This course will set out the research and organisation required to set up a design practice, as well as the professionals and authorities who will assist in this field
Contacting organisations and seeking professional advice will ensure that a start-up business, either interior or garden, is given the fundamental building blocks from inception.
Having a realistic, working business plan is also essential when you are considering forming a new business. Practising professional designers will give advice, together with anecdotal evidence, on:
- The business plan, business ethics and advisors
- Market research, competitors and keeping an eye on the competition
- Legal and technical guidelines
- Fee charging
- Organisation and management
- Opening trade accounts
- Accounting and VAT
- Portfolios and website
- Financial forecasting
- Business development
Refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course.