Course Description

Develop the necessary tools to market interior decorating services and/or products effectively within the residential decorating industry using good business and project management practices. Learn the process of starting and growing a residential interior decorating business including marketing skills for establishing a clientele base, finding tools and design sources, selling products and services, avoiding legal problems, establishing fees for services and other basic business practices relevant to the field of residential interiors. Practical aspects of employment in the industry will also be covered. Prerequisites: EXRI 4679 and EXRI 4680

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to: Write a business plan and express its importance Explain the importance of marketing plans Understand how to physically set up a business / showroom Market yourself and your business / develop marketing materials Research to get the information you need Work in groups or teams Understand possible legal issues, contracts, and insurance required in a business Organize your business, and manage projects


Prerequisites: EXRI 4679 and EXRI 4680


Applicants intending to complete a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements.

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Section Title
Business Practice
Language of Delivery
Online - Synchronous
6:15PM to 9:15PM
Jan 16, 2025 to Apr 10, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online - Synchronous  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $695.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 16, 2025
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 12, 2025
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 16, 2025 to Apr 10, 2025
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