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Updated: Nov 12, 2023

There are many benefits to hiring a Certified Online Business Manager, but I would say the main one is this:

An OBM is IN your business with you.

OBM for Interior Designers
KB&Co Brand Photo | OBM For Designers

An online business manager supports business growth and ensures the well-being of team members. They are a virtual team member who will roll up their sleeves to ensure the backend of your design business is running efficiently, help drive projects, and ensure that business goals are being met.

They are a true success partner in the journey - with you every step of the way.

Let's be real... it can be lonely in our own business. Even when we have a team, it can often feel like it's still all on our shoulders to move things forward. To make sure stuff is getting done. To ensure the team has what they need. To create solid systems and a foundation for sustainable success.

We can get to the point where we are making money, BUT our business has become a real drag. The weight of it can become a burden that gets heavier and heavier over time.

Client Testimonial -- "It is nice to have Kirstin on my team to bounce ideas off of, collaborate on business decisions, and have a cheerleader! I don't feel alone and not the only one able to get business projects done." Krista H. | Architect & CEO at Veld Architect, Inc.

An OBM is building your design business with you.

The role of an OBM is to make sure the right THINGS get done at the right TIME, in the right WAY, and by the right PEOPLE.

Coaching support is essential. Strategic support is necessary as well. Masterminds are great. We need those things to be leaders, but they aren't IN the business with us day to day.

Imagine having someone IN your business who cares about it as much as you do. Someone who shows up each day in service of your mission and considers your success their success.

That's what hiring a Certified OBM for your design business means. When you have an OBM on your team, THEY become the one to make sure you are building a solid foundation for your business.

Want to have someone 'IN' your design business with you? Let's talk.

In a complimentary 30-minute call, we can discuss what you need from a partner to move your business forward! On these calls, I always aim to provide insight because I believe collaboration and supporting each other is the best way to elevate the design industry.


Hey there- if we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, I’m Kirstin, a former project manager turned small business owner who helps female entrepreneurs design businesses and build teams without burnout. To learn how we can partner together, check my Services.

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