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LuAnn Nigara is a speaker, author, podcaster and co-owner of Window Works, in Livingston NJ. Her no-nonsense advice for creative entrepreneurs can be heard on her highly acclaimed podcast, A Well-Designed Business® as well as in her many keynote presentations and panel discussions throughout the year. Her single-minded focus on helping creative entrepreneurs continues through her three books, The Making of A Well-Designed Business® and A Well-Designed Business®, The Power Talk Friday Experts, Vol’s 1 and 2.
LuAnn Nigara is a speaker, author and podcaster as well as the co-owner of Window Works, a window treatment and awning retailer located in Livingston NJ. A talented keynote speaker, she is known for delivering dynamic, energetic presentations filled with practical business advice and proven strategies for success. Her straight talking, down to earth advice for creative entrepreneurs can also be heard every week on her podcast, A Well-Designed Business®. With more than 600 episodes and almost as many 5 star reviews, LuAnn’s podcast is the number one in the design industry. It has literally become the business education for tens of thousands of designers and creatives around the world. Her single-minded focus on helping creative entrepreneurs continues through her three books, The Making of A Well-Designed Business® and A Well-Designed Business®, The Power Talk Friday Experts, Vol’s 1 and 2.
LuAnn Nigara, with her husband Vince and cousin Bill, co-owns Window Works in Livingston NJ. A 12-person firm, specializing in custom window treatments and awnings, they have serviced more than 36,000 clients since opening in 1982.
  As the host of the #1, 5-star rated, interior design business podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn digs deep in each interview to find meaningful content, revealing the methods and strategies required to operate a profitable creative firm. She is known by her loyal listeners for three things: her ability to ask the question in their head, her ability to summarize and relate the information directly to them and her ability to make you feel like you are sitting with a long-time friend.
  A talented and energetic speaker, LuAnn is sought after at many industry events. She has keynoted for ASID National and High Point Market Authority, for the IDS-ART National Conference, for the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE), for the National Kitchen and Bath (NKBA) and for Thibaut’s National Sales Conference. LuAnn has also presented to the Design Influencers Conference, ASID NJ, ASID NY Metro and to the Interior Design Society, NY. With a particular gift for panel moderation she has led discussions at industry events around the country including The International Furniture Market at High Point, NC, Chicago Design, Washington Design, Las Vegas Furniture Market, Americas Mart, Atlanta, the Boston Design Center, the Philadelphia Design Center and Wanted Design, NY, NY.
  Her first book, The Making of A Well-Designed Business®, Turn Inspiration into Action, is a veritable how to for the small business owner detailing the best principles for starting, growing and managing a healthy, successful business. By sharing her 35+ year career as an entrepreneur, LuAnn teaches, encourages and inspires fellow entrepreneurs to make the commitment to running their business with proven business practices, ensuring their profitability and their success.
  Her second book, A Well-Designed Business®, The Power Talk Friday Experts is a co-authored book with twelve of the most sought-after business experts in the creative industry. A firm believer in collaboration and in looking to experts for specific advice, LuAnn has gathered the resources for some of the most difficult topics creative entrepreneurs face. Chapters on branding, charging your worth, pipeline building as well as managing your finances mean that each chapter can be a stand-alone lesson to be referred back to time and time again. Volume 2, in the same series, is due out December 2020. Assembling once again, the brightest and best business minds to help creative entrepreneurs successfully manage their firms.
  A skilled and intuitive business woman, LuAnn is passionate about helping business owners intentionally grow their business confidence, their business skills and their profits. She serves on the national board of the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) as well as on the Advisory Board of Exciting Windows, based in Maryland.
  Her articles on leadership, business management, and salesmanship can be found in her monthly columns in Window Fashion-Vision Magazine as well as AD Pro, a trade only membership community by Architectural Digest.

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    Her energy and insights underscore her content, no matter what format it is delivered in. LuAnn is one smart cookie.

    –Adam Japko, Design Bloggers Conference
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    Her presentation was so tailored to the audience. Everyone related to what she was saying! LuAnn gets what it takes to motivate and inspire an audience.

    –Grace McNamara, IWCE
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    Hey Guys, I am a new e-designer and I have to YELL OUT from the rooftops that THIS PODCAST IS EVERYTHING!!!!.

    –Amanda, The Online Stylist
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    LuAnn understands the importance of making money in business, something a lot of interior designers have trouble with.

    –Carla, Carla Aston Designed
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    This podcast has been a game-changer for my business.

    –Cheryl, Dwell by Cheryl
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    As a former psychologist, I find the level of insight into human psychology LuAnn possesses to be truly remarkable.

    –Claudia, Claudia Josephine Design
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