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ASID Small Business Solutions
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Everything you need to build a strong and thriving business.

Build your business, ASID can help! 

As an entrepreneur, faced with the daily challenge and joys of running your business, you don’t always have time to find the tools and resources to help lead your business into the future. With this curated selection of CEUs and learning resources, ASID has done the work for you. Strengthen your business acumen on your timeline, at your pace. Whether you are looking to start, build, or sustain your enterprise, you will find tools to build your skills and increase your confidence.

ASID Research Leads Small Business Success

ASID research supports business owners with resources on industry trends and interior design resiliency. Check out the reports in our resources dashboard to help lead you toward success in your field.

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PROGRAMS

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Member Medical Insurance

ASID has built this program to include a suite of health insurance products along with a simplified process, vetted solutions, and guidance to help you find the best solution for your firm.

Exclusive to ASID members.

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Member Retirement Program

Plan ahead for your future with resources for retirement planning and financial services, to assist you in implementing the right path forward for your business. In addition to significant cost savings, these solutions will bring comprehensive tools to help you, as a business owner, achieve the benefits you seek for yourself and your employees.

Exclusive to ASID members.

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Member Technology Program

Support your business technology needs with discounts on Dell products. ASID members receive 5% off Dell laptops, desktops, servers, electronics, accessories, and more.

Exclusive to ASID members.

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Member Liability Insurance

Access the nation's only liability insurance program tailored specifically for ASID interior designers. You need protection, not just general liability insurance, from clients who may make allegations of errors or omissions that, even if frivolous, can threaten to destroy your reputation and have significant financial consequences.

Exclusive to ASID members.

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RESOURCES & TOOLS

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ASID Academy Small Business Solutions Hub

Strengthen your business acumen on your time, at your pace with the CEUs and learning resources available on the ASID Academy. Build your business management know how and increase your confidence to lead your business into the future.

Available for all to access. Discounted pricing for ASID members.

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Contract Packages

Protect your business and mitigate risk with the comprehensive and customizable ASID Commercial and Residential Contract Packages. Authored by Alan M. Siegel, Hon. FASID of Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP, interior designers can purchase either an individual package or combined contracts package for a one-year license.

Available for all to access. Discounted pricing for ASID members.

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Design Careers by ASID

Connect with the most qualified interior design candidates through Design Careers by ASID. Your ultimate resource hub, Design Careers offers job opportunities, resume tips, career guidance, and a prime platform for employers seeking top talent.

Available for all to access. Discounted pricing for ASID members.

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Small Business Checklist

Strengthen your business acumen on your time, at your pace with the CEUs and learning resources available on the ASID Academy. Build your business management know how and increase your confidence to lead your business into the future.

Exclusive to ASID members.

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EVENTS

You’ve Built It, Don’t Lose It: How to Limit Your Risk Exposure

As a small business owner, you’re challenged with protecting and ensuring the future of your firm, which means having a risk management strategy in place to prevent and minimize claims against you. Managing your risk exposure limits your liability and is a key factor in minimizing economic and reputational damage, but many designers are not risk management experts. Learn from designers who are protecting themselves and their businesses with sound risk management practices, featuring the ASID Member Liability Insurance Program.

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Protect Your Business & Stay Profitable with a Strong Contract

The contract between you and your client plays a critical role in protecting you, your business, and your profitability. Learn the key provisions to include in your contract to limit your liability, prevent scope creep and ensure you get paid for your work. Featuring the author of the ASID Interior Design Residential and Commercial Contracts in conversation with a small business owner who understands the value of an effective contract.

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Planning for Your Firm's Future - And Yours!

Whether you are starting, growing, or sustaining your design business, it’s never too early to think about your firm’s future and your future. Thinking now about transitions in your firm’s life cycle will help you prepare for a time when you may want to step back from the day-to-day challenges of running your business. Learn from your peers who have made key decisions to set their firms (and themselves) up for long-term success. You will also learn more about how the ASID Member Retirement Program can help you to build and manage your wealth.

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Cultivating Talent in a Hybrid Studio 

Learn strategies to manage onboarding and mentoring new hires in a hybrid work culture. Managing both in-person and remote staff presents new challenges for design studio leaders, especially when onboarding new hires and keeping them engaged. This CEU focuses on characteristics of the emerging workforce, how to frame and implement the mentor/mentee relationship, and how to strategize skill development, both soft skills and technical skills specific to your firm.

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