small business marketing with Tiina Wilen

How to Really Get Things Done

We are heading towards the end of this year, pretty quickly wouldn’t you agree? I actually prefer thinking about the next year rather than focusing on the end of this one, somehow it feels more positive to look forward to the new year than towards the end of this (however my accountant thinks differently…) How…

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Small business marketing with Tiina Wilen

What’s your next move?

I had an interesting conversation with a designer last week; we discussed the changes in your businesses and what decisions are required at different times. How does one know?  Business changes all the time, some seasons (be it years, or months) are good, and some not so much. The question we always need to ask…

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Why and How You Should Invest in Your Business

I had a workshop for a group of Interior Design student some weeks ago and we talked about the business side of running a design company. I’ve noticed that many new designers don’t really understand the value of investing in your business. Now, I’m not only talking about the monetary investment, like investing in tools…

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small business marketing with tiina wilen

6 Common Roadblocks Most Designers Face… Do You?

Building a business, any kind of business, is not easy. We face so many roadblocks along the way, and just when we feel we really got it together, new stuff arises and here we go again… Do you identify yourself in this rollercoaster? The things I worried about at the beginning of my entrepreneurship were different…

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interior design business secrets

Shhh… Designer Secrets

Here’s a story. This following discussion took place at a trade fair for about 1 year ago. This was between me and a competitor a fellow design business owner*. We discussed manufacturing… I: so where do you manufacture your goods? The other designer: in a country in XX. I: ookay… are you happy with your…

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One Reason Your Website is not Getting You Clients & 5 Tips to Fix It

I love building websites, and I believe a website should be updated at least once a year, just like we update our sales materials, offerings, products and service packagings. I’ve been screening through hundreds, if not thousands of websites together with my development team, and notice a few serious mistakes many designers do. But let’s…

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Marketing Quick Tips: How to Get More FB Followers

Here’s a cool little trick for getting more FB followers. Now, followers alone don’t do much for your business, you need to know how to convert your followers from FB or any other platform and to become your lead. Anyway, if you want to start connecting with the people who have liked your specific blog…

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12 things to think about before launching your product design business

12 things to think about before launching your product design business

12 things to think about before launching your product design business Let’s start by covering some benefits of launching physical products!   First, you maybe are a designer, artist or other creative and dream about launching your products and selling nationwide, and why not internationally? Second, you maybe have a service based business and you…

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