Interior Design Success Story: A New Firm Makes Good
Maybe you’ve heard those dire predictions about new design firms : that one out of three of them will be out of business within two years, and that less than half of new firms will survive beyond four years.
So, it’s nice to be the bearer of good news about a new firm – just a little news from a little Miami-based design firm called Funktional Interiors.
I’ll let owner Ayleen Perez tell it in her own words:
Thank you so much for all the advice you give us. I love the down to earth way you express yourself.
I have only been in business a little over a year and it was hard to start a one man firm off the ground. I’m still a one-man firm but have built a team of subcontractors who are great. I there there is very little we can’t do!
I have worked very hard, marketed a lot, hosted events, sponsored events and spent money. I didn’t have to impress (anyone) and look like a bigger firm.
It has worked! I am now almost completely out of debt and Funktional is well known in different circles. 2009 is starting off good; a local celebrity’s home and a monthly radio spot…yay!
Thanks again. Please keep bringing the good advice.
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Fred Berns: Interior Design Industry Coach, Speaker, Trainer