Designing Your Business Professional Practices for Interior Designers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-10
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Designing Your Business, 2nd Edition, transforms aspiring interior designers into savvy business people as well as creative interior designers by offering strategies for working effectively with colleagues, clients, and resources. The text explores business organization, legal and ethical issues, and business finance and accounting practices common to the profession. The practical approach and engaging interactive pedagogy make it easy and interesting to learn the intricacies of the business, law, and practice.

Author Biography

Gordon T. Kendall is a lawyer and business manager based in New York, NY, USA.

Heidi Painchaud is Managing Principal of Interior Design with B+H Architects in Canada and oversees the firm's global interior design operations and provides senior project management. She is registered with The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA,) and has 19 years of global private and public sector experience.

Table of Contents


Part One: You and Your Work
1. Introduction to Professional Practices
2. Becoming a Professional
3. Working Ethically

Part Two: You and Your Business
4. Understanding Law and Your Business
5. Planning Your Business Finances
6. Managing Your Business
7. Marketing and Promoting Your Business

Part Three: You and Your Clients
8. Defining Your Services
9. Charging Clients for Your Services
10. Managing Your Client's Project
11. Defining the Client Relationship

Part Four: You and Your Resources
12. Working with Vendors
13. Working with Service Providers

Part Five: You and Your Career
14. Beginning Your Work Life
15. Planning Your Career


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