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What you will learn:
  • What is a Professional Declutterer?
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Marketing: Brand, Plan & Budget
  • Marketing - Strategy & Tactics
  • Working with Clients
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Decluttering Systems
  • Working with Business Clients


Study Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course; Learn Decluttering and Organizing a Business Professionally

Most of us have clutter, whether it’s too many toys taking over the living room, wardrobes crammed with clothes we don’t wear or an office space that looks more like a half-finished papier-mâché project than a workspace. This is where the role of the professional declutterer comes in.

The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course will guide you through applying effective decluttering methods and creating storage solutions (including 2 video demonstrations). However, the primary purpose of this course is to show you how to make a business out of your skills and passion for Organization.

You may already understand the role of a professional declutterer or you may not have known it was a possible career choice. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course begins by clearing up what it is to embody the role, the skillset required and even the pros and cons of the business. You’ll discover how clients can come to need a declutterer’s services and gain an insight into the difference between “normal” clutter and a hoarding issue, which should be treated differently.

To set up a business there are certain fundamentals that you need to be aware of and practices that you should follow to be successful. This course talks you through each of these, such as how to register as a business, understand your tax liabilities, the insurance types you’ll need as a professional declutterer and organizer and the rules on data protection. You’ll understand the importance of creating a business plan, how to manage budgets and cash flow, and learn about some of the Organizations you can join as a professional declutterer.

It takes more than just a solid business plan and the ability to be a great professional declutterer to get your business off the ground. You need clients, and to gain clients you need to put time (and where possible, money) into marketing your business. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course will guide you through creating your business’ branding and marketing plan, which includes how to work out who your audience is, what the components of a good marketing plan are, how to organize a marketing budget and how to perform a SWOT analysis.

Part of your marketing plan will include deciding on the marketing tactics that you will use. This course explains the various tools you can use to give your business the exposure it needs and how to select the ones that will work for you. You will also learn how to create a marketing calendar and the importance of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

With your planning in place, another important step to take is to define your business, as it may not be totally clear to a prospective client what you will be doing for them. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course guides you through how to define your relationship with your clients and identifies some of the issues that you may come across in this. You’ll also learn how to judge the length and cost of a project, what to incorporate in an assessment visit, and how to maintain a client relationship after the initial job has come to an end.

As a professional declutterer, you will need to develop documents and forms that will help you to keep on top of your administrative duties and create clarity between you and your client. This course talks you through the typical paperwork that you will need to use, as well as the physical tools that you will find useful in your work. The course also includes video content – guiding you through various storage solutions that you can advise clients to use and that you can adapt for specific client needs.

Along with business and marketing considerations, the Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course talks you through the practical methods and “decluttering systems” that you can implement to create order and structure for clients. You’ll be taken through how to assess a client’s situation, the solutions they need, and how to plan and implement these solutions. You will also learn how to help clients who have difficulty decluttering. The course includes an easy-to-consume video that guides you through implementing decluttering systems.

As a professional declutter you may wish to work specifically with business clients or even add this to your home-decluttering services. The needs of business clients are different, as it is a different kind clutter that accumulates. This course guides you the various methods that will need to use if you are to work with businesses and on how to minimize paper in an office environment – a big problem in both home and big business offices.

What will you learn with our Professional Decluttering and Organizing Businee Course Outline?

  • Know what it means to be a professional declutterer and understand the skillset required
  • Understand how to legally set up as a professional declutterer
  • Have the tools to create and execute an effective marketing plan
  • Know how to budget for your business
  • Be able to define exactly how you will work with clients
  • Be clear on what should be included in a client assessment visit
  • Be able to judge the length and cost of a decluttering project
  • Know what forms need to be included in your administrative toolbox
  • Have a clear knowledge of the different and most useful decluttering systems for both residential and business clients

Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course - Requirements

The Decluttering and Organizing Business Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course Outline

Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Diploma

Module 1: What is a Professional Declutterer?

Introduction

People have often decluttered, whether it was during an annual spring cleaning or a monthly round-up of household trash. Yet, in the last decade or so, decluttering has become one of the most common movements in the Western world, as well as a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States.

Part 1: What do professional declutterers do?

A competent declutterer does far more than simply "get rid of things." They not only bring order to chaos, but they also assist their clients in understanding and effectively dealing with their clutter issues.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What do professional declutterers do?
  • A declutterers skillset
  • Life-changing events
  • Home office help
  • Remodelled space
  • Lack of time

Part 2: A note on hoarding

Hoarding is a more severe form of clutter. While some may dismiss hoarding as nothing more than a peculiar habit, it is now recognized as a true mental health condition in the United Kingdom as of 2013.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The pros and cons of being a professional declutterer
  • The difference between a declutterer and a cleaner

Module 2: Setting Up Your Business

Part 1: Registering as a business

When it comes to starting their own decluttering company, there are two paths that should be considered. The first is to start a company, regardless of what kind of business it is. If they work as a planner, a dog walker, or a declutterer, they must follow such legal and financial guidelines.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Registering as a business
  • Tax liabilities
  • Naming your business
  • Insurance
  • Data Protection

Part 2: Creating a business plan

The development of a business plan is a vital step for them to take. This is a very useful guide to have on hand if they wish to grow their decluttering company and require financial assistance. It's also a great opportunity for them to think about their business idea and achieve their long-term objectives.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Managing your money
  • Creating cash flow
  • Join an association
  • A note on managing business issues

Module 3: Marketing: Brand, Plan &Budget

Part 1: Creating your brand

This module will look at how to create a brand and what they need to do before developing a marketing strategy. This entails determining who their target audience is and putting together a marketing budget.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Creating your brand
  • Develop a marketing plan

Part 2: Determining a marketing budget

Marketing entails more than just placing an ad in the local paper or on the radio; it often entails hiring a skilled photographer to take pictures for a website or to share on social media. It refers to the business cards or flyers that are sent to potential customers on a daily basis.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who is your ideal customer?
  • SWOT Analysis

Module 4: Marketing -Strategy & Tactics

Part 1: Make a tactics list

This module explains how they do it, first by assisting you in determining which strategies to employ, and then how to track and assess them to ensure that they are effective for them and their business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Make a tactics list

Part 2: Implementing tactics

Knowing which techniques to use is one thing; putting them into action is quite another.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Website
  • Email
  • Blogging
  • Direct mail
  • Press Releases
  • Testimonials
  • Speaking opportunities

Part 3: A note on social media & advertising

Social media and digital or conventional ads aren't discussed, despite the fact that they're both common ways to promote a company of any sort! Using them provides a plethora of benefits to the businessperson – many too many to list here. Most people have a strong view of social media and advertisements in general.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Prioritising Tactics
  • Creating your marketing calendar
  • Monitoring and evaluating

Module 5: Working with Clients

Part 1: Defining your process

This is one of the most exciting aspects of starting a company because it entails determining what services they'll provide, how they'll carry out their work, and what resources they'll need to do so.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Defining your process
  • Project length

Part 2: Estimating a job / Setting your rates

Checking the rates of other experienced declutterers, either informally or through an organization like APDO, is a good idea in terms of the actual payment they would receive. This will provide them with a strong starting point for determining their own payments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The assessment visit
  • When should clients be present during a decluttering?
  • Client preparation

Part 3: Clients and “homework”

Many experienced declutterers assign their clients "homework" to complete while they are away. This may range from applying a suggested system to a specific area of the home or company to journaling on why the person believes they have created so much clutter in the first place.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Maintaining your clients
  • The personal touch

Module 6: Tools of the Trade

Part 1: Client Intake / Assessment forms

Every company has its own set of tools for making a job or project go more smoothly, and decluttering is no exception. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to add clarity to their method and can also be used when decluttering.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Client Intake / Assessment forms
  • Other forms
  • Client contract
  • “Bin It” List & Others

Part 2: Tools for on the job

They'll need to look at the realistic equipment they'll need for every job until they've sorted out all of your organizing paperwork. These tools can range from garbage cans to elastic bands and label printers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Small and large storage
  • Spaces and Systems Checklist

Module 7: Decluttering Systems

Part 1: The three P ?s – Problem, Purpose & Plan

The goal of this module is to give you a head start on skilled decluttering techniques, such as the S.P.A.C.E technique and the 3-Sort-Method.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The three P ?s – Problem, Purpose & Plan
  • The 80/20 Rule

Part 2: Storage Sort-Out

A storage sort-out system is just what it sounds like: it sorts out where everything is held. This can occur in a room over time as objects that were originally placed in one location have spilled out and can now be found in a variety of locations in the house. The aim is to define storage requirements and move items to their proper locations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Client challenges and challenges from clients

Module 8: Working with Business Clients

Part 1: Working with businesses

They might decide to focus on business clients as a skilled declutterer. This could include collaborating with people at their places of business or at their homes. Whatever the case may be, there are a variety of systems and specific organizing concepts that can assist them in bringing order to their desks and office spaces.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • L.A.C.E. System
  • The best desk workflow
  • The curse of paper accumulation
  • Reading Materials

Part 2: Principles of a clutter-free office

It can be difficult for clients to "see the forest for the trees" at times. They are aware that their surroundings are cluttered, but they are unsure where the clutter began or where they can begin to organize items. This is almost always the case for clients who need your assistance with their office environments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Sustaining Office Organization Systems 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

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Units of Study

Module 1: What is a Professional Declutterer?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What do professional declutterers do?
  • Part 2: A note on hoarding
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Setting Up Your Business

  • Part 1: Registering as a business
  • Part 2: Creating a business plan
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Marketing: Brand, Plan & Budget

  • Part 1: Creating your brand
  • Part 2: Determining a marketing budget
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Marketing - Strategy & Tactics

  • Part 1: Make a tactics list
  • Part 2: Implementing tactics
  • Part 3: A note on social media & advertising
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Working with Clients

  • Part 1: Defining your process
  • Part 2: Estimating a job / Setting your rates
  • Part 3: Clients and “homework”
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Tools of the Trade

  • Part 1: Client Intake / Assessment forms
  • Part 2: Tools for on the job
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Decluttering Systems

  • Part 1: The three P´s – Problem, Purpose & Plan
  • Part 2: Storage Sort-Out
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Working with Business Clients

  • Part 1: Working with businesses

  • Part 2: Principles of a clutter-free office
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About This Course
What you will learn:
  • What is a Professional Declutterer?
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Marketing: Brand, Plan & Budget
  • Marketing - Strategy & Tactics
  • Working with Clients
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Decluttering Systems
  • Working with Business Clients


Study Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course; Learn Decluttering and Organizing a Business Professionally

Most of us have clutter, whether it’s too many toys taking over the living room, wardrobes crammed with clothes we don’t wear or an office space that looks more like a half-finished papier-mâché project than a workspace. This is where the role of the professional declutterer comes in.

The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course will guide you through applying effective decluttering methods and creating storage solutions (including 2 video demonstrations). However, the primary purpose of this course is to show you how to make a business out of your skills and passion for Organization.

You may already understand the role of a professional declutterer or you may not have known it was a possible career choice. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course begins by clearing up what it is to embody the role, the skillset required and even the pros and cons of the business. You’ll discover how clients can come to need a declutterer’s services and gain an insight into the difference between “normal” clutter and a hoarding issue, which should be treated differently.

To set up a business there are certain fundamentals that you need to be aware of and practices that you should follow to be successful. This course talks you through each of these, such as how to register as a business, understand your tax liabilities, the insurance types you’ll need as a professional declutterer and organizer and the rules on data protection. You’ll understand the importance of creating a business plan, how to manage budgets and cash flow, and learn about some of the Organizations you can join as a professional declutterer.

It takes more than just a solid business plan and the ability to be a great professional declutterer to get your business off the ground. You need clients, and to gain clients you need to put time (and where possible, money) into marketing your business. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course will guide you through creating your business’ branding and marketing plan, which includes how to work out who your audience is, what the components of a good marketing plan are, how to organize a marketing budget and how to perform a SWOT analysis.

Part of your marketing plan will include deciding on the marketing tactics that you will use. This course explains the various tools you can use to give your business the exposure it needs and how to select the ones that will work for you. You will also learn how to create a marketing calendar and the importance of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

With your planning in place, another important step to take is to define your business, as it may not be totally clear to a prospective client what you will be doing for them. The Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course guides you through how to define your relationship with your clients and identifies some of the issues that you may come across in this. You’ll also learn how to judge the length and cost of a project, what to incorporate in an assessment visit, and how to maintain a client relationship after the initial job has come to an end.

As a professional declutterer, you will need to develop documents and forms that will help you to keep on top of your administrative duties and create clarity between you and your client. This course talks you through the typical paperwork that you will need to use, as well as the physical tools that you will find useful in your work. The course also includes video content – guiding you through various storage solutions that you can advise clients to use and that you can adapt for specific client needs.

Along with business and marketing considerations, the Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Course talks you through the practical methods and “decluttering systems” that you can implement to create order and structure for clients. You’ll be taken through how to assess a client’s situation, the solutions they need, and how to plan and implement these solutions. You will also learn how to help clients who have difficulty decluttering. The course includes an easy-to-consume video that guides you through implementing decluttering systems.

As a professional declutter you may wish to work specifically with business clients or even add this to your home-decluttering services. The needs of business clients are different, as it is a different kind clutter that accumulates. This course guides you the various methods that will need to use if you are to work with businesses and on how to minimize paper in an office environment – a big problem in both home and big business offices.

What will you learn with our Professional Decluttering and Organizing Businee Course Outline?

  • Know what it means to be a professional declutterer and understand the skillset required
  • Understand how to legally set up as a professional declutterer
  • Have the tools to create and execute an effective marketing plan
  • Know how to budget for your business
  • Be able to define exactly how you will work with clients
  • Be clear on what should be included in a client assessment visit
  • Be able to judge the length and cost of a decluttering project
  • Know what forms need to be included in your administrative toolbox
  • Have a clear knowledge of the different and most useful decluttering systems for both residential and business clients

Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course - Requirements

The Decluttering and Organizing Business Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Course Outline

Professional Decluttering and Organizing Business Online Diploma

Module 1: What is a Professional Declutterer?

Introduction

People have often decluttered, whether it was during an annual spring cleaning or a monthly round-up of household trash. Yet, in the last decade or so, decluttering has become one of the most common movements in the Western world, as well as a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States.

Part 1: What do professional declutterers do?

A competent declutterer does far more than simply "get rid of things." They not only bring order to chaos, but they also assist their clients in understanding and effectively dealing with their clutter issues.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What do professional declutterers do?
  • A declutterers skillset
  • Life-changing events
  • Home office help
  • Remodelled space
  • Lack of time

Part 2: A note on hoarding

Hoarding is a more severe form of clutter. While some may dismiss hoarding as nothing more than a peculiar habit, it is now recognized as a true mental health condition in the United Kingdom as of 2013.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The pros and cons of being a professional declutterer
  • The difference between a declutterer and a cleaner

Module 2: Setting Up Your Business

Part 1: Registering as a business

When it comes to starting their own decluttering company, there are two paths that should be considered. The first is to start a company, regardless of what kind of business it is. If they work as a planner, a dog walker, or a declutterer, they must follow such legal and financial guidelines.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Registering as a business
  • Tax liabilities
  • Naming your business
  • Insurance
  • Data Protection

Part 2: Creating a business plan

The development of a business plan is a vital step for them to take. This is a very useful guide to have on hand if they wish to grow their decluttering company and require financial assistance. It's also a great opportunity for them to think about their business idea and achieve their long-term objectives.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Managing your money
  • Creating cash flow
  • Join an association
  • A note on managing business issues

Module 3: Marketing: Brand, Plan &Budget

Part 1: Creating your brand

This module will look at how to create a brand and what they need to do before developing a marketing strategy. This entails determining who their target audience is and putting together a marketing budget.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Creating your brand
  • Develop a marketing plan

Part 2: Determining a marketing budget

Marketing entails more than just placing an ad in the local paper or on the radio; it often entails hiring a skilled photographer to take pictures for a website or to share on social media. It refers to the business cards or flyers that are sent to potential customers on a daily basis.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who is your ideal customer?
  • SWOT Analysis

Module 4: Marketing -Strategy & Tactics

Part 1: Make a tactics list

This module explains how they do it, first by assisting you in determining which strategies to employ, and then how to track and assess them to ensure that they are effective for them and their business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Make a tactics list

Part 2: Implementing tactics

Knowing which techniques to use is one thing; putting them into action is quite another.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Website
  • Email
  • Blogging
  • Direct mail
  • Press Releases
  • Testimonials
  • Speaking opportunities

Part 3: A note on social media & advertising

Social media and digital or conventional ads aren't discussed, despite the fact that they're both common ways to promote a company of any sort! Using them provides a plethora of benefits to the businessperson – many too many to list here. Most people have a strong view of social media and advertisements in general.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Prioritising Tactics
  • Creating your marketing calendar
  • Monitoring and evaluating

Module 5: Working with Clients

Part 1: Defining your process

This is one of the most exciting aspects of starting a company because it entails determining what services they'll provide, how they'll carry out their work, and what resources they'll need to do so.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Defining your process
  • Project length

Part 2: Estimating a job / Setting your rates

Checking the rates of other experienced declutterers, either informally or through an organization like APDO, is a good idea in terms of the actual payment they would receive. This will provide them with a strong starting point for determining their own payments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The assessment visit
  • When should clients be present during a decluttering?
  • Client preparation

Part 3: Clients and “homework”

Many experienced declutterers assign their clients "homework" to complete while they are away. This may range from applying a suggested system to a specific area of the home or company to journaling on why the person believes they have created so much clutter in the first place.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Maintaining your clients
  • The personal touch

Module 6: Tools of the Trade

Part 1: Client Intake / Assessment forms

Every company has its own set of tools for making a job or project go more smoothly, and decluttering is no exception. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to add clarity to their method and can also be used when decluttering.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Client Intake / Assessment forms
  • Other forms
  • Client contract
  • “Bin It” List & Others

Part 2: Tools for on the job

They'll need to look at the realistic equipment they'll need for every job until they've sorted out all of your organizing paperwork. These tools can range from garbage cans to elastic bands and label printers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Small and large storage
  • Spaces and Systems Checklist

Module 7: Decluttering Systems

Part 1: The three P ?s – Problem, Purpose & Plan

The goal of this module is to give you a head start on skilled decluttering techniques, such as the S.P.A.C.E technique and the 3-Sort-Method.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The three P ?s – Problem, Purpose & Plan
  • The 80/20 Rule

Part 2: Storage Sort-Out

A storage sort-out system is just what it sounds like: it sorts out where everything is held. This can occur in a room over time as objects that were originally placed in one location have spilled out and can now be found in a variety of locations in the house. The aim is to define storage requirements and move items to their proper locations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Client challenges and challenges from clients

Module 8: Working with Business Clients

Part 1: Working with businesses

They might decide to focus on business clients as a skilled declutterer. This could include collaborating with people at their places of business or at their homes. Whatever the case may be, there are a variety of systems and specific organizing concepts that can assist them in bringing order to their desks and office spaces.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • L.A.C.E. System
  • The best desk workflow
  • The curse of paper accumulation
  • Reading Materials

Part 2: Principles of a clutter-free office

It can be difficult for clients to "see the forest for the trees" at times. They are aware that their surroundings are cluttered, but they are unsure where the clutter began or where they can begin to organize items. This is almost always the case for clients who need your assistance with their office environments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Sustaining Office Organization Systems 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

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Units of Study

Module 1: What is a Professional Declutterer?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What do professional declutterers do?
  • Part 2: A note on hoarding
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Setting Up Your Business

  • Part 1: Registering as a business
  • Part 2: Creating a business plan
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Marketing: Brand, Plan & Budget

  • Part 1: Creating your brand
  • Part 2: Determining a marketing budget
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Marketing - Strategy & Tactics

  • Part 1: Make a tactics list
  • Part 2: Implementing tactics
  • Part 3: A note on social media & advertising
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Working with Clients

  • Part 1: Defining your process
  • Part 2: Estimating a job / Setting your rates
  • Part 3: Clients and “homework”
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Tools of the Trade

  • Part 1: Client Intake / Assessment forms
  • Part 2: Tools for on the job
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Decluttering Systems

  • Part 1: The three P´s – Problem, Purpose & Plan
  • Part 2: Storage Sort-Out
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Working with Business Clients

  • Part 1: Working with businesses

  • Part 2: Principles of a clutter-free office
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Requirements

Entry requirements

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