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Each week, I interview successful interior designers about their business. Now this isn’t the same old podcast you normally hear. I interview my guests (and I have some BIG names on the schedule) about a specific aspect of their design business that they have an expertise in. So in one episode you may learn how to manage your client database, or how to market to a customer that hasn’t used your services in years, and in another episode you will learn how to create a course of video content in order to create some passive income.
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Today’s guest is Reed Humphrey, the President of Alder and Tweed Home Outfitters in Park City, Utah, a family owned business that Reed runs with his two sisters. Reed was first exposed to the world of interiors at the age of eight, when he would travel all over the world with his parents, who were the owners of a successful lighting business, to visit suppliers and factories.read more
193: Ronald Alvarez and Monica Santayana, Moniomi Design: Project Management + Design = Success in Interior Design
Today’s guests are Ronald Alvarez and Monica Santayana, the principals of Moniomi Design in Miami, Florida. This is really going to be a great show for the take-aways, so if you’re in business with a partner, whether you’re married to them or not, you will really get some great value today!read more
192: Power Talk Friday – Adam Urbanski: Dream Business Design Process- How to identify what you want most to sell to your most ideal client
The guest for today’s Power Talk Friday is Adam Urbanski, aka The Millionaire Marketing Mentor and he’s a real headliner in Online Marketing and Podcast circles!read more
191: Paul Thomas & Daniel Beauchemin -How Artists and Custom Framers Benefit Your Interior Design Firm
Are you a little intimidated at the thought of incorporating art into your design projects? Well, today’s show could really help you to move beyond that, as the discussion centers on the value of a trusted vendor- in this case, an expert Framer, someone who can really help you to attain success in this area.read more
Today’s guest is Kathy Kuo, an open, high-energy, talented designer and rockstar businesswoman. You may have seen her amazing Instagram feed or heard of the online boutique she founded, Kathy Kuo Home. She’s also a wife, mother, cook, and world traveler.read more
189: Power Talk Friday – Jan Bowen: Cultivating Your Intuition is Smart for You & For Your Interior Design Business.
The guest for today’s Power Talk Friday is Jan Bowen, the Founder, and Principal of Strategic Solution Services. Jan is an author, a keynote speaker, a catalyst and a thought leader, with the central theme of her work being alignment.read more
The guest on today’s show is Jane Cunningham, the President, Principal Designer and CEO of Room Resolutions. Interestingly, Jane is also a classically trained musician- she used to be the Principal Clarinettist in the Honolulu Symphony.read more
Are you an Outlanders fan? If so, you’re just going to love listening to the accent of today’s guest! LuAnn warns you though, that if you’re not, the first five to ten minutes of today’s show aren’t going to be your cup of tea! Today’s guest is Laura Lochrin, who’s originally from Scotland and she only moved here, with her husband and children, five years ago.read more
Today, LuAnn is delighted to be getting together again with Anna Brockway, who first appeared on episode #79 of the show. Anna is the CEO and founder of Cherish, which is also one of the show’s sponsors. Anna is back today, as there are some crazy new updates to Cherish that she and LuAnn want to share with you.read more
Are you bummed because you weren’t able to attend the amazing Designerlebrity Event, which was held on the 17th of May at the gorgeous Ethan Allen Showroom in New York City? If so, have no worries, because we have the full audio for the event, right here for you, on today’s show.read more
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I am so inspired
Hi, this is a message for Luann, I am an interior designer from Sydney Australia, and I listen to most of your podcasts and absolutely love them. I am so inspired by them. I have honestly learnt so much. I need a day dedicated to listening to your podcasts…time! Thank you so much. I would love to contact you directly as i have some questions to ask? What is your email address, or the best address to contact you on?
We have obviously never met and yet I feel although I know you, a little bit, that is and you have the most infectious laugh…:))
A fresh new perspective!
I’m a healthcare interior designer in the SF Ray Area and love, love, love this show! LuAnn Nigara interviews experts on how to grow your interior design business and her enthusiasm on the subject is contagious. Her guests open themselves to a direct view into their business world of design and offer a vulnerable and authentic perspective on the complex subject of being an interior designer, with practical tips. A 5 star review for a 5 star show.
Incredibly useful, actionable advice
As an interior designer I find this podcast invaluable and highly recommend to anyone in the business or related fields. Perfect listening for driving.
An amazing resource for designers
I have been listening to this podcast for a couple of months now, and I am so amazed at all the great information and knowledge that I have learned for running my own business. I have gained so much confidence from hearing the stories of a lot of these designers, and how similar they are to my story. To hear how much they have accomplished and grown into successful businesses gives me hope that I will get there soon. It fuels me to work harder. I consider Well Designed Business a go to resource.
I’ve listened to a few different, very decent, female-entrepreneur podcasts with a slant toward interior design. LuAnn’s “A Well Designed Business” is the FIRST podcast, that has left me looking forward to the next one. Also the first one that I’ve listened to where I can’t double-task. I want to hear EVERY word. If an outside noise (I live in Manhattan) drowns out a sentence or two, I replay that section. She interviews consummate pros in the category of the day, and asks them excellent questions. When I listen to “A Well Designed Business”, I want to be able to jot things down. Sometimes I’ll pause the interview just to take in what was said. If I don’t already know her interviewee, I add their website to my bookmarks, and their books (if they’ve written one) to my wish-list, or buy them immediately. After listening to a few of her podcasts I found myself wishing she’d interview herself! I wanted to know more about Window Works, low and behold I’d find #52 “Turning the Table-an Interview with LuAnn”. I was SO happy to hear more about her expertise. It was unusual for me to want to hear the interviewer talk about herself because, with the other podcasts I’ve listened to, I find that there’s a bit too much of that. I often feel as though I’m a fly on the wall in the office of coworkers shooting the breeze about their day, my mind often wanders. “A Well Designed Business” is friendly, fun, full of professional respect and NEVER veers off point. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Love these podcasts!
Every interview is current and pertinent to the world of interior design business. Luann is a wonderful and talented interviewer. She conducts an entertaining interview while getting right to the point. All of her guests have been incredibly informative and interesting. I am so glad Luann decided to do this. It has certainly been very beneficial to my interior design business. Great job Luann!
Must listen for all Designers!
LuAnn Thank You for creating this wonderful podcast, your wide range of guests have provided so much useful information! The addition of Power Fridays is awesome, great idea.
Best. Podcast. Ever.
No week is complete without tuning into A Well Designed Business. A great resource for anyone in the design industry. I learn something new every single episode, Keep up the great work LuAnn!
I love this podcast!!!
I love this podcast!!! LuAnn covers such a large variety of topics and has very interesting guests. I have learned something from every single episode…and often times many, many things! LuAnn has a strong ability to pull meaningful information out of her guests, as well as a gift for summarizing/restating lessons learned. This podcast is a must for anyone in the interior design business…whether just starting out or a seasoned veteran. It will help you with all aspects of your business.
Windowworks Saved my Business
I LOVE EVERY episode! Chock full of wisdom & thought provoking info for business. Inspiring #teamLuAnn