• Locus Design Co.


Updated: Jun 3, 2019

I can't tell you how nice it is to see how many of my former colleagues, clients, and vendors have been supportive throughout this business transition. There is no better way, in my mind, to learn some tricks of the trade than asking directly. Each time I have managed to meet up with a fellow entrepreneur for coffee, lunch, or drinks, I have asked for advice. My goal is to avoid pitfalls and grow this firm, minimizing hiccups wherever possible. 

To that end, below are a smattering of suggestions that have been offered up by my friends:

  • Use evernote for everything (saving receipts, adding contact's business cards, writing punchlists, and generally organizing my life)

  • Trust your gut!

  • Compare yourself to the bigger players, not the smaller ones. Think big/ value yourself.

  • Separate billing for projects in different states to make taxes easier at the end of the year.

  • Do your timesheet every day.

  • Make a goal and move towards it, no matter how big or small.

  • Keep the overhead low.  Times always get lean, that's when your frugality gets you through.

I am looking forward to adding to this list and passing it forward in the future.  


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Whitney Carr,


Whitney Carr is an Architectural Designer and has focused her career on Corporate Interior Design. She has worked in the consumer product, financial, legal, and building repositioning practice areas. She has 8 years of experience and has grown quickly to become a key member of our team. Whitney received her Masters in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is also our resident minimalist and organizer.