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Publisher Comments:

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 Fourth 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.

Synopsis:

This guide offers comprehensive coverage of professional practice for interior designers. The third edition provides a solid overview of the full range of legal, financial, management marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers.

Synopsis:

Establishing a comprehensive foundation for effective business practice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the one-stop resource that no interior designer can afford to be without.

Synopsis:

The tools needed to create and manage a thriving interior design practice

This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable. Recommended reading for NCIDQ candidates, it offers easy-to-follow tips and instruction on how to:

* Write and implement a successful business plan

* Choose the right form of business to fit specific needs

* Institute strategic planning

* Develop effective promotional tools

* Manage finances and set up a computerized accounting system

* Manage employees and team members

Establishing a comprehensive foundation for effective business practice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the one-stop resource that no interior designer can afford to be without.

About the Author

CHRISTINE M. PIOTROWSKI, ASID, IIDA, is the owner of Christine M. Piotrowski and Associates in Phoenix, Arizona, and a former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff. She has more than 20 years of commercial and residential design experience.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN.

The Profession.

Ethics.

Personal Goal Setting.

HOW TO ESTABLISH AN INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICE.

Planning a New Interior Design Practice.

Advice and Counsel.

Business Formations.

Legal Filings.

On Your Own.

THE BUSINESS OF INTERIOR DESIGN.

Business Organization and Management.

The Planning Function.

Personnel Management.

Legal Issues of Employment.

Legal Responsibilities.

Warranties and Product Liability.

MANAGING THE BUSINESS'S FINANCES.

Financial Accounting.

Financial Management.

Determining Design Fees.

Preparing Design Contracts.

Product Pricing Considerations.

The Sale of Goods and the Uniform Commercial Code.

MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Marketing Interior Design Services.

Promoting the Interior Design Practice.

Advanced Promotional Tools.

Selling Your Services.

Design Presentations.

Personal Power.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

Project Management Techniques.

Working with Trade Sources.

Contract Documents and Specifications.

Contract Administration.

Contract Administration: Delivery and Project Closeout.

CAREERS.

Career Options.

Getting the Next--or First--Job.

Glossary.

Appendix.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471384014
Author:
Piotrowski, Christine M.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Piotrowski, Christine M.
Author:
Christine M. Piotrowski, FASID, IIDA
Author:
Piotrowski, Christine M., FASID, IIDA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Interior Design - Professional Reference
Subject:
Design services
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
v. 75, no. 1
Publication Date:
20011105
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
11.48x8.50x1.45 in. 3.97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Establishing a comprehensive foundation for effective business practice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the one-stop resource that no interior designer can afford to be without.
"Synopsis" by , The tools needed to create and manage a thriving interior design practice

This essential sourcebook provides all of the information needed to establish and manage a productive, profitable interior design firm. Filled with savvy business and career advice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition delivers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues faced by sole practitioners, firm principals, and managers.

This comprehensive reference lays out clear, practical guidelines on how to structure a contract and prevent legal problems; work with other designers, allied professionals, clients, and vendors; and calculate fees that are both fair and profitable. Recommended reading for NCIDQ candidates, it offers easy-to-follow tips and instruction on how to:

* Write and implement a successful business plan

* Choose the right form of business to fit specific needs

* Institute strategic planning

* Develop effective promotional tools

* Manage finances and set up a computerized accounting system

* Manage employees and team members

Establishing a comprehensive foundation for effective business practice, Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the one-stop resource that no interior designer can afford to be without.

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