Educational webinars, guides, business tips, and podcasts to help you manage a profitable design business.

Industry Webinars

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

Five Things Every Design Contract Needs

 

Learn the five key “problem areas” in design contracts, they key terms, reasons when terms should be changed, rights, and remedies.

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

A Powerful Strategy to Attract More Clients

 

Learn how to craft the perfect description of your values, interior designer services, and process with the goal to attract your ideal client.

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

How Interior Designers Can Manage Client Expectations

 

Learn the secret to gaining respect as a design professional, specific guidelines you should set for yourself, and words you should rarely use.

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

Website Masterclass for Interior Designers

 

Learn the # 1 pitfall for designer websites, the content you should use on your home page, and how to make the most out of your portfolio.

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

The Top 10 Hacks to Evolve Your Design Business

 

Learn how to embrace time during your work day in a new way so you can use it for what you really want to be doing – your design work!

INDUSTRY WEBINAR

How Designers Can Navigate the World of Wholesale

 

Learn what wholesale purchasing is and why it exists, tiered pricing, how to work with vendors, and how to prevent losing money.

Business Tips

20 Interior Design Certifications and Communities You Need to Know About
BUSINESS TIPS

20 Interior Design Certifications and Communities You Need to Know About

 

Learn about the different certifications you can earn and communities you can join to strengthen your value as a designer.
The Most Important Things Interior Designers Learn in School
BUSINESS TIPS

What You Learn At Interior Design School

 

Designers using Ivy share their technical, business, client management, philosophical, and experiential learnings from design school.

When to Transition From Sole Proprietorship to LLC
BUSINESS TIPS

When to Transition From Sole Proprietorship to LLC

 

As your business grows, review this simple breakdown for what it means to be a sole proprietorship or an LLC.
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BUSINESS TIPS

13 Ways Interior Designers Manage Client Expectations

 

Practice the strategic and creatives ways you can set the foundation for a trustworthy and rewarding designer-client relationship.

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BUSINESS TIPS

10 PR Tips Interior Designers Should Live By

 

Follow these PR tips that will shape your brand health.

How Interior Designers Organize Samples & Materials
BUSINESS TIPS

How Interior Designers Organize Samples and Materials

 

Get inspired by the creative ways designers using Ivy organize samples, store project binders and materials, and setup workspaces.

Ivy Podcast

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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Interiors

 

Learn how Susan decides to call it quits with a client, how she’s structured her business model, tips on working with contractors, and more.
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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Leyla Jaworski of Design Shop Interiors

 

Learn about Leyla’s “ah-ha!” moment, her business model structure, how she grew her team, and how she handles unhappy clients.

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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Widell + Boschetti

 

Learn how Barette and Christina charge clients on MAP pricing and work with their office manager to manage the back-end of their business.

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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Lori Paranjape of Mrs.Paranjape Design

 

Learn how Lori onboards new clients and manages client expectations, how she handles unhappy clients, and her business goals for 2018.
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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Darla Powell of WINGNUT SOCIAL

 

Learn how Darla handles new clients and consultations, a tip learned from a peer, and how to apply an entrepreneurial approach to your life.
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IVY PODCAST

Podcast Guest: Jessica Lynn Williams of Hendley & Co

 

Learn how Jessica vets potential clients, acquires new clients, builds a brand, and creates a productive work environment.

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