Monthly Archives: September 2012

Brand Yourself!

You’ve decided to start your own business.  You have the idea, the money and the initiative.  You’re all ready to go, right? Wrong. No, I’m not telling you to go get a tattoo or visit the local cattle farm.  You … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover…

Or a designer by his/her socks. I’m serious.  As a freshman at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of my first professors in the Interior Architecture department was Peter Exley.  (Peter, if you’re reading this, I hope … Continue reading

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Design Ideas from the Younger Generations

Last weekend Dave and I had his neices stay with us.  The three girls are 11, 13 and 15, and while very much similar, each has her own distinct personality.  The biggest common thread last weekend, however, was that each … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break

You’ve been sitting in front of your computer monitor for hours and your eyes are moving in directions you didn’t even know were possible. You’ve started questioning your work even though your ideas were brilliant and your research was solid … Continue reading

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Showing Your Cards

I’m a people person.  Dave’s a people person even more than I am.  I’ll run into people I know everytime I go to the store, but Dave has kids knocking on our door every night as if he’s one of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Planners

(From Kim’s Perspective) When I graduated college more than a decade ago, my mom bought me a leather, business sized portfolio.  Made of beautiful, rich black leather, I…  Honestly had no idea what to do with it.  It sat in … Continue reading

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How to Court Your Customers

In many ways, developing a long lasting relationship with a customer or client can be much like dating.  As a very happily married couple, we would know. Whether you’re single relationship-wise or looking to secure a client into a long-term … Continue reading

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