The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability

The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability

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by Mary V. Knackstedt
     
 

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Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes

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Thousands of interior design professionals have come to rely on The Interior Design Business Handbook for comprehensive, accessible coverage of the essential procedures, tools, and techniques necessary to manage a successful interior design business. The Fifth Edition of this essential resource has been revised to address the latest trends and changes in the field, with new and updated material on business size and structure, building a brand, client development, social networking and Internet marketing, finances, purchasing, technology and software programs, and other key areas.

Complete with more than 75 sample forms and letters, this Fifth Edition is a one-stop resource for all aspects of establishing and running an interior design business—from choosing a location and managing day-to-day operations to growing a business and putting it up for sale. All of the techniques and procedures in the book are rooted in real-world experience and are used daily in successful design firms throughout the United States.

Filled with valuable information for solo practices and small firms as well as larger businesses, this book is an indispensable resource for seasoned professionals as well as interior designers who are at the start of their career.

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Primarily for practicing interior designers, whether working independently or within large firms, this comprehensive guide to managing an interior design business covers the full range of business activities and procedures for the life of a practice, and includes some 50 sample forms and letters that can be adapted to specific interior design operations. This revised edition (first was 1988) contains updated resource listings, and additional information on the computer, service, photography, and education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"Newly updated and revised, this essential guide to the interior design business helps designers streamline their work, learn business basics and achieve profitability. This revised edition also describes how the changing economy affects design practices and explores a range of current topics, including social networking, building a brand and implementing technology." (ASID Icon, Fall 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118328200
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

MARY V. KNACKSTEDT, FASID, FIIDA, is founder and President of Knackstedt, Inc., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and New York City. She is an interior designer, furniture designer, consultant, and speaker. She has taught continuing education and business courses for professional organizations and universities, including Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. As a consultant, Knackstedt has helped develop many new businesses and restore many failing businesses. She continues to advise designers throughout the United States.

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The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your thinking or in the process of setting up an interior design/decorating business this book is the one. Covers all the things you might have not even thought of.