How To Prosper As An Interior Designer / Edition 1

How To Prosper As An Interior Designer / Edition 1

by Robert L. Alderman
     
 

ISBN-10: 047116223X

ISBN-13: 9780471162230

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Wiley

How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of

Overview

How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471162230
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preparing a Letter of Agreement.

Charging a Client.

Preparing a Letter of Agreement for Commercial Projects.

Designer Responsibility and Client Budget: Designer Divorce and Client Continuity.

Professional Analysis for Charging Clients.

Contracts, Contractors, and Liability.

Preparing a Residential Design Proposal.

Preparing a Contract or Commercial Design Proposal.

Financial Management and Protection for Residential Designers.

Designers and Industry—Expectations and Ramifications.

Avoiding a Legal Crisis.

Purchases and Deliveries.

Working with Architects.

Dealing with Responsibility.

Consulting with Clients.

Creativity and Confusion: Why Designers Don't Make Money.

A Final Word ...

About the Author.

Index.

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