A Well-Designed Business® | Interior ...

In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful business. Design school curricula doesn't always equip you with the business skills to have your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well-Designed Business® is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 40 years of success in the interior design industry, and she finds the most successful guests to share their interior design business best practices. This podcast is sponsored by Kravet Inc and Mydoma Studio.

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26: Kae Whitaker- Branding Your Business- Final...
Kae Whitaker and her husband/business partner have a unique business called Kae Whitaker Solutions. Kae is a personal branding and business development coach who specializes in creative business. She will teach you specific strategies to build...
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25: Peter Fasano - An Exceptional Artist, A Hum...
On the show today, we have Peter Fasano who sells hand-silk screen, hand painted fabrics and wall coverings. Peter’s story is special because he discovered his business by accident. He had gotten out of the Army and started painting, and that’s...
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24: Krista Coupar- Not Your Average Business Co...
I am so excited about our guest today on the show. Krista Coupar has a unique business that includes business coaching, PR, marketing, staffing, design support and management. Wow! She can work virtually or in person. If you can FedEx, you can work....
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23: Rio Hamilton - Media Expert and Author of t...
Rio Hamilton is a marketing and business development strategist who is based in Manhattan for interior design industry. He has had the privilege to work at NIEDERMAIER and be an apprentice to Judy Niedermaier as director of sales and marketing. He...
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22: Fred Berns - How to Create a Killer Bio
Fred Berns is a Denver based coach for interior designers. He teaches interior designers how to be successful at copywriting and Bios. His motto is “Your most important sale is a personal sale.” You wouldn’t believe how many...
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21: Stacy Garcia- A Thoughtful Conversation wit...
Our guest today is our first guest who specializes in hospitality! Stacy Garcia has three different businesses in three different markets! Talk about talent! Stacy has a degree from Syracuse University in Surface Pattern Design. She started her first...
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20: Arianne Bellizaire - Could Your Hobby or Hi...
Today on the show we are going to talk to Arianne Bellizaire! Arianne is not only a successful business owner of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, she is a blogger, public speaker and an author of a Kindle Amazon top seller! She has been featured in...
56 min
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19: Susan Jamieson – Bring Your Retail Product ...
Susan has been an interior designer for 25 years and has been featured in several magazines and tv shows.
45 min
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18: Vanessa DeLeon - Triple D: Drive- Dedicatio...
Today on the show we have a brilliant and when I say brilliant I really mean it, brilliant business woman: Vanessa DeLeon. Vanessa has starred on several television shows on some big television networks such as NBC, Bravo, HGTV and DIY Network. She...
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17: Elizabeth Lamont- Running a Successful Reta...
Elizabeth Lamont is a self-made entrepreneur, interior designer and the owner of her store “Room at the Beach”, which has been named a top store in LA Magazine to name a few of her accomplishments. She has been in business since 1990!...
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16: Charles Pavarini – Behind the Scenes of The...
Charles founded Pavarini Design nearly 30 years ago and it is a full-scale New York based Interior Design Firm that specializes in Architectural Interior Design, Custom Furniture Design and Lighting Design.   Charles has sat on the...
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15: Nancy Ganzekaufer- Niche is Rich
Today on the show we have Nancy Ganzekaufer! Nancy is an art and accessories consultant. She is the founder and owner of her business Expressive Living. Before her business she worked in banking all the way to vice president! After this she was a stay...
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14 Malene Barnett Success Secret - Build Relati...
Rock star designer Malene Barnett created and built her business specializing in handcrafting custom carpets and dabbling in wall design and tile design. She has a background in surface design from F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York....
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13: Jeffrey Brooks - 30+ Successful Years in In...
Jeff Brooks has been a designer in business for 30 years! When he was starting out in the design world he did a lot of kitchen design until he decided to open his own design firm in 1986. He does a lot of residential work and has been interested in...
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12: How to Get Your Interior Design Projects Pu...
  Today my guest is Ren Miller: editor in chief of Design New Jersey! Ren has a background in design and editorial management. He worked with newspapers and then worked with a jewelry magazine. On 9/11 he caught a bus to get to his home in New...
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11: Robin LaMonte: Re-Launching Your Interior D...
Robin LaMonte is an amazing interior designer who is based in Atlanta. She spent 13 years in New Jersey building her name and then she and her husband made the decision to move to Atlanta. Robin has started her empire from...
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10: Denise McGaha - Deadline Driven Design
Denise and her team deliver diverse and fashionable designs for those who live on the fast track. Her company specializes in turnkey, concierge-level services---in as little as 90 days! They execute high-end interior design projects with their...
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09: Rona Spiegel- Follow Your Inspiration No Ma...
Today on the show we have the talented, go getter Rona Speigel! Rona started her own business, Lifestyle Designs in 1980. About 4 years ago she started another business, Red-Zebra. Red- Zebra started out as just photography but then grew into...
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08: Barbara Ostrom: Curtain Up! Thirty Years of...
Today’s guest is the queen of show houses: Barbara Ostrom! Barbara attended New York University and New York school of Interior Design and then went on to get her masters in architectural design from Pratt and received a graduate certificate...
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07: How blogging helps my interior design busin...
Designer, Blogger, Entrepreneur Lisa Dreissig
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06: Identifying Your Transferrable Skills with ...
On today’s show we have the lovely Erika Ward! Erika started out as an accountant for a design, build company. While still working in corporate settings she started her own firm called “Erika Ward Interiors”. She used her background...
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05: Christina Perry - Is Online Interior Design...
Christina Perry
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04: Get People in Your Corner with Paul J. Some...
LuAnn interviews Paul Somerville of Paul J. Somerville Design
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03: Things Every Designer Should Know to Run a ...
Shannon Leddy, FIT Faculty, ASID, and Interior Design Firm Owner
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02: The Importance of Systems for a Profitable ...
Sandra Funk Levy of Funk Design Studio
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