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How to Start a Home Decor Business for Profit

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Love home decorating? Then a Home Decor Home Business is something you want to know about. Interior decorating has exploded in the years since 9/11 as people began seeking security and comfort in their homes. And home decorating businesses have benefited tremendously.

There are some home decorating businesses that are part of the home show business trend. You sign up as a sales representative with a company specializing in home decor or home decorating products and have shows where you present the items—and sale them. You can offer these shows in your own home or go into other people’s homes and give them. These shows can be a great deal of fun and are a way of having your own home decor business. If you’re a little unsure of your abilities or afraid of getting in over your head as you start your home decorating business, this could be a good home decorating businesses opportunity for you.

If, however, you’re more independent and have a flair for interior decorating, you may want to start a home decorating business all your own. You don’t have to go for entire home overhauls, either. You can specialize in draperies, kitchen remodeling, carpeting, art and accessories, or color scheme choices, just to name a few, as the focus of your home decor home business. The possibilities are as endless as your home decorating ideas for the home decor home business concept.

As you start your home decor home business, some contacts you’ll want to make are with:

  • Interior designers
  • Home builders and contractors
  • Architects
  • Art galleries
  • Carpet companies
  • Paint companies
  • Antique dealers
  • Thrift stores
  • Surplus stores
  • Arts and crafts stores
  • Lighting specialists
  • Furniture stores and dealers

Why, you ask, do I need contacts with businesses like these? Because they know people who may need the services of a home decor home business. They can spread the word about your business and put you in touch with prospective clients. Which means you can get to work more quickly, and often with more upscale clients than you could reach on your own, especially when you’re just starting a home decor home business.

Now some questions to ask yourself before you run off to tell that antique dealer you love so much about your new home decor home business are:

  • Do I have space in my home for an office and the necessary supplies?
  • Is my family supportive of my having a home decor home business?
  • What will I do about accounting?
  • Where are my special skills and talents?
  • Do I enjoy this kind of work?
  • What are the zoning regulations concerning home businesses for my neighborhood?
  • What’s the competition in my area?
  • Is my area saturated with interior decorators and designers?
  • If it is, can I find a way to work with them on a commission basis, perhaps?
  • Do I need to take courses or get a certification of some kind?

Ask yourself lots of questions about the “business” side of having a home decor home business. When turning a hobby or passion into a business, it’s easy to forget the nitty-gritty details like how you will pay your taxes. Don’t let your excitement and enthusiasm get you in over your head.

Because it will be a business. And you’ll need to think like a business person and make a business plan for your home decor home business. So think things through carefully. Do a lot of research, and find out all you can about a home decorating business and a home decor business.

Learn what people are looking for right now in terms of interior decorating. You may love country home decorating, but the people in your area may be on an Oriental or Southwestern home decorating kick. Go to furniture stores and see what they’re stocking. Talk with owners about what’s hot and what they think will be next season.

And after you’ve done all these things, by all means, run off to tell that antique dealer all about your new home decor home business. He or she may have just the right person in mind for your first client.

© Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

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Randy is has dozens of home based business articles such as Mattress Cleaning Business and Nutrition Home Business.


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