Running a Profitable Design Business

(KLC Business Skills 2)

Learn how to set your growing interior design business apart, work with others (clients and other professionals), and tweak operations to increase profitability. 

This informative course – the second in a series of three - is led by an experienced practising interior designer and aims to help you to maximise the potential of your business, and to smooth and nurture relations with existing and future clients. 

Topics covered:

  • The design process
  • What does it mean to be a professional
  • The designer’s responsibility to their clients
  • Contracts
  • Fee structures in depth
  • Financial forecasting
  • Making a profit
  • Core personal skills
  • Core competent skills
  • Setting boundaries
  • Communication
  • Intellectual property and copyright
  • Managing your clients
  • Employing others
  • PR and branding
  • Marketing and networking
  • Selling and presentation skills
  • Business development.

This one-day course is the second in a series of three which can be taken separately but are designed to complement each other. 

The other courses in this series are:

Setting up a Design Practice: (KLC Business Skills 1) is an introductory course covering the fundamental preparation required to support the physical, digital, administrative, regulatory, and promotional activities of a new design business.  

Effective Project Coordination: (KLC Business Skills 3) looks in detail at the process of running and managing interior design projects specifically. 

NOTE: The first course in this series is suited to both garden and interior designers, and may be led by a specialist from either discipline.  Days 2 and 3 are more specific to interior design practice. 

  • 11 December 2018 (more dates available)11 December 2018 10.00am 11 December 2018 4.00pm
  • One day
  • Suitable for those who have been employed as a designer in the industry and who wish to set up and run their own professional interior design studio
  • Effective Project Co-ordination
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377

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