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Fall Decorating - How-To Make Fabric Pumpkins

How many fabric remnants do you have in your possession? Are you keeping them to prevent filling up landfills? If it seems wasteful to throw away your small to medium size fabric remnants, watch this Connects session. During this session, industry expert Donna Cash shows you different methods for making fabric pumpkins for your fall decorating using bits and pieces of fabric, trimmings, and your unique creativity.

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Fun & Funky Embellishment Ideas

Watch Rowley Connects session “Fun & Funky Embellishment Ideas” led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna shares some of her favorite custom embellishments, and show you how to make a few to add unique elements to your home décor designs.

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Holiday Extras to Elevate Your Guests' Stay
'Tis the season to delight your clients with inviting guest room updates! In this Rowley Connects Session, Industry Expert, Donna Cash, will reveal her secrets for crafting a welcoming guest room and showcase pre-arrival projects that will enhance your guests' holiday experience.
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Pillows with Pizzazz

Pillows, simple or intricate, can make a definite statement. The design possibilities are endless. To some, the difficulty comes into play with the amount of attention that must go into every detail. But before the details, it's important to properly communicate with your client and/or workroom the correct pillow terminology. Watch this Rowley Connects session “Pillows with Pizzazz” as our industry expert Donna Cash walks you through this process with a program she developed to educate home décor professionals on pillows with pizzazz.

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Star-Shaped Tree Skirt
Get ready for a holiday tree skirt extravaganza! In this Rowley Connects Session, Fabrication Expert, Donna Cash will show you a creative tree skirt with a unique shape that won’t take too long to make.
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Bedding
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Bed Skirt Attachments for Different Bed Types

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Bed Skirt Attachment for Different Bed Types” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she discusses how one style of bed skirt does not fit all bed types, how the skirt attaches to the bed will differ not only by the type of bed but also for ease in installation and the preference of the customer. Plus, she shares several ways on exactly how to attach bed skirts to different types of beds.

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Bed Throw vs Scaldino - What's the Difference?

Bedding ensembles often include a decorative piece at the foot of a bed. Is this a throw? Or is it a Scaldino? What is the difference? How are they made? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, watch this Rowley Connects session “Bed Throw vs Scaldino – What’s the Difference”. During this interactive session, Donna shares her bedding expertise with you so you can confidently design and fabricate these for your clients.

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Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor,” where Donna will be discussing the ins and outs of color blocking placement, proportion, and sharing unique ideas that she has used for her client projects.

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Creating Bolster Pillows
Are you looking for a fast and fun pillow design to offer your clients? Or do you need a quick donation to a special cause? In this Rowley Connects session, award-winning pillow designer, Donna Cash shares one of her go-to pillow projects. All you need is approximately one-half yards of fabric.
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Custom Bedding Questions Answered

During this interactive session, Donna answers all of your custom bedding design and fabrication questions on measuring, designing, and fabricating. Let Donna help you create beautiful custom bedding, using our Duvets & Pillow Items, for your next client projects.

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Duvet Cover Basics

Have you ever made a duvet cover to fit the bed only to find out it doesn’t fit the insert? Have you received a duvet insert, and it isn’t the correct size to fit the bed? Do you know the best type of fabric to use for a duvet cover? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares the answers to these questions and more so that you can design and create custom duvet covers your clients will love.

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How-To Hem a Bed Skirt

Have you ever wondered the best way to hem a bed skirt? Are bed skirts lined? Interlined? Are there different ways to hem bed skirts for tailored skirts and gathered skirts? Watch this Rowley Connects session “How to Hem a Bed Skirt” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she shares different hemming methods and when to use each to create the finishing touch for your bed skirts to hang beautifully.

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Pillow Corner Styles

Let’s talk pillows. Mainly, pillow corners. Some like pointy corners. Some like tapered corners. Is one right over the other or is it a personal preference? When fabricating pillows, is there a right or a wrong corner style based on the pillow style? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shows corner styles, tools to use when marking and cutting pillow fabrics, and discusses when square or tapered corners are the preferred option.

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Business
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10 Documents that Set Your Business Up for Success!

Do you waste a lot of time for no reason for many of your business processes and in turn lose efficiency and profits? Creating documents once and using them repeatedly will help you increase efficiency, improve accuracy, and provide better customer service. In this Rowley Connects, Industry Expert Donna Cash shares 10 documents she uses in her business leading to better efficiency and smooth operations. You can use these too.

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10 Safety Tips for In-Home Client Visits

Discover “10 Safety Tips for In-Home Client Visits”. During this interactive session, led by industry expert Donna Cash, she provides a variety of tips for keeping yourself safe when conducting in-home consultations with new clients.

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10 Tips for Making Videos for Your Business

Videos are a way for promoting and telling your customers about your business and the services you offer. This medium helps educate your audience and increase engagement on your website and social media channels. You’ve seen videos but are you using them? If no, why? In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares ten tips for making videos for your business. With these tips and a little practice, you’ll soon be confidently making and promoting videos for your business.

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10 Tips for Mindfulness & Positivity Amid a Pandemic

Discover “10 Tips for Mindfulness & Positivity Amid a Pandemic” led by Industry Expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna provides a variety of tips for mindfulness, plus how the power of positivity may strengthen your mindset and set you on a better track moving forward.

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15 Minute Tasks to Start Now to Prepare Your Business for an Amazing 2021

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how you can prepare your business for a great New Year by setting focused tasks that take just 15-minutes out of your day.

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5 Steps to Create Balance When You Find Chaos in Your Business or Life

Have you ever felt your business or life was in chaos? Have you looked at everything on your to-do list thinking it’s impossible to do everything, knowing everything must get done? If you answered yes, then watch this Connects session “5 Steps to Create Balance when You Find Chaos in Your Business or Life” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares her top five steps to create balance amid the chaos. These steps will work for you in your personal life and for your business, because let’s face it at times there is chaos everywhere.

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5 Tips for Staying Focused While Designing in Canva®

Donna Cash shares her five tips for staying focused when navigating through the Canva® creative templates, fonts, and stock photo options while learning to quickly create and set up your visual content. Plus, she shares more of her favorite features not covered in the popular How to Design with Canva session. Rowley® is not affiliated with Canva®.

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5 Tips to Delegation: Learn to Let Go to Grow

During this interactive session, Donna shares five tips focused on delegation and letting go to help grow your business.

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7 Tips for Photographing Home Interior Projects

Are you struggling to capture stunning photos of your client projects? Are straight on shots better than angled shots? Is natural light better than artificial light? Is it possible to take good photos with an iPhone? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will share 7 tips for photographing your home interior projects to capture website worthy images.

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Accepting that Perfection Doesn't Exist!

Are you constantly challenged by the need to perfect everything you do? If so, watch this Rowley Connects session "Accepting that Perfection Doesn't Exist!" led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna helps you understand where perfection is a must and where close enough is good enough relating to fabrication techniques and other areas of your business.

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Align your Products and Services with Your Vision and Mission!

If you watched Connects session "Vision for 2022 and Beyond", you have a better understanding of the importance of your business's vision and mission statement. Join industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash as she continues discussing this topic and dives deeper into the conversation of aligning your products and services with your vision and mission. Donna leads this interactive discussion, sharing how pairing down offerings may help you grow stronger and add more value to your business. Download the how-to!

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A Five-Step Recipe For Business Success

Watch the first Rowley Connects session of the 2021 year: “A Five-Step Recipe For Business Success” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna reviews the five basic principles upon which to successfully build your business. There isn’t a better way to ring in the new year than to set your business up for success right from the start!

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Before & After Photographs in Home Décor

Marketing to your clients with before and after home décor photographs is essential to helping you tell your story. Connect with industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash as she walks you through Marketing Home Décor Photos to Clients. Donna teaches you to reach your clients by taking top-notch before and after photos in this interactive Connects session. Plus, she provides tips on using these photographs on your website, email communications, social media, and blog posts.

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Best Practices for Ensuring A Healthy Designer-Client Relationship

Whether you are just starting out in business or you're feeling you may want to fine-tune your business practices, this interactive discussion shares tips on building strong client relationships to boost retention and increase long-term profits.

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Build Confidence and Overcome Stumbling Blocks to Propel Your Business Forward

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to “Build Confidence and Overcome Stumbling Blocks to Propel Your Business Forward”.

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Creating Your Signature Style

Are you working for everyone and anyone? Are you floundering to figure out how to design for the many different client types and design styles? Are you frustrated because you’d love to add your favorite details, but they don’t fit in with the projects you’re working on? If so, this Rowley Connects session “Creating Your Signature Style” is for you! Industry expert Donna Cash shares why you’d benefit from creating your signature style so you can market to the right clientele and create a job you love working in every day.

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Define Your Ideal Client

If you are tirelessly working and you feel like you're never getting caught up, then this session is for you. Donna leads you through the process of visualizing and defining your ideal client, so you can say no more often as you book yourself solid with the right clients.

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Goal Setting: The Road to Success

Do you look at your goals and wonder which path to take to reach them? Navigating long and short-term goals can be challenging. In this Rowley Connects session Industry Expert Donna Cash will lead the discussion on the power of planning and how to set short term goals to reach your long-term goals.

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Goal Setting for 2021 and Beyond

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to start setting goals now for a better you, a better business and a better life. 2020 brought a lot of uncertainties for all of us, discover Donna’s tips on how to keep moving toward your goals when there are unexpected turns in the road.

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Grow from Mistakes, Overcome Discouragement and Build a Stronger Foundation for Your Business

Donna Cash shares some of the mistakes on projects she has made over the past 30 years in business and how her handling of these mistakes benefited her business.

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Grow Stronger by Learning from Past Mistakes

What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you take this as a failure and lose precious time worrying? Or do you turn this around and look at it as a learning and growing opportunity? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares a checklist to help you move past the mistakes and develop a strong and healthy business.

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Handling Price Objections

Have you ever had a prospective client say your prices are too high? How do you answer them? Have you ever thought to pause and then answer the objection with questions to help the client think beyond the price? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will share top buyer objections she’s encountered and communication comeback suggestions so that you can turn prospective clients into happy repeat clients.

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How-To Build Self-Confidence for Sales Success

Would you like to increase sales and profits but not sure how? Led by industry expert Donna Cash, this interactive session includes a discussion on the journey of building your confidence as a business owner, workroom or designer to increase the sales and profits of your custom products and services.

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How-To Cultivate a Healthy Designer-Workroom-Installer Relationship

You’ve heard it before but it’s worth repeating. Communication is key. But, cultivating a healthy designer-workroom-installer relationship is about more than just communication. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her unique perspective on collaborating with designers, workroom professionals, and installers to assure there are no unhappy surprises at the installation.

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How-To Design with Canva®

Discover how to use Canva® to design beautiful graphics for social media and more to help build your online presence. During this interactive session, Donna Cash shares her screen and shows you exactly how she uses Canva® to create stunning graphics for her business. Rowley® is not affiliated with Canva®.

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How-To Find Peace with Your Decisions

Being an artistic person and business owner often leads to doubts when creating or making decisions. Join industry expert Donna Cash for this Rowley Connects session “How to find peace with your decisions” where she provides 5 tips for calming your mind and finding peace with your business decisions during this session. She will help you rest easier about your neverending doubts.

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How-To Overcome a Difficult Client Relationship

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to identify a difficult client versus a difficult relationship, understand the underlying issues, and decide whether or not it can be fixed. Discover Donna’s tips and techniques for working through difficult client relationships to create a client for life.

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How-To Sell R-TEC Automation® with Confidence

During this interactive session, Donna Cash provides informative tips to help you sell R-TEC Automation® drapery and shades with confidence! She answers your questions on motorization and automation for shades and drapery.

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How-To Use the Power of Visualization for Creating Beautiful Rooms

The power of visualization is a tool often overlooked in room design. Have you ever been stuck on selecting the correct balance of fabrics, fibers, textures, colors, and decorative drapery hardware for client projects? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects session “How to Use the Power of Visualization for Creating Beautiful Rooms,” led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna shows you how to use visualization to create spaces your clients will love to live in. You will leave this session with a new outlook for starting client projects! Download the Workbook!

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How-To Write a Step-by-Step Procedure & How This Skill Benefits Your Business

Led by Industry Expert Donna Cash, hear the techniques she uses to help her write how-to guides, webinars, educational content and business processes. This skill has allowed her to create the job of her dreams, and she wants to help you do the same!

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Humble Beginnings

As we draw close to the end of the year, it’s always fun to look back and reminisce. We don’t reflect often enough on where we came from compared to where we are now. Watch as Donna Cash discusses what she has learned and accomplished throughout the past 32 years in business. Hear stories of wins, losses, and lessons learned with the group during this interactive session.

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Inspirational Quotes to Help You Regain Focus

Have you ever lost focus for what you are creating or in where you are trying to take your business? Have you lost the direction or feeling stuck? If you answered yes, then watch this Connects session “Inspirational Quotes to Help You Regain Focus,” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares why inspirational quotes matter and shares some of her favorite quotes to provide you with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to help you get your focus back and moving in the right direction.

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Keeping Your Sanity While Crushing Deadlines

Do you ever feel like your job is performing miracles? Are you faced with what seem like impossible deadlines, working with large amounts of fabric, or impatient clients? Are you up for these challenges or do you wonder how you will get through them? In this Rowley Connects, industry expert Donna Cash shares her top 5 tips for keeping calm and efficient while crushing deadlines.

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Keep Moving Forward: 13 Ways to Build Your Resilience

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to “Keep Moving Forward: 13 Ways to Build Your Resilience” in life and business.

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Keep Your Team on Target and Motivated for Greater Productivity

Whether you are a single person business or have multiple employees on the team, your business relies on others for everything you do. Watch Rowley Connects session “Keep Your Team on Target and Motivated for Greater Productivity” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where you will learn to encourage, lead, teach and inspire your team members to grow into their role within the company, which will create time for you to be more productive. this how-to!

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Mastering Motorization Refresh

Are you selling motorized shades and draperies? Are you keeping up with what’s new on the market? Are you comfortable selling motorized and automated shade and drapery? If not, what is holding you back? In this Rowley Connects session industry expert Donna Cash will address all the above questions and more. Connect with us as Donna also shares talking points for you to use when selling motorization, why it’s important to stay up to date with the latest offerings, and the importance of offering safe window treatment options to your clients.

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Math Matters - Math & Calculations for Soft Furnishings

Whether you are a designer, workroom professional, or installer, you can agree you are using math and calculations daily. We use math for everything from calculating yardage, figuring finished lengths, hardware bracket placement, and scale and proportion in design. Watch this Connects session as Donna Cash shares some tips and techniques to help speed the process for you.

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Measuring Windows for Proper Fitting Window Treatments

The key to a successful window treatment installation is proper measures at the beginning of the project. Everything from calculating yardage for the treatments to ordering blinds and drapery hardware is based on the window measurements. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares pointers for getting the measurements, what to look for when measuring, and when to collaborate with the workroom professional and or installer before moving forward.

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Mind Mapping to Organize the Creative Process

Discover how to visually organize your thoughts! Watch Rowley Connects session “Mind Mapping to Organize the Creative Process” led by industry expert Donna Cash, as she shares her mind mapping process, helpful apps and other sources to learn how to mind map.

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Moving Past Pain Points in Your Business

What are pain points, how do you name them, and more importantly, how do you move past them and grow? As we move out of the season of COVID, some businesses are still struggling to find their new strategy for running a business they love. Watch this interactive Connects Session “Moving Past Pain Points in Your Business” led by industry expert Donna Cash to discover ways to use pain points as a motivator for action and growth in your business.

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Moving Slow to Achieve Greater Progress

Do you ever get in a hurry to meet a goal or accomplish your daily to do list, only to realize you are spinning your wheels and not making any forward progress? Do you ever realize moving faster causes mistakes you have to re-do every few steps? If so, watch this Rowley Connects session on “Moving Slow to Achieve Greater Progress”, led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna explains why moving slower with intent will help you achieve greater progress both in your business and personal life.

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New Year, New Business Perspective

The New Year may not be here yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking positively about the upcoming year. Whether you experienced a profitable year or faced business challenges, there are always beneficial takeaways from the lessons learned along the way. In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares how to put the lessons into practice and five tips you can use to ring in the new year with a mindset of positivity and passion for a new and exciting year.

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Optimizing Your Online Presence

What is your online presence saying to potential clients? Find out by watching our Rowley Connects interactive session focused on “Optimizing Your Online Presence” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna discusses how to use websites, social media, blogs and email newsletters to reach your ideal clients and grow sales.

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Optimizing your Workflow

How do you handle incomplete workorders, work in the workroom with no fabric and/or downpayment but you have parts and pieces to start the project? Or, how do you handle the client expectations for a project deadline before all the information has been given? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares her workflow system and how she handles the questions asked above to keep all projects in order and control in the workroom.

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Preparing for the Unexpected

What would happen if something happened to you and you were not able to work for a period of time? Do you have a process for the work to continue without you? Are your projects tagged in a way that someone can walk in and take charge and proceed? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares tips and techniques for you to consider and use when preparing for the unexpected.

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Pricing Tips for Custom Soft Furnishings

You have your basic pricing figured out, but what happens when you’re asked to create a project you’ve never completed before? What steps are necessary to determine how long the project will take you? How do you figure out what to charge so that your pricing is fair for both you and the client? If you struggle with answering these questions, then be sure to join industry expert Donna Cash for “Pricing Tips for Custom Soft Furnishings”. In this Connects session, Donna will be giving you the answers to these questions and the tools to confidently price your custom soft furnishings for your business.

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Reimagine Your Business- Part 1

Where would you like your business to be when this pandemic ends? We build on the digital business platforms that were discussed during the last Connects and challenge you to start reimagining your business post pandemic.

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Reimagine Your Business- Part 2

Where would you like your business to be when this pandemic ends? We continue the discussion from the last Connects, challenging and inspiring you to start reimagining your business post pandemic.

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Reimagine Your Business- Part 3

The discussion is continued from the last Connects, challenging and inspiring you to start reimagining your business post pandemic. In this session, Donna also shares ways you can find and connect with your ideal clients to start booking yourself solid.

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Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle and Go Green

How much of what you use in your business ends up in the trash and then a landfill? Is there a way to repurpose, reuse, or recycle some of that trash? Find out by watching this Rowley Connects session “Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, and Go Green” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna explores creative ideas to use more of what you have and create less trash in your business. As a bonus, your favorite recycling ideas are shared with the group!

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Self-Care to Get Yourself to the End of the Year

At the end of the year in the home décor industry with the holidays, meeting client deadlines and personal responsibilities can leave many stressed and out of control. Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how you can protect your personal time, take control of your schedule, and say “no” when necessary, allowing you to finish out the end of the year strong, healthy, and calm.

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Self-Motivation – How and Why Does This Work?

Are you a driven person, able to take the initiative to pursue goals and complete them on time, or do you need a little push to move forward, especially if you have a little free time? Then watch this Rowley Connects session “Self-Motivation – How and Why Does This Work?" led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares how self-motivation helps you in your personal and business life and why it works.

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Set Your Business Up for Success with Popular Business Books

Watch Rowley Connects session “Set Your Business Up for Success with Popular Business Books” led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna shares some of her favorite business books that she has used in her 32 years in business and her favorite take-aways from each book.

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Sharing Best Practices

Donna Cash leads an interactive session to answer your questions as you’ve worked to apply some of the best practices to your business.

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Start Your Year Off Right

It’s a new year! Are you thinking and dreaming about all the possibilities ahead with excitement and eagerness to make this the best year ever? Or do you have burdens hanging over you, feeling weighted down and wondering where or how to start? In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her top 5 tips for starting each day, week, month, or year off on a path to positivity with endless opportunities.

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Stay on Top of Your Workload by NEVER Having a Deadline

Are you always chasing deadlines and trying to keep your head above water? Do you wish there were more hours in the day? We all have the same 24 hours available each day, so why do some people appear to never have deadlines? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna Cash shares her top 5 tips for staying on top of your workload by never having a deadline.

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Strategies for Working Remotely with Clients

Now is a great opportunity for growth in your virtual business tactics and engagement with your customers. Learn from Donna Cash "Strategies for Working Remotely with Clients."

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Take a Peek into Donna’s Workroom Manual

Watch this Rowley Connects session to “Take a Peek into Donna’s Workroom Manual,” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna shares some of her favorite tips and techniques that help keep her workroom working efficiently to produce more in less time.

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Take Control of Your Client Consultations

Have you ever attended a client meeting that tended to last well beyond the allotted time? What happened? Were you in control of the consultation? Or were you distracted by the client and/or family members? In this Rowley Connect session “Take Control of Your Client Consultations,” industry expert Donna Cash walks you through a process for getting in, getting down to business, and getting out on time after a successful meeting.

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Terms & Conditions for Your Business

As a business owner, you must have a solid terms and conditions document that lays out the expectations for you and your customers. Watch this Rowley Connects session "Terms & Conditions for Your Business," led by industry expert Donna Cash to learn how to make this happen. In this interactive session, Donna shares tips on what your business's terms and conditions should cover and how to create a terms and conditions document for your business.

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The Dreams and Goals of Today are Reflected in the Joys of Tomorrow

Watch the installment of Rowley Connects focusing on how "The Dreams and Goals of Today are Reflected in the Joys of Tomorrow" led by industry expert Donna Cash.

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The Power of Journaling

Are you aware that writing your thoughts and goals in a journal is more important than just thinking about them? Join industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash for the Rowley Connects session, “The Power of Journaling,” where she discusses how writing your goals down with an action plan enhances awareness and clarity over your most important goals, empowering you to use your time and energy more efficiently to help eliminate stress, envision your dreams, and propel your life and business.

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Top 10 Marketing Strategies

As a business owner, you must make marketing a part of your business plan to generate new work and keep existing clients. Do you know who is your target market, and who is your ideal client? Watch this Rowley Connects session “Top 10 Marketing Strategies,” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she shares her top ten marketing strategies to help you in your business journey.

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Top Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Top Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs” led by industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash. During this session, Donna discusses how as an entrepreneur and/or a business owner you may have started your business to take your passion to the next level. If you are like Donna Cash, who turned her passion for creating beautiful things with fabric into a full time business, you may have put in many long hours and a lot of hard work to keep the business going. Watch this Rowley Connects session where Donna shares essential entrepreneurial skills for becoming a successful entrepreneur. Download the how-to!

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Use the Power of Silence to Fuel Your Creativity

We live in a noisy world. We are often plugged in or wired which adds to the over sixty to ninety thousand thoughts we have in our heads on any given day. We have to-do lists, project lists, priority lists, and on and on. So how do we find silence? How do we find our inner creative power? In this Rowley Connects session industry expert Donna Cash will share how to center yourselves using the power of silence to bring your creativity to life.

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What Is Your "It"?

Are you struggling with something at work that is preventing you from moving forward and succeeding? “It” could be dealing with difficult clients, figuring out how to work fewer hours while still making a living, or managing your hectic schedule. Our industry expert Donna Cash has overcome many “its” throughout her career and shares her tips to help you find a way to get past yours.

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What is Zapping Your Creativity?

Do you ever show up to work and lack motivation? Do you ever sit down to write and have a block? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects Session on "What is Zapping Your Creativity?" led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna discusses what may cause this and share tips to help you rise above and create beautiful things again.

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Working ON Your Business During COVID-19

Join Rowley Connects as we continue our interactive discussion on “Working ON Your Business During COVID-19” with industry expert Donna Cash.

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Your Vision for 2022 and Beyond

Happy New Year! Don’t miss the first Rowley Connects session of 2022 with industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash. In part one of this interactive series, Donna discusses the importance of having a vision for this upcoming year and beyond. Does your business already have a vision and/or mission statement? If so, is this the guiding force behind your work? Donna shares tips for writing and creating a vision and mission for your business, which then becomes a road map to your success.

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Cornices
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How-To Make a Soft Cornice

A soft cornice looks similar to a cornice board, which is made with a wood frame covered with fabric. The difference between the two is a soft cornice is made without a wood frame, making it easier to fabricate and lighter to install. In this interactive Connects session “How to Make a Soft Cornice,” industry expert Donna Cash shows step-by-step photos and share best practices for creating a soft cornice.

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Design
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2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor

Patterns, texture, color, and fiber all take a role in fabrics for home décor. Which are trending right now? How are they used in home décor? As a workroom professional, you may be wondering if there are special handling techniques for these fabrics. As a designer, you may be wondering which decorative drapery hardware lines work best to enhance these fabrics. If so, you should watch this Rowley Connects session on “2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna will cover fabric trends and answering questions!

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5 Steps to Creating a Seasonal Tablescape

Watch this Rowley Connects session “5 Steps to Creating A Seasonal Tablescape” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna discusses how styling a tabletop is quite simple if you have a system, a theme, and a step-by-step process in place.

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7 Tips for Photographing Home Interior Projects

Are you struggling to capture stunning photos of your client projects? Are straight on shots better than angled shots? Is natural light better than artificial light? Is it possible to take good photos with an iPhone? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will share 7 tips for photographing your home interior projects to capture website worthy images.

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Altering and Recreating Custom Window Treatments

In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash discusses “Altering and Recreating Custom Window Treatments”. If this isn’t a service you already provide, you will want to watch to learn how this service may be a way to start a relationship with a new client that leads to larger projects. Donna shares questions for you to ask the client prior to accepting the project, tips and techniques to consider when altering or recreating custom window treatments, and things to consider when pricing this service.

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Bed Throw vs Scaldino - What's the Difference?

Bedding ensembles often include a decorative piece at the foot of a bed. Is this a throw? Or is it a Scaldino? What is the difference? How are they made? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, watch this Rowley Connects session “Bed Throw vs Scaldino – What’s the Difference”. During this interactive session, Donna shares her bedding expertise with you so you can confidently design and fabricate these for your clients.

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Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor,” where Donna will be discussing the ins and outs of color blocking placement, proportion, and sharing unique ideas that she has used for her client projects.

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Cord-Free Drapery Solutions with Style

Do your customers ask for safe decorative drapery hardware options? Learn about cord-free stylish drapery options you can offer with your drapery projects to omit cords from your client’s homes. Learn about this and more with this Rowley Connects session “Cord-Free Drapery Solutions with Style,” led by industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash.

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Creating Your Signature Style

Are you working for everyone and anyone? Are you floundering to figure out how to design for the many different client types and design styles? Are you frustrated because you’d love to add your favorite details, but they don’t fit in with the projects you’re working on? If so, this Rowley Connects session “Creating Your Signature Style” is for you! Industry expert Donna Cash shares why you’d benefit from creating your signature style so you can market to the right clientele and create a job you love working in every day.

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Creative Banding Techniques for Drapery Panels, Shades & More

Banding on draperies, shades, pillows, and bedding is a decorative feature that kicks your custom soft furnishings up to the next level. There are often questions regarding placement, size, and even how to apply bandings to the product. In this Rowley Connects session, Donna Cash shows some of her favorite methods and answers these questions for you.

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Creative Renderings - Layering Process for Window Treatment Designs

Communication is key. What a creative person sees in their minds eye needs to be communicated to the client in a way the client will understand the design concept. Creating renderings is one of the ways to do this. In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shows her process for creating layered renderings, starting with the base layer, and then adding each additional layer of the treatment in an additional rendering. These not only allow the client to see the designer’s vision, but also become documents to be shared with a workroom for fabrication and the installation of the design.

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Custom Bedding Questions Answered

During this interactive session, Donna answers all of your custom bedding design and fabrication questions on measuring, designing, and fabricating. Let Donna help you create beautiful custom bedding, using our Duvets & Pillow Items, for your next client projects.

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Decorative Drapery Hardware 101

Watch Rowley Connects session “Decorative Drapery Hardware 101” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she teaches you how to identify and upsell good, better, best decorative drapery hardware options available to meet your customer’s needs and budget. Explore our 'good' AriA 1 1/8" Metal, 'better' AriA Antiquities 1 3/8" Metal or Finestra Wood, and 'best' The Finial Company™ Decorative Drapery Hardware brands.

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Design Trays for Client Presentations

When you are ready to share your design inspiration to your clients, what is your process? Do you have a large bag of samples and fabrics and place them on the client’s table? Or do you present them in as if you’re presenting a beautiful gift? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna shows you how to use style design trays to make your client presentations stand out above the rest.

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Drapery Hardware 101

With all the lines of drapery hardware, how do you choose the right collection for your project? And once you know which collection to use, how do you order so that you end up receiving what you thought you ordered? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash walks you through everything you need to know about AriA® Metal Hardware, Finestra® Wood Hardware, The Finial Company™, and Paris Texas Hardware™ so that you can sell with confidence and order correctly.

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Drapery Header Styles 101

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Drapery Header Styles 101”, led by industry expert Donna Cash, as she discusses how to choose, design and fabricate a variety of classic and on-trend styles. Let her help you develop your own drapery header style. Explore header tapes from Rowley.

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Drapery Panel Fabrication 101

Entering the window treatment market for new designers may be intimidating. Let’s face it, window treatments aren’t included in interior design school. Or very little at most. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her wealth of information on what you need to know to begin adding drapery panels to your client projects. Scale, proportion, color, fabric fibers, and more are discussed.

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Duvet Cover Basics

Have you ever made a duvet cover to fit the bed only to find out it doesn’t fit the insert? Have you received a duvet insert, and it isn’t the correct size to fit the bed? Do you know the best type of fabric to use for a duvet cover? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares the answers to these questions and more so that you can design and create custom duvet covers your clients will love.

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Everything Draperies

During this interactive session, industry expert Donna Cash discusses and answers questions about drapery design, fabrication and installation - pulling from her 30 years of experience in the custom drapery industry.

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Fabricating Portiere Panels

A portiere panel is often used in an opening between two rooms because it is beautiful on the front and the back. Learn how to manage the tops, side hems, and bottom hems. Whether you are a designer or workroom professional, you will benefit from learning how to manage the problematic top, side, and bottom hems and ultimately fabricate, style, and sell portiere panels with ease.

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Figuring Pleats & Spaces

It’s all about numbers, calculations, proportions, fabric types, panel length, pleat styles and more… Why isn’t figuring pleats and spaces cut and dry? In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her go-to method for calculating pleats and spaces. She also explains when and why there are exceptions to this method and how to change the process to ensure draperies hang beautiful every time.

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How-To Cultivate a Healthy Designer-Workroom-Installer Relationship

You’ve heard it before but it’s worth repeating. Communication is key. But, cultivating a healthy designer-workroom-installer relationship is about more than just communication. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her unique perspective on collaborating with designers, workroom professionals, and installers to assure there are no unhappy surprises at the installation.

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How-To Determine Drapery Header & Pleat Size

As a workroom professional, have you ever wondered how to figure the header size or pleat size based on the finished length of a drapery panel? Does it matter and why? Get answers for these questions and more by watching this Rowley Connects session “How to Determine Drapery Header & Pleat Size” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares a way to calculate the size of the drapery header using ratios, and advises the best type and size of buckram to select for your header size. She also shares the allowance for pleat width based on the panel finished length to keep beautiful fabric channels in drapery panels from top to bottom.

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How-To Mix & Match Fabric Patterns Like a Pro

Ever wondered which is more important - pattern or texture? Or, how many patterns are too many, or does the size of the pattern matter? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects Session on “How to Mix & Match Fabric Patterns Like a Pro” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna helps guide you in selecting fabrics to elevate your room designs.

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How-To Use the Power of Visualization for Creating Beautiful Rooms

The power of visualization is a tool often overlooked in room design. Have you ever been stuck on selecting the correct balance of fabrics, fibers, textures, colors, and decorative drapery hardware for client projects? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects session “How to Use the Power of Visualization for Creating Beautiful Rooms,” led by industry expert Donna Cash. In this interactive session, Donna shows you how to use visualization to create spaces your clients will love to live in. You will leave this session with a new outlook for starting client projects! Download the Workbook!

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Keeping Your Sanity While Crushing Deadlines

Do you ever feel like your job is performing miracles? Are you faced with what seem like impossible deadlines, working with large amounts of fabric, or impatient clients? Are you up for these challenges or do you wonder how you will get through them? In this Rowley Connects, industry expert Donna Cash shares her top 5 tips for keeping calm and efficient while crushing deadlines.

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Maximizing Your Drapery Hardware Options

Let's talk about drapery hardware. When can you test the limits? And when you do test the limits, what are some precautions you can take to ensure a trouble-free installation? In this Rowley Connects, hear of a recent project where Donna tested the limits on drapery hardware with success. Learn from her experience of working with a new designer and the process from the beginning design all the way through to the final installation.

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Measuring Windows for Proper Fitting Window Treatments

The key to a successful window treatment installation is proper measures at the beginning of the project. Everything from calculating yardage for the treatments to ordering blinds and drapery hardware is based on the window measurements. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares pointers for getting the measurements, what to look for when measuring, and when to collaborate with the workroom professional and or installer before moving forward.

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Mind Mapping to Organize the Creative Process

Discover how to visually organize your thoughts! Watch Rowley Connects session “Mind Mapping to Organize the Creative Process” led by industry expert Donna Cash, as she shares her mind mapping process, helpful apps and other sources to learn how to mind map.

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Modern Updates that Sell

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to package and sell modern updates for existing treatments to drive revenue. Download the how-to!

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One Yard Wonders

Have you ever wondered what you can make with one yard of fabric? Maybe a pillow or a cushion? But something wonderful you think? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects session “One Yard Wonders,” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive discussion, Donna demonstrates how she has used a yard of fabric to create unique, one-of-a-kind soft furnishings adored by her clients. Get your creative juices flowing and start offering more custom designs to your clients.

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Optimizing your Workflow

How do you handle incomplete workorders, work in the workroom with no fabric and/or downpayment but you have parts and pieces to start the project? Or, how do you handle the client expectations for a project deadline before all the information has been given? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares her workflow system and how she handles the questions asked above to keep all projects in order and control in the workroom.

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Pillow Corner Styles

Let’s talk pillows. Mainly, pillow corners. Some like pointy corners. Some like tapered corners. Is one right over the other or is it a personal preference? When fabricating pillows, is there a right or a wrong corner style based on the pillow style? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shows corner styles, tools to use when marking and cutting pillow fabrics, and discusses when square or tapered corners are the preferred option.

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Pleating to Pattern for Draperies and Valances

Let’s face it, some fabrics are just made for pleating to pattern. Doing so makes draperies and pleated valances look outstanding. But how to do this? Figuring yardage, pleats, and spaces requires extra planning at the beginning of the project. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will help you with pre-planning and figuring, and share tips to remember when pleating to pattern.

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Selecting Paint & Fabric for a Serene Room

During this interactive Rowley Connects session, Donna Cash discusses how to use soft colors, just the right amount of pattern in the right proportion, and mix textures to create a relaxing room that brings calm and serenity to its visitors.

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Stay on Top of Your Workload by NEVER Having a Deadline

Are you always chasing deadlines and trying to keep your head above water? Do you wish there were more hours in the day? We all have the same 24 hours available each day, so why do some people appear to never have deadlines? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna Cash shares her top 5 tips for staying on top of your workload by never having a deadline.

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Successful Installations – 10 Things Your Installer Needs to Know Before the Installation

Let’s face it, a beautifully designed and fabricated window treatment ends with a successful installation. You may not be the installer, but your help leading up to the installation plays a key role in how install day goes. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares the top 10 things your installer needs to know before the installation to help you get in and out of the client’s home in a timely fashion.

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Take Control of Your Client Consultations

Have you ever attended a client meeting that tended to last well beyond the allotted time? What happened? Were you in control of the consultation? Or were you distracted by the client and/or family members? In this Rowley Connect session “Take Control of Your Client Consultations,” industry expert Donna Cash walks you through a process for getting in, getting down to business, and getting out on time after a successful meeting.

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Tips & Techniques for Working with Sheer Fabrics

Let’s face it, not all sheer fabrics are created equal. Some are lovely to work with, while others make a workroom professional want to run the other way! If you want to learn how to create beautiful sheer window treatments, watch this Rowley Connects session “Tips & Techniques for Working with Sheer Fabrics,” led by industry expert, Donna Cash. Discover what tips and techniques Donna uses in her workroom to make it easier to fabricate with sheers.

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What is Zapping Your Creativity?

Do you ever show up to work and lack motivation? Do you ever sit down to write and have a block? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects Session on "What is Zapping Your Creativity?" led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna discusses what may cause this and share tips to help you rise above and create beautiful things again.

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What’s Wrong - My Fabric Doesn’t Hang Correctly

As a workroom professional, have you ever been presented a sketch of a window treatment and been asked to fabricate it? Did the sketch look beautiful, but the actual fabric in the window treatment not hang correctly? What happened? In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash gives pointers and recommendations to help you understand why not all sketched window treatments work well.

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Zipper Systems for Pillows

Do you ever wonder which zipper type, regular or invisible, to use for different applications? Do you have a system for the zipper insertion application for different projects in the workroom? In this Rowley Connects session, Donna shares her process, Zipper Systems for Pillows so that you can quickly and confidently chose the right zipper and application for your next pillow project.

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Draperies
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10 Tips to Understanding Baton & Cord Draw Track Systems

Do you struggle when trying to select track systems for drapery projects? There are options for pinch pleat, Ripplefold, baton draw, cord draw, ceiling mount, wall mount, and more. In this Rowley Connects, Industry Expert Donna Cash shares 10 tips to get you up to speed in selecting the correct track for your drapery projects.

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Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Color Blocking for Your Drapery Fashions & Home Décor,” where Donna will be discussing the ins and outs of color blocking placement, proportion, and sharing unique ideas that she has used for her client projects.

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Cord-Free Drapery Solutions with Style

Do your customers ask for safe decorative drapery hardware options? Learn about cord-free stylish drapery options you can offer with your drapery projects to omit cords from your client’s homes. Learn about this and more with this Rowley Connects session “Cord-Free Drapery Solutions with Style,” led by industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash.

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Creating a Memory Stitch Using Bead Chain

If you have ever fabricated perfect drapery panels yet, when installed, they flare, twist, or turn; then this Rowley Connects session is for you! Join industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash as she teaches you step-by-step how to create a memory stitch using bead chain. Donna shares tips on how to tame your flaring drapery panels and make sure they hang beautifully.

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Creative Banding Techniques for Drapery Panels, Shades & More

Banding on draperies, shades, pillows, and bedding is a decorative feature that kicks your custom soft furnishings up to the next level. There are often questions regarding placement, size, and even how to apply bandings to the product. In this Rowley Connects session, Donna Cash shows some of her favorite methods and answers these questions for you.

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Decorative Drapery Hardware 101

Watch Rowley Connects session “Decorative Drapery Hardware 101” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she teaches you how to identify and upsell good, better, best decorative drapery hardware options available to meet your customer’s needs and budget. Explore our 'good' AriA 1 1/8" Metal, 'better' AriA Antiquities 1 3/8" Metal or Finestra Wood, and 'best' The Finial Company™ Decorative Drapery Hardware brands.

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Drapery Header Styles 101

Watch this Rowley Connects session “Drapery Header Styles 101”, led by industry expert Donna Cash, as she discusses how to choose, design and fabricate a variety of classic and on-trend styles. Let her help you develop your own drapery header style. Explore header tapes from Rowley.

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Drapery Panel Fabrication 101

Entering the window treatment market for new designers may be intimidating. Let’s face it, window treatments aren’t included in interior design school. Or very little at most. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares her wealth of information on what you need to know to begin adding drapery panels to your client projects. Scale, proportion, color, fabric fibers, and more are discussed.

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Drapery Stack Backs

Is there one formula to calculate stack back for all drapery rods using all fabrics? Why don’t all the available charts and formulas match? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, watch this Rowley Connects session on “Drapery Stack Backs” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna discusses the factors that go in to determining the best way to figure drapery stack back for your custom drapery projects.

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Everything Draperies

During this interactive session, industry expert Donna Cash discusses and answers questions about drapery design, fabrication and installation - pulling from her 30 years of experience in the custom drapery industry.

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Fabricating Portiere Panels

A portiere panel is often used in an opening between two rooms because it is beautiful on the front and the back. Learn how to manage the tops, side hems, and bottom hems. Whether you are a designer or workroom professional, you will benefit from learning how to manage the problematic top, side, and bottom hems and ultimately fabricate, style, and sell portiere panels with ease.

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French Blackout Techniques for Draperies and Shades

Have you heard about the new lining by Whyte & Ivory? Rowley is now offering Cambridge Cotton Sateen in color black. This lining drapes beautifully and has a lovely hand. The black lining has many uses in the workroom, and one of those is the French blackout method for window treatments. Learn how to create this technique for luxurious drapes and shades from industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash during our “French Blackout Techniques for Draperies and Shades” Rowley Connects session.

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How-To Determine Drapery Header & Pleat Size

As a workroom professional, have you ever wondered how to figure the header size or pleat size based on the finished length of a drapery panel? Does it matter and why? Get answers for these questions and more by watching this Rowley Connects session “How to Determine Drapery Header & Pleat Size” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares a way to calculate the size of the drapery header using ratios, and advises the best type and size of buckram to select for your header size. She also shares the allowance for pleat width based on the panel finished length to keep beautiful fabric channels in drapery panels from top to bottom.

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Learn How-To Program Your Motorized Shades & Draperies in 15 Minutes or Less

Watch this Rowley Connects session to “Learn how to program your motorized shades and draperies in 15 minutes or less” led by Industry Expert Donna Cash, where she provides a 15-minute suggestion to help you sell R-TEC Automation® drapery and shades with confidence! She also demonstrates how to program the remote control for your shades or draperies in five easy steps. Plus, Donna shares motorization and automation tips throughout the session. Explore our Mastering Motorization series to expand your knowledge!

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Learn How-To Use Motorized Window Treatments

Are you new to motorized shades and draperies? Then you can’t miss this Rowley Connects session “Learn How to Use Motorized Window Treatments”, led by industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash. Donna teaches you how to program and use motorized shades and draperies. She reviewes the types of remote controls available, which control may be best for your specific motorization projects, and when to use a single channel remote vs. a 5 or 15 channel remote.

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Mastering Motorization

During this interactive session with industry expert Donna Cash, you will be guided through the wide variety of R-TEC Automation® shade and drapery systems, components and accessories. Also, learn how to sell the right solution to your customers. Explore our Mastering Motorization series to expand your knowledge!

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Modern Updates that Sell

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to package and sell modern updates for existing treatments to drive revenue. Download the how-to!

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Pleating to Pattern for Draperies and Valances

Let’s face it, some fabrics are just made for pleating to pattern. Doing so makes draperies and pleated valances look outstanding. But how to do this? Figuring yardage, pleats, and spaces requires extra planning at the beginning of the project. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will help you with pre-planning and figuring, and share tips to remember when pleating to pattern.

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Ripplefold – Beyond the Basics

Do your clients love Ripplefold drapes? Then you don't want to miss this Rowley Connects Session with Donna Cash, industry expert and entrepreneur, as she teaches you how to take the popular Ripplefold panel beyond the basics! Although Ripplefold draperies hang in beautiful folds from top to bottom, the stitch lines at the top edge created by sewing the snap tape to the panel are troublesome for some designers. In this interactive session, Donna teaches you several different ways to sew the snap tape to the panels for a look that hides the stitches.

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Sustainable Linings: Style with Purpose

Discover the world of drapery linings and their impact on the beauty and functionality of window treatments. In this Rowley Connects session, Industry Expert Donna Cash will delve into how sustainable fabrics are made and why they are important in today’s environmentally conscious world. She will also introduce you to brands like Whyte & Ivory, and their sustainable drapery solutions.

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The 5 Most Commonly Asked Motor Setup Questions

Watch Rowley Connects session on “The 5 Most Commonly Asked Motor Setup Questions” led by Industry Expert Donna Cash, as she walks you through R-TEC Automation® motor setup for shades and draperies, pairing the remote and shade or drapery motor, as well as troubleshooting common issues. Explore our Mastering Motorization series to expand your knowledge!

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Tips & Techniques for Working with Sheer Fabrics

Let’s face it, not all sheer fabrics are created equal. Some are lovely to work with, while others make a workroom professional want to run the other way! If you want to learn how to create beautiful sheer window treatments, watch this Rowley Connects session “Tips & Techniques for Working with Sheer Fabrics,” led by industry expert, Donna Cash. Discover what tips and techniques Donna uses in her workroom to make it easier to fabricate with sheers.

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Top 10 Fabrication Questions Asked of Donna Cash at IWCE 2022

The IWCE 2022 conference was full of attendees eager to gather, learn, and meet with vendors. In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares “The Top 10 Fabrication Questions asked at IWCE” while visiting the Rowley booth and exploring shades, drapery, and workroom product displays. Watch this interactive session, so you can use these techniques as you fabricate beautiful custom treatments for your clients.

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Top Questions Regarding R-TEC Automation®

In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares the top questions she hears regarding motorized shades and draperies. Get answers for questions, such as “How do I integrate motorized shades and draperies in the same room? Is it possible to use the same remote control for different types of motors?” Watch the interactive discussion on the “Top Questions Regarding R-TEC Automation®” and learn how easy it is to become a master of motorization.

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What’s Wrong - My Fabric Doesn’t Hang Correctly

As a workroom professional, have you ever been presented a sketch of a window treatment and been asked to fabricate it? Did the sketch look beautiful, but the actual fabric in the window treatment not hang correctly? What happened? In this Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash gives pointers and recommendations to help you understand why not all sketched window treatments work well.

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Window Motor Management

Learn how you can set one remote control to work with multiple automated windows at the same time, as well as, which type of remote is needed to set treatments individually. Industry expert Donna Cash shares her tips and techniques for motorization learned while working with R-TEC Automation Drapery and Shade Systems.

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Window Treatments & Linings

Watch Rowley Connects session “Window Treatments & Linings” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she will discuss when you should use lining and interlining together and when you should only use lining, should you line sheers, and if the color of lining and interlining really matter. Let Donna share her knowledge on this subject with you.

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Drapery Hardware
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10 Tips to Understanding Baton & Cord Draw Track Systems

Do you struggle when trying to select track systems for drapery projects? There are options for pinch pleat, Ripplefold, baton draw, cord draw, ceiling mount, wall mount, and more. In this Rowley Connects, Industry Expert Donna Cash shares 10 tips to get you up to speed in selecting the correct track for your drapery projects.

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2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor

Patterns, texture, color, and fiber all take a role in fabrics for home décor. Which are trending right now? How are they used in home décor? As a workroom professional, you may be wondering if there are special handling techniques for these fabrics. As a designer, you may be wondering which decorative drapery hardware lines work best to enhance these fabrics. If so, you should watch this Rowley Connects session on “2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna will cover fabric trends and answering questions!

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Decorative Drapery Hardware 101

Watch Rowley Connects session “Decorative Drapery Hardware 101” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she teaches you how to identify and upsell good, better, best decorative drapery hardware options available to meet your customer’s needs and budget. Explore our 'good' AriA 1 1/8" Metal, 'better' AriA Antiquities 1 3/8" Metal or Finestra Wood, and 'best' The Finial Company™ Decorative Drapery Hardware brands.

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Drapery Hardware 101

With all the lines of drapery hardware, how do you choose the right collection for your project? And once you know which collection to use, how do you order so that you end up receiving what you thought you ordered? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash walks you through everything you need to know about AriA® Metal Hardware, Finestra® Wood Hardware, The Finial Company™, and Paris Texas Hardware™ so that you can sell with confidence and order correctly.

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Drapery Motorization Using R-TEC Automation® Track Systems

Watch our Rowley Connects session on “Drapery Motorization using R-TEC Automation® Track Systems” led by industry expert Donna Cash, where she will discuss the features and flexibility of using single and double track systems, mixing motorization systems with non-motorized systems, and how to dress up a track system using Finestra® Wood fascia or Finestra® Custom Decorative Hardware fascia.

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Drapery Stack Backs

Is there one formula to calculate stack back for all drapery rods using all fabrics? Why don’t all the available charts and formulas match? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, watch this Rowley Connects session on “Drapery Stack Backs” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna discusses the factors that go in to determining the best way to figure drapery stack back for your custom drapery projects.

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Everything You Want to Know About H-Rail Traverse Systems

Watch as industry expert Donna Cash answers H-Rail questions in this interactive Rowley Connects session on “Everything You Want to Know about H-Rail Traverse Systems”. Donna discusses everything H-Rail, both automated and manual, and shares her top five tips for this popular drapery track system, so you can confidently offer this solution with your drapery design projects to clients.

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How to Use the Design Your Window Feature 

Did you know you can build your custom window systems from start to finish in one easy virtual order form with the Design Your Window tool on rowleycompany.com? The Design Your Window tool allows you to pick a system, style and accessorize it, view your finished window, save it as a project to share with others, and easily place your order online! In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash will walk you through the process of utilizing the Design Your Window online order form to build custom window solutions, creating a new project, sharing it, and adding your builds to the cart from projects. It’s easy, really!

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Maximizing Your Drapery Hardware Options

Let's talk about drapery hardware. When can you test the limits? And when you do test the limits, what are some precautions you can take to ensure a trouble-free installation? In this Rowley Connects, hear of a recent project where Donna tested the limits on drapery hardware with success. Learn from her experience of working with a new designer and the process from the beginning design all the way through to the final installation.

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Fabric
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2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor

Patterns, texture, color, and fiber all take a role in fabrics for home décor. Which are trending right now? How are they used in home décor? As a workroom professional, you may be wondering if there are special handling techniques for these fabrics. As a designer, you may be wondering which decorative drapery hardware lines work best to enhance these fabrics. If so, you should watch this Rowley Connects session on “2021 Fabric Trends for Home Décor” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna will cover fabric trends and answering questions!

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Fall Decorating - How-To Make Fabric Pumpkins

How many fabric remnants do you have in your possession? Are you keeping them to prevent filling up landfills? If it seems wasteful to throw away your small to medium size fabric remnants, watch this Connects session. During this session, industry expert Donna Cash shows you different methods for making fabric pumpkins for your fall decorating using bits and pieces of fabric, trimmings, and your unique creativity.

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How-To Mix & Match Fabric Patterns Like a Pro

Ever wondered which is more important - pattern or texture? Or, how many patterns are too many, or does the size of the pattern matter? If you answered yes, then you should watch this Rowley Connects Session on “How to Mix & Match Fabric Patterns Like a Pro” led by industry expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna helps guide you in selecting fabrics to elevate your room designs.

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Thread Talk: Understanding Different Types of Sewing Threads

Are you using the correct thread for the projects in your workroom? Did you know using the wrong thread size can result in uneven stitches or thread breakage? The type of thread you use depends on the fabric you are working with and the project you are making. In this Rowley Connects session, Industry Expert Donna Cash takes the guess work out of thread sizes and types to allow you to select the correct thread for your projects.

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Grommets
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Creativity with Grommets

Let’s talk about different types of Grommets are not just for drapery headers. Do you ever have left over grommets and wonder what to do with these? In this Connects session, Donna Cash showcases different uses for grommets in custom soft furnishings other than just grommet drapery headers.

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Inspiration
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10 Tips for Mindfulness & Positivity Amid a Pandemic

Discover “10 Tips for Mindfulness & Positivity Amid a Pandemic” led by Industry Expert Donna Cash. During this interactive session, Donna provides a variety of tips for mindfulness, plus how the power of positivity may strengthen your mindset and set you on a better track moving forward.

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5 Steps to Create Balance When You Find Chaos in Your Business or Life

Have you ever felt your business or life was in chaos? Have you looked at everything on your to-do list thinking it’s impossible to do everything, knowing everything must get done? If you answered yes, then watch this Connects session “5 Steps to Create Balance when You Find Chaos in Your Business or Life” led by industry expert Donna Cash. Donna shares her top five steps to create balance amid the chaos. These steps will work for you in your personal life and for your business, because let’s face it at times there is chaos everywhere.

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5 Tips to Delegation: Learn to Let Go to Grow

During this interactive session, Donna shares five tips focused on delegation and letting go to help grow your business.

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Align your Products and Services with Your Vision and Mission!

If you watched Connects session "Vision for 2022 and Beyond", you have a better understanding of the importance of your business's vision and mission statement. Join industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash as she continues discussing this topic and dives deeper into the conversation of aligning your products and services with your vision and mission. Donna leads this interactive discussion, sharing how pairing down offerings may help you grow stronger and add more value to your business. Download the how-to!

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Before & After Photographs in Home Décor

Marketing to your clients with before and after home décor photographs is essential to helping you tell your story. Connect with industry expert and entrepreneur Donna Cash as she walks you through Marketing Home Décor Photos to Clients. Donna teaches you to reach your clients by taking top-notch before and after photos in this interactive Connects session. Plus, she provides tips on using these photographs on your website, email communications, social media, and blog posts.

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Best Practices for Ensuring A Healthy Designer-Client Relationship

Whether you are just starting out in business or you're feeling you may want to fine-tune your business practices, this interactive discussion shares tips on building strong client relationships to boost retention and increase long-term profits.

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Build Confidence and Overcome Stumbling Blocks to Propel Your Business Forward

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to “Build Confidence and Overcome Stumbling Blocks to Propel Your Business Forward”.

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Charting a Positive Course: Reflect & Reset for 2024
The New Year is a perfect opportunity for a fresh start and setting new goals. In this Rowley Connects Session, Industry Expert Donna Cash will share five tips for beginning the year with positivity and empowerment for yourself and your business.
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Design Trays for Client Presentations

When you are ready to share your design inspiration to your clients, what is your process? Do you have a large bag of samples and fabrics and place them on the client’s table? Or do you present them in as if you’re presenting a beautiful gift? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna shows you how to use style design trays to make your client presentations stand out above the rest.

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Goal Setting: The Road to Success

Do you look at your goals and wonder which path to take to reach them? Navigating long and short-term goals can be challenging. In this Rowley Connects session Industry Expert Donna Cash will lead the discussion on the power of planning and how to set short term goals to reach your long-term goals.

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Goal Setting for 2021 and Beyond

Our Industry Expert Donna Cash leads an interactive discussion on how to start setting goals now for a better you, a better business and a better life. 2020 brought a lot of uncertainties for all of us, discover Donna’s tips on how to keep moving toward your goals when there are unexpected turns in the road.

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Grow from Mistakes, Overcome Discouragement and Build a Stronger Foundation for Your Business

Donna Cash shares some of the mistakes on projects she has made over the past 30 years in business and how her handling of these mistakes benefited her business.

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Grow Stronger by Learning from Past Mistakes

What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you take this as a failure and lose precious time worrying? Or do you turn this around and look at it as a learning and growing opportunity? In this Rowley Connects session, industry expert Donna Cash shares a checklist to help you move past the mistakes and develop a strong and healthy business.

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How-To Build Self-Confidence for Sales Success

Would you like to increase sales and profits but not sure how? Led by industry expert Donna Cash, this interactive session includes a discussion on the journey of building your confidence as a business owner, workroom or designer to increase the sales and profits of your custom products and services.

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How-To Design with Canva®

Discover how to use Canva® to design beautiful graphics for social media and more to help build your online presence. During this interactive session, Donna Cash shares her screen and shows you exactly how she uses Canva® to create stunning graphics for her business. Rowley® is not affiliated with Canva®.

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How-To Find Peace with Your Decisions

Being an artistic person and business owner often leads to doubts when creating or making decisions. Join industry expert Donna Cash for this Rowley Connects session “How to find peace with your decisions” where she provides 5 tips for calming your mind and finding peace with your business decisions during this session. She will help you rest easier about your neverending doubts.

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Humble Beginnings

As we draw close to the end of the year, it’s always fun to look back and reminisce. We don’t reflect often enough on where we came from compared to where we are now. Watch as Donna Cash discusses what she has learned and accomplished throughout the past 32 years in business. Hear stories of wins, losses, and lessons learned with the group during this interactive session.

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