UNIT E OVERVIEW
In the final unit of QC Design School’s Professional Organizing Course, delve into the business procedures and marketing skills required to start your own business. Discover what’s involved in the naming and registering of your interior design business, and how to obtain a tax number to sell home organizing services to clients. Study various elements of marketing including how to set your hourly rate and create promotional materials. Explore the green design trend and find out how it can be used throughout the design thinking process to enhance your client’s organized spaces.
Decide what kind of design business you want to establish with a list of the main types of commercial enterprise, and learn how to create a written partnership agreement. Find out how to name and register your professional organizing business and set up an office. You’ll become familiar with the elements of rent and insurance. Find out what to bring to all of your professional organizing jobs with an organizer’s kit list, and learn how to write a business plan with provided examples. Become familiar with how to present a business plan that best outlines your professional organizing services, and study a list of tips to ensure your success.
Once your professional organizing business is set up, you’ll need to market your skills to find clients. Explore the four “P”s of marketing, and study each one in depth. Learn how to set a pricing scheme that will impact your overall professional organizing salary, and study an example of a written estimate. Learn about the different types of marketing materials such as business stationery, websites, and how to create a home design portfolio.
The “green design” trend is transforming the interior design industry, and having a major effect on home design plans. As a certified professional organizer, you have a responsibility to the environment as well as your client’s health, and both can be improved through green design. Much of the work involved in your career involves adding organizational systems to specific rooms, so it is vital to understand which fabrics and other materials are safe. Learn which simple touches can be made to each room in the home to make the space “greener” and more environmentally friendly. Develop an understanding of energy and water usage, and learn how to provide clients with the best advice for each unique professional organizing project.