It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there for interior designers. The competition is fierce and new designers are entering the market every day.
We work our socks off, our designs are beautifully considered, and we have happy clients, but for many designers the reality is one of alternating feast and famine, and sometimes it can feel as though we are being left behind.
Not only do designers have to find new business, they have to convince new clients that they are the right person for the job and then close the deal at a level that makes it financially worth doing.
So, what tools do interior designers need to secure new business and how can they be sure they are getting their fair share of the action?
We're joined by Lloyd Princeton from the Design Management Company and Helen Bygraves and Jenny Weiss, the co-founders of the internationally renowned, Hill House Interiors to find out more.
Thanks to our series supporters, John Lewis & Partners Business and Parkside Architectural Tiles.
We are a Wildwood production.
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