Tools to Build Your Interior Design Business

Tools to Build Your Interior Design Business

When it comes to building your interior design business, I find that most designers don’t necessarily need to read up on ‘how to do interior design’. What I see more is a a need for help with business building skills for the solo-preneur interior designer.

Below is a list of books and products that have been instrumental when it comes to building not only my own interior design business but those of others as well.

Products
Boost Business with Ezine Newsletters – Alexandria Brown
Ed Dale’s 30-Day Challenge – Step-by-step info on getting set up online (Free)
Exciting Windows Sales Class
Frank Kern – Anything

Services
Bluehost.com – Best hosting company ever
Lafayette – Offers installer, shipping and manufacturing all in one.
Castec, Inc – Excellent fabric shades, skylight shades (back on their feet now).
Danmer Shutters – Talk to John Aden. Great guy. (Tell him Barbara sent you.)
Carol’s Roman Shades – Beautiful fabric shades, arch tops, shaped hems, etc.

Software
Google Docs
Wordpress.org – Best blogging platform. Get my e-book here.
Quickbooks
Dream Draper – Great for estimating window treatments using Quickbooks
Studio – Excellent drawing program. Easy to use and learn.

Books
The e-Myth – Michael Gerber
Hypnotic Writing – Joe Vitale
The Bible – God
How to Make Your Business Run Without You – Susan Carter
The Power of Focus – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt
Guerrilla Marketing – Jay Conrad Levinson
Fearless Living – Rhonda Britten
No BS Marketing to the Affluent – Dan Kennedy
Play to Win – Larry Wilson, Hersch Wilson

This list is ever expanding. If you have something you’d like to add that has helped build your interior design business please feel free to share by leaving a comment below.

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