Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

by Christine M. Piotrowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0442275196

ISBN-13: 9780442275198

Pub. Date: 12/28/1989

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical…  See more details below

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This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442275198
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
144

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IAn Introduction to the Profession of Interior Design3
1The Profession5
2Ethics31
3Personal Goal Setting43
Pt. IIHow to Establish an Interior Design Practice51
4Planning a New Interior Design Practice53
5Advice and Counsel71
6Business Formations83
7Legal Filings97
8On Your Own111
Pt. IIIThe Business of Interior Design123
9Business Organization and Management125
10The Planning Function135
11Personnel Management147
12Legal Issues of Employment169
13Legal Responsibilities185
14Warranties and Product Liability197
Pt. IVManaging the Business's Finances207
15Financial Accounting209
16Financial Management231
17Determining Design Fees243
18Preparing Design Contracts265
19Product Pricing Considerations303
20The Sale of Goods and the Uniform Commercial Code323
Pt. VMarketing and Business Development339
21Marketing Interior Design Services341
22Promoting the Interior Design Practice353
23Advanced Promotional Tools371
24Selling Your Services395
25Design Presentations409
26Personal Power429
Pt. VIProject Management447
27Project Management Techniques449
28Working with Trade Sources477
29Contract Documents and Specifications489
30Contract Administration519
31Contract Administration: Delivery and Project Closeout543
Pt. VIICareers557
32Career Options559
33Getting the Next - or First - Job577
Glossary617
Appendix637
Index643

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