In business you need to make choices that positively impact your revenue.
Your goal is to obviously run a profitable business.
Do you have a system to manage the initial client contact through to project close out?
If you do, A+ for you, you’re on the right track! If you don’t we have plenty of resources you can reference on the importance of an interior design process and client management.
If you are using a makeshift system of 5+ software’s & online tools (I won’t tell, I used to be the same way) the naked truth is you’re being inefficient with you time.
Time is money in the business of interior design.
If you’re not being efficient with your time, arguably your wasting your most valuable asset and you’re leaving money on the table.
Don’t want to leave money on the table? The answer is…
You need to invest in the proper project and client management software for your interior design business.
What do I mean by scalable?
Today, your complicated system of softwares and tools appears to be working.
For a team of 1 or 2, you’re getting work done, but where do you strive your business to be in 3-5 years? If you were to bring on a new employee, assistant, accountant or contractor, would you be able to explain your design process in under an hour? If the answer is no then your design process isn’t scalable.
Building a successful interior design business begins and ends with process. Using the right tools to execute your process is invaluable. Don’t leave money on the table. Investing in project management software that’s right for your business will improve your client relationships and control the chaos in your interior design business.