Mark Richardson

Remote Work. Virtual Connections. New Business Habits for a 'New Normal'

Are you trying to get back to normal or are you adapting to a new normal? I was speaking to a thought leader from Google recently and she reminded me of an important dynamic. She said it takes 66…
Mark Richardson shares tips on surviving the coronavirus crisis.
Mark Richardson may not have a crystal ball, but he has tips for helping your business through this crisis.

Positioning for the Future...After Coronavirus

I have written and spoken many times about this topic. Today, however, my voice is different. The home building, design and furnishings world has been turned upside down with the coronavirus health…
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Are you using half-time to make sure your business is running smoothly?

Are You Prepared for Your Business's Half-Time

From a sport’s fan perspective, half-time may be a chance to go get a snack or another beer. From the coach’s perspective, it’s an integral part of the potential success of the event.  A coach knows…
Succession Planning for your business
Are you ready to be "fired" from your business? There is planning involved.

Are You Ready to Be Fired? 5 Tips for Your Business Succession Plan

Many years ago, I was having lunch with a business friend who was moving into the final stages of his career. I asked him, “So what are you focused on now?” He said something I will never forget. He…
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Help clients make interior design selections with these 7 tips.

7 Tips to Streamline the Design Selection Process for Clients

For many remodelers (and these practices apply to interior designers), this process has become extremely protracted and complicated; so much so, that a group I work with in California found that the…
time management for interior designers, retailers
5 tips for finding more time

5 Tips for Making More Time for You and Your Business

It recently occurred what my second favorite day of the year is (after Thanksgiving). It’s not my birthday or even Christmas. It is the day after we move the clocks back for daylight saving time. On…
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7 tips for fun at work

7 Tips for Making Your Business More Fun

Are you having fun in your business? When you enjoy something, you are happier (and that makes the people around you happier as well). On the other hand, if you find a task painful, you generally…