Nita B. Phillips is an interior designer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She began her career working for a local firm and then started and ran her own retail business for six years. She currently runs her own home-based interior design business, which specializes in consultation for private clients and builders.
How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business, 5thby Nita Phillips
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services chart, sample balance worksheet, profit-and-loss worksheet, cash-flow projections worksheet, weekly accounting ledger, vendor sale sheet, bid sheet. New in this edition are more "points of entry": lots of sidebars and lists, including sidebars with new information on "green" home furnishings and environmentally friendly paints that clients may ask about.
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I am a current Interior Design Student and am researching about owning my own business once I graduate. This book was extremely informational and provided so much information that will benefit while I'm in the process of starting my own business. Not only did it provide lots of information, it was written to where anyone can read it and understand it completely. This is a must-have for someone going into the design field. I would even recommend it for those who aren't even looking at owning their own business because it breaks down how to act on consults and how to follow up with clients. The information does not stop there though; the book talks about all sorts of window treatments and provides a number of resources for any inspiring Interior Designer! I could not have invested in a better book. I am highly impressed with this one!