ASID Advantage

Business of Design Week, October 6 - 10

We know our ASID members leading and working in small firms are as serious about business as our members at large firms. We also know designers at small firms may face time and resource constraints unfamiliar to those at bigger institutions. So your association is here to help with tools and guidance that can make you more efficient, at less cost.

During the week of Oct. 6, ASID will roll out an updated ASID Advantage package with tools that will strengthen your business operations.

Starting that Monday, you will have access to a new ASID Advantage webpage.

Each day during the week of Oct. 6, ASID will unveil a new feature on the ASID Advantage webpage. Look for:

  • Revised residential contract agreements for sale via the ASID Store.
  • Videos outlining the new contracts with Q&A on their use.
  • Designer-specific liability and disability insurance coverage.
  • To-the-Trade Advantage portal offering discounts on furnishings and business purchases.
  • Reduced rates on trade publications.
  • Business acumen articles with tips on management and operations.
  • Webinars to give you in-depth knowledge on our Advantage programs.

Block time on your calendar Oct. 6 – 9, so you can learn about and start using these core small business tools as soon as they become available.

 


 

THE ASID ADVANTAGE

As part the vast network of resources that ASID provides to its members, we offer exclusive discounts on products and services through the ASID Advantage program. These essential programs are designed to help you as a professional and small business owner, providing you with the the tools you need to operate your firm more effectively and profitably.

Custom Insurance Programs for ASID Members 

ASID and The Insurance Exchange Inc. are pleased to provide the premier insurance program designed specifically for interior designers.

This program, available exclusively to ASID members, provides coverage specific to the needs of your business, including professional liability insurance, also known as errors and omissions (E & O) insurance, and business owners’ policies. The program also offers life, disability, and long-term care insurance policies. Individual medical insurance plans, ranging from full medical coverage to hospitalization only, also are available.

ASID member insurance offerings include new business owners insurance, health benefits for you and your employees, disability insurance, as well as personal insurance for your home and auto.

Click here or call 800-346-1403 to learn more about The Insurance Exchange’s custom insurance programs for ASID members!

ASID Residential and Commercial Contract Documents

ASID residential and commercial contract documents are the most widely accepted standard forms in the interior design industry. They not only protect the designer but also build consumer confidence by facilitating communications among all parties involved. These documents are custom created by the ASID legal council and are meant for small business use. All contracts can be purchased from ASID here. Look for newly enhanced electronic contracts to be available in 2014!

Magazine Subscription Discounts for ASID Members

In addition to the ASID ICON subscription all members receive as a benefit of membership, special subscription rates to several other interior design related magazines also are available, including:

Contract magazine is the hub of commercial design knowledge, connecting professionals, processes, products and projects. Contract elevates the relevance and value of commercial design by focusing on the power of design to transform business environments. Through in-depth exploration of the design process, Contract delivers the content and context design professionals need to apply smart, real-world solutions in their own practices. Click here to receive the ASID member discount when you subscribe.

Metropolis magazine transcends the traditional trade format, providing in-depth, multidisciplinary coverage of the world of design architecture, interior design, product design, and planning within a social and cultural context. Give your practice the stimulation and inspiration it needs to succeed in today's challenging design environment — subscribe today with this special promotion for ASID members! Subscribe now and receive a special ASID member rate of $30.00 for two years. (That's 22 issues at 73 percent off the cover price!) Click here to subscribe.