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Profit Is A Choice

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Owning every choice in your business is not for the faint of heart. Each Monday, join Michele Williams, strategic profitability coach for the interior design industry as she interviews guests who are taking control of their business one decision at a time to increase their profits. If you are an entrepreneur who wants to make money while working in your passion, this is the podcast for you.

Owning every choice in your business is not for the faint of heart. Each Monday, join Michele Williams, strategic profitability coach for the interior design industry as she interviews guests who are taking control of their business one decision at a time to increase their profits. If you are an entrepreneur who wants to make money while working in your passion, this is the podcast for you.

Location:

United States

Description:

Owning every choice in your business is not for the faint of heart. Each Monday, join Michele Williams, strategic profitability coach for the interior design industry as she interviews guests who are taking control of their business one decision at a time to increase their profits. If you are an entrepreneur who wants to make money while working in your passion, this is the podcast for you.

Language:

English

Contact:

678-576-0814


Episodes

How to Rethink Your Business

7/31/2022
201: How to Rethink Your Business WITH MICHELE WILLIAMS Today we are airing an episode that we launched in 2020. Many of us are seeing changes in buying patterns, budgets, and selections. While the details are different from where we were in early 2020, the rethinking our business part is the same. In this podcast we will examine how to dissect our businesses so that we can analyze them and perhaps put them back together again in a different way. Really knowing the pieces and parts, as...

Duration:00:30:14

Problem Solving as a Sales Process

7/24/2022
200: Problem Solving as a Sales Process WITH Jeremy Miner With us on the podcast today is Jeremy Miner. Jeremy is the Chairman of 7th Level, a Global Sales Training company. Jeremy shares that “The single most effective way to sell anything to anyone in 2022, is to be a problem finder and a problem solver... NOT a product pusher.” We will discuss this and why the old ways of selling no longer work well. Topics Mentioned: Emotion vs logic Selling is change Change is...

Duration:00:46:41

SEO and Messaging for Your Design Business

7/17/2022
199: SEO and Messaging for Your Design Business WITH Erin Ollila With me today is Erin Ollila. Erin is a copy coach and conversion copyrighter and so much more. Erin believes in the power of words and how a message can inform – and even transform – its intended audience. Today we will be talking about the intersection of SEO, messaging and copyrighting for your marketing materials. Get ready to take notes! Topics Mentioned: Messaging Customer Journey Audience Voice of Customer...

Duration:01:10:58

Rest, Recharge and Reset You and Your Business

7/3/2022
198: Rest, Recharge and Reset You and Your Business with Michele Williams Let’s talk more about burnout. Last month we looked at being burned out and looking for inspiration in different ways. But this month, I want to talk about being exhausted – in all the ways: mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. And – what we can do about it. Enjoy the podcast. Topics Mentioned: Exhaustion Sleep Rest Key Thoughts: Exhaustion can happen even when we are doing what we love....

Duration:00:11:25

197: Creating Systems that Work for Your Design Business

6/26/2022
197: Creating Systems that Work for Your Design Business WITH Adi Klevit Adi Klevit, Founder and CEO of Business Success Consulting Group is with me today sharing from her twenty-five years of knowledge and experience as a trained Industrial Engineer, management consultant and business executive to bring order and efficiency to organizations. We will discuss how processes improve efficiency and performance. Listen in for insight on bringing order to the chaos in your life and...

Duration:00:57:44

196: Creating and Documenting the Procedures in your Design Firm

6/19/2022
196: Creating and Documenting the Procedures in your Design Firm WITH Owen McGab Enaohwo With me on the podcast today is Owen McNab Enaohwo. Owen is the CEO and Co-founder of SweetProcess, an easy-to-use software that enables company executives and their employees to collaborate together to quickly document and/or improve their standard operating procedures, processes, and policies. We will dig in to where to start, how to monitor and improve processes and how to engage your team in the...

Duration:00:41:34

195: Looking for Inspiration for Your Creative Business

6/5/2022
195: Looking for Inspiration for Your Creative Business with Michele Williams Today, we are going to just put it on the table. Burnout, frustration, lack of inspiration, need of support. Do these words and phrases resonate at all? If so, hang around as each of these elements are discussed on the podcast today. Topics Mentioned: Inspiration Excitement Color Joy Key Thoughts: We all go through times of feeling like we are working in and with the mundane. But often joy and inspiration...

Duration:00:11:16

Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Design Business

5/15/2022
193: Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Design Firm WITH Pamela Durkin Joining me today is Pamela Durkin. Pamela has spent over 30 years in the high-end design business serving both residential and commercial clients. She continues to practice design and also teaches other designers how to be magnetic and attract the best clients through her In Demand Designer Program. We are talking today about networking, ideal clients, and how to make an impression from the beginning. Topics...

Duration:00:56:23

Cultivating Leadership in Your Design Firm

5/1/2022
192: Cultivating Leadership in Your Design Firm with Michele Williams Today we are going to talk about leadership. As many of us are growing our teams, we should consider how our role, and perhaps that of some of our team, is shifting into more of a leadership focus and not simply executing details. Topics Mentioned: Leadership Influence Intention Key Thoughts: We all have the ability to influence someone–but what makes great leadership great is the ability to influence others for...

Duration:00:13:22

Break Up With Debt

4/28/2022
194: Break Up With Debt WITH Melanie Lockert Joining me today is Melanie Lockert. Melanie is the author of the book, Dear Debt, based on her long-standing blog. She is also the podcast host of Mental Health and Wealth. Melanie was successful in paying off $81,000 in student loan debt and she has chronicled her journey on her blog and in her book. Today our focus will be all about debt and how to manage it. Topics Mentioned: Stages of debt Money mindset Self-worth vs....

Duration:00:53:53

Seeing What is Possible in Your Design Business

4/17/2022
191: Seeing What is Possible in Your Design Business WITH Katie Menon Joining me today is Katie Menon of Stephenson House in Edmonton, Canada. Katie has had impressive growth and has been willing to take some risks to do things, perhaps, before their time. Listen in as she shares her business trajectory. Topics Mentioned: Risk Growth Team Business Journey Key Thoughts: It's more common nowadays that people are coming to career paths in multiple ways. Starting a business later in...

Duration:00:51:34

5 Website Essentials for Interior Designers

4/3/2022
190: 5 Website Essentials for Interior Designers WITH Katie O’Brien On the podcast today is Katie O’Brien. Katie is a brand and website designer for the interior design industry. We are going to talk about the 5 website essentials that are needed, how to tell if you have outgrown your website, and the most common portfolio mistakes that people make. Enjoy! Topics Mentioned: Strategy Flow Ease Photography Key Thoughts: I love Katie, how you created the life that you want. The...

Duration:00:49:29

Reviewing Your Profit First Strategy

3/27/2022
Have you created a Profit First strategy and implemented it – then left it alone? Are you still confident in the percentages you have allocated? Is your system and process growing with the evolving financials and needs of your company? If you are not sure, then this is the podcast for you. Let’s talk about how to review your profit first strategy and how to tweak it to make it work for your business today.

Duration:00:09:25

Building Heroism in Business

3/20/2022
188: Building Heroism in Business WITH Scott BeeBe Scott Beebe is the founder and head coach of My Business on Purpose and he's the host of the My Business on Purpose podcast. He loves to liberate small business owners from the chaos of working in their business and helps to get their lives back by assisting them in articulating and implementing intentional vision mission values, systems and processes. Topics Mentioned: Preparation Vision Direction Key Thoughts: Monday is my favorite...

Duration:00:57:08

Introducing Metrique Solutions

3/13/2022
For years I have been asked to write a book. And while I have co-authored a book and enjoyed that process, I felt like there was something else I was supposed to put out into the world. Today I want to introduce you to Metrique Solutions. A software application that will help you make financial decisions in your business in just minutes a month. On this episode I will share with you the origin of Metrique Solutions along with the problems it solves. I am excited – so let’s get to it.

Duration:00:10:15

Preparing Your Business to Step Away

3/6/2022
As owners, we build and build and work and work on our business. But what happens when we need to step away for a time? Can the business move on without us? What if we are out for a hot minute and someone needs to step in on our behalf, have we established a company that they can move into? On the podcast today, we will look at the areas we need to consider for continuity of service if we, the owner, need to take a sabbatical.

Duration:00:15:58

Backwards Financials for the Win

2/27/2022
185: Backwards Financials for the Win with Tracie Tayl0r Today I'm bringing you a replay of a podcast that we launched in the first few months of our podcast back in 2018. This particular podcast was in response to a question that Tracy Taylor emailed and asked me about how she could figure out her financials backwards. I work with my clients to create a top-down and a bottom-up model of their financials. And on this episode, you will hear Tracy and I work through her numbers, I want you...

Duration:01:11:59

Seeing is Believing in Your Design Firm

2/20/2022
Joining me on the podcast today is Jack Tompkins of Pineapple Consulting. Jack and I met back in 2019. And we shared the love of numbers and metrics instantly. Jack and I began working together early in 2020 to bring visuals to my clients and now we have joined forces to create matric solutions, a software application for creative business owners, and to give you the ability to see your KPIs in a quick visual dashboard. And so today on this show, we are going to talk specifically about the...

Duration:00:37:04

How to Build a Design Business that Fits Your Strengths

2/20/2022
184: How to Build a Design Business that Fits Your Strengths with Carol Lang I am so excited to have Carol Lang, of Carol Lang Interiors in NJ, on the podcast with me today. Carol is an excellent designer who has really learned to create her own path forward in this industry. We will be sharing her journey of discovery to clarify what she wants out of her business, and how that work is iterative and ongoing. I hope you enjoy! Topics Mentioned: Strategy Flexibility Decision...

Duration:01:08:28

Preparing for an OPs Resource in Your Design Firm

2/13/2022
183: Preparing for an OPs Resource in Your Design Firm with Kelcee Sparks On the podcast today with me, again is Kelcee Sparks. And she is the Director of Operations and Success for Scarlet Thread Consulting. You might remember that Kelcee and I did Episode 168, together on how to hire an operations person for your design firm. And in that episode, if you haven't listened you may want to go check it out. We discussed operations, building trust, working within your zone of genius and...

Duration:00:55:15