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Student Design Competition Challenges You to DESIGN FORWARD
Your Design Business Gets More Intelligent
NEW INSIGHTS ON NOVEMBER 1, ASID launched an
exciting new member service, Design Business Benchmarking. This unique tool offers you the opportunity to access never-before-available information about how your design business compares with others.
THIS COMPETITION IS about everything we haven’t seen yet. Close your eyes and imagine how you
are living, working or playing in 2025. Take that mental inspiration and educate our panel of jurors on what’s possible. Build a design proposal that doesn’t just get outside-of-the-box, but redeﬁnes “the box” entirely. Rethink Design by searching for synthesis and new design solutions! The winning entry receives a $2,000 prize. The competition is open only to ASID Student Members. The cost to participate is $25, and only one entry will be allowed per student. Deadline for entries is January 15, 2012. For more information, go to “Awards” on the ASID website at asid.org.
Make Your Business Work Harder for You
ASID HAS TEAMED up with The Business Library® to meet
the needs of our members by providing answers to their most important business concerns and questions. Get expert advice on the issues, problems and challenges that most affect your business and personal ﬁnances. Designed to help you save money, protect what you have accumulated, and build more wealth, each report is a comprehensive, self-contained solution center. The 10 available reports cover essential topics such as investment strategies, leases, contracts and cash flow. Through this special arrangement, members receive a significant discount. Most titles are only $12. Purchase all 10 titles for just $68! Also available is a 135-page manual on how to valuate and buy or sell a business. Available through the online ASID Store.
After entering some basic information about your ﬁrm, you can then utilize a range of filters to measure your activity on a variety of variables, such as revenue, fee structures, staffing, overhead costs, and more. With this powerful tool, you can discover specific areas on which to focus to reduce costs, improve profitability or expand your operations. Once you have selected the metrics you want to compare, you can generate PowerPoint reports to download or print, with tables and graphs that make it easy to see how your ﬁrm stacks up. All information entered into the system is completely conﬁdential and anonymous. Filter parameters are set to allow users to view only aggregated data from a minimum of ﬁve ﬁrms. Industry reports containing generic business data can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. An annual subscription to Design Business Benchmarking is only $99 for ASID members—less than a subscription to The Wall Street Journal.
To learn more, go to www.asid.org/dbb.
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