Running a Profitable Design Business

(KLC Business Skills 2).

Course Description

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?
  • Core skills & responsibilities
  • Accounting, VAT, P&L
  • Estimates, Invoices, Statements, Orders
  • Budgeting and financial forecasting
  • Making a profit
  • Supplying FF&E
  • Intellectual property and copyright
  • Managing clients and employees
  • Marketing and promotional activity.

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.


All materials for this course are included in the course fee.

Details for Booking

DateDay of weekTimeDurationCostLocationAction
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00 1 day £190 Chelsea Harbour