Suzi Istvan’s design business brought in big bucks in 2014, but her take-home pay was far from six-figures. A year of big growth means big investments, but the strategic way she spends her money has set her up with a business she always dreamed of running (and that’s bringing in some serious revenue).
In this episode you’ll hear:
— How Suzi identifies and then deals with debilitating burn-out.
— One of the ways I “keep it interesting” in my marriage.
— The secret deal Suzi’s husband may or may not have made with the devil.
— A breakdown of the retainer services Splendidly Curious provides, and what may cause their prices to vary.
— How much the business made in 2014 and what Suzi’s own cut of that was by the end of the year.
— Why Suzi and her team aren’t actually working for the people who are paying them month-to-month. (Sounds like a scam but it’s not!)
— Why she felt it was important to hire a lawyer on retainer before bringing in any designers to actually make money for the business.
— The “backwards” way that Suzi went about preparing her business to hire its first designer.
— Why it took longer than it should have for that first designer to start “paying for herself.”
— The make-up of the Splendidly Curious team: who they are and what they do.
— Why charging for packages instead of for hours worked protects both her business and its clients.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Splendidly Curious
- A Splendid Start
- Your Signature Experience ← cart closes on June 28!
- Lady Business Radio
- Absolute FB Ads (which is going up in price on July 4)
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