Ep 11: Managing Your Interior Design Business with Anastasia Casey

I'm walking you through who to hire first, what to outsource, what can be done remotely, and what’s needed in-person. Then, we’ll take it a step further and walk through a few sample org charts so you can focus on scaling your interior design business in the future.

Today's episode of The Interior Collective is all about Managing Your Interior Design Business - from the softwares we swear by to the intimate workings of hiring, benefits, company policies and managing HR. We’re covering a lot.

In full transparency, I spent the majority of 2021 hashing out every detail of my business, defining our company culture, putting new policies in place and building up industry leading benefits for my team. We were lucky enough to bring in a corporate strategist to help us research, define and implement the most useful practices of large companies, on a small scale. This year, we’ve put it all to paper and created a plug and play template for you to adapt in your own design firm.

An excerpt from the episode:

Key Softwares and Automations

I wish I could tell you there is one software program that we suggest for everything but that is just not the case, and I am ok with that. I would rather use a program that was really good at a couple things, than a program that tries to do so much, it doesn’t do anything well.

IDCO would not exist today without Dubsado and as I’ve learned more from our interior design clients and their process, I’ve figured out the best way to utilize Dubsado for interior designers. Before using Dubsado, I’d used Asana, Trello and Basecamp, but none of them offered the caliber of client experience I was looking for. Essentially, Dubsado is the legal project manager for your interior design business. From initial inquiry to final goodbye, every piece can be used for:

  • Sending invoices for consultations and e-design

  • Sending presentations

  • Revisions

  • Feedback forms

  • Contracts

  • Proposals

  • Scheduling