Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in home care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Susan Abramson, Owner of Toronto Designers, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My name is Susan Abramson, and I am the owner and principal designer of Toronto Designers. I love to design and decorate residential properties in the Greater Toronto Area or anywhere in the world, really if consulting virtually.

Tell us about yourself

I have been interested in interior design since I was a little girl. My father was a carpenter, and I would often ask if he could build specific pieces for me for the tiny house we grew up in. This led me to my current position with my own interior design company. There were other careers and iterations of my business along the way, but my last 20+ years have been the best with Toronto Designers, working with amazing clients that appreciate my practical approach.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making my clients happy. Honestly, every client that gets exactly what they need is truly my biggest joy and best accomplishment.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Not knowing how to say no to a project that doesn't feel right.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Give yourself three years to build up your business to include a decent salary for yourself.
  2. Stay connected with your clients through social media and email blasts.
  3. Do what you truly love, and the money will come... and if possible, do give it three years.

Where can people find you and your business?



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