The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Profitability

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John Wiley & Sons, 08/04/2002 - 416 páginas
Discover how you can run the practical side of your practice more profitably. This comprehensive guide to managing an interior design business gives you an arsenal of proven procedures and practical tools and techniques perfected over the course of some thirty years. New to this edition are sections on establishing an electronic office, the pros and cons of working alone and creating partnerships, hiring and working with off-site employees, and more. It also includes more than fifty sample forms and letters, such as an existing conditions survey and a letter of transmittal, that can easily be adapted to your own uses.

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Chapter 1 Finding Your Place In Interior Design
1
Chapter 2 Starting a Business
29
Chapter 3 Planning For Profit and Growth
51
Chapter 4 Setting Up a Design Studio
63
Chapter 5 Developing a Team of Staff and Consultants
79
Chapter 6 Marketing and Selling
117
Chapter 7 Succeeding in Project Management
191
Chapter 8 Charging For Your Services
217
Chapter 9 Working With Sources and Contractors
241
Chapter 10 Managing Your Office
271
Chapter 11 Mastering Financial Management
313
Chapter 12 Growing as a Professional
371
Recommended Reading
377
Design Schools
381
Index
387
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Página 185 - IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Página 262 - This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
Página 159 - Architect shall not thereby be deemed to represent that he has made exhaustive or continuous on-site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the Work...
Página 172 - Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
Página 163 - In no event shall the demand for arbitration be made after the date when institution of legal or equitable proceedings based on such claim, dispute or other matter in question would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations.
Página 163 - Subparagraphs 9.7.5 and 9.7.6, shall be decided by arbitration in accordance with the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association then obtaining unless the parties mutually agree otherwise.
Página 262 - This instrument contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the transactions contemplated herein, and may be modified only by a duly executed purchase order change form signed by our authorized representative.
Página 163 - The award rendered by the arbitrators shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in accordance with applicable law in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Página 165 - No deductions shall be made from the Architect's fee on account of penalty, liquidated damages, or other sums withheld from payments to contractors.
Página 159 - Architect in writing to become generally familiar with the progress and quality of the Work and to determine in general if the Work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents.

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MARY V. KNACKSTEDT, FASID, FIIDA, is founder and President of Knackstedt, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and New York. She is an interior designer, furniture designer, consultant, and speaker. She frequently does keynotes, as well as continuing education courses and business courses for professional organizations and universities, including Harvard University s Graduate School of Design.
As a consultant, Ms. Knackstedt has helped develop many new businesses and helped to restore failing businesses. She continues to consult designers individually and in groups throughout the country.

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