As published in the Central West Village Voice – 27 October 2022
Let’s meet Wayne Cohen, owner of Designing Windows.
When did Designing Windows begin and what was the reason behind its inception?
We purchased only in March this year! But I have been watching the industry for a while and noticing so many changes that when the opportunity came up with the previous owners looking to retire, we had to go for it.
What has been the biggest win over the last few years?
Being only a few months in, I would definitely say our biggest win would be our team. As I’ve developed with my previous roles, we look to attract team members to share similar core values and try to find the right fit our business.
What has been the biggest challenge over the last few years?
I think that the biggest challenge as a business owner, would have to be accepting help when you need it! It’s not always easy to say that you need a hand with something work related or even if it’s just that you’re having a tough day. During the last few years, before owing this business, I would have worked crazy hours and so knowing that you need a moment is so important.
What was the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
Oh, there’s been a lot! When I worked for John Hawkes, a well known horse trainer, and he said “Be passionate about what you do”. I think that’s so important to have the passion whatever you may be doing so that you’re not stuck operating on auto-pilot. Also, a wise account once said to me about the 3 things to a successful business. 1 is to have quality products, 2 is to create good systems and 3 is to be sure you have good paperwork. So relevant to any kind of business.
What’s your favourite thing about Bathurst?
Well, you can start with The Mount, which is great! It’s a world class circuit. We have proactive Council & Chamber and fellow Business owners. I’ve not really noticed that tall poppy syndrome at all. And it’s such a beautiful part of the world.
Designing Windows can assist with supply and installation of standard roller blinds and shutters to curtains, sheers. Awnings including cyclone rated products for your back deck. But for us, it’s all about the quality! We offer a solution to just about everything. Designing Windows Bathurst is located at 119A Bentinck St, Bathurst. To contact Wayne and the team, call 6331 9636.
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