BUSINESS IS THE EDUCATIONAL FOCUS AT SPRING MARKET

Designers, here you go! The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has revealed its educational programming for Spring Market, April 6 - 10, and it’s very much geared to improving your interior design business.

The popular Design Viewpoints Series, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is back at the High Point Theater, with a fab cast of design industry panelists and speakers that include (top left, then clockwise) Bria Hammel, Lance Jackson, Corey Damen Jenkins, Darla Powell, Justina Blakeney, Jarret Yoshida, Jennifer Quails, Courtney McLeod, LuAnn Nigara, Phyllis Harbinger and Laura Thurman. Topics include: Lessons from a Well-Designed Business, Tech Tools: Reviews from the Designers Who Use Them, and Leveraging Social Media to Market Your Business. Each seminar is 0.1 CEU, takes place from noon to 1 PM and includes a boxed lunch. The series is sponsored by Monogram Appliances.

In addition to the DVS series, HPMA has partnered with interior design professional, author and business coach Kimberley Seldon for a Business of Design™ educational series, focused on the systems and procedures designers need to increase efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. The first seminar, “Launch Projects Like a Boss”, is a three-hour intensive of the first three steps of Business of Design’s 15-Step Project Management Strategy, advocating for a strong start to each project in order to achieve a positive outcome. This session will take place on Friday, April 5 from 9 AM – 12 PM in the High Point Theatre. The cost is $295 per attendee and seating is limited.

Seldon, an interior designer with 25-plus years of experience, launched Business of Design in 2004. Today it is a robust online learning platform and coaching community for interior designer professionals that includes hundreds of instructional videos, BOD Elite Retreats and other events, and a podcast. “I’m thrilled to provide High Point Market attendees with an educational series that is focused on the practical, proven strategies we teach at Business of Design. No theory allowed. Our systems and procedures propel designers into a new level of confidence and profitability,” commented Seldon. “Be prepared for in-depth, fast-paced, information-packed presentations – with a touch of brutal honesty and a whole lot of support and encouragement!”

Seldon’s second presention is complimentary. “No More Negotiating”, scheduled for Sunday, April 7, from 10 AM - 11 AM in the High Point Theater, focuses on how to manage the designer-client and designer-trade relationships and set necessary boundaries for healthy partnerships. No RSVP is required.

Details for the Design Viewpoint Series are here.

Details for Seldon’s educational series are here.

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