To continue our post on “Sunday Productivity”, many interior designers have the perk (or curse) of working from home. Working from home can be freeing and fun, but sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut or get behind in tasks. Any procrastinators in the house?
Here are some tips for staying on the money, and keeping a sliver of sanity for you work-at-home interior designers:
It’s no secret, nobody wants to hustle on a Sunday off, but using downtime to catch up on the more mundane tasks can give you a leg up on a busy week to come. Imagine going in on Monday with a clear mind, and workable schedule!
In past Posts, we’ve discussed tools, outsourcing and the “why”. Now it’s time to cover those of you that have considered tackling the sometimes daunting activity of taking charge of your own bookkeeping. The secret? It doesn’t have to be daunting! Here are some tips on channeling your inner accountant.
1. Cloud Access
Much like other interior design software (like Studio WebWare, Designer Advantage, and QuickBooks), Design Manager is based in the cloud. That means that anyone on your team can access it at any time, from a Mac or PC. This is so important to staying efficient. Desktop applications are quickly becoming obsolete, and for good reason. The cloud is where it’s at.
Browsing Houzz helps us stay on top of the trends, and of course, it’s a fabulous excuse to “window shop” at work.
Here are this week’s top 5 interior designs:
For most of us in the service industry, we love the service we get to provide, but aren’t too keen on the “customer service” portion. Your business success often depends on the well-oiled machine that is not just your designs, but your interior design firm’s customer service.
Sometimes, our promises to meet client’s demands, end us up here…