Design Biz Power Course
Join us for a one day in-person seminar with an emphasis on business operations, developed specifically for interior design professionals.
*** 2024 PROGRAM DETAILS COMING SOON ***
This one day intensive power course will help you better understand your business entity, refine your pricing structure, and automate your client and project management process.
PARTICIPATION FEE: TBD
This opportunity is limited to 20 attendees and will sell out so reserve your seat today!
Click the REGISTER button to email your reservation request. A quickbooks invoice with payment options will be sent to you from GOAT Creative, LLC and a confirmation will follow once your payment is processed. Seats will be assigned in the order that reservation requests are received.
2023 Event Sponsors
2023 Featured Speakers
9:00am - 9:45am Check in & Breakfast
9:45am - 11:00am
Product Pricing Strategies for Maximum Profitability.
Ken Bassman is the President and CEO of Bassman Blaine, a multi faceted home furnishings corporation representing the finest wholesale home furnishings vendors and offering to-the-trade-showrooms for the design community. In this interactive presentation Ken will share effective purchasing strategies to boost your profitability without sacrificing quality and service.
11:15am - 12:30pm
DAMARI PEREZ - TGS ACCOUNTING
Demystifying the LLC Business Entity and the S-Corp Tax Status
Damari Perez is the Co-owner of TGS Accounting, a full service tax and accounting firm dedicated to supporting creative business professionals. This informative presentation will cover the benefits associated with the most common business entity structure in the biz, the LLC. It will also cover the often misunderstood S-Crop Tax Status and the tax benefits associated with it. Whether you’re just launching your design business or have been on the business for years, this presentation will empower you to own your business entity with confidence.
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared in the beautiful Middleby Residential Test Kitchen which features the industry’s top brands of culinary appliances. Learn how Middleby Appliances can elevate your kitchen designs and how their MVIP Program rewards you every time you specify Middleby Residential appliances.
1:30pm - 2:45pm
greg PALMER - Design manager
Automating your client and project management process.
Greg Palmer is the CEO of Design Manager, the design industry’s leading project management and accounting software for interior designers. This live demo will demonstrate the benefits of centralizing client, project, and financial data for your design business. If you’re ready to take your design business to the next level this is your opportunity to learn from the creators. Already using Design Manger? Be among the first to preview brand new enhancements to the program for 2023.
3pm - 4:30pm
Rick Campos + guests
Round Table Q&A Session
Our Round Table Discussions is consistently the highest ranked activity at our annual Design Biz Retreat so we’re bringing it to Design Biz Power Course! We’ll end the day with a Q&A session where you can ask me all of your burning questions about the business of design. I’ll have a couple of my fellow experts on hand to contribute to the conversation. From contracts and pricing to team building and business boundaries. No topic is off limits so have your questions ready!
End the day with drinks and light bites in the Middleby Residential Showroom. Compare notes, exchange contact information with you new designer besties, and enjoy what “Community” is all about.