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KBD 2030 - Business Practices for Kitchen and Bath Design

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course addresses aspects of managing and/or owning a kitchen and/or bathroom design business. Students will complete some of the necessary contract documents needed to insure the timely installation of a project from surveying the client to appropriate follow-up procedures. Topics include business basics, how financing is handled, how to price products and services, how to manage inventory, how to market a business, how to determine who should be hired to work within the organization and whom to contact as outside help, and how to keep an organization motivated and on track. This course requires enrollment in Kitchen and Bath Design program.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): KBD 1010  and KBD 1030  or instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. You Attributes of a Successful Kitchen & Bath Design
  2. Determining Pricing
  3. Marketing You and your company
  4. Should you own your own company or not?
  5. The Design Process & Documentation
  6. Types of Business
  7. Your Clients Who are they?

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Define the business practices that are encouraged by NKBA and the kitchen and bath design industry as a whole.
  2. Select NKBA project forms that would be used as a freelance designer.
  3. Develop a marketing plan.
  4. Develop a mock-business plan for creating their own businesses.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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