How much is the training and what do I receive for my tuition?
Click here for schedule of fees per class. Note that if you register for the 5-day training with a business partner or a friend and you each take the class at the same time, you will receive a 5% discount. Tuition fees do not include your travel or hotel expenses. Come prepared to work hard, have fun and learn much!
You receive the following:
• Fully loaded IPAD with class data and industry apps.
•Forms developed specifically for your business and designed to help you maintain accurate business records and client information. •Tools to make your job easier •Hands on Training and immediate Feedback. •Transportation to and from each field house. •Membership in The Decorating and Staging Academy with a Directory Listing. •The opportunity to participate in follow-up webinars to further enhance your training and business.
Do I have to have previous decorating experience?
No, you do not need previous experience, but you do need to have a flair and passion for making a room look great. Chances are that if you're considering this class, you are the individual that everyone marvels about how lovely your home always looks.
You've probably already done some decorating for friends and family and have an innate sense of what makes a room fabulous. If you typically find yourself walking into a room, beginning immediately to think of ways that you can make it look even better, then you should know that this training is right for you.
Do I need a business background?
No, you don't need a business background. We will guide you in the necessary steps to getting your business up and running. From obtaining necessary licensing to advice on setting up your office, no detail is left out. We will even help you name your business and begin the process of establishing a web presence.
Is this a franchise or does it charge ongoing fees?
Once you have paid for your initial training, there re no other fees required of you. You are an independent entrepreneur and the decisions that you make to grow your business will be made entirely by you. We are available to offer you ongoing business support as needed.
What if I already have an established design business?
If you've already taken the leap into the world of business, then this training will simply complement the business you already have. More and more conventional designers have discovered the need to modify their existing ways of doing business. Adding the services of Redesign and Staging is a creative way to increase clientele and it goes hand in hand with traditional decorating and design.
How do I find clients?
We spend a significant portion of the training concentrating on marketing, advertising and self promotion. After all, it doesn't matter how talented you are if no one knows that you exist. You will leave the training with a solid plan to get your business started and a plan to create the buzz!
How much money can I make?
That depends on how passionate you are and how hard you're willing to work. The industry average is $75 to $100 per hour. Interior Decorating/Redesign & Staging have received so much exposure on HGTV, Oprah and in so many magazines that people are curious and excited about finding someone who offers these services. We will also discuss alternative ways to make money such as consultations, personal shopping, etc.
Can I do this alone?
Yes, you can do it alone. If you prefer to work with an assistant or a partner, that is entirely up to you.
Do I need to work full time?
Remember, this is your business. You can establish your own schedule, working as little or as much as you like. You can set your own time and work as your family schedule or financial needs warrant. Do understand however that the more your treat your business with professionalism, the greater your chances of soaring success. Success is different for different people. You define what you deem to be success and reach for that level. The sky is the limit!
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