Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Courtney Scott | Interior Designer

Many people are reluctant to approach Interior Designers about design help that they need out of fear that the endeavor might be too costly. However, what many people don’t know is that there are a good number of Designers that offer various design packages or options to fit within an array of budgets. The key, of course, for prospective clients is to first establish a budget that they know they are ready and willing to spend on furnishings. This essential key helps Designers determine how they can best help prospective clients. I like providing my clients with a “Good, Better, Best” information sheet that details general costs for furnishings in the three price points previously mentioned. For clients that have never purchased furniture or have not purchased furniture in awhile, this sheet helps guide them in their budgeting and gives them an idea of the quality of furnishings they can expect in that price point. Read more>>

Janeisha Cambridge | Certified Professional Resume Writer & Owner of Ready to Work Resumes

Resume writing takes lots of time, energy, and effort if done correctly. Most job seekers think they can list the duties from their job description on their resume and include every job they have ever had. There is, in fact, an art to resume writing. Additionally, the technology that most large companies use today makes it necessary to have an updated, keyword-optimized resume and most applicants do not know how to create this themselves. Resume and Cover Letters are necessary to land a job, a worthwhile investment. Read more>>

Alex Green | Customer Experience Strategist

Many persons believe customer service/ experience is just about being pleasant and helpful but there is a lot of work that needs to go into creating processes and systems that allows your staff to be able to provide the quality service customers desire. It is not as easy as is perceived. Read more>>

Howard Hsu | Restauranteur / Entreprenuer

The restaurant industry really changes your people skills. I can’t think of another business/industry that relies so heavily on people. You better be ready to lead, motivate, be stern, have the tough talks, set expectations, be organized, promote culture and positivity. You need to be willing to adjust your approach above all else. Read more>>

Malik Greene | Creator/ Artist

For me personally once I made the transition from an artist by hobby to an artist by profession I had to realize how much of the job was comprised of not even painting. Starting out I would love to get lost into hours and hours of painting/ procrastination sessions but now I just have more of a process that is based on this being my passion first and foremost but also a business that is really an extension of myself. Thinking of budgets, applying to shows but being a business as opposed to a skill for fun is probably what I think is something most are unaware of, I’m starting to love understanding the ins and outs of the trade but from the outside looking in it just may seem as if I paint all day and that’s it. Read more>>

Bree Aesthetics | Aesthetic Specialist

The one thing about the aesthetic industry that outsiders are probably unaware of is that it takes a lot of education, time, and money to provide the best and safest aesthetic treatments. Aesthetic equipment, products, training, and education are key components to a successful aesthetic practice. When providers offer services, all of these factors contribute to the price of a treatment. Deciding to commit to a beauty regimen is one of the best forms of self-care. I want clients to understand that it is an investment and quality is never cheap, no matter what industry. All treatments and skincare products at Bree Aesthetics are heavily researched and evidence-based. The safety of patients is the most important concern for beauty professionals. When clients are searching for a skin specialist these are the things they must consider. Read more>>

Heather Robinson | President and Chief Education Officer at Cross & Dot, LLC

As an educational consultant, it’s often assumed that we work exclusively with schools. As an educator, I am an expert in learning – and there isn’t an industry that doesn’t need a learning expert. Educational consultants who have been successful as practicing educators are able to transfer their knowledge about learning to any industry, any age group, and any setting. And educators are usually the MOST organized and structured people on the planet, so we are very focused on exceeding the goal and exceeding your expectations!. Read more>>