Every design practice, from sole proprietorships to multi-employee operations, relies on the experience, strength and talent of other tradespeople to complete even the smallest projects. When a new project begins, the design professional evaluates the resources required and often hires appropriate companies and individuals to get the job done right. But managing relationships with vendors, suppliers, craftsmen and contractors can be tricky. How do you nurture and maintain productive co-working relationships that deliver your design vision to your client on time and on budget?
Designer and Business of Design founder Kimberley Seldon refers to the suppliers, trades and artisans who consistently deliver on her brand’s promise of excellence as members of her “A-Team.” In this course, she provides guidance on how to create and manage your own A-Team, so you can provide an outstanding experience for your clients, catapult your confidence, and increase your profitability.
In this class, you will learn:
- what it takes to confidently run a successful design project
- what clients will pay more for
- how to build and nurture an "A-Team" that contributes to your confidence and profitability
- how to manage trades effectively and increase client satisfaction
After this class, attendees with have:
- a strong understanding of how to build, maintain, and grow their supplier and trade relationships
- the systems they need to increase efficiency and profit in their business through their "A-Team".
This webinar is conducted through AdobeConnect. All you need to join is reliable internet access and computer speakers with good volume. Intstructions on how to join will be sent out the night before and morning of the webinar.
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Kimberley Seldon is a designer, broadcaster and writer who advocates for spaces that celebrate the people who live in them. Educated at California State University and trained in Toronto, she has been in private practice since 1991. Based in Toronto and Los Angeles, the award-winning Kimberley Seldon Design Group today creates exceptional living spaces for exceptional people throughout North America. In 2006, Kimberley founded Business of Design – an online learning platform for independent designers – to share what she’s learned about how professionalism powers creativity. She continues to coach and speak to aspiring designers around the world, and to be inspired by their passion.