The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability / Edition 4

The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability / Edition 4

by Mary V. Knackstedt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471696986

ISBN-13: 9780471696988

Pub. Date: 02/03/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This Fourth Edition covers computer software and database tools that are written exclusively for the interior design field and general financial and project management programs that can streamline internal office processes. In addition to presenting the most recent banking changes, it also features an updated credit section that compares current and past procedures

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Overview

This Fourth Edition covers computer software and database tools that are written exclusively for the interior design field and general financial and project management programs that can streamline internal office processes. In addition to presenting the most recent banking changes, it also features an updated credit section that compares current and past procedures for obtaining and using credit.

Supplemented with more than fifty sample forms and letters, this Fourth Edition is a one-stop resource for successfully managing a firm—from choosing a location and administering daily operations to putting it up for sale. It's a must-have for seasoned interior designers, those starting their own firms, as well as interior design students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471696988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Finding Your Place In Interior Design1
Ch. 2Starting a Business29
Ch. 3Planning For Profit and Growth51
Ch. 4Setting Up a Design Studio63
Ch. 5Developing a Team of Staff and Consultants79
Ch. 6Marketing and Selling117
Ch. 7Succeeding in Project Management191
Ch. 8Charging For Your Services217
Ch. 9Working With Sources and Contractors241
Ch. 10Managing Your Office271
Ch. 11Mastering Financial Management315
Ch. 12Growing as a Professional371
Recommended Reading377
Design Schools385
Index387

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