jam-packed day and we're choosing not to take a long lunch! Forty-five minutes to eat, take care of the essentials and call your office.
  • 12:45-1:45
    Know Your Email Marketing - Kae Whitaker and LuAnn Nigara

    Kae is the owner of the Kae Whitaker Media Group, which specializes in helping service providers create automated marketing systems that speaks to their prospects needs, offers valuable solutions, leading to an increase in conversion of sales and appointments set. Founded in 2013, by Owner Kae Whitaker, our boutique digital marketing firm has helped hundreds of small business owners expand their reach online and meet their financial goals.
  • 2:00-3:00
    Know How to Lead and Grow - Eileen Hahn and LuAnn Nigara

    Eileen is a leadership consultant who partners with organizations to assist them in hiring and leading exceptional people. Using tested and proven methods, she helps them achieve high levels of performance, financial results, teamwork, employee work passion, and joy. She has worked with companies like Anheuser-Busch, Ericsson Worldwide, General Motors, LEGOLAND, and the San Diego Padres, in addition to aiding small entrepreneurial businesses.
  • 3:15-6:15
    Small Group Breakout Sessions with Each Expert

    One of the unique features of this day is that you will be spending thirty minutes with each expert at small, round table breakout discussions. Sit with no more than two other people at a table with each expert, ask the questions you've always wanted answered and brainstorm with colleagues. You will have this opportunity with Nicole Heymer, Vin Nigara, Peter Lang, Kae Whitaker and Eileen Hahn!
  • 8:00
    Celebratory Dinner and Know What You Will and Won't Do - LuAnn Nigara

What Is Included?

  • Hot Breakfast and Box Lunch

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

  • Swag Bags

  • 5 Expert Presentations

  • 3 Industry Presentations

  • Actionable, Strategic Workbooks

  • Celebratory Dinner with LuAnn, the Experts and the Sponsors

$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.



  • 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 day 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 in North Carolina on Friday, October 18, 2019. 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 attendees, which means that the small group breakout sessions with each expert will be cozy and productive. You will be seated at a table with the expert and no more than two other business owners. When it's time, you will rotate to a table 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 if I have special dietary restrictions?

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the event venue, so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. We'll provide contact information ahead of time.

  • What is the cost?

    The cost for this one-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 with the new attendee's information.

  • When and where is the event?

    Both the main event and the celebratory dinner will be at Spring & Splinter located at 2305 West High Avenue in High Point. Registrants can expect to receive more details via email.

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