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May 19, 2022
Oakland, California– and Atlanta-based designer Kelly Finley of Joy Street Design started her career as a corporate attorney. Now she’s looking to build a design empire, which means developing a team that can make decisions without her.
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April 28, 2022
When Atlanta-based designer Whitney Ray founded Wyeth Ray Interiors with architect Joel Kelly in 2017, she started out slowly—taking three or four projects a year at first, then making a few hires. Then, in 2021, growth came quickly: The firm ended the year with six employees and 29 projects in the books, and had more than doubled its revenue.
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April 7, 2022
Denver-based designer Ramey Caulkins spent the first six years of her career working in Ann Sacks showrooms before founding her firm, Griffin Design Source, in 2003. That experience on the vendor side has shaped her logical, layered approach to sourcing—including what she expects from her partners and how she decides which ones to work with.
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April 1, 2022
Every project hinges on sourcing and shopping, and how you approach the product side of your business can make a big difference for your bottom line. There’s no right or wrong here, just what’s right for you. Ready to start thinking more strategically? Twelve designers tell us what works for them.
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April 1, 2022
Hiring a new employee is always something of a leap of faith for entrepreneurs, and it often takes a few trips to the edge of the cliff to make sure you’re ready to jump. A way to make the plunge a little less scary? Hiring help on a part-time basis.
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