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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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Do you sometimes look around and wonder if there could be different, or perhaps better ways to run your business more efficiently? If so, take heart and don’t despair.read more
Do you realize how hard it can be to create a really successful experience for an intern in your business? LuAnn certainly does and this is one of the reasons that she asked Ranya Barrett to come onto the show today, to talk about the terrific Intern Program that she’s set up at The House Of Funk.read more
Isn’t it intriguing how we are sometimes lead to meeting certain people in strangely serendipitous ways? Today’s guest, Christie Leu, met LuAnn in a really fun and unusual way. Listen in to find out what brought these two ladies together and why LuAnn wanted to have Christie on the show today.read more
181: Angela Rasmussen- Principal of H2H Design+Build: How Vision and Intention Built an Award Winning Firm
Get ready for today’s show, with Angela Rassmussen of H2H design Plus Build, in San Jose, California. Angela is the definition of a go-getter and she’s a firecracker, so LuAnn says that you may want to strap on your seat belt for this interview! Listen in and prepare yourself to be blown away!read more
If you’d like to learn about the concept of Profit First and find out how you can really benefit from using it in your Design Business, you will gain a lot from today’s Power Talk Friday with Michele Williams, one of the very few certified Profit First Coaches in the United States. LuAnn loves the idea of Profit First and she really wanted to bring it to the Interior Design community after hearing Mike Michalowicz talking about it on The Biz Chicks Podcast.read more
The guest on today’s show is Lynn Leonidas, the really intentional principal of Lynn K. Leonidas Design and Decoration, in the San Francisco Bay Area. LuAnn had quite an ‘aha moment’ when she first started talking to her, as she suddenly realized that Lynn had achieved some really awesome things and has been published in some truly notable places, after only running her own firm for two years!read more
The guest on today’s show is Monique Duarte. She’s a brilliant business person and the founder and principal of Duarte Decor in New Jersey and the founder of Duarte Consulting, where she coaches Interior Decorators to help them to run their businesses better.read more
177: Power Talk Friday- Sarah Daniele, CEO of Mydoma Studio is back to tell us what’ s new for you at Mydoma Studio!
The guest on today’s Power Talk Friday is Sarah Daniele, the CEO and Co-founder of My Doma Studio, a sexy software which was built specifically for the Interior Design Industry. Sarah appeared on the show (#91) last November and then she became a sponsor for the podcast.read more
176: Pulp Design- Carolina Gentry & Beth Dotolo: Successful Video Marketing & How They Did It For Their Firm
If you’re interested in hearing about innovative designers who are also really good at business, you’re in for a treat! The guests for today’s Power Talk Friday are Carolina Gentry and Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design. LuAnn really wanted to have them on her show.read more
My guest today is Judi Kieffer, who has over 24 years’ experience in hospitality, luxury residential, and restaurant design. Her portfolio is full of top tier projects and satisfied clients. In our conversation, she shares advice about how she built and now manages her design firm in Boise, Idaho.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