business advice

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

Do I pay my team extra to come to High Point Market with me?

business advice | March 5, 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 compensate employees to attend High Point Market with you, and what to expect in return. By Sean Low

My clients willingly go way over budget. What should I do?

business advice | February 19, 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 handle clients who are more than willing to go over budget. By Sean Low

The right (and wrong) ways to give your team a bonus

business advice | February 5, 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 know when it’s time to give your team a bonus, and how to do it right. By Sean Low
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