Setting Up A Design Practice

Setting up a Design Practice

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
  • Marketing
  • Financial forecasting
  • Business development

Refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course.

  • 16 September 2016 (more dates available)
  • 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 or garden studio. Suitable for interior or garden design students

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