An Interior Designer’s Guide to Building a Professional Network

photo of professional interior designersIn the world of architecture and interior design, getting clients and partners is often considered a tough job. And it can be, especially if you are just starting out. That does not mean, however, that you will just be lenient and lax about client acquisition.

For you to find the right partners and the best customers, it pays that you build your network. Starting at this point may be quite difficult, especially if you are not the type of person who easily befriends others. That is about to change through this article; here are some of the things you may want to keep in mind.

Attend conferences

The best way to meet people is to go out! So if there are some professional conferences happening near you, it will be wise to attend them. You can meet new faces there, which may even include your potential clients or business partners. On top of that, you will be updated with the trends and changes in your industry.

Visit trade shows

Finding suppliers can be difficult if you do not know where they are. But if there are trade shows near you, you have to take that opportunity to meet them. From cabinet hardware distributors to construction companies, trade shows can help you find your next reliable supplier. You can even find and get discounts.

Build your website

Customers and possible partners are all online. And to interact with them, you have to build a website. Your website should be comprehensive enough to build your reputation and credentials. Include a portfolio of works and make sure that your business address and contact numbers are updated.

Building a network as an interior designer can be deemed difficult, as it is too “niche”. But with the right strategies and good jump-off points, things can be much easier.