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Jess Green has it all - she's kind, smart, funny, and super talented, having built a successful interior design business of her own after years working under one of the world's most well-known designers. She's also a full time mom who juggles a thriving business with motherhood and family life.

We talk about everything from how she prices her services to the challenges and rewards of the interior design industry to the surprising things designers work on that most people don't think about. Jess also answers a ton of listener questions about the business and about design advice.

00:04:30: What is Jess's job and where does she work?

00:07:00: What was her last 9-5? Would she recommend working for bigger designers before starting your own business?

00:13:24: We talk about budgeting and bookkeeping, which can be difficult for designers when they have to purchase so many goods.

00:17:21: What did Jess go to school for? What's the origin story of her business?

00:28:30: What are the challenges and rewards of being in the interior design industry? What are some of the surprising things that she does that no one would realize?

00:45:50: What's her favorite part of the design process?

00:48:50: How do designers handle photoshoots? What was it like doing huge editorial photoshoots when she worked at a large firm?

00:54:30: The big question: pricing. What's Jess's pricing strategy and how does she price her services?

01:01:30: How does she set boundaries in her business?

01:04:30: How does she feel about the future of the industry, especially with the rise and fall of so many e-design sites?

01:12:00: How does Jess market her business?

01:13:35: Has she ever done a designer showhouse?

01:17:10: How has the internet/social media changed the landscape of the industry?

01:18:10: Does Jess go to trade shows like High Point Market?

01:22:15: Back to the Future - what advice would Jess give her younger self? What's the biggest business mistake she's made?

01:33:00: A Day in the Life: What does an average day look like for her?

01:41:00: Listener questions - we had a lot!

01:52:00: Quick answer segment and where to find Jess online

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