The process of getting paid is fundamental to any business owner and yet, it is frequently something the interior design professional is reluctant to review. By relying on a system that allows you to limit or eliminate arguments about design fees you’ll increase your job satisfaction, grow your confidence and love your work again.
Course Length: 4 hours
13 Videos: 2 hours total ~ 4 Exercises: 30 minutes each ~ 3 Quizes: 15 questions
COURSE 1 | Logging Billable Hours
If your clients are questioning the tasks you perform on their behalf, or arguing about design fees, or you’re simply at a point where you want to grow your profits, then it’s time to transform the process of logging hours into a simpler one – one that is far more effective.
How well organized, detailed log sheets make it easier for the client to pay you.
How a system for effectively logging billable hours translates into more money.
Why evaluating logged hours increases your expertise and efficiency.
COURSE 2 | Invoicing for Billable Hours
If you want to have a thriving, successful interior design practice, you need to establish a firm policy around producing invoices and delivering them in a timely fashion to clients. It’s critical to develop the discipline of invoicing clearly and with regularity, and Business of Design will show you how.
Why clients prefer consistent invoicing.
How an invoicing policy improves business and eliminates hassles.
How to implement an invoicing policy.
COURSE 3 | Collecting Billable Hours
Providing clients with a systematic approach to paying your fees is not only good for the design professional—who gets compensated without fuss—but, it’s also good for the client who needs to properly budget for a project and see his/her project and money managed effectively. A firm policy for collecting billable hours ensures the design professional can run a business without threat to cash flow and focus on the aspects of the work that move projects forward.
Why clients prefer consistent collections.
How a collections policy improves business and eliminates hassle.
To define the elements essential to a collections policy.