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What Went Wrong at PIRCH

There is a myth in business that after a company rises to the top in the business press with cover stories in Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week that it’s headed for a fall. Called the “Fortune Cover Curse,” Gawker’s Owen Thomas reports there is statistical evidence behind the curse. “Headlines from featured stories in Business […]

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Wayfair Is Going Strong in Home Furnishings Online, But Don’t Count Amazon Out

Wayfair, the e-commerce home furnishings company, just released its financials for 1H2017. For the six months ending June 30, Wayfair revenues reached $2.1 billion, up 36% from $1.5 billion in the same period last year. Its number of active customers grew impressively as well, from 6.7 million in 1H2016 to 9.5 million this year. And […]

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Amazon’s Next Big Play: Furnishing American Homes

As consumers progress through life stages, each stage presents predictable triggers for consumer purchases in specific categories. Now that the 92-million strong millennial generation is finally starting to grow up, marketers targeting young adults are getting ready for a killing. Born from 1980-2000, the leading-edge millennials are turning 37 this year and while they have […]

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New Book Helps Interior Designers Be as Exceptional Marketers, as They Are Designers

The traditional business of interior design has been disrupted by a rapidly growing range of competitors out to steal market share from designers’ elite clientele.  The most recent ASID Interior Design Outlook and State of the Industry report tellingly reveals the current harsh reality of the interior design industry. While the number of designers and design firms […]

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Interior Designers:  Get the Market Information You Asked For

Chris Ramey, president of The Home Trust International, and I just wrapped up a survey among over 500 professionals working in the design and luxury home industry.  While I have yet to begin our analysis, I am sure the findings will provide powerful insights and direction for design professionals and luxury home businesses. One thing […]

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