Business Advice

I’ve recently started my own firm. Can I reach out to past clients and vendors?

business advice | July 9, 2019
Sean Low is the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, how to navigate the ethics of reaching out to professional contacts—clients and vendors alike—as you start your own business. By Sean Low

Clients’ demands don’t align with my process. How can I find a way to work with them?

business advice | April 30, 2019
Sean Low is the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, how to channel a client’s demands that don’t align with how your firm typically works (think shopping with a client, designing one room at a time) into a new scope of work that feels like a better fit. By Sean Low

My former employee is using my work to launch her career. Now what?

business advice | April 16, 2019
Sean Low is the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, how to respond when a former employee uses your work to launch their own career. By Sean Low

To friend or not to friend: What’s a designer to do in the digital age?

business advice | April 2, 2019
Sean Low is the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, what to do when I client has friended you on Facebook and all of the ways the “friend zone” can derail a project. By Sean Low

After a 30-year career, do I still need to belong to a professional association?

business advice | March 20, 2019
Sean Low is the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, whether a designer should feel obligated to continue paying membership dues for a professional association, or if after three decades-long career, the work speaks for itself. By Sean Low
Click here for more articles
Advertisement