Office Excellence Archives – Julia Molloy

Day 7 – GET ORGANIZED! Senior Designer – 20 Day Interior Design Business Program

Hi Everyone! The Designer Role is the last hire in the basic boutique model firm and will be the last step in creating a full ‘Design Team’.  Once you have a Junior Designer & Designer – TEAM, you will then be able to fully step into your Principal Designer role and run the concept and […]

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Day 6 – GET ORGANIZED! Junior Designer – 20 Day Interior Design Business Program

Hi Everyone! Are you ready to add structure to your Junior Designer position? If that role has been somewhat of a revolving door in your office, that means that you don’t have enough structure in your processes and are likely tasking them with too wide a variety of to do’s.   This is a quick […]

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Day 5 – GET ORGANIZED! Admin Expeditor Role – 20 Day Interior Design Business Program

Hi There!   Hope you are doing great! How have you come along so far with our little get organized program?  Today we are going to start putting together structure for your team. The Office Manager / Expeditor role is generally the first hire, before even a Jr. Designer if you do a lot of […]

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Day 4 – GET ORGANIZED! Principal Designer Role – 20 Day Interior Design Business Program

Hi Everyone! How are you all doing?  Well, we had one crazy week last week, with the acquisition of IVY by Houzz! I conducted  a webinar about it for all of you. If you didn’t see it, here is the link. So, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Are you ready to get back […]

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Day 3 – GET ORGANIZED! Interior Design Firm Team Structure – 20 Day Interior Design Business Program

Hi Everyone! How are you all doing?  Did you do your Key Characteristics Worksheet?  Let me know how you are progressing. OK, so next is your interior design firm team structure!  Getting your roles right from the start will make ALL the difference in your business.  Your core 3 team members are the most important […]

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QuickBooks vs. Studio Webware for Your Interior Design Business Software

So what is the benefit of using Studio Webware if you are still keeping Quickbooks, you may ask. I’ve discovered over the years, that they actually complement each other quite well! When there is reason to keep Quickbooks, Studio Webware acts as layer of project management on top of the bookkeeping functionality. Quickbooks is great for transactions and not so good with process. So we use Quickbooks to its strengths and use it to make payments and track receipts as usual. You’ll use SW to create the actual proposals, Spec sheets, PO’s and Invoices.

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