Interior Design Business Dog

What my Dog Trainer Taught Me About Running an Interior Design Business

You may well be wondering what on earth dog training has to do with running an interior design business. And who could blame you? They are hardly related fields, after all. Bear with me here and I’ll explain.Dog training and interior design business?A couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed (as you do). I …

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Is an Online Interior Design Course as Good as Studying Face to Face?

If you are thinking of studying interior design, there are an overwhelming number of course providers out there. You can go the traditional route and study at a local college, or head off to university. But increasingly, people are realising the potential of an online interior design course to help get them qualified. Why choose an …

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Interior Designers Online Marketing strategies

Why offline interior designers should use online marketing strategies

If you run a locally based interior design business, or you are a local freelance interior designer, it can seem strange to need to use online marketing strategies to get new customers.  After all, business connections are made at networking meetings, and work is obtained through word of mouth and repeat customers, right? Your reputation is …

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Interior Design Qualification

Why Self Taught Interior Designers Never Feel Good Enough

(And what to do about it)​ Even though I love interior design, I have to admit that I sometimes find the industry a bit… well, elitist, if I’m honest. There is a certain snobbery about the brands you choose to specify, noses turn up if you recommend retail products and your own personal style is constantly under …

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Interior Design Web Design

Why you shouldn’t pay to have your interior design website built for you

Are you thinking of having your interior design website built for you? Just hold your horses for a moment, and read on… Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand since 1997, you will know that the first place anyone looks when they need to find an interior designer or a curtain maker is Google. Once …

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Interior Design Portfolio

How to Get an Interior Design Portfolio When You’re Just Starting Out

Back in the olden days, when you wanted to find a local tradesperson or professional you would grab your copy of the Yellow Pages.  Remember that? A giant yellow directory, filled with telephone numbers of all of the businesses in your local area. Or instead, you might speak to a friend and ask for a recommendation. Or you might …

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When Interior Design School Finishes… What’s next?

When I finished my interior design school qualification, I was pretty pleased with myself. I was now the proud owner of an official piece of paper, a certificate that was my proof that I was now an interior designer. Only there was a problem.  I didn’t know what to do next! I mean, the piece of paper said that …

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