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.
A newly revised professional practice text that sets itself apart by its practical approach and updated design.
Preface Acknowledgments 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 Glossary Index