When you were learning your craft in design school, did they ever tell you that you would need to become a small business entrepreneur in order to have clients to work for and projects to create?
If your answer is no, then you’re not alone.
It’s no wonder it’s hard to get a profitable and fun design business going… you were probably unprepared for the challenge of creating a successful business and client designs once your formal training was over.
Please don’t blame yourself – it’s not your fault…how could you possibly know how to take the next steps since no one ever taught you how to do it?!
Growing your design business is a bit like becoming a parent.
Not only do you need to be emotionally and financially prepared for the adventure, you need to also be committed to its constant needs until it’s mature enough to continue along on its own. And even then, it’ll always need you no matter how old it gets.
Did you know that small business entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing demographics in the country?
You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want to do this?”
Well, one design business owner offered her reasons, “To be completely in charge of my financial success… how I spend my time and with whom and the ability to be unabashedly creative…”
Your ability to share your gift of beauty, functional design, and touch many people’s lives depends on how well you structure your business so you’re free to follow your creative mission.
Here are some tips to help you create a small business that connects you to your clients and start living a life you love to live.
1) Figure Out Your Marketing:
Start by becoming crystal clear on who your ideal client is and where to find them. This will help you save time and reap the rewards you want with your marketing efforts.
2) Focus on Your Money Mindset:
Next, let go of your old inherited money beliefs that get in the way of serving those high-end clients you want. You can’t attract your ideal clients if you don’t think you’re worth their time or money.
3) Create a Business Structure:
Finally, stop inventing the wheel and START developing a repeatable system for signing up clients, producing design jobs, writing product proposals, and creating clear Purchase Orders with a simple bookkeeping system so your business runs smoothly and profitably.
How do you learn to do all of this? I can show you…
Good Clients Great Money Mastermind is a step-by-step online interior design business training that lays out a clear plan for you to market your business, run your business LIKE a business, and handle money like a successful design entrepreneur.
Good Clients Great Money includes structured accountability with the support of a group to back you up and monthly one-on-one coaching so you stay committed to you goals.
You’ll be supported and loved as you step up to your potential, seeing your passion for design turn into a profitable business with as a Good Clients Great Money Mastermind client…we’ll be with you all the way!
Click here to learn more about the Good Clients Great Money Mastermind coaching programs and to take the next step, fill out the brief questionnaire and submit it to set up a time for us to have a private and confidential conversation to discover if Gold or Platinum Good Clients Great Money Mastermind is a fit for you and your design business.