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When is participating in a designer showhouse worth it?

business advice | November 27, 2018
Sean Low is the the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, how to determine whether or not participating in a showhouse is good for business. By Sean Low

5 tips for navigating design media today

business advice | November 15, 2018
With the wave of recent changes at major publishing houses, the shift in print editorial coverage and the rise of Instagram, the world I started my PR career in looks nothing like the one I work in today. So how do we reconcile with what we have in front of us, and where do we go from here? By Laura Bindloss

Bad vendor experiences left my client disappointed. Now what?

business advice | November 1, 2018
Sean Low is the the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions—this time, about how to respond to clients disappointed after delays and bad vendor experiences. By Sean Low

Am I too old to start a career as a designer?

business advice | October 18, 2018
Sean Low is the the go-to business coach for interior designers. In his advice column for BOH, he answers designers’ most pressing questions. By Sean Low

How do I fire an employee?

business advice | September 25, 2018
Dear Sean: I have been a designer for over 10 years and currently have a team of three aside from myself. I have had an increasingly difficult time with my oldest tenured employee (she has been with me for over seven years). Our clientele has grown as has our approach. I no longer need her to... By Sean Low

Am I indebted to my clients?

business advice | September 11, 2018
Dear Sean, I recently had a great client—she was pleased with the finished project, and I loved working with her throughout the entire process. But there's trouble brewing in paradise now, post-project. This client referred me to a friend of hers. I met with him, and my gut tells me that he is ... By Sean Low

Is it time to quit interior design for good?

business advice | August 28, 2018
Dear Sean, I’m burned out. I’ve had a long and successful run as a designer, managing my own business, but for the last few months I’ve been feeling jaded, scattered and unfulfilled on a daily basis. This is despite working with a number of great clients (and an equal number of not-so-great o... By Sean Low

My clients are too slow. How can I speed up their decision-making?

business advice | August 14, 2018
I know we're in the midst of the dog days of summer, but it seems like every client of mine is moving like molasses! It’s taking certain clients weeks to respond to simple email requests—and forget about making larger, more expensive decisions. What can I do to prevent delays in client communica... By Sean Low

I don’t take on smaller-budget clients—am I leaving money on the table?

business advice | August 1, 2018
Dear Sean: Most of my projects are very high end with budgets always higher than $450,000. Lately, I have been getting inquiries from potential clients with significant budgets—let’s say up to $250,000—but not enough for me, personally, to be able to do what I do. I have a staff of two junior... By Sean Low
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