Ep #264: Partnerships and Podcasts with Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs

The Design You Podcast Tobi Fairley | Partnerships and Podcasts with Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs

My guests this week have mastered the art of partnership, which is a hard thing to do in this industry. They’ve done this in their business and through their podcast. So today, we’re talking partnerships and podcasts with the ladies from Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs.

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole have been friends of mine for years and this episode has been a long time coming. They have a successful firm based in Atlanta, and they’ve established a well-known reputation over 18 years for their approachable, dynamic personalities and their use of one-of-a-kind custom design. 

There are countless nightmare stories about partnerships out there, so tune in this week to discover the secrets to a solid partnership that works beautifully. Joann and Kelly are sharing how they’ve structured their business to financially protect each other, how they approach their joint projects, including their podcast, and all of their advice for building the kind of partnership that truly lasts and allows each person to play on the other’s strengths.

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What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • Why partnerships are so difficult in the interior design industry.
  • How Joann and Kelly became business partners and what their journey has involved.
  • Why Joann and Kelly knew immediately they would make amazing partners.
  • Why you don’t have to be best friends to start a business partnership with someone.
  • How Joann and Kelly have structured their business financially to protect and respect each other.
  • Joann and Kelly’s thoughts on what it’s really like to be in a partnership when disagreements happen.
  • Why being in a partnership can bring a new valuable perspective to your work as an interior designer.
  • What Kelly and Joann love about being partners on their podcast
  • How Kelly and Joann decide who takes the lead on each specific project they work on.
  • Kelly and Joann’s advice for anyone listening who wants to start a partnership or a podcast.

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