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About LuAnn Nigara
LuAnn Nigara, with her husband Vince and cousin Bill, co-owns Window Works in Livingston NJ. It is a 12-person firm, specializing in window treatments and awnings, with annual sales nearly 3 million, and have serviced more than 27,000 clients since opening in 1982.
As the host of the #1, 5-star rated, interior design business podcast, A Well-Designed Business* each week, through engaging and thoughtful interviews LuAnn digs deep into meaningful content with each guest, revealing the methods and strategies required to operate a profitable, creative firm. She is known by her loyal listeners for three things, her ability to ask the question in their head, her ability to summarize and relate the information directly to them and her ability to make you feel like you are sitting with a long-time friend.
A talented and energetic speaker, LuAnn is sought after at many industry events. She has keynoted for ASID National and High Point Market Authority at their prestigious Design Viewpoint Series, held in High Point, NC, for the IDS-ART National Conference, for the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE), at the National Kitchen and Bath (NKBA) Design Business Summit and at Thibaut’s National Sales Conference. LuAnn has also presented to the Design Influencers Conference, ASID NJ, ASID NY Metro and to the Interior Design Society, NY. With a particular gift for panel moderation she has led discussions at industry events around the country including The International Furniture Market at High Point, NC, Chicago Design, Washington Design, Las Vegas Furniture Market, Americas Mart, Atlanta, the Boston Design Center, the Philadelphia Design Center and Wanted Design, NY, NY.
Her book, The Making of A Well-Designed Business*, Turn Inspiration into Action, is a veritable how to for the small business owner detailing the best principles for starting, growing and managing a healthy, successful business. By sharing her 30+ year career as an entrepreneur, LuAnn teaches, encourages and inspires fellow entrepreneurs to make the commitment to running their business with proven business practices, ensuring their profitability and their success.
Her second book, A Well-Designed Business*, The Power Talk Friday Experts is a co-authored book with twelve of the most sought after business experts in the creative industry. The resource covers some of the most difficult topics creative entrepreneurs face such as branding, charging your worth, pipeline building and managing your finances. Each chapter is a stand-alone lesson to be referred back to time and time again.
A skilled and intuitive business woman, LuAnn is passionate about helping business owners intentionally grow their business confidence, their business skills and their profits. She shares this passion through one on one private coaching, through group coaching, by writing a column for the national Window Fashion-Vision Magazine, as a Director at Large on the national board of the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) and as the Senior Sales Instructor for Exciting Windows based in Maryland.
For more information or inquiries: https://luannnigara.com/
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You’re an entrepreneur and ready to start a new business – or looking for ways to advance your current one.So… what’s your first move? You need a guide on where to start from someone who has been there and knows the ropes.
A successful business owner for over 30 years and host of the #1 rated podcast A Well-Designed Business®, Luann Nigara helps owners bring their business to heights they’d only imagined. Making of a Well-Designed Business® is the insider’s guide to help others overcome the challenges of owning a business. The strategies she provides to ensure success include:
- The importance of establishing your company mission and core values.
- How to assemble a team of experts and mentors.
- Where and how to find (and attract) the ideal client.
- The significance of making customer service your top priority.
- Why “owning your worth” is the key to profitable selling.
Consider it done.In A Well-Designed Business®: The Power Talk Friday Experts, LuAnn Nigara brings together the most sought-after creative professionals to share their lessons and strategies on how to create and run a profitable business.
Each chapter is its own lesson, complete with unique insights by one of the twelve experts. Learn successful secrets directly from the source, like:
- Nicole Heymer on defining your brand and crafting your reputation.
- Nancy Ganzekaufer on finding the confidence to charge your worth.
- Sara Daniele on how to control design process and system chaos.
- Fred Berns on ways to attract luxury clients.
- Stacey Brown Randall on leveraging referrals to grow your firm.
Level up your business with the best experts in the game.You’ve built your brand, attracted luxury clients and learned how to scale for success.
Now sit down again with the nine most coveted business and creative insiders in the interior design industry and make an action plan to take your business growth through the roof.
In A Well-Designed Business®: The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume Two, LuAnn and her trusted industry experts are back to deliver the steps for a profitable design business that enhances your life—and the lives of your clients!
In each chapter, LuAnn’s nine handpicked professionals provide extraordinary insights to support you on your continued journey as a design entrepreneur. Discover the “Aha” moments that will transform your business and learn how to be more with lessons from a community of industry leaders, including:
- Sara Lynn Brennan on showing up within the industry through confident storytelling.
- Darla Powell on devising an effective social media marketing strategy to grow your pipeline.
- Jamie Lieberman, Esq. on developing a solid contract to avoid client conflict.
- Kimberly Merlitti on facing your finances to master your future profits.
- Eileen Hahn on crafting your firm into a company of passionate and happy employees.