Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Business of Staging and Decorating

Many people write to me about going into the business of home staging and redesign/decorating.

"It looks like it is a lot of fun"
"I have a boring job and I want to do something creative.
"Can I help you stage or decorate?"

Yes, the actual staging and decorating is fun but that is less than 50% of what I do. How come nobody calls and asks if they can input receipts into Quickbooks? Or ask if they can photocopy handouts?

The number 1 issue I do with inquiries like this is to educate potential stagers or decorators that you are running a business.

For those interested in pursuing this field, I have two suggestions:

1. One of my favorite books on developing the mindset of success is called "Making a Name for Yourself: 8 steps every woman needs to create a personal brand strategy for success" by Robin Fisher Roffer

2. The Home Stylist offers aspiring entrepreneurs a very helpful service with Business Advice Consultation. Learn if this business if for you and if you have what it takes to make it a success. Get insights on the steps you need to take to launch your own home staging or interior decorating business. You know you have been dreaming about this. Arranging a business consultation is your first step!

1 comment:

Rachel - Staged Makeovers said...

Tell me about it! Staging is a business and someone has to run it. I feel your pain. I also spend more time in the office than staging. If only it were as fun as people think it is.