The Fall 2018 Design Events You Need to Know About
Fall events are stacking up! Review all of our upcoming events and RSVP while space is still available!
Lead Image by Tammy Horton for Nikki Ritcher Photography
Ivy at High Point Market | Stop by and Get Your Ivy Demo In-Person
Saturday, October 13 – Sunday, October 14 | Abbyson Showroom IHFC, C1156
Considering an Ivy membership but have some questions? We know your time is precious so make time for a short Ivy demo in-between your vendor appointments. This is your chance to learn Ivy inside and out, in-person, and get your questions answered.
Put your name on the list so we can save you a spot for one of the times listed below. You won’t want to leave HPMKT without an Ivy membership!
- Saturday, 10/13 at 11am ET
- Saturday, 10/13 at 1pm ET
- Saturday, 10/13 at 3pm ET
- Sunday, 10/14 at 11am ET
- Sunday, 10/14 at 1pm ET
- Sunday, 10/14 at 3pm ET
The Key Ingredients To Building A Successful Interior Design Business
Sunday, October 14th, 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm | High Point Market, Abbyson Living Showroom – C1156
Learn from the talented Ivy designer, well-known author, and Palm Springs-based product designer, Christopher Kennedy, LA-based lifestyle author, designer, and social media consultant, Anne Sage, and award winning interior designer, product designer, and artist widely known as a trailblazing visionary, expert, mentor, trendsetter, and design education extraordinaire Jackie Von Tobel, about the strategies they have developed to run profitable design businesses. The panel will be moderated by Ivy Guru, Reisa Elden, and Laiza Cors, co-founder of Influencd.
Arrive at 2:45 pm to grab early bird seating and a glass of bubbly. The panel will be followed by light bites, more bubbly, and mingling with the panelists and designers. The first 100 RSVP’s will receive an Abbyson phone charging pack, a Highpoint Market essential! RSVP Required.
Get Showhouse Ready with Christopher Kennedy and Jeanne Chung
Monday, October 15th, 9:00 am – 10:30 am | High Point Market, ZUO Showroom – G582
S H O W H O U S E ? That thing you really want to do and you know is a great form of PRESS, but sounds overwhelming, daunting, and financially SCARY. ZUO & IVY present “How to Get Showhouse Ready” with 2014-2019 Palm Springs Showhouse Producer, Designer and Author Christopher Kennedy AND Influencer, Retail Shop Owner, Pasadena Showcase 2017 & 2018 Participant, Jeanne Chung. Our discussion will cover the inside scoop on how a designer is selected and sponsored for a Showhouse and how to survive and thrive as an independent interior designer in this ever-changing market. The panel will be moderated by ZUO’s fabulous Serena Martin. ZUO is notorious for throwing some of the best parties at market so be sure to start your Monday morning strong with a vibrant gathering of designers! This panel will cover:
- How to get selected for a Showhouse
- How to design your room and partner with brands
- ROI and anticipated costs for participating in a Showhouse
- How to manage marketing and exposure
- How to sell Showhouse products
To the Trade: Break Your Dependence on Retail Vendors
Wednesday, October 17th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT | Webinar
Designer Shannon Adamson will discuss how utilizing trade resources empowers you as a designer to offer unique, high quality pieces at below-retail cost to your clients, while increasing your business’ bottom line. In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to-the-trade resources give you access to a world of finishes, textiles, and furniture available only to interior designers
- How trade pricing works, and what it means for your clients and your business’ bottom line
- Step-by-step guides on working with to to-the-trade showrooms
How Designers Can Turn Their Side Hustle Into A Business With Danielle Oakey Shop
Monday, October 22nd, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT | Online Event
Learn how designers can turn their side hustle into a business! In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- How designers can turn their side hustle into a business
- What hurdles you faced, how you coped, and continued to move forward
- Once you get to a solid point in your business, understanding how to scale your business
Lessons to be Learned from Design Professionals with Alternative Backgrounds
Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Benjamin Moore, 200 Lexington Ave, Suite 814, New York, NY 10016
Join Ivy, Houzz, and the New York design community for lunch and lively discussion at the Benjamin Moore showroom. Sharpen your business skills and network with savvy designers at an event designed to accelerate your sales and marketing efforts. We’re hosting an exclusive panel about Creating a Profitable Business Model: lessons to be learned from design professionals with alternative backgrounds. Space is limited for this free event so save your spot today!
Build Your Design Business by Attracting the Right Clients
Tuesday, October 30th, 1:00 pm ET | Webinar produced by Business of Home
The ability to understand and anticipate your client’s needs is critical to building and maintaining a loyal clientele—and thus, a successful business. The first step in earning your client’s trust is identifying and agreeing on your shared values and goals. In this webinar, business coach and consultant Justine Clay will share a step-by-step guide to creating your ideal customer profile and developing a marketing message, strategy, and content that will build the “know, like and trust” factor with your current and prospective clients.
Wednesday, November 14th, 9:00 am ET – 12:00 pm ET | New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016 (produced by Business of Home)
Have you ever had a client who tried to micro-manage a project, refuse to pay for your extra time or make major purchases without consulting you? These are just a few of the many problems that can arise from poorly managed client relationships. The reality is that much of what designers do on a daily basis is client management, a skill that requires its own set of practices and processes, and one that will ultimately determine the success (and profitability) of your projects. In this course, held at the New York Design Center, creative business consultant Sean Low will guide designers on best practices and techniques for managing clients, and will demonstrate how essential it is to set boundaries from the very beginning of the project.
Wednesday, December 12th, 1:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET | Webinar produced by Business of Home
Have you ever had a client who tried to micro-manage a project, refuse to pay for your extra time or make major purchases without consulting you? These are just a few of the many problems that can arise from poorly managed client relationships. The reality is that much of what designers do on a daily basis is client management, a skill that requires its own set of practices and processes, and one that will ultimately determine the success (and profitability) of your projects. In this webinar, creative business consultant Sean Low will guide designers on best practices and techniques for managing clients, and will demonstrate how essential it is to set boundaries from the very beginning of the project.
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