Social networking has become a way of universal media output and reception. Each social networking site has a basic function to quickly translate an idea or piece of information to a wide audience. Instagram is a quick and easy way to share photos with friends!To use Instagram, create an account; it’s simple and free to use!
The remaining numbers of practicing interior designers and professional decorative artists and contractors has shrunk to include only the strongest, smartest, toughest and best. Interior Designers are working harder and smarter for less money to achieve the same results for their customers. Your mission will be to become an interior designer’s indispensable asset and team member.
How many times have you been asked to write a biography? Do you have anything written in the “about” section of your Facebook page? Do you have a page about yourself and your business on your website? Many artists push these tasks aside – perhaps saying “I’ll get to it later” or “that’s not really THAT important.” Well, it IS that important, and I’ll tell you why.
For almost 40 years I have been doing decorative painting projects for both residential and commercial clients. My business fluctuates between the two, but I would say that it probably averages out to be about 60% residential and 40% commercial over the years. Both of these markets have their pluses and minuses and can be both rewarding and frustrating for different reasons.
I have had a successful decorative painting business for the past 12 years. It is a profession I truly love and have a passion for. I have been fortunate to have had my work published in numerous magazines and newspapers.This year I was elected to be on the board of directors of IDAL. For the 2013 convention I will be in charge of the Expo at the convention in Indianapolis. The following are five tips on running my business successfully and how I plan on using them for Expo.
We have all heard phrases like, stick and stay, make it pay or slow and steady wins the race. I could probably go on and on with catch phrases like this (and maybe I will at the end of this article) but I won’t. The truth of the matter is we hear things like this, we know it is the correct way to approach this and yet we still ignore or forget to use this methodology. Here are 5 tips to pave the path a little easier.
Logos and identity are everywhere in today’s world. Everywhere we look we are bombarded with certain colors and shapes that relate to a a certain brand. I could not help but think about logos & branding and how important they are to companies and organizations who use them while creating this years 2013 Indianapolis convention banner.
We all have different ways of running our business. Some are hands on, some allow a lot of freedom to their vendors and some micro manage. I pride myself on being one who delegates. I try and i repeat try to only do the tasks that have to be done by me. If I can delegate something to free up my time for painting, selling or marketing then I do.
Most of the time business advice is simple, common sense information that becomes complicated or hard to see when surrounded by the million and one other tasks that come with having your own business. An outside party can ask, “What would make my business more successful?” and I can ask a few questions and rattle off multiple low cost scenarios to improve work load and visibility.
If you spend any time online, odds are you’ve heard of Pinterest. Like me, you may have wondered what all the fuss is about. At first glance, according to the chatter on my Facebook news feed at least, it seemed like a way to collect recipes, crafts for kids, or photos making fun of the Twilight series. “What could be so amazing about that?” I wondered.