“Several of the programs for certifying home stagers offer a complete package (online programs) to get you started in your business-marketing tools, website template, etc. For just under $1,000, you can get certification and the complete business kit. Since it includes the web design, this could be a very cost effective choice for you.”
It’s hard to escape the fact that interior home design has become a huge craze around the globe. There are several cable channels dedicated to programming focused on this topic. In the U.S., we are experiencing a period of tremendous difficulty for anyone who desires to sell their current residence. This problem for homeowners creates a enormous opportunity for Home Staging Professionals.
According to a recent study conducted by Sageworks, Inc., a financial analysis firm that researches privately-held companies, Interior Design is among the best service businesses to start up in 2011. Darlene Horton, marketing manager for Sageworks, Inc., said although starting a business may be intimidating, less funding is needed for the ventures that ranked at the top of their list. “Design is a differentiator. People will want that, even if they have to spend market value for it.” This industry grew by 6.2% in the past 12 months. ( Excerpted from http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/starting-a-business/2011/06/28/top-five-businesses-to-start-in-2011/#ixzz1W8kFVHVF).
Gail MARGOLIES REID, CPA (USA).