8 Things to Do Before New Year

8 Things to Do Before New Year

The New Year offers a fresh start and the end of the year is the time that you can focus on preparing for that fresh start. It’s always nice to make sure that the clutter and chaos don’t follow you into January.

Here are 8 things to do before the calendar flips:

1. Get Accounting in Order

Catch up with your bookkeeping, pay bills, send invoices, pay your sales tax. You may want to meet with your accountant to make sure you’re current on your estimated taxes and talk to them about any year-end tax savings (like buying a new computer or making a charitable donation).

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2019 Interior Design Business Planner

2019 Interior Design Business Planner

Too often, instead of making choices in our business, we allow the circumstances in our business to choose for us. Meaning, we simply react and respond to what comes our way.

Our businesses are like boats and I see so many designers have yet to pick up the oar and steer towards a destination. They’re just floating along, going where the current takes them.

One of the side effects that I heard over and over from participants in The Golden Blueprint was that they felt so much more confident during and after the course. For a long time I couldn’t pinpoint why that was.

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New Year Planner

New Year Planner

I like to focus on my year ahead for the entire month of January.  It doesn't seem like there is ever enough time at the end of the year to plan for the next one.  In my business, January is a planning month.  I like to spend some time reviewing last year and creating goals for the new year by asking the right questions and taking time to answer them.  

In the January 2018 issue of O Magazine, Oprah writes, "What's the best way to live a full, honest, examined life?  Where do we find deeper meaning?  How can we bridge the gap between ourselves and others?  The answer, in every case: Ask the right questions."

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Simple Business Plans for Interior Designers

Simple Business Plans for Interior Designers

I'm continuing the series on Strategic Planning with creating a business plan.  Now, wait, before I lose you, this isn't going to be a super complicated multi-page plan that no one will ever see.

The new business plans are focused and can help you get clear in just a page to what your plan is.

I'll be going deeper into these topics over the next few months. But get your juices flowing and get something on your paper will help you and your business.

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