How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm
How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects 2nd Edition takes readers step-by-step through the process of establishing a business, from developing a business plan to running an office. This comprehensive guide is packed with nuts-and-bolts information on such topics as getting financing, setting fees, establishing a client base, advertising and marketing, dealing with insurance and banking, and getting accounting and legal assistance. There's even valuable help with the psychological challenges of starting a business - fear, risk, guilt, success. Filled with real-life success stories, business checklists and self-evaluation forms, this invaluable guide offers everything designers and architects need to make their dreams come true.