Take your Design Business to the Next Level
If you have an existing design business but you’re looking for a little help getting it off the ground or growing your client base, this course is perfect for you! You’ll go through practical applications of the best business practices and work with your tutor to apply these practices to your own business.
This course is highly interactive and is designed to work with your own business goals. With guidance from your expert tutor, you’ll build your customer personas, critique and improve your online presence, craft effective marketing efforts, develop your design portfolio, and develop effective project and time management techniques. Whatever the current status of your business, you’ll graduate with an elevated business strategy that will help you surpass your competition!
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is most beneficial for owners of design and decorating businesses. You should take this course if you have:
- Recently graduated from your design course and are in the process of launching your own business
- Recently launched a design business and need help landing your first client(s)
- A successful design business and are looking to expand
Your Design Business Course Includes
Get online access to your course guide, all textbooks, and assignment templates.
Practical, hands-on exercises designed to advance your business knowledge while focusing on your own business.
A personal tutor who will get to know your business and provide assignment feedback based on your business goals.
Five units which include an easy-to-follow course guide to take you through the program step-by-step.
Bonus Design Software
All new QC students receive a 4-month FREE professional subscription to a super software tool, DesignFiles. THAT’S A $140 VALUE!
- Create a branded online platform for your business
- Build and price your professional services
- Create 2D and 3D room plans and design boards
- Share your creations with clients
- Expand your business
- And much more!
*After 4 free months, you can choose to cancel your subscription or continue for $35/month.
Select the buttons below to learn about each Unit in your Accelerate Your Design Business course.
In the first unit, you’ll learn about the importance of creating a strong brand identity for your business and how to target your ideal clients. You’ll introduce your business and your goals to your tutor, and you’ll work on establishing your brand while developing your customer personas. Finally, you’ll start thinking about different types of promotions you might run for your business.
Now that you have a better understanding of branding, you’ll start to put that knowledge to good use as you explore your online presence, from your website to your social media presence. You’ll learn about what makes a “good” website, how to effectively manage your social media presence, how to handle negative reviews, marketing your business online, the art of blogging, content marketing and more.
In Unit C, you’ll shift gears and focus on how to present your business. This includes developing an eye-catching professional portfolio, communicating effectively as a business owner, and preparing client proposals.
This unit dives into the inner workings of your business. You’ll look into different tools you can use to stay organized and to manage your projects. You’ll also start to look into financial management solutions that can help keep your business on track. Finally, you’ll discover the practicalities of building a budget, and the best methods of collecting payments from clients.
Unit E is an optional unit that works a little differently for this course. As you complete your course, you’ll of course have plenty of opportunities to ask your tutor for advice. But this unit is all about getting you the best advice to help you run a successful business. This final unit doesn’t include any course work other than a chance for you to ask your tutor for specific advice for your own business. Use this opportunity to further discuss elements of the course that your business is particularly struggling with, or just ask your tutor for general feedback/advice on your design projects. This is a great opportunity to learn and improve!
QC’s Money-Back Guarantee
When you enroll, you have 21 days to review and decide whether you want to take the course. If you decide this course isn’t the right fit for you, simply contact the school to receive a full refund. As long as you haven’t submitted any work to your tutor yet, your course will be refunded in full!