Negotiation 101 For Designer CEOs

The Designer CEO Podcast - Negotiation 101 for Designer CEOs

An effective negotiation strategy can have very real repercussions for your business, sales, and profitability.

It’s something you do every single day and you probably don’t even realize it. It affects every one of your partnerships including those between you and your employees, 3rd party business partners, and even the one you have with yourself. However many Designer CEOs hate the idea of it and often find themselves a bit intimidated by the mere mention of the word. 

So what is it that I’m talking about that strikes fear in the heart of many Designer CEOs?  ---- Negotiation. 

Negotiation so often gets a bad wrap, especially for many creative business owners, because it is a struggle to feel comfortable being so direct and asking for what you want. In fact, many Designer CEOs come to think of it as a dirty word and will do just about anything to avoid it. 

But pretending that negotiation doesn’t exist can have very real repercussions for your business, sales, and profitability.

Negotiating effectively for your fashion brand can mean lower costs, improved margins, and better bottom line numbers AND it doesn’t have to be the bane of your existence. With a thoughtful negotiation strategy and a little practice you can even dare I say, start to find it fun. 

So on this episode of The Designer CEO Podcast, I’m sharing exactly what Designer CEOs need to know about negotiation sharing some of my very own tried and true negotiation tactics so you start getting what you NEED for your business. 

You’ll learn how negotiation benefits your business, why Designer CEOs often struggle with the idea of asking for what they want, the one BIG mindset change you need to make to ensure successful negotiations, and plenty of how-to’s, tips, and techniques to ensure you are prepared before, during, and after your next big negotiation.  

Join me for this episode - “Negotiation 101 for Designer CEOs”

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