Interview with Suzie Hall and David Anttila of Cornerstone Design
In this installment of Krisjan Radio, I chatted virtually with Suzie Hall and David Anttila of Cornerstone Design. Cornerstone is an interior design firm based here in Boise focused on hospitality and commercial projects. We talked about design trends, modular construction, the state of the world, and lots more! You can learn more about Suzie, David, and Cornerstone Design here: https://cornerstoneinteriordesign.com/ I hope you enjoy! As always if you liked this episode or want to come onto the Krisjan Radio podcast shoot me a message on Twitter @KrisjanHiner or my website KrisjanHiner.com
On this episode I have Founder and President of Cornerstone Design, Suzie Hall. Suzie and I have a great conversation about her entrepreneurial journey. Suzie studied business in college and her first few jobs after school were straight sales and commission only. This is a tough way to earn a living. Suzie took it like a seasoned pro. We chat about what it takes to be a high performing salesperson. She highlights confidence in yourself and your product as the two most important attributes. We also discuss if a salesperson can be taught or if it is natural ability. Suzie started her business after responding to a feeling that she could build something on her own. She was drawn to design (pardon the pun) and opened Cornerstone Design. We discuss what it was like in the first few years. I asked her how did she get in front of clients without a portfolio to share? A struggle all new entrepreneurs have to face. She had the business and sales acumen, but how did she learn to be great at design? A design business is part art part science. These things can be mutually exclusive and difficult for one person to juggle. We also discuss how the business began to lean towards the strengths of her employees. Was this intentional? What if the employee’s strengths were misaligned with her overall vision and direction? I really enjoyed this part of our chat. Suzie tells me what it was like raising children as an entrepreneur. She talks about what she thinks her children absorbed from her as a woman running and growing a business. As a parent myself, I was intrigued to hear thoughts on this matter. Time management is another topic that entrepreneurs struggle with. Suzie shares some strategies that she has implemented with her team to help keep everyone on pace and on task. Suzie also shares what she believes is the best thing that she ever did for her business. That is joining EO (Entrepreneurs Organization). A rich organization full of like minded, hard working entrepreneurs. “I found my tribe” is what she told me. She tell me what that group has meant to her and her business over the past 7 years. Thank you Suzie for coming on and being so generous with your thoughts and your time! Links Cornerstone Design on Facebook Cornerstone Design on Instagram Cornerstone Design Linkedin Suzie on Facebook Suzie on Insta None of my Business on ITunes. None of my Business on Stitcher On Android use Podcast Addict and search for “None of my Business” Matt’s Website The post None of my Business S5:E9 Suzie Hall appeared first on Dietz Agency.
This week Skip was in with Suzie Hall. Suzie is the President and Principal Designer at Cornerstone Design. She is also a successful entrepreneur who is one of the most sought-after designers and consultants in the Pacific Northwest. Her 23-year career of successful and award-winning projects continues to thrive and expand amongst her clients and colleagues. Ms. Hall also serves on the Boards of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Council and the St. Alphonsus Foundation. She is currently the Membership Chair and President-Elect of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Idaho. Oh yeah, she is also the daughter of Skip Hall!