Interior Design Business is a very fulfilling job and one of the best small business to start. They are two main types into which the designers are classified as residential interior designers and commercial interior designers. The residential or home interior designers mainly concentrate on the houses and living spaces of the people. They typically convent the empty space into fully functional, efficient, aesthetically pleasing home or office. The commercial interior designers mainly deal with the commercial property like hotels, restaurants, offices and any other business. This is the major sector where the business has growth. One must be strong in both interior design and consulting before starting a business.
Interior designs for kitchen and bathroom are popular these days which requires a knowledge about cabinetry and plumbing and other areas to explore are windows and draperies design. These form an essential part of home interior designing. One can also explore the light interior which are very popular now a day, the key areas to be focused when doing up the interior décor of house since bad lighting can proves to be a bad interior. Every business needs a proper team to sustain and grow in the market with the desired skills like people management, negotiation and planning skills are essential dealing with business people here. So, before starting the business one must be able to write a business plan to build up on the niche you choose to target.
Business plan helps the entrepreneur to understand, to visualize, to plan and to identify risks, even before making any investments in the business. Preparing a business plan involves detailed research so that all the aspects of the given business are evaluated and appropriate decisions are made. Do a market research on the existing players in the market, identify which segment is competitive and how better you can offer them and create a marketing strategy through campaign, media or internet. Interior industry is India had a 60% growth in the year 2016 with an value of $9.1 Billion on the same year.
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All organizations are made up of group of capabilities that are coming from People, Processes and Systems. These capabilities are working together in a seamless manner to deliver the requisite capabilities to the customer. The various capabilities that need to be addressed in a interior design business plan are given below:
Managing Director, Sales Director, Administration Accounts, Design Director, Project Director, Project Managers, Business Development, Purchase Officer, Senior Designer, Site Supervisors, Sub contractors, Public Relation Officers, Sales, Designers, CAD Draftsman.
Process management, Material Management, construction management, business management, accounting and finance management, marketing management, strategic management, project management, operation management, human resource management.
Drafting equipment like large drafting table with a built-in ruler and square system and pencils with variety of leads, lead sharpener, electric eraser and collection of geometric shapes template, rendering equipment consist of primary and secondary color like colored pencils, oil crayons, watercolor brushes and CAD software.
Most of the businesses have professional bodies across the globe and being associated with these organizations tremendously helps in understanding the current trends in business. Some of the professional bodies are listed below for your reference:
American Society of Interior Designers 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 910
Washington, D.C. 20005
International Interior Design Association111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Association of Designers of India3, Indrayani Patrakar Nagar,
S. B. Road Pune, INDIA
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