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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 11/01/2016
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca

We love discovering fabulous new products and are especially thrilled to share products featured locally so our readership can experience such luxury for themselves. An added benefit is to be able to say the founder of the brand is just as delightful as the product is sumptuous. That’s how we feel about Sandra Jordan and the…

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6-Step Guide to Branding Your Business on a Budget

Posted By: Allison D. Published: 01/04/2017
6-Step Guide to Branding Your Business on a Budget

When you begin marketing your company ... branding your business, personal brand, business brand, brand story, brand collateral all begin to pop up in your vocabulary. Whether a noun or verb, creating your brand is important and it does take an investment. And that investment if not monetary, is measured in time. 6-Step Guide to Branding Your Business on a…

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Design Dialogue: Communication and Trends

Posted By: Cindy L. Published: 01/04/2017
Design Dialogue: Communication and Trends

Practiced interior designers know part of the custom design experience is creating a space personalized to the client’s design sensibilities. That process starts by foraging out the client’s preferred design style, preferences, and intended use of the space. We’ve asked four designers to share how they get clients to open-up and convey thoughts about what they’d…

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6 Real-Estate Staging Secrets to Make the Sale

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/19/2016
6 Real-Estate Staging Secrets to Make the Sale

With the barrage of imagery from Pinterest and Instagram filling our smart phone, desk top monitor, and tablet screens, it’s no wonder we have become so visually driven. Setting up the perfect "selfie" is not limited to pictures of our friends and family, but the need to see the perfect image has spilled over into our everyday expectations such as…

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Single Women Pay More for their Home Loans

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/18/2016
Single Women Pay More for their Home Loans

If you are a single woman looking to buy a new home, you will want to read this. Even though single women statistically default on their mortgages less often than men, they are denied credit more often and get charged more for their loans. In addition, even though single ladies typically make larger down payments…

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Conference Goers: 15 Types You’ll Either Meet or Embody

Posted By: Allison D. Published: 10/26/2016
Conference Goers: 15 Types You’ll Either Meet or Embody

Each season a fresh burst of conventions and expos pop up throughout the business landscape. Most conferences provide continuing education break outs as well as opportunities to offer conference goers the opportunity to do a bit of multi-tasking. So what should you actually be doing at a convention? Should you focus on networking or just try to make connections with…

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Facings of America: Tile for Your Beautiful Spaces

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/14/2016
Facings of America: Tile for Your Beautiful Spaces

Good things come to those who wait. That’s just how I felt when I walked through the doors of Facings of America in Scottsdale, Arizona for a design networking event. A second generation owned and operated business, Facings has a reputation of having one of the most extensive tile and stone offerings in the industry. Since…

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What type of business entrepreneur are you?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/13/2016
What type of business entrepreneur are you?

What type of business entrepreneur are you? Depending where your business falls in its life-cycle determines what you should be doing to help get you to the next stage of business success. Each day lenders work with a variety of business entrepreneurs and, no matter their age, experience level or type of business, lenders find business…

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7 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Interior Design Practice

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/16/2017
7 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Interior Design Practice

For many designers, maintaining a blog for your interior design practice is like tracking your miles – we know it’s good for us, but we just struggle with it. Blogging for your interior design practice is one of the best possible ways for you to dramatically increase your lead flow, improve your website’s SEO, traffic…

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The Power of Home Staging - Sale or Stale?

Posted By: Nancy Pierson Published: 10/06/2016
The Power of Home Staging - Sale or Stale?

Well, I can start with the statistics. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 profile of home staging report, over 95% of Buyer’s agents say that home staging has at least some effect on the buyer’s view of the home. The report also reflects an increase in sales price and a faster sale correlated…

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