10 Tips for Designing and Building Green Living Spaces

10 Tips for Designing and Building Green Living Spaces

Wednesday, June 26th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Our clients want homes that look great, feel great and perform well. “An Everyday Green Home is one that impacts daily life through providing a healthy environment with responsibly sourced products that perform for a lasting design. While designing and building “green” does not need to be hard, it does require attention to detail and careful planning to ensure the needed elements are met.  This webinar will cover why sustainability in design and build matters, the basics of a green home and how to accomplish it.

  • Learn what areas of green design can be implemented into your home remodeling/building project

  • Understand the benefits of implementing green building practices and design

  • Discover best practices and products for implementing green design

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Marla Esser Cloos

Marla teaches what makes a green home green, why it matters and how to do it – a bit at a time or all at once.  Her personal mission is to empower people in their homes and families by sharing how green and sustainable products and practices offer healthier and more comfortable homes. Host of the Green Gab podcast and author of Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices to a Better Home, a 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver winner, Marla is an NAHB Master Certified Green Professional and LEED AP.


About Green Home Coach

Want to know your project looks good and performs well? Green Home Coach helps align design, remodel or new build home projects with the green home certification process. Together we lay the groundwork with a comprehensive set of priorities, practices and product specifications for your home project with better health, comfort and performance for everyone who lives there.

Social Media Marketing: How To Optimize Your Content To Promote Your Business

Social Media Marketing: How To Optimize Your Content To Promote Your Business

Wednesday, March 27th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

In this webinar, you’ll learn everything you need to know to set your small business or brand up for success on social media. From establishing your brand image to developing and strategizing your content to talking to your audience and growing your following, this webinar will help build a foundational understanding of social media marketing with an emphasis on Instagram as the platform of choice. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Your Brand Image: Branding guidelines, Social voice and personality
  • Audience & Community Engagement: Who you are talking to/how to speak with them, Audience growth, Relationship building, Reputation Management
  • Content Strategies: Content calendar development, Crafting captions, Different types of content (traffic vs engagement driving), What content works for/makes sense for your business
  • Social ROI: Metrics to monitor, How to know that your content is working

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Mackenzie Maher

As a Social Media Strategist, Mackenzie works to develop dynamic strategies and creative content that will help clients grow their organic social presence. With a strong background in writing and marketing, and a discerning eye for design, her role at PDM allows her to flex her strongest muscles and indulge her outside-the-box thinking. Equally happy when creating a witty caption as she is mocking up a new visual concept, the San Diego local and UC Santa Barbara graduate treats every day as a new opportunity to achieve marketing greatness.

About Power Digital Marketing

Power Digital Marketing is an award-winning agency that helps companies understand digital marketing and realize the opportunity gaps online within their industry. We specialize in data-propelled digital marketing through our core service offerings of Social Media, Content Marketing, SEO, Paid Search, PR Outreach, and Web Development. Through digital innovation and our customized approach, we have earned the reputation of being a truly ROI-focused digital marketing agency.

Making High Point Market Work For You

Making High Point Market Work For You

Wednesday, March 13th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Join loyal attendee Liz Goldberg of CAROLYNLEONA as she discusses why she views High Point Market as a valuable resource and makes the investment to attend twice a year, every year. From product sourcing to networking to taking advantage of the seemingly endless educational opportunities, Liz will share her planning tips, must-see showrooms and Market advice they’ve learned over the years.

Joined by Ashley Grigg, Director of Marketing and Communications for the High Point Market Authority, this webinar will answer all your burning High Point Market questions and prepare you for the upcoming Spring Market, April 6-10, 2019. What you will learn:

  • How to plan for an upcoming trip to High Point Market
  • How to tackle the 12 million square feet that makes up the world’s largest home furnishings trade show
  • The tools and resources available to buyers and designers to make market easier
  • Insider tips and tricks

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Ashley Grigg

As the Director of Marketing and Communications for the High Point Market Authority, Ashley Grigg manages a wide variety of projects, including media relations, educational programming, social media and digital promotions for the largest home furnishings trade show in the world, High Point Market. With over 12 years of experience in marketing and event management, she has previously worked in event management, association management, corporate fundraising and business development.

About High Point Market

The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

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Your Cash Position – Do You Know How Much Money Is Actually Yours?

Your Cash Position – Do You Know How Much Money Is Actually Yours?

Wednesday, February 27th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

As a designer, it’s important to know your liabilities at any point of your business, specifically regarding vendor payouts, sales tax payments, and IRS & state taxes. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to properly manage your cash with a simple formula. We’ll review how to determine what’s actually profit or what needs to be paid to a vendor.
  • The purpose of a balance sheet and how to properly read a balance sheet in order to analyze your liabilities. We’ll review how to identify what liabilities can affect your cash flow.
  • How to feel comfortable about your money flowing in and out of your business. We’ll focus on operations expenses, capital expenses and cost of goods.

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Kimberly Merlitti

Kimberly Merlitti owns KMM Consulting based out of Washington D.C. Kimberly has 20 years of experience working in accounting for companies such as Swinerton Builders, WRNS Studio and Martin Group. She has her Masters in Accounting from Golden Gate University located in San Francisco, CA. KMM Consulting’s clientele include a diverse group of service based companies, with a main focus on small interior design, construction and architectural firms. The goal of her firm is to make the businesses she works for as profitable as they can be by educating them on accounting, cash flow management, tax deductions, project reporting, and business management.

Pro Tips for Organizing Your Design Studio

Pro Tips for Organizing Your Design Studio

Wednesday, February 6th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Whether or not reorganizing your design studio or your business was one of your goals for 2019, it’s about to move to the top of your priority list. Declutter, organize, and establish realistic and maintainable systems to help yourself and your employees remain focused and at the top of their game. This webinar will motivate you to declutter your design studio for the new year, so that you can focus on being creative, more efficient, and drive your topline.

Tune in to learn from Rachel Rosenthal, founder of Rachel & Company. In this live webinar, we will cover:

  • The health and wellness benefits of having an organized workspace
  • Restructuring the way your design business is organized
  • Tough conversations – Why your design clients need a professional organizer

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal is an organizing expert and founder of Rachel and Company, a Washington, DC-based professional organizing firm. Since 2007, Rachel’s firm has worked with 2,000+ clients, and teamed up with prominent brands, including West Elm, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, and Four Seasons. Rachel is a TODAY Parenting Contributor and her organizing tips and expertise has been seen by millions and in 80+ publications, including Real Simple, Martha Stewart, House Beautiful, The Rachael Ray Show, and local NBC, ABC, and Fox morning shows. Rooted in the belief that organization can be achieved by all, Rachel emphasizes solutions that are easy to use and enhance a home’s existing aesthetic.

Design Business Goal-Setting for 2019 With Lexi Westergard Design

Design Business Goal-Setting for 2019 With Lexi Westergard Design

Wednesday, January 16th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

It’s goal-setting season! Now that 2018 has come to a close, it’s time to re-evaluate your business situation. What have you learned? What can you do better? Review what worked, what didn’t, and identify your key areas for improvement. In this webinar, learn from Lexi Westergard, founder and principal designer of Lexi Westergard Design, who will dish all her business secrets. She’ll discuss how to:

  • Set achievable goals for 2019
  • Utilize social media to find your target client
  • Create your “design tribe”
  • Develop a healthy work/life balance
  • Work a 3-day work week (yes, it’s possible!)

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here >

About Lexi Westergard Design

Lexi Westergard Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Specializing in new construction, renovations, and full service interior design projects for families, Lexi transforms projects into warm, inviting and sophisticated homes. The LWD signature is their seamless process and tailored approach. LWD designs stun with equal parts classic style and modern, layered elements and has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Best of Houzz, Style Me Pretty, just to name a few.

Ivy Presents: Managing a Design Business, Online Shop & Vendor Collaborations with Lindye Galloway Interiors

Ivy Presents: Managing a Design Business, Online Shop & Vendor Collaborations with Lindye Galloway Interiors

Wednesday, December 12, 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT

Tune in to learn from Ivy Designer Lindye Galloway of Lindye Galloway Interiors. We’ll cover:

  • Transforming your design business to so much more
  • Finding your niche
  • Working with contractors, builders, subcontractors
  • The value of social media and video content
  • Leveraging vendor partnerships to build an alternative revenue stream

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here.

About Lindye Galloway Interiors

Lindye Galloway Interiors is a full-service interior design firm in Orange County, making sunny SoCal even sunnier with better-looking homes. We specialize in new builds and complete remodels as well as furniture and styling design. The LGI team has a unique eye for design, and an ability to mix styles and bring a fresh, modern look to homes while utilizing comfort and practicality. Our eye-catching, trend-setting designs have been seen in the Corona Del Mar Home Tour and top publications including HGTV Magazine, Domino, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, West Elm, Pottery Barn and more!

Diagnose Why Your Beautiful Website Isn’t Bringing You Business

Diagnose Why Your Beautiful Website Isn’t Bringing You Business

Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Ivy Webinar Hosted By: Nicole Heymer, founder of Curio Electro

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The four elements that must be in place to effectively bring in leads through a website
  • Simple tools and tricks to figure out who is visiting your website, what they like or don’t like, where they’re getting confused and more
  • The most common (and often easily fixable!) mistakes that may be costing you leads

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here.

About Nicole Heymer

Nicole Heymer is the founder of Curio Electro, a boutique creative agency specializing in intuitive branding, compelling design, and useful ideas. Since 2011, Curio Electro has worked within a multitude of industries and with a wide variety of clients at every stage in their development, from nationally known interior design firms to local craft breweries. Nicole’s clear, actionable take on creating a memorable brand has been featured in print, on podcasts, and at branding workshops. She is currently serving as the Editor of NJ ASID’s Blueprint Magazine, a quarterly print publication for members and industry partners.

Ivy Presents: Turning a Passion Into A Career with Anna Brockway from Chairish

Ivy Presents: Turning a Passion Into A Career with Anna Brockway from Chairish

Thursday, December 6th, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

Tune in to learn from Anna Brockway, cofounder of Chairish. In this live panel, we’ll cover:

  • How to turn a concept into a business
  • Streamlining the way designers source & design
  • How to scale your business in an efficient way and knowing how to make difficult decisions

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About Ivy

Ivy is the # 1 software and community for designers. Designers use Ivy to create proposals, generate tear sheets, invoice clients online, track & bill for hours, manage payment and furniture schedules, and more. To learn more about how Ivy can support your business needs as a designer, schedule a free demo here.

About Anna Brockway

Anna Brockway wants to make home decorating personal. In 2013 she co-founded Chairish, the design lover’s indispensable online source for the chic and unique items that brings one-of-a-kind style to home design. Now attracting over 1 million monthly shoppers, Chairish was named one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur and cited by Architectural Digest as the “#1 can’t live without decorating app” that will “change the way you shop for furniture online.” Prior to founding Chairish, Anna was the VP of Worldwide Marketing at Levi Strauss & Co. She holds a BA in Art History from Columbia University. Known for her marketing expertise, tastemaking style and “let’s try it” attitude, Anna lives in San Francisco with her husband and Chairish co-founder Gregg and their three children.