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123: Gina Hacken I From Designer to Design Business Owner

Today we welcome Gina Hacken – principal designer and owner of Gina Lauren Interiors. In this episode, we talk about work-life balance, and Gina shares how she leveraged years of experience in the industry to ultimately launch her own design business in order to be there for her family and fulfill her passion for design on her own terms. We also discuss her realization that designing and running a design business are two very different things and the network she leaned on to get advice, support, and referrals.

The important thing is that Gina is successful and achieved the life she now lives by being scrappy and creating a plan. Listen in to learn how she did it and gain some inspiration!

Show Highlights:

  • What Gina’s current business model looks like
  • Gina’s journey from design school to now
  • How Gina structured her new business day to accommodate her life
  • Making the transition from designer to business owner 
  • Being resourceful and absorbing information

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