Five Indispensable Benefits to Hiring a Registered Interior Designer

By | January 16th, 2018|

--by Margaret Chambers, RID, ASID Chambers Interiors & Associates, Inc. When it comes to interior design, the best value for your time and money is hiring a certified designer for your project. I am not only a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), but I am also also a Registered Interior Designer (RID). This means [...]

Getting in Gear to Sell Your Business

By | December 6th, 2017|

During the tail end of a business owner's marathon, more times than not, that owner is an absolute essential part to keeping “shop” open and thriving. To build a business that you can sell and reap the rewards of - the typical "hub-and-spokes" model, where everything is solely managed and well-oiled by that sole entrepreneur [...]

Media Exposure Goldmine

By | November 17th, 2017|

Traditional print and broadcast news outlets, coupled with the power of social media, can do more than drum up business, they can transform it. In 2015, a PR effort turned a front page story into a success story. Brenda Stoner had a simple need, a pickup truck. She didn't own one and didn't want to [...]

If you’ve hired a Housekeeper, you should hire a Financial Planner!

By | August 31st, 2017|

As professional women, we outsource a lot of things. We get mani pedis, we go out to brunch, we don’t plan our own trips, we hire wedding planners, house keepers. We spend thousands of dollars a year at the salon having other people help us with things that we can do but chose not to [...]

Want to go paperless? Not so fast…

By | August 30th, 2017|

It is not uncommon for me to receive 3-5 calls per month from businesses stating “We want to go paperless and scan all of our documents”.  Rarely does this happen.  Stop a minute and think about the paper at your work or office … how much is there?  And what purpose does it serve?  Don’t [...]

Why Dream Team?

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Dallas Women’s Dream Team is a great venue for professional women working together. I’ve found it to be one of several key places to network with influential women in our area. The art of networking combines having an open mind and an opportunity to connect with a variety of different business professionals. Dream Team is [...]

The Creative Shift

By | June 20th, 2017|

“We’re starting to see movement away from the traditional corporate office toward workplaces that are more like creative studios—a plurality of spaces, each designed to support people and the technologies that can make their work easier.” -James Ludwig Vice President, Global Design, Steelcase Creating the Conditions for Creativity at Work Steelcase and Microsoft are collaborating to [...]

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

By | June 2nd, 2017|

How often do you look at your own website on your mobile phone?  For most of us, the answer is, not very often.  But you probably look at dozens of websites on your smart phone every week, don’t you?  Mobile Internet usage has been growing steadily for years and in 2016, Google announced that more [...]

Fighting Time Poverty

By | April 30th, 2017|

Do you often wish you had more hours in the day? I know I do!  We find ourselves with too much to do and not enough time to do it. Here are 4 ways that McShane Concierge can give back your time: McShane Concierge Attacks Your “TO-DO” List You have a lengthy list of items [...]

You Wouldn’t Kiss Your Mother With that Mouth

By | April 15th, 2017|

6 Tips to Soften Your Inner Critic & Be Kinder to Yourself How many times have you caught yourself saying something to yourself that you would NEVER, EVER say to anyone else? The fact that you can answer that question with some form of “Yes, I’ve done that before” is an important aspect of this [...]