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

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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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471696988
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/3/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary V. Knackstedt, FASID, FIIDA, is founder and president of Knackstedt, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and New York. She is an interior designer, furniture designer, consultant, and speaker. She frequently does keynotes, as well as continuing education courses 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 helped to restore many failing businesses. She continues to consult designers individually and in groups throughout the country.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Finding Your Place In Interior Design.

Chapter 2. Starting a Business.

Chapter 3. Planning For Profit and Growth.

Chapter 4. Setting Up a Design Studio.

Chapter 5. Developing a Team of Staff and Consultants.

Chapter 6. Marketing and Selling.

Chapter 7. Succeeding in Project Management.

Chapter 8. Charging For Your Services.

Chapter 9. Working With Sources and Contractors.

Chapter 10. Managing Your Office.

Chapter 11. Mastering Financial Management.

Chapter 12. Growing Your Firm and Your Professional Skills.

Appendix: AIA Document B171 ID.

Professional Associations.

Design Schools.

Glossary.

Recommended Reading.

Designers' Business Forum.

Index.

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