Frequently Asked Questions​

Our background is in the Interior Design Community and that is who we’ve launched our business serving. But we envision a future where Interior, Landscape, and Graphic designers are supported by the Collective. We are developing a community for creatives where mutual support and inspiration flow.

Wonderful! We know that directing your actions when starting a business can feel a bit like Chutes and Ladders. We have a new business checklist and can walk you through launching your design business step by step. We have experience starting a business and supporting others as they navigate this new territory. Let us help you make sure you are doing things the right way without undue expense, time, or headache. We’d love to explore this path with you.

Congratulations for taking the leap to start your own business! You know the burden of managing your own business while also trying to have time to design. We’d love to partner with you, freeing you up to focus on your craft. We will review your business model, identify areas of opportunity, and design a business that works for YOU. Let us practice what we are experts in, so you can focus on your areas of expertise.

Absolutely not – we know that your business is dynamic and varied. That is the value in partnering with someone who will take the time to understand your business and your goals -we will develop a customized plan to overcome your hurdles and realize your hopes. While we have a number of templates and best practices, we are also going to curate them to your business needs.

No matter what you are facing we will either already have experience in how to solve for it or will partner with you in exploring the solutions. It is exhausting trying to figure out everything on your own. By joining the Collective you gain access to business and design experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you have something specific in mind, we’d love the opportunity to talk with you about how we can help. We are in the business of helping you build a successful business that brings you joy.

Leads are the lifeblood of any business. While the Collective is not responsible for providing you with leads, we will partner with you in developing and growing your network. We know which events and contacts in your niche are worth cultivating. We can even join you at events if you are intimidated by flying solo. We will develop a step by step plan for you to find your dream clients and convert them into clients that rave about their experience working with you.

Each partnership with the Collective starts with a 12 month commitment. We know that intentional growth takes time. We want enough time to truly understand your unique dreams, implement your development plan, and see that plan bear fruit. Imagine where your business will be after 12 months of directed and dedicated investment. If you’d like to pay for the full year’s membership fee upfront, you will get one month free!

Joining the Collective is more than a business expense, it is an investment in building a business that brings you joy. The investment includes a:

  • Flat monthly membership fee
  • Fee based on the percentage of revenue generated.
  • One-time onboarding fee.

The base + % fee model means that everyone has access to the community and systems, plus the relative support your business needs.

Great question! We’d love to schedule a quick phone call where you can get to know us, ask some initial questions, and we can get to know you. From there, we’ll schedule a free business consultation over coffee to help with your immediate business needs and share more in depth about our services. We are looking forward to talking through what your path to join the Collective will look like!

Keri and Erin have an extensive professional background with a proven record of managing projects from concept to completion, client experience strategies, and coaching individuals and teams to success. Lauren from Saltbox Design Co is a founding Design Member. She and the rest of the member designers bring a wealth of experience when it comes to design, technical drawings, vendors, and working with the trades. As our community grows, the gifts we have access to also grows.

While the Collective was founded and launched in Colorado, we don’t believe that we have to be limited geographically. The beauty of modern technology means that we can partner with you in designing your business no matter where you are. You can join our team meetings and seminars virtually as well as connect with other designers to share inspiration and bounce ideas off each other through our dedicated channels.

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Let's design a business that works for YOU!

Hopefully this has answered some initial questions and sparked even more ideas! If you are intriged or inspired (and we hope it’s both), then let’s connect for a discovery call and free business consultation meeting.