Author : Albert W. Rubeling FAIA
Description:For interior designers and architects who have always dreamed of having their own design firmthis book can make that dream a reality. How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm 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. Theres even valuable help with the psychological challenges of starting a businessfear, 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.