Business Strategy Solutions 3: Managing Projects
A successful interior design business is always built on a track record of successful projects. This third Business Strategy Solutions course explores best practices that highly successful interior designers use to manage projects. Implementing these can help any designer both delight their clients and protect the bottom line.
- Design ways to stimulate your team's creativity.
- Select effective questions to discover client needs, styles, and preferences.
- Explain the benefits of a structured work process.
- Describe strategies for managing time, people, business issues, budgets, technology, and work in progress.
- Identify steps to delight clients when the final project is revealed.
IDCEC Course Number: CC-103840; 2 CEU Note: ASID will report CEUs earned to IDCEC on your behalf.
Access period: One year from registration date.
Steve Nobel is an author and advocate for design, serving as an advisor to designers through his consulting firm NOBELINKS, specializing in the better markets for design at home. Over the years, Steve has invested his vast experience and leadership skills to open doors, connect people and ideas while assembling groups of leaders throughout what he calls the 'design ecosystem,' so that everyone benefits - especially the interior design and decorative furnishings markets.
He is an author of Aiming at Affluence; Marketing Interior Design to Luxury Clients, and his breakthrough White Paper on "Home and Interior Design Among the Affluent" prompted a national advertising campaign on the benefits afforded clients by the design experience.
As faculty at New York School of Interior Design and Design Institute San Diego, Steve prepares his students through his series of workshops titled "Design Entrepreneurship: Cycle of Success" with business insights into their profession and tools for running their own businesses. Prior to establishing his own firm, Steve was an owner and president of The John Widdicomb Company, and also served as Managing Director of Baker, Knapp and Tubbs, Ltd. in London, England.