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Guest host Liz Potarazu (LP & Co) interviews Couch.com founder and CEO, Alex Back. They discuss how people are buying couches these days, how AI plays a role in interior design and the retail experience, and how Couch.com can be a resource for interior designers. Stay tuned! Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Couch.com, a new platform dedicated to…
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As an interior designer or business owner, you may have seen your peers hosting podcasts and wondered if you should do the same. But will it lead to sales? Is it worth it? And do you really need to be on camera? Today's guest, Traci DeForge, is a podcast expert and has lots of insight on why every interior designer should have a podcast. Stay tuned…
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What's the difference between a flat rate and an hourly rate? Which should you use when pricing your interior design services so you end up with more money in your pocket? Shelby and Kasey of Daley Home are here to help with transparent tips on how they price their services. "As a true extrovert and entrepreneur, it was only a matter of time before…
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One of the best kept secrets in the interior design industry is designing for vacation homes. How do you do it? How do you get into it? What are the benefits? Today’s guests, Melinda Cahill and Suzanne Glavin of North Shore Nest, discuss the ins and outs of vacation home design. Stay tuned! “We began North Shore Nest in 2004 from our basements in G…
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Can niching down your business actually multiply your income? Is it possible to make a luxury service like design accessible to more people? How do you set boundaries with clients and start attracting the type of people you love to work with? All this and more on today's episode with Elle & Yvette of Decorelle Studio! We are Elle & Yvette, sisters …
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Do you think you don’t need to hire a PR agency, or that being featured in magazines won’t lead to clients? Today’s guest, Jeanne Collins, shares all the success she gained from working with a PR agency, plus some tips on strategy and how much it costs to hire a PR agency. Stay tuned! Jeanne Collins is an award-winning interior designer who left th…
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Are you thinking about starting your own company, or have you already started one but are struggling to stay afloat? Today's guest, Lindsie Davis of Blueberry Jones Design, has lots of tips on how to develop reliable systems to take control of your business. We discuss time blocking, how to avoid scope creep, and how to price out your services. Sta…
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What is the difference between commercial and residential design projects? Does all commercial design have to be sterile? How was the hospitality design industry impacted by the pandemic, and has it bounced back? Designer Amanda Jacobs answers all this and more on today's episode. Stay tuned! Amanda Jacobs Design, with over a decade in freelance in…
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Are you struggling to voice your opinion on the job site with contractors? Do you want to feel empowered to speak up in a male-dominated space? Today’s guest, Elizabeth Lord-Levitt, shares some tips on how to learn the ins and outs of construction so you can feel knowledgeable about every step of your next project. Stay tuned! Elizabeth's construct…
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Are you giving away all the financial keys to your interior design kingdom to just one person? Do you have a bookkeeper, a CFO, or an accountant, but not all three? Today’s guest, Kathy Svetina, tells us why that might not be the best idea, plus tons of other helpful info. Stay tuned! Kathy Svetina helps small businesses with $3M+in annual revenue …
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Are you an interior designer looking to get into magazines? Avoid these mistakes in 2024 that could prevent you from magazine placement! Today’s guest, Molly Schoneveld, shares lots of tips on design staging, the digital scene for magazines, and best practices for social media to get discovered by publications. Molly Schoneveld began her career in …
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Do you need some more confidence when it comes to pricing your interior design services? Do you even know where to begin? Well, on today's show, we discuss that and more with one of our favorite guests, Rebecca Hay. Stay tuned! Designer. Speaker. Educator. Brick by brick, Rebecca Hay strategically developed the foundation for her now seamlessly run…
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Have you been holding back online? Did you know that being 100% yourself can actually help attract your ideal clients? Designer Jessica Brigham is an expert in being unapologetically herself online, and she has some great tips on how to use your personality to your advantage. Stay tuned! A vivacious native New Yorker based in New England boasting m…
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Can niching down your business actually multiply your income? Is it possible to make a luxury service like design accessible to more people? How do you set boundaries with clients and start attracting the type of people you love to work with? All this and more on today's episode with Elle & Yvette of Decorelle Studio! We are Elle & Yvette, sisters …
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Are you an interior designer looking to get into magazines? Avoid these mistakes in 2024 that could prevent you from magazine placement! Today’s guest, Molly Schoneveld, shares lots of tips on design staging, the digital scene for magazines, and best practices for social media to get discovered by publications. Molly Schoneveld began her career in …
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Today’s guest, Liz Potarazu, tells us about her journey to creating an almost million-dollar interior design business in just 3 years. Liz also shares her health and wellness routine that keeps her in tip top shape to run her business. Stay tuned! Liz Potarazu is the CEO and Principal Designer of LP & Co, a residential and commercial office interio…
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Is it possible to prioritize a cause you care about while still maintaining a profitable business? Putting purpose at the center of your business can help attract the type of clients you want to work with. Today's guest, Taylor Ross, shares how he followed his purpose around the globe and ended up connecting with designers, artists and buyers all o…
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Do you need some more confidence when it comes to pricing your interior design services? Do you even know where to begin? Well, on today's show, we discuss that and more with one of our favorite guests, Rebecca Hay. Stay tuned! Designer. Speaker. Educator. Brick by brick, Rebecca Hay strategically developed the foundation for her now seamlessly run…
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Having trouble keeping up with all those Instagram DMs coming in? Do you wish you had someone that could reply to them for you, at all hours of the day? Well, now you can! Our Assistant Director, Abigail, and Senior Social Media Manager, Whitney, discuss the many benefits of using automated messaging on your social media, and how it can contribute …
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Are you looking to expand your design firm, but not sure how to find the perfect teammate? What steps should you take to ensure your candidate is the right fit? Today's guest, Jessica Harling, is an expert in recruiting, training, and process development, and she sheds some light on working with a recruiting agency to find your next employee. Stay …
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Are you trying to act a certain way so people will perceive you as an elite interior designer? Today’s guest, Shoshanna Shapiro, chooses to take a risk and just be her authentic self. She tells us why this is a gamechanger in your design business. Stay tuned! Award-winning luxury interior designer, Shoshanna Shapiro, delves into the psychocentric a…
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Have you been dreaming of taking the leap and starting your own design firm, but you just need that final push? Today’s guest, Ashley Marques, is a true success story; with a little help from our Instagram for Interior Designers course, her business has blown up in just a month or two. Stay tuned for some tips on preparing for your own leap! Marque…
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A crucial step in growing your business is developing dependable systems and processes. Today’s guest, Meredith Huck, is an SOP wizard and has lots of great advice on how to create repeatable systems so you can work smarter, not harder. House of Huck homes capture a coastal casual essence — livable furnishings & elevated finishes woven between mode…
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Are you an interior designer who would like to design for celebrity clients? Marley Majcher aka “The Party Goddess!” is here to share her secrets on how she attracted her celebrity clientele and how to leverage your business once you’ve made contact. She also gives us a crash course in neuroeconomics. Marley is better known as “The Party Goddess!” …
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Are you trying to grow your business, but struggling to make time for everything and juggle it all with your personal life? Today’s guest, Justin Nelson, is the Founder and CEO of Sphere Rocket VA, an industry leading virtual workforce company. Justin shares some tips on how to create leverage in your life and business by utilizing a virtual assist…
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Today we're discussing how to make real, authentic connections on LinkedIn with people who share your core values. Building relationships this way can actually lead to referrals and growing your business, more so than just contacting someone directly with spam or a sale opportunity. Cara Steinmann, founder of the Ravel Collective and host of Ravel …
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Today we're discussing how designer Cheryl Luckett built her business on the back of a career pivot all the way up to launching two performance textile collections, one with Revolution Fabrics and another with Wildwood Home. We also discuss setting boundaries in your business and other ways to make self-employment sustainable. Cheryl Luckett's desi…
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Have you ever bought fake followers to make your interior design Instagram look more legit? Are you considering buying fake followers? Well, there are several reasons why you shouldn't do it - and your Instagram account can be seriously negatively affected. Our Assistant Director, Abigail, and Social Media Manager, Whitney, are here to shed some li…
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Looking to evolve in your entrepreneurial journey, but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re feeling stuck and frustrated? Today’s guest, Andrea Liebross, tells us how to take charge and move forward through “stuck stress.” Stay tuned! Andrea Liebross, a certified business and life coach, specializing in empowering female entrepreneurs to infuse…
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Do you believe in these social media myths? Well, that can be holding you back in building your business online. Our Assistant Director, Abigail, is here to share some truth about some popular social media myths. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/ "The 6 …
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Have you been dreaming of taking the leap and starting your own design firm, but you just need that final push? Today’s guest, Ashley Marques, is a true success story; with a little help from our Instagram for Interior Designers course, her business has blown up in just a month or two. Stay tuned for some tips on preparing for your own leap! Marque…
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If you're an interior designer looking for tips on how to market yourself on social media, you're in the right place! Today, our Social Media Manager Sydney provides some great insight on getting to know your ideal client through your social media accounts. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https…
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Are you an interior designer with no social media skills? Where do you even start when it comes to content creation and generating leads from your social accounts? Today's guest, Jasmine Crockett, is a true expert in this field; after years of running a huge lifestyle blog, she branched out and created multiple diverse business accounts. Stay tuned…
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Wondering why you aren't getting engagement on your posts, no matter how much you post? Today, our Social Media Manager Whitney provides some great insight on what you can do to help improve engagement on your social posts. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-acade…
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Have you heard of a working-class mindset, and did you know this could be the thing holding you back from growing your business? Today’s guest, David Neagle changed his life and tripled his income all by starting with a mindset change. We discuss common blind spots that trap entrepreneurs in their own businesses, regaining work-life balance, and mu…
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When it comes to marketing yourself on social media, you might be wondering where to start. Today, our Assistant Director Abigail provides some great insight on what you can do to help improve your marketing strategy. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/ "T…
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If you’re a fellow internet user, you’ve probably seen lots of videos of people renovating vans and vintage trailers. You might be wondering, can I do that myself? Is this safe? What are the rules and regulations of this process? Well, today’s guest, Nate Stover, is the head builder and designer at Innovative Spaces, a company that renovates vans, …
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Instagram stories used to be all the rage, but do they still matter? Are they still helpful in getting eyes on your account, or better yet, growing your business? Social Media Manager, Sydney Hill is here to share all the secrets on Instagram Stories. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://win…
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Could your website possibly get you sued by the government? Today’s guest, Hans Skillrud, is an expert in privacy policies, and is here to shed some light on terms and conditions, cookies, and the potential consequences of having an inaccurate privacy policy. Visit https://termageddon.com for the Privacy Policy Generator and use code WINGNUT at che…
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Are you struggling to build your audience on Instagram? Our Social Media Manager, Whitney, has lots of great tips on how to properly utilize hashtags to get your content discovered by potential clients. Got a topic for Mini News? Send it to info@wingnutsocial.com. Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/ "The 6 Keys to Su…
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The home furnishings industry has changed a lot over the past few years, especially during the pandemic when people sought to upgrade their living spaces. Well, what’s going on in the furniture industry now? Our guest Warren Shoulberg has the full rundown. Stay tuned! Business Journalist Warren Shoulberg knows the retail business. He has been a reg…
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If you have an Instagram account, whether it’s personal or for business, you’ve definitely gotten spam comments before. Promote it on this! Send a pic! These phrases probably look familiar, but how can you be sure it’s really spam and not a business opportunity? Our Social Media Managers, Sydney and Whitney, are here to give you the rundown on all …
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Is it time for you to hire a virtual executive assistant for your interior design firm? What does a virtual executive assistant even do, and where do we find one? Stay tuned and find out! Gina Cotner is the founder and CEO of Athena Executive Services, a firm that pairs virtual Executive Assistants around the United States with swamped and successf…
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Are you a stressed out business owner and want to start taking better care of yourself? You can’t run your business to the best of your ability without having healthy habits - but where do you begin to develop a healthy lifestyle? Today’s guest, Tiffany Cagwin, is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Board Certified Holistic He…
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Are you a new business owner wondering when you’ll start to see some profit? Our guest today, Alexis Krystina, is a Certified Public Accountant who encourages all business owners to educate themselves in finance and create sales goals. She also shares some insight on when to hire a CPA, the benefits of getting a loan, and much more. Alexis is a CPA…
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Do you want to post personal photos from your life, but you're worried about messing with the aesthetic of your business page? Instagram has a new feature expanding on "Close Friends" stories where you can now make a grid post only visible to the people who matter most. Our Social Media Manager, Whitney, is here to give you the rundown on this new …
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When you’re a business owner, your business can become your whole identity. So how do you move on with your life once you’ve sold your business? This is the Exit Paradox. Business strategist Jerome Myers is here to discuss how to prepare for selling your business and developing another sense of purpose. Jerome Myers is an award-winning engineer, in…
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Are you an interior designer or business owner trying to figure out your social media strategy? What do you post, and how much? Do you need to post photos and videos of yourself? How do you find out what your audience wants? Today, Social Media Manager Sydney Hill answers all these questions and more. Stay tuned! Got a topic for Mini News? Send it …
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Today’s guest, marketing pro Jenny Heinzen York, shares her insight on the value of attending markets, which ones may be best for you, and general product trends. Jenny Heinzen York is a long-time veteran of the home furnishings industry and current VP of Marketing at Currey & Company. Jenny spent 20 years at Home Accents Today and Furniture Today,…
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Are you trying to act a certain way so people will perceive you as an elite interior designer? Today’s guest, Shoshanna Shapiro, chooses to take a risk and just be her authentic self. She tells us why this is a gamechanger in your design business. Stay tuned! Award-winning luxury interior designer, Shoshanna Shapiro, delves into the psychocentric a…
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