LuAnn’s Favorite Resources
Interior Design Standard
What IS the Standard?
It’s all the systems, tools and processes that Sandra Funk has created over her career. Essentially, it’s a comprehensive template for exactly how she runs her interior design business.
The Standard is composed of modules that outline Sandra’s entire business. Within each module are resources that you can start using right away.
Resources include a design agreement, flat-fee calculator, expectation-setting email templates, trade agreement, entire project process templates and so much more.
The clear and concise plan for day-to-day management - from client consult to install - would have taken me YEARS to develop on my own! Participating in the Standard can do this for you in no time.
Process Leads to Profits
Sara Lynn Brennan—an award-winning entrepreneur and interior designer—has built her innovative design firm from the ground up utilizing lessons from the A Well-Designed Business® podcast and her signature “Romantic Transitional” style.
Join Sara as she teaches you the Four P’s of design: Processes, Partnerships, Packages and Profits…as well as the “secret sauce” that has doubled her business in the last year.
Nailing down her process has been the foundation of everything Sara has built. Want to know exactly how she did it? Sign up for updates!
Thank you for the boatload of information. I have so much determination and motivation that's ready to blow up my business, and I feel like this is the step that will allow me to do that.
Profit with Window Treatments
Vitalia (Vita for short) Vygovska is the Co-host of the Window Treatment Friday series on LuAnn Nigara’s A Well-Designed Business® podcast, as well as an award-winning window treatment specialist and the owner of Vitalia, Inc.
In business for over a decade, Vita and her team are experts in this narrow and complicated field, providing superb quality product and excellent communication.
From “the money part” to work orders to motorization to difficult conversations with clients…how would your business benefit if you could fully profit from window treatments? Vita will show you. Sign up for updates!
Vita is a true professional, who never misses a deadline, a consistently offers her expertise to ensure the best for each project. We consider Vita an extension of our team and highly recommend her work.
Design-Build For Profit
What if you could walk into a design-build project knowing how to deliver exactly what a builder needs, exactly how he or she needs it. What if you could be the designer in your area that homeowners seek out for those huge design-build projects? How would this change your business? I know—it’s a game changer.
Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors has extensive experience in the design-build arena and she is going to teach you her ENTIRE PROCESS…
She has extended her help and advice to me, unconditionally, and without limit, and it quickly became clear the very depth of her knowledge and expertise at working on this side of the interior design business.
What Would Lu Do?
What if you could sit me down and ask the tough, specific questions that come up every day in your business? What if you could essentially have me inside your head…telling you exactly what to do when you encounter a tricky business issue? What if you could know: What would Lu do??
As a designer it’s refreshing to have a resource to turn to for valuable insight. Thank you LuAnn! Our industry needed this!
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Podcast Listeners receive 20% off for 3 months!
- Time Track Billable & Non-Billable hours
- Simple Product Sourcing & Mood Boards
- Create PO’s, Invoices and Accept payments
- Sell Digital Design Service & Product Packages Online
- Regular price is $59/month and a free trial can be requested at MydomaStudio.com
Mydoma Studio is changing my life! We can communicate in Mydoma with my team and clients. Clients can sign the contract, sign off on products and pay— it's been awesome!
Window Fashion VISION Magazine
Catch the latest news in the window covering industry! Your one-stop resource for inspiration + education window covering professionals, interior designers, workrooms, fabricators and retailers.
Discover the industry’s finest educational articles, essential business tips, innovative manufacturers, suppliers, trendsetting products and more.
Subscribe today and enjoy Window Fashion VISION Magazine in both Print & Digital!
We’re dedicated to bringing you the latest new products, trends, designs, business tips, and information to help you and your business grow.
International Window Coverings Expo 2020
IWCE is the only trade show and conference targeted to window covering professionals in North America. Thousands of U.S. and international visitors and buyers come for the latest products, technology, and education in window coverings as well as home décor products and accessories.
IWCE 2020 will help you navigate the changes and opportunities in order to develop a more successful business model.
See you March 25-27, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina!
Friendly, helpful, and energetic group of people. Instructors were knowledgeable and vendors had great new products. It has me all ramped up for a great year.
Leadership Coaching for Design Professionals
If you struggle with hiring and retaining employees, creating a high-performing team, or delegating work to achieve greater efficiencies and productivity…Eileen Hahn can help.
For more than 25 years, Eileen has partnered with organizations to assist them in growing their business, strengthening their leadership, restructuring and/or modifying operations, assessing employee performance, and, ultimately, positioning them for success.
Feel clear, organized, and more confident about your strengths and your leadership. Maximize your team’s strengths to reach your goals. Feel JOY in what you do. Packages are available for designers and teams.
Sometimes adjusting your style will KEEP an exceptional employee and sometimes adjusting your style will MAKE an exceptional employee.”
Understanding Your Financials
As a creative, you use the left, logical side of your brain all the time to solve problems for your clients. Let’s turn this powerhouse inward and use it to create a healthy financially viable business that pays you and your employees consistently. Now that is confidence! My new video course is designed to help you:
- Identify the income and profit you need
- Know where every dollar goes in your company
- Make a plan and set goals for the income you desire
- Manage the plan so you get the outcome you need
Are you ready to feel excited about going to work each day? (And can you say reduced stress?)
10% off with promo code WDB10
Michele, you are removing the fog in a calm, deliberate and easy to understand method. Thank you! This has been a missing piece to my puzzle for way too long.
Master Your Profit
Being hit with unexpected bills, not knowing if you can pay your employees, or not having a firm grasp on your ability to grow the business are all hallmarks of poor money management. This is not a sales issue…because money is coming in. Cue happy music! There is a solution. Master Your Profit™ is designed to help you:
- Determine how money will flow in and out of your business
- Set realistic targets for your salary, taxes, expenses and profits
- Create processes that support your growth
- Put you in a position of financial strength
- STOP entrepreneurial poverty once and for all
And you’ll feel excited about going to work each day! (Can you say reduced stress?)
10% off with promo code WDB10
I feel proud and happy that this program has worked so well. It has not been easy all the way, but it makes sense and it is repeatable every month to see where I am going. I owe you all my love and gratitude.
The Designers' Inner Circle
Michele’s desire is to continually help those in the design industry to feel supported and a full sense of ownership in their business – so she has created The Designers’ Inner Circle to do just that.
Two laser-focused group calls a month to ask any question you want. Each of these is recorded and added to the library
Master classes and guest coaches throughout the year
You will be equipped, empowered and educated on how to do business better every step of the way...and much more!
Thanks to your guidance, I finally have my finances organized, money being set aside for taxes and expenses, an accountant (!!!), and mental peace from feeling in control of these numbers!
Video For Profits
Are You Ready to Attract Your Ideal Clients for Your Interior Design Business?
- Get ready to discover how to:
- Attract your IDEAL clients faster
- Effectively share your message with followers
- Reach a larger audience
- Build relationships and trust faster with clients, suppliers, and trades
- Become an established authority and thought-leader in your industry
- Gain more confidence and knowledge
- Become more recognizable on social media and/or in your local community
If your goal is to leverage video for visibility and earn more clients for your design firm, Claire is the one to walk you through this.
Rock the Consult
Do you feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants and re-inventing the wheel with every new client project you take on? In my processes package, you’ll learn how to:
- Take control of the initial consultation
- Effectively communicate your value to clients
- Easily identify red flags from the first call
- Build relationships & trust more quickly
- Confidently communicate with your client
- Gain more confidence to charge your worth
- Be a stand out professional in the industry
- And Much More…
It's jam-packed with value. I'm a very experienced designer, but you all know, we never stop learning on this job...I've already implemented some of Claire's wisdom and forms with great results!
Become Certified as a Home Stager
Home staging is a great way to grow your Interior Design business – manage the peaks and valleys, while providing a complete home solution to your clients.
Learn how to apply your design and decorating knowledge in order to effectively market a home for sale with the SLS Academy Real Estate Staging Professional (RESP) program!
This comprehensive program covers everything that you need to be a successful and effective home stager, curating highly marketable homes.
I highly recommend it for anyone that is interested in home staging. I feel that I learned way more information than I originally thought would be included in the course and I completed it feeling confident in my knowledge and what was presented. The value for what you get it incredible.
The Interior Design Profit Formula
Extend your reach, gain more clients, and double (or triple!) your income in just 90 days.
The Interior Design Profit Formula provides everything you need for your journey as an Interior Design Professional — whether you’re at start-up stage or you’re up-leveling.
The impact to your business is immeasurable and now, in this format, it is affordable. This is the next best thing to one on one coaching with Nancy.
Growth By Referrals
Wouldn’t you love to become a Referral Ninja Master? Easily bringing in new clients to your design business by referral BUT you NEVER have to ASK for the referrals?
That’s the secret of all Referral Ninja Masters… they follow a simple 5 step plan to generate consistent referrals – year after year – that they don’t ask for. You can become a Referral Ninja Master too!
Great suggestions to implement and build a sustainable client referral relationship. I found her process to be doable and presented in a way that provides a path to action.
A Well-Designed Business® The Power Talk Friday Experts
Introducing the ultimate resource for interior designers who want a clear, concise framework to scale a design business—straight from LuAnn and her trusted experts.
Detailed, no-fluff information in the areas that matter.
From hiring to pricing to profit, this will be the book you reach for again and again.
LuAnn and the co-authors of this book really give such great and useful advice. It’s not a book to just put down after one read, it’s a resource that I keep going back to and actually act on!!
The Making of A Well-Designed Business®
This is your chance to have a professional with over 30 years of experience walk you through the nuances of building a business from the ground up.
- What are the characteristics of a great leader and how do I integrate those? (And why does it even matter if I’m a one person show?)
- Why is it a necessity for my brand-new business to have core values and a mission statement? And how do I go about creating those?
- Why should I incorporate and document systems right from the beginning? What are the first steps?
I wish I had this book 20+ years ago when starting my business. With thoughtful and concise information, LuAnn lays out a plan that will have any business owner ready for success.”
Kravet is the industry leader in to-the-trade fabric and furnishings, offering the widest range of colors, patterns and textures in every design style.
Known for extraordinary quality, Kravet offers the finest fabric, furniture, wallpaper, trimming, carpet and drapery hardware.
10% off any one purchase of Kravet Fabric, Wallpaper or Trim
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It's the people of Kravet that I love the most—the Kravet family themselves and their entire team, who are committed to the mission of helping interior designers be better business people and have more profitable businesses.
Please note that a few of the above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you decide to buy them through this page. There’s no cost to you. The thing is, if you’re ready to take action and move your business forward, these are the first resources I recommend.