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The Interior Design Business Handbook

The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability, 5th Edition

By Mary V Knackstedt

If you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, this is the ultimate resource for interior designers. This go-to guide includes workable guidance and tools for developing your business, planning for growth, and incorporating technology.  

Price: $95.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9781118139875
Year: 2013
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 549
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Whether you own your own consulting business or work at a large firm, the business practices outlined in The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability will help you plan for growth and develop your business. Complete with practical advice, tools, and resources, this is the ultimate guide for those with experience as well as those new to the field of interior design. Seasoned professionals and students alike can learn from these tried and true principles in this essential handbook.

Take a holistic look at interior design by learning how to develop a client base, grow your profits, and maximize financial opportunities. Whether your business dealings are domestic or international, there are principles in this book to guide you through future planning and day-to-day business operations. Inside, view various examples of sample forms and letters to find exactly what you need to perfect your client interactions. As technology continues to evolve, ensure you're keeping your agency up to date. Be sure you're incorporating creativity into your plans and business dealings. Learn best practices for maximizing social media to connect with potential clients and build your brand.

Set yourself up for success with this indispensable resource. This newly released fifth edition has been revised to reflect changes in the industry and new trends. Take your interior design knowledge to the next level by learning about all of the key areas below!

Learn About:

  • Finding your Place in Interior Design
  • Starting or Changing your Business Type or Structure
  • Planning for Profit and Growth
  • Setting up a Design Studio
  • The Design Team
  • Business Development
  • Charging for your Services
  • Succeeding in Project Management
  • Working with Sources and Contractors
  • Managing your Office
  • Managing and Securing your Financial Position
  • Growing your Firm and your Professional Skills