Even though everyone said I was crazy to quit my high-level job to start a business, I knew there would be more security in working for myself than for someone else.
(PRWEB) April 23, 2009
It's hard not to feel defeated by all the negative headlines about the depressed economy and slow housing market. All of this bad news is particularly worrying for anyone dreaming of starting a home staging business.
Because of her high profile in the home staging industry, founder of the Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould, receives inquiries on a daily basis from aspiring stagers worried about starting a business in this economy and slow real estate market.
Today Gould is announcing the release of a free Ask Staging Diva® report which answers the question, 'Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?'
Included in this free 35 page report are the six main reasons why home staging businesses thrive in a slow housing market, three common myths about the economy, sixteen ways to get money now to help build a home staging business, real-life examples of how staging has helped non-selling homes attract offers within days, a recommended reading list and many additional resources.
"Starting a business means leaving your comfort zone and it doesn't take much to deter someone from acting on their dream of becoming self-employed," states Gould. She adds, "Every day I hear from aspiring home stagers who want to start their own business, but nay-saying family members and friends on top of news of a poor real estate market, have them discouraged about moving forward. I've taken all the advice I give them, combined with additional research into real estate and other statistics, and compiled it into a special report. I'm offering this free because I want this information to be put in the hands of as many aspiring and struggling home stagers as possible to help them make informed decisions about their futures," states expert home stager, Debra Gould.
Since 2004, more than 1000 people from around the world have been trained by Gould through the Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program. The focus of the Staging Diva® program is on how to grow a profitable home staging business. Students benefit from Gould's extensive marketing background and her experience in starting and growing her own successful home staging company, Six Elements Inc.
Gould started her first successful business, a marketing consulting firm, at the beginning of the 1990s recession. She states, "Even though everyone said I was crazy to quit my high-level job to start a business, I knew there would be more security in working for myself than for someone else." Soon she was earning more than she ever did as an employee while her fellow MBA graduates were being laid off from their corporate jobs.
"My hope is that after reading this report, home stagers will feel more secure with their choice to start a home staging business, and understand the significant opportunities that exist today regardless of what the economy is doing," says Gould.
To learn more or to order a copy of the free Ask Staging Diva® Special Report: "Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?" visit http://www.stagingdiva.com/economyreport.html
About Staging Diva
Debra Gould, aka The Staging Diva®, is President of Six Elements Inc., an internationally recognized home staging company. Inspired by many requests from aspiring home stagers wanting to start similar businesses, Gould created the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program in 2004. To date, Gould has trained over 1000 people worldwide to start their own home staging businesses.
Buying decorating and selling six of her own homes in four years lead to an interest in real estate staging which she turned into a career with the launch of sixelements.com in 2002. Since then she has staged hundreds of homes in addition to teaching home staging training. Gould is the author of several home staging resources including a series of popular e-books made up of a Design Guide, Color Guide and Portfolio Guide.
In addition to HGTV, Debra Gould's media coverage includes: CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest, This Old House, CBC National News, Global TV, City TV, CBS Radio and many more.