If you're like most architects and interior designers, you're feeling the pinch of the economy. You are not alone. Some firms are facing difficult decisions about closing their businesses or reducing staff. At the same time, there are firms that are busier than ever.
What are they doing differently? They are specialists in eco-friendly and sustainable design. They've built their brand around environmental responsibility and the consumer- driven demand for energy-efficient and healthy spaces and buildings. In fact, 82% of Americans believe it is "important for companies to implement environmentally friendly practices." - McGraw Hill
Do you need to be LEED certified to get this business and promote green products and services? No, but it helps. If you'd like to know more about how green can help you get business and build a thriving practice, please click on this link now:
Another study by the American Marketing Association and Fleishman Hillard International Communications shows that 63% of the people surveyed believe that the new administration's policies will further accelerate the adoption of sustainability programs.
If you are looking for answers to help you grow your firm even during tough economic times, you'll want to attend the Green Design Summit - a ground-breaking virtual education program with 11 architecture and design industry experts, NY Times best-selling authors and environmental leaders including:
Penny Bonda, LEED AP & "the Mother of Green Interiors"
The New LEED Version 3 -What You Need to Know
Sarah Susanka, FAIA, certified Interior Designer & Author
"not so big remodeling" (and how to build a sustainable practice)
Libby Langon, HGTV Star of Small Spaces, Big Style and author.
How to Work With Small Space Clients (plus she'll share some of her favorite tips that her clients love)
This is just a small sampling of the outstanding speakers you will hear during this two day virtual event on June 29 & 30, 2009. No travel is required - you'll be able to listen from the comfort of your home or office by webcast or telephone. And, if you can't listen to all of the calls, you'll receive downloadable MP3s and transcripts of each session. If you have employees, you can listen for the price of one ticket. One ticket per firm, please.
If your colleagues are busy with eco-friendly projects, you don't want to miss hearing about what you can do to restart and green your own business. Click here for more information:
We want to see you succeed and thrive.
Faith Sheridan, ASID
Faith Sheridan Interior Design
PS - The 100% Make You Happy Guarantee removes the risk - you can listen to both days of the Green Design Summit, and if you don't feel that you learned one great idea to grow your business, Gail and Erin will refund your money at the end of the second day.
PPS - The Early Bird Price of $247 for this amazing line-up of speakers is good through June 10th at midnight Eastern. And, there is an incredible bonus worth $750 for the first 250 people.
Sign up For the GREEN DESIGN SUMMIT TODAY:
HDDC members interested in this event
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