Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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Wiley, 2002 - Architecture - 653 pages
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The tools needed to create and manage a thriving interior design practice

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. Recommended reading for NCIDQ candidates, it offers easy-to-follow tips and instruction on how to:

  • Write and implement a successful business plan
  • Choose the right form of business to fit specific needs
  • Institute strategic planning
  • Develop effective promotional tools
  • Manage finances and set up a computerized accounting system
  • Manage employees and team members
Establishing a comprehensive foundation for effective business practice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the one-stop resource that no interior designer can afford to be without.

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CHRISTINE M. PIOTROWSKI, ASID, IIDA, is the owner of Christine M. Piotrowski and Associates in Phoenix, Arizona, and a former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff. She has more than 20 years of commercial and residential design experience.

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