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The text of choice for professional interior design practice -- now with companion CD-ROM!Since publication of the first edition in 1990, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has remained the leading choice for educators for teaching interior design business practice as well as for professionals seeking to advance in their own practices. This ASID/Polsky Prize winner is recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation and covers the gamut of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues. You gain all the essential skills needed for planning and maintaining a thriving interior design business, presented in the clear, easy-to-follow style that is the hallmark of this text.This edition is completely current with the latest business practices and features a host of new practice aids:Companion CD-ROM includes a trial version of professional practice software, business forms, numerous short articles, plus additional information and resources. New examples help you manage the latest challenges and implement the latest business practices. A new chapter devoted to strategic planning explains this important business concept in easy-to-understand language for students and professionals. Brief "what would you do" case studies in each chapter challenge you to respond to ethical issues faced by today's interior designers.From creating a business plan to launching a promotional campaign to setting up a computerized accounting system, everything you need to launch and sustain a successful interior design practice is here.

Author Biography

Christine M. Piotrowski, ASID, IIDA, currently provides consulting services to interior designers on business practices from Phoenix, Arizona. She is a former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University and has more than twenty-five years of commercial and residential design experience. She is the author of several books on interior design including the award-winning Becoming an Interior Designer and the coauthor of the recently released Second Edition of Designing Commercial Interiors (both from Wiley).

Table of Contents

The Profession of Interior Design
Interior Design as a Profession
Professional Preparation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Legal Responsibilities
Getting Started
Personal Goals
Professional Options
Establishing an Interior Design Practice
Creating a New Interior Design Practice
Advice and Counsel
Business Formations
Business Legal Filings and Licenses
Preparing the Business Plan
Growing the Practice
Practice Organization and Management
Strategic Planning
Human Resource Management
Legal Issues of Employment
Basic Financial Accounting
Financial Management
Marketing and Business Development
Marketing Interior Design Services
Promoting the Interior Design Practice
Additional Promotional Methods
Selling Strategies
Design Presentations
Project Compensation and Agreements
Project Compensation and Fees
Preparing Design Contracts
Product Pricing
The Sale of Goods and the Commercial Code
Warranties and Product Liability
Project Management
The Project Management Process
Trade Sources
contract Documents and Specifications
Contract Administration
Contract Distraction: Delivery and Project Closeout
Looking Ahead
Getting the Next-or First-Job
Landing the Job
Internet Resources
General References
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