New York Interior Designer Ghislane Viñas
This week in THE LOUNGE, I speak with Ghislane Viñas, an interior designer based in New York City. She has done projects all around the world but talks about an interesting project she is currently working on down in Florida, where she is working on the interior design for a yacht. Starting her career selling office furniture, Ghislane explained that it was here that she learned to sell and work with customers. After several years, she realized she just wanted more freedom, like many of us, and decided to break out and start her design firm. She now employs about 5 designers, but is able to work on her passion for the big picture. Now that she has created systems for her business, things run on a fairly predictable schedule. To learn or about Ghislane and her team, visit her website at GVinteriors.com.
Ghislane talked about the importance of systems. She learned about this early on in her interior design business journey. If you have listened to the show for a while, you know that this is an idea that is spoken of a lot by our successful designers. The best small business resource for learning about systems is a book by Michael Gerber called E-Myth. If you are new into your interior design business, I highly recommend you pick up a copy. It will be the best investment of time you can make. BUT, if you want a free copy, all you need to do is give me a review on iTunes! That’s right, I believe so strongly that this book will help you, that I am giving away 20 copies of The E-Myth to the next 20 people who write me a review in iTunes. Just take a screen shot of your review, and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. I will send you one book with free shipping.
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