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The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability, 3rd Edition

The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability, 3rd Edition

Mary V. Knackstedt

ISBN: 978-0-471-22750-2

Apr 2002

416 pages

Select type: E-Book

$56.99

Description

Discover how you can run the practical side of your practice more profitably. This comprehensive guide to managing an interior design business gives you an arsenal of proven procedures and practical tools and techniques perfected over the course of some thirty years. New to this edition are sections on establishing an electronic office, the pros and cons of working alone and creating partnerships, hiring and working with off-site employees, and more. It also includes more than fifty sample forms and letters, such as an existing conditions survey and a letter of transmittal, that can easily be adapted to your own uses.
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Finding Your Place in Interior Design.

Starting a Business.

Planning for Profit and Growth.

Setting Up a Design Studio.

Developing a Team of Staff and Consultants.

Marketing and Selling.

Succeeding in Project Management.

Charging for Your Services.

Working with Sources and Contractors.

Managing Your Office.

Mastering Financial Management.

Growing as a Professional.

Recommended Reading.

Design Schools.

Index.

New edition includes sections on:
  • Establishing an electronic office
  • Pros and cons of working alone and creating partnerships with other design professionals
  • Establishing value for services in a world now served by the Internet
  • Hiring and working with off-site employees
  • Comprehensive guide to managing an interior design business—including proven procedures as well as practical tools and techniques.
  • Includes more than 50 sample forms and letters that can be adapted for individualized use (e.g. prospective client report form, design service outline, existing conditions survey, letter of transmittal).