May 2016 Updates
Quick Links
Our first ever post-conference workshops!

Diane Agricola will be teaching Opening and Operating a Retail Establishment and Closing the Sale and Pricing Strategies on Friday afternoon, September 23rd after conference ends at noon. Diane brings her years of operating her own gift and accessories store in Cincinnati as well as her redesign business to these information-filled events. And did we mention she's a Trainer as well? You own't want to miss these!

And don't forget, our host hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees, has limited space, so be sure to reserve your room early!

Sharing Your Blog

Have a blog? Want us to help share it with our readers? Just let us know! We love to share how talented our members are with the world. And what better way to do that than through their blogs! But if we don't know you have one, it's hard to share. So let us know about your blog and we'll pick a favorite post to share in our newsletter. Oh yeah, we'll also post it on our own blog. 

But we can't do that unless we know about it. So send us an email with your blog address and we'll do the rest!



Spring Forward!

Spring is all about renewing, refreshing, growing . . . and that can be about your business as well as nature. When the sun gets higher in the sky, the trees are budding, the flowers begin blooming we can feel motivated as well. So let us help you refresh and grow your business! 

Start by checking your listing on the Find a Professional page to make sure it's correct. If not, let us know right away and we'll fix it for you. Then do a quick check of the many classes we  have available for you, either recorded or live. (Check out the May webinar below.) And finally, check out all of the other benefits available to you that you might be missing! And if you're not sure how to take advantage, just ask! We're here for you, so take advantage!
May Webinar
Social Media Marketing Using Houzz Pro

There are so many different social media outlets available. How do you know which ones are the best for our design business? Free is always good, as well as those that put you directly in front of your potential customers. And the best for that is HouzzPro. 

If you're not familiar with HouzzPro, now is the time to learn! If you're familiar with Houzz or already have an account, do you know all of the free features you are missing with HouzzPro? And if not, it's time to begin! Kris Porter of Styling and Staging will share with you the best practices for attracting your clients on this free visual marketing site. This platform allows you to show your best work, collaborate with clients, and maximize the power of testimonials, giving you FREE online 24/7 marketing for your business! And it's hard to get marketing any better than that!

And what's even better is that the webinar is free for ADE members! Not a member? You can still attend for only $24.95!

So join us Tuesday, May 10th from 7-8 pm ET. You can click on the link below or simply reply to this email and we'll get you set up.


Kudos to . . . 

Sandra Racz and the Decorating and Staging Academy hosting Deco-Zone at Atlanta's Mart in July! 
We know how much work goes into hosting an event like this. And we are always impressed by the great line-up of both speakers and training they provide! 


The Color Gray

Gray is definitely on-trend this year. But if you've tried to select just the right gray for  a client, you know how difficult that can be! That's why we love this blog post from ADE Professional member Jenna Crovo of Refined Designs:

Selecting the Right Gray
The color gray has made it's way onto the walls of many homes and is now one of the most popular neutral colors.  Gray is one of my favorite colors to work with but the trick is finding the gray that appeals most to you.  When selecting a gray, it's impotant to know that there are warmer grays and cooler grays.  The color gray is created by . . . read more
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