Completely revised and updated, this guide includes the author's experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. It covers everything from developing a business plan and estimating start-up costs to pricing the services and staying profitable once in business. Author Nita B. Phillips is an interior designer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Upon obtaining her associate degree in interior design, she began her career working for a local firm. After gaining some experience she started her own retail business, which she ran for six years. She currently runs her own home-based interior design business, which specialises in consultation for private clients and builders of model homes.