LuAnn Nigara On The 5 Biggest Business Mistakes Interior Designers Make

Editor’s note: Small-business guru LuAnn Nigara provides tell-it-like-it-is business education for tens of thousands of designers and creatives the world over via her popular podcast, A Well Designed Business, books, and speaking engagements for the National Kitchen and Bath Association, High Point Market, ASID National, the Design Influencers Conference, and beyond. In her new monthly column for AD PRO, Nigara will share actionable insights—gleaned both from her twice-weekly conversations with design industry pros as well as  her 35-plus years running a custom window treatment business, Window Works—on the most common small-business challenges members of the trade face today.  

In my experience, I have found that both rising entrepreneurs as well as seasoned entrepreneurs will often make one or all of these mistakes when building and growing their

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Business School Briefing: not-working-from-home jobs and executive courses

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Andrew Hill’s management challenge

For all the words spent on the pros and cons of working from home (WFH) by homeworking pundits like me, the majority of workers are still, to a greater or lesser extent, NWFH: not working from home. As I’ve written this week, once vaccines bring the pandemic under control, employers and employees should have greater choice to rethink the design of jobs

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Global Furniture Hinges Market 2020 Future Trend, Business Strategies, Revenue Value, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast by 2026

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest market research report titled Global Furniture Hinges Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 reveals the overview of the global industry, encompassing the latest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users responsible for market revenue growth. The report covers the past year as a reference for the period between 2020 and 2026 as the forecast period. The report scrutinizes the business current situation, regional analysis insights, key player profiles, global market share, and forecast up to 2026. The study focuses on the strategies adopted by the key players, challenges, and threats as well as advancements in the global Furniture Hinges industry. The report offers a thorough overview of the number of significant segments.


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Business of Design Week 2020 speakers on making them greener and less divided

a group of people standing in front of a building: L'Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan

L’Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France was designed by Sou Fujimoto – one of the architects taking part in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week online this month, and one of several who believe cities need to break down the barriers between urban environments and nature. Photo: Iwan Baan

Travel restrictions won’t stop some of the brightest creative minds contributing ideas to this year’s Business of Design Week (BODW) in Hong Kong, which is being held in a virtual format for the first time.

Anchored by the BODW Summit (December 3-5), the event is an annual festival of design-related events that aims to foster collaboration among creators, businesses and community organisations. In its online format, the summit will be simulcast live on television and social media, with selected sessions streamed on BODW’s customised ViuTV channel.

Under the theme Vision 20/21, the event will gauges future trends by tapping

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Small Business Saturday home decor shops in Metro Detroit

Ready to tackle your holiday shopping? It’s OK to think small this season. 

Across southeast Michigan, there are small home decor shops that cater to nearly every style and aesthetic, from cottage to industrial. If you’re looking for fun gift ideas or just a chance to visit a different small town, many small locally owned stores offer that and more.

And choosing to spend your money in Michigan rather than on Amazon makes a difference, says Meegan Holland, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Retailers Association. It represents more than 5,000 retailers in the state, from small mom-and pop stores to much bigger enterprises.

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Vintage Industrial Uniques in Holly, Michigan on November 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

“Yes, it’s tempting to go online right now and order from out-of-state retailers,” said Holland. “But the end game is fewer Michigan jobs, less sales tax revenue for schools,

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Global Interior Design Software Market Size 2020 to 2025 Report Includes Brief Analysis by Regions, Growth Key Factors, Demand, Business Share

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Nov 21, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

“Interior Design Software Market” has several changes in recent years and expected to vary significantly within the forecast year because of developments in production sources, shifts in consumer preferences changes to business policies. Interior Design Software Market is gaining important adoption among recent business across the globe. Global Interior Design Software Market Report 2020 gives complete research about the industry size by key players, regions, product types and end user with history data and forecast data to 2025. This report analyses the Interior Design Software with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.

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Most important Regions play dynamic role in Interior

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12 Essential Tips for Growing Your Business

Having your business turn into a success is hard work, and you need to adapt to the times while organizing things as you go. There are several actions you can do to help your business increase its revenue. Making sure each area of your company gets attention is crucial to ensure small things don’t fall by the wayside. 

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As a business owner, you may feel as though you’re juggling a hundred things at once. This is because you have to wear a lot of different hats when managing their company. They need to check possible ways of improving their daily operations. 

1. Build your website 

Having a user-friendly site that’s up to date is a vital part of growing your company. A website design that’s modern and functional will keep your enterprise moving forward. In today’s competitive market,

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Refugee women come to KC furniture maker’s aid as business shifts amid COVID crisis

A few years back, and halfway through a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Kansas City native John Pryor realized he didn’t want to spend his life in a “digital nothingness.” So he left his corporate tech job in Boston and moved home, looking to recover from the stress of the tech world by retreating to a workshop where he could craft furniture by hand.

Creating tangible things, he said, “made me come alive.”

Earlier this year the 40-year-old opened a showroom called Madison Flitch where he could display and sell his artisan furniture pieces.

Then the pandemic hit.

Pryor, like many others, was hit hard by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. He feared his budding business wouldn’t be able to survive. He needed to pivot.

In the early days of the pandemic there was a desperate need for masks, so Pryor pounced, transforming his showroom into a mask-making operation.

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The home remodeling business is booming during the pandemic

When news of the coronavirus hit in early February and businesses starting closing their doors in March M.J. Taylor was worried. Today she is busier than ever.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you own a business you want to be busy. More calls and customers are better than no calls and customers. While many businesses are thrilled to be operating at 50% capacity, some are doing more work than before.

“We are very busy. Every single person I talk to in the business is in the same boat,” M.J. Taylor said.

The owner of MJ Design Build does everything from a remodeled bathroom or kitchen, to building a new home from the ground up.

Earlier this year, following the start of the pandemic, Taylor was worried her business would take a hit. Several clients put scheduled jobs on hold as many were worried about job security and uncertainty in the future.

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Home Depot Rebuilds Its Pro Business With HD Buyback

Home Depot is doubling down on its home improvement business, announcing it is buying back HD Supply, a company it had spun off in 2007 that specializes in serving the professional and commercial builder trade.

For Depot, the industry’s larger player and a retailer that has been on a recent hot streak with the boom in the home remodeling and redecorating business, it’s a move calculated to build up its share in the contractor industrial supply business. The deal, for about $8.7 billion, reunites the two companies which split 13 years ago when Depot sold HD to a group of private equity investors. Since then it went public

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