Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Interior Design Business Handbook Hardcover – Jul 1988


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, Jul 1988
CDN$ 59.17 CDN$ 3.56

Best Books of 2014
Unruly Places is our #1 pick for 2014. See all

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (July 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823025586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823025589
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.1 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

From the Inside Flap

The Interior Design Business Handbook A Complete Guide to Profitability Second Edition Mary V. Knackstedt with Laura J. Haney This revised edition is an essential guide to starting and managing an interior design business, complete with updated resource listings and additional information on the computer, service, photography, and education. All procedures in the book are used in successful design firms throughout the United States. Guidelines are provided on how to deal with accountants, protect your firm against costly litigation, and secure the right insurance coverage. You’re also shown how to pinpoint areas to increase profits, make a turnaround from loss to profit, and replace complex solutions to business problems with simpler, less costly ones. Logically organized and easy to read, the Second Edition features more than fifty different interior-design-specific sample forms and letters, examples of contracts and letters of agreement, and office aids that can be easily adapted to a specific interior design operation. Among the forms provided are a design service outline, existing conditions survey, installation report form, monthly staff work plan, and design staff questionnaire. Socres of real-life scenarios from the author’s thirty years of experience as a designer and business consultant are included, along with countless tips that make even the most complicated operations go smoothly. Interior design is a very demanding business. This book covers the full gamut of situations and problems that face practicing designers today, offering hundreds of practical and imaginative for taking effective control and running a business at maximum profitability. It is an invaluable book that can help you throughout your career as an interior designer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

This Fourth Edition covers computer software and database tools that are written exclusively for the interior design field and general financial and project management programs that can streamline internal office processes. In addition to presenting the most recent banking changes, it also features an updated credit section that compares current and past procedures for obtaining and using credit.

Supplemented with more than fifty sample forms and letters, this Fourth Edition is a one-stop resource for successfully managing a firm—from choosing a location and administering daily operations to putting it up for sale. It's a must-have for seasoned interior designers, those starting their own firms, as well as interior design students. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
Interior design is a profession, a career, a vocation, and a lifestyle. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James L. Thomas on Dec 29 2001
Format: Hardcover
Clear, well written, with astute comments about the business side of this interesting profession. This lady knows what she is talking about, having been in this area of consulting for many years. You can tell her expertise easily by reading this book! A must for all interior designers.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By "jgib728" on Dec 19 2001
Format: Hardcover
Great ideas for any design firm, as well as practical methods
for someone wanting to start out on their own.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on May 18 2000
Format: Hardcover
An excellent guide book for newly established interior design company.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Fabie Dupéré on Aug. 6 2014
Format: Hardcover
Great product, quick shipping - thanks !
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 6 reviews
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The interior design handbook Dec 29 2001
By James L. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Clear, well written, with astute comments about the business side of this interesting profession. This lady knows what she is talking about, having been in this area of consulting for many years. You can tell her expertise easily by reading this book! A must for all interior designers.
Interior Design book March 29 2013
By Eugenia Stock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Another book that was a requirement to purchase for class. If it was a purchase of want not need, I would probably rate it base on my enjoyment.
Interior Design Professionals April 25 2012
By Bijoux - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a great book for interior designers interested in the business aspect of design. Minimal highlighting but overall good condition.
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
excellent resource Dec 19 2001
By "jgib728" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great ideas for any design firm, as well as practical methods
for someone wanting to start out on their own.
10 of 24 people found the following review helpful
The Interior Design Business Handbook May 18 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An excellent guide book for newly established interior design company.


Feedback