Managing Risk in Your Interior Design Business

Learn how to effectively protect your business from risk exposure and expensive lawsuits.

Understand the most common legal claims faced by interior design business owners, and recognize and minimize problems before they arise. Through use of examples, you will become familiar with the most typical scenarios by which interior designers can be sued or otherwise face liability, helping you avoid costly mistakes. Scenarios cover trouble spots such as code violations, contractual issues, subcontractors, and difficult clients, among others.

You will also learn about the important role that liability insurance can play in protecting your business and ensuring that you don't lose everything you've built. Find more information on ASID Small Business Solutions and ASID Member Liability Insurance (exclusive to ASID members; you must be logged in to the ASID website to view.)

ASID Knowledge Contributor
HUB International

  • Video:
    • Protecting Yourself, Your Work and Your Business
  • PDF Download:
    • How Good is Your Subcontractor?

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the most common types of claims made against interior designers 
  • Explain why you would need liability insurance as an interior designer
  • Assess your risk exposure when working with subcontractors

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Jeremy Welsh, CIC

Executive Vice President, Commercial Lines

HUB International

Jeremy Welsh is an Executive Vice President with HUB International, a top 5 global broker, working out of the Washington, DC office. Jeremy has nearly 20 years of experience in property, casualty, and risk management consulting, with a specialty in the Design professional industry. Jeremy is a frequent speaker at nonprofit and design industry events across the nation. He has authored numerous articles and is published in “Interior Design in Practice: Case Studies of Successful Business Models.” Jeremy designed the exclusive ASID professional liability insurance program for over 15,000 designers nationwide. He is a leading expert on professional, management and cyber liability and affinity program offerings.


Protecting Yourself, Your Work and Your Business
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Featuring Jeremy Welsh, CIC, Executive Vice President, HUB International Mid-Atlantic, this nine minute video was recorded for the ASID 2021 Virtual Conference.
Subcontractor Issues
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Learn more about your risk exposure when working with subcontractors.