Thomas Fuchs: On Furniture Design and Decorative Arts (Episode #10)


Thomas Fuchs is my guest today and we’re talking about his love for furniture and decorative arts and how it helped him to successfully launch his own signature to-the-trade collection, Otium and Thomas Fuchs Creative. Here are a few of the amazing designs and products from Thomas’ collection:   About Thomas Fuchs Thomas Fuchs was […]

Erinn Valencich: On Interior Design and Having The Confidence To Be Great (EPISODE #9)


Erinn Valencich is my guest today and were talking about we’re talking about interior design, furniture manufacturing, and the power of self confidence. Here are a few highlights from our chat: Discuss her upbringing and earlier years on the “farm” Talk about how she got her first client Discuss how her strong sense of self worth […]

Why Your Business Needs To Be Online


I was recently discussing social and digital marketing with the co-founder of a successful wholesale furniture company and we were not seeing eye to eye on the subject. His take…digital and social marketing seem important for e-commerce or brick and mortar retail, but not so much in the B2B context. My take…he’s missing the boat […]

3 Strategies for Building Better Business Relationships


Why is it that 74% of online adults use social networking sites? Is it because they’re bored? Addicted? Procrastinating? Or is it something deeper? If you ask me, I think it goes back to a little theory developed in 1948 by a guy named Abraham Maslow. A theory explaining human motivation. Although Maslow’s Hierarchy of […]

Gretchen Aubuchon on Building a Brand and Changing an Industry (Episode #5)


Gretchen Aubuchon is my guest today and we’re talking about building a brand and changing an industry. Gretchen is a pioneer in the marriage between fashion+home and was one of the first to introduce what she refers to as StylePairs – match-ups of runway and interior design looks which are tools for navigating the trends in fashion and decor. […]

Sharm Schaffler on Exanding a Brand – Bandhini Homewear Design (Episode #4)


Sharm Schaffler is my guest today and he shares the story of Bandhini Homewear Design, the growth of their business, and why they expanded into the United States. Quote: “Learn to recognize your mistakes and use them as strengths.” Sharm Schaffler Photo: Sharm Schaffler and Tai Schaffler About Sharm Schaffler and Bandhini Sharm Schaffler has a Diploma in Hospitality / Hotel […]

Hilde Leiaghat: The Story Behind the Creator of Pom Pom at Home (Episode #3)


Hidle Leiaghat is my guest today and she shares her entrepreneurial journey, from the early years of Pom Pom Interiors through the creation of Pom Pom at Home. Quote: “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” Hilde Leiaghat About Hilde Leiaghat Hilde grew up in the countryside of Belgium, where her father used to […]