In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast, I speak with Aarti Popat, Interior Designer, Consultant and Mentor at Aarti Popat Interior Design and The Interior Designers Club.
From the age of 15, Aarti dreamt of becoming an interior designer and becoming her own boss one day. After studying and working in her dream career for more than a decade, the time came to fulfil the second part of her desire and start her own business. The opportunity came when a paid project landed in her lap. She followed this with a website and social media presence...only to discover that she needed more than this if her business was to thrive.
Listen to this episode to discover more about Aarti's journey, and what she has discovered it takes to build a successful interior design business.
I learned early on that business isn't as easy as building a website and social media presence and waiting for clients to find you. You have to take action for clients to find you. - Aarti Popat
In this value-packed episode you'll learn:
- What it really takes to find your first clients.
- The role your mindset can play in building your business.
- How to overcome your fear of getting visible and being perfect.
- How to create and manage a home office space that helps you to be productive.
- What you need to consider to succeed as an interior designer.
- The importance of working on your Mindset the help you need to fill your gaps.
- Why having a strong network is priceless for all entrepreneurs and business owners.
- Why a strategic plan is essential for your business success.
...and so much more!
You really do need a strategic plan for your business. Once you map out your moves, you can break them into achievable steps. Which will help you achieve your goals. - Aarti Popat
About Aarti Popart
Aarti Popart is an interior designer and consultant (for busy, design inspired couples) helping them to create meaningful and intentional interiors that work for their lifestyles and mentor (for ambitious female interior designers) helping them to start sustainable businesses that they love - by turning their passion into a business and allow them to take charge to create the life that they want.
She lives in North London with her husband and 2 mini's.
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