Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers

Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers Author Tad Crawford
ISBN-10 9781621532507
Year 2013
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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This essential trade reference offers more than fifty crucial forms and tells you everything you need to know to use them effectively, all for $5 less than the first edition. Made available in hard copy and on CD-ROM, each form can be customized and is accompanied by detailed instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and a negotiation checklist to help you achieve the best results. Included is an in-depth section on contractual issues relevant to the industry. Among the essential forms included are: Project plan and budget Proposal form Comprehensive production schedule Transmittal form Traffic log Collection letters Receipts log Marketing checklist Billing forms Work change order Designer–client agreement for commercial and residential projects Contract summary sheet Contract with fabricator Nondisclosure agreement for submitting ideas Employment agreement Trademark application And many more New to this edition are forms for leases, subleases, arbitration, general and mutual releases, employee warning and dismissal letters, and promissory notes. Don’t miss out. Use Business and Legal Forms for Interior Designers to spare yourself expensive lawyers’ fees and get fair compensation for your work.

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

Professional Practice for Interior Designers Author Christine M. Piotrowski
ISBN-10 9781118415955
Year 2013-07-31
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This updated edition of the most comprehensive business guide for designers covers the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm. The new edition includes additional information on ethics, as well as a companion website containing sample forms and other resources. This book is recommended by the NCIDQ as preparation for their professional registration examination.

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox Author Phyllis Harbinger
ISBN-10 9781118680438
Year 2014-08-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get organized and streamline your workflow with this A–Z accountability system. Design is only part of an interior designer’s job—you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you juggle multiple projects with ease, with a comprehensive self–management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Features include: Detailed checklists that highlight weak spots and warn against common pitfalls Covers residential design, contract design, specifications, and renovations Best practices for meetings, design surveys, drawings, specifications, and renovations Customizable online checklists for tracking every phase of your project Exclusive online budgeting tool for tracking product costs and associated expenses to share with your team and your clients If you need to get organized and get back to work, you need The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox.

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer Author Robert Hale
ISBN-10 9781621535164
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book includes case studies, and personal anecdotes that help teach you how to: • Choose a design field • Obtain and keep clients • Garner referrals • Market and position your business • Bid competitively on projects • Manage sales • Organize a budget • Manage start-up costs and cash flow • Promote your business • Branch out into product and architectural design • Design within a retail environment • Set pricing guidelines • Sell to your target demographic • Set up your office Readers will find a history of the business side of interior design as well as various career tracks available to today’s budding entrepreneur. This updated second edition also examines the current state of the interior design industry, and what's in store for the future of firms. Any early career interior designer or student looking for practical advice on the ins and outs of running a design firm will need this one-stop guide. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Interior Design Law and Business Practices

Interior Design Law and Business Practices Author C. Jaye Berger
ISBN-10 0471583421
Year 1994-02-18
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This guide offers advice and information for interior designers starting out or established in practice. As well as the legal aspects of the profession, it contains guidance on marketing issues, a new area of concern for interior designers

Interior Design Clients

Interior Design Clients Author Thomas L. Williams
ISBN-10 9781581157413
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm, and a clear understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients will help entrepreneurial designers build their clientele and avoid the pitfalls that can waylay even experienced designers. Becoming a residential or commercial interior designer is not an easy undertaking, and developing strategies to gain clients' trust is the key to making client interaction as rewarding as possible. Author Tom Williams, who has run his own design firms for over thirty years, covers everything from good client, project, and time management to interview techniques and paperwork organization. Readers will find information on: marketing to clients; creating budgets; preparing presentations; client contracts and letters of agreement; ordering supplies; project management; delivery and placement; and retaining clients.

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business Author Diane Leone
ISBN-10 9781601382627
Year 2010
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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Book & CD-ROM. An active real estate market has turned interior design into a boom industry in recent years. Interior designers owning their own firms have a median income of $75,000. Tens of thousands of homes are for sale in the United States today, and many need the help of an interior designer to be sold. Interior designers create the spaces where we work, play, and live every day. Whether it is a private residence, corporate office, retail store, or a zany restaurant, interior designers use their creativity, as well as their knowledge of colour principles, architecture, and design, to make it work and look amazing. As a result, they are well compensated for the work. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own interior design business. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of interior design. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. You can build a highly successful business using your talent and understanding of colour and architectural features, while providing a much needed service to home owners. If you enjoy working with people and have that creative knack, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word® and about choosing a name; getting Started; the who, what, when, why, and how of interior design; equipment; selling your other services to your present customers; home staging and interior redesign; how to build a portfolio; how to get your first clients; how to attract and bid on new jobs; contracts and billing procedures; advertising; insurance; legal matters; basic cost control systems; market research; getting new clients; tax laws; zoning laws; pricing; leads; sales and marketing techniques; and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff if necessary, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn the basics of accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

Interior Design Management

Interior Design Management Author Christine M. Piotrowski
ISBN-10 0471284319
Year 1992-08-15
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Most interior designers who own - or plan to own - their own firms are at a disadvantage because they lack formal business training. This book provides them with essential information on accounting, financial analysis, revenue operation, contracts, personnel issues and more.

The Interior Designer s Guide to Pricing Estimating and Budgeting

The Interior Designer s Guide to Pricing  Estimating  and Budgeting Author Theo Stephan Williams
ISBN-10 9781581154030
Year 2005
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher Allworth Communications, Inc.
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"In this essential guide, new and experienced design business owners will find a variety of useful, creative methods for achieving and increasing profitability in both commercial and residential interior design. Case studies, sidebars, and interviews with experienced interior designers highlight professional pitfalls and how to avoid them - from daily crisis management to finding the perfect office manager."--BOOK JACKET.

Legal Forms for Everyone

Legal Forms for Everyone Author Carl Battle
ISBN-10 9781621535713
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Legal Forms for Everyone is the ultimate self-help legal guide that will save hours of research time and money in legal fees. Written by an experienced attorney, this book is complete with the most commonly needed, ready-to-use legal forms and precise instructions and checklists on how to use them, as well as advice about when you should hire an attorney. In addition, all the forms are online on a supplemental website to aid in customizing for individual needs. Readers will find forms and advice for a variety of legal situations, including preparing a will, avoiding probate, buying and selling real estate, handling divorce or separation, getting a new name, copyrights and trademarks, bankruptcy, and so much more. However, due to the ever-evolving legal system and the development of new technologies, Carl Battle has added to this new edition such changes as: How to protect against credit fraud, identity theft, and internet fraud How to navigate new electronic filing systems for copyrights, trademarks, and patents Updated information in filing fees, exemptions, and forms for filing for bankruptcy The latest information on filing for patents Legal Forms for Everyone is a comprehensive tool for getting in and out of legal situations without having to pay for that costly attorney.

How to Start a Home based Interior Design Business

How to Start a Home based Interior Design Business Author Nita Phillips
ISBN-10 0762750154
Year 2009
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher
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Describes key strategies for launching and managing a profitable company in the interior design field, providing an abundance of organizational worksheets for recording products and services, profits and losses, and cash-flow projections. Original.

Interior Design in Practice

Interior Design in Practice Author Terri Maurer
ISBN-10 9780470190531
Year 2010-02-08
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.

The Interior Design Reference Specification Book

The Interior Design Reference   Specification Book Author Linda O'Shea
ISBN-10 9781592538492
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rockport Pub
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Guides students and professionals through the interior design process, from planning to execution, in an updated edition that includes new information on project management, building systems and codes, and lighting.