Home Staging Business Start-Up Book Reaches Top 10 on Amazon Best-Seller List

Raleigh, NC, January 14, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Mary Larsen, owner of MaryLarsenDesigns.com and GrowYourDesignBiz.com and author of "How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating and Home Staging Business" reached the top 10 on Amazon.com best-seller list in the Consulting category this past December.

Published in February, 2008, Mary’s book has received 5 Star reviews from professional Designers, Home Stagers and Trainers in the industry as well as Real Estate professionals who appreciate the value of Home Staging and Redesign.

While there are many other how-to business start-up books on the market, “How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating and Home Staging Business” focuses on being financially successful in the Redesign, Redecorating and Home Staging business. Beginning with questions about whether or not you are cut out to be an entrepreneur and ending with a comprehensive appendix, packed with custom forms, checklists, contracts and sample sales letters, already created and ready to use.

Mary’s book is filled with very specific and creative marketing and public relations strategies, especially e-mail and Web marketing, to help you develop and grow your business. Offering great tips about pricing, questions to ask yourself and your clients, common business myths, tips on naming your business and the need to continuously educate yourself and your clients on how they can benefit from working with you, the book prepares the reader with realistic, positive and negative aspects of owning your own business. Even if you already consider yourself an expert in redesign, redecorating or home staging, Larsen's book is a necessity to make your business succeed and thrive in today’s market.

Using true-life examples, “Mary's Trade Tips” are sprinkled throughout the book. Larsen offers advice on ways of getting testimonials from current customers, giving presentations along with a list of possible topics and an outline detailing how to present the topic. Basic design details are covered, including important things you need to know to stage a home for a real estate sale with before and after pictures showing great design work you can easily duplicate using the design elements of color, shape, and spacing.

“This book is great and it's also timely, easy to read and follow. While the market slows down, this is the time to truly help clients to redecorate and stage homes to sell.” Says Loren Keim, author of How to Sell Your Home in Any Market: 6 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling... and What You Can Do to Fix Them.

“Mary Larsen has done a thorough job explaining the actual steps it takes to launch a successful (financially successful!) business in Interior Redesign and Staging. As a Nationally Certified Trainer in this area, I look forward to adding this book to my recommended reads for students, new & experienced. Worth the time to read it!” –Laure Gill, Nationally Certified Trainer

About Mary Larsen:

Mary Larsen is a well established speaker, author, trainer, consultant and widely recognized expert in the Design field; Mary’s work has been featured on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover – Home Edition. Larsen offers hands-on Redesign and Home Staging Training as well as the “Designing Your Success” Mastermind program to help established Designers grow their Design business.

To sign up for Mary’s Newsletter and download a free copy of “The 5 ½ Things you Must Know to Start – and Stay! In Business!” or to learn more about her Training or Mastermind programs visit http://www.growyourdesignbiz.com .

To purchase a copy of Mary Larsen's book, "How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating and Home Staging Business" (Atlantic Publishing Group), http://www.designandstagingbizbook.com

To schedule an interview with Mrs. Larsen, or request original content for publication, contact:

-Mary Larsen
Mary Larsen Designs, Inc.
Because every home has a story to tell™
Designing Your Business, Designing Your Life™

3340 Langston Circle
Apex, NC 27539

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