Protect Your Business & Stay Profitable with a Strong Contract

Ensure your client contract is working to protect your interests.

Continuing Education Approval
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-116947 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.)


The contract between you and your client plays a critical role in protecting you, your business, and your profitability. Learn the key provisions to include in your contract to limit your liability, prevent scope creep and ensure you get paid for your work. Featuring the author of the ASID Interior Design Residential and Commercial Contracts in conversation with a small business owner who understands the value of an effective contract.

Find more information on ASID Small Business Solutions and ASID Interior Design Residential and Commercial Contracts 

This is a recording of a webinar presented on May 25, 2022.

What You Will Learn
  • Recognize the role of the contract in your risk management strategy.
  • Identify how the contract can protect your profitability.
  • Describe how the contract can serve to educate your clients.
  • Recognize the most critical provisions to include in your contract.

Related Content

Access Period: One year after registration.

Jennifer Biffer, ASID, NCIDQ


Duneier Design

After a ten-year career in Marketing and Advertising Jennifer changed jobs, graduating from the New York School of Interior Design in 2002.   Starting her design firm fresh out of school, she participated in several designer show houses and ultimately ended up on HGTV. After 20 years in New York, she relocated to Scottsdale for family and started over. Currently serving as President of the Arizona North Chapter of ASID, she continues to design beautiful award-winning spaces, manages a real estate career, and raises her twin five-year-old boys. With over 20 years of experience, Jennifer has transformed countless properties in the United States and abroad into spaces with personality, architectural interest, optimized functionality, and style. Her skill for combining color, texture, pattern, and durability to create each client’s dream space is unparalleled. Projects have been completed across the US and abroad as far-reaching as Cairo, Egypt.

Alan Siegel, Hon. FASID


Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

Alan M. Siegel, Esq., Hon. FASID has 40+ years of legal experience within the design and architectural industry and has represented the interests of interior designers, architects, product designers, and industry resources. For over twenty years, Alan served as national legal counsel to ASID, and is the author of the ASID interior design form contracts. For his years of service with ASID, Alan was named an ASID Honorary Fellow. He currently serves as the general counsel for the Association for Contract Textiles, Inc. (ACT). Additionally, Alan is a member of the National Board of Trustees of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), as well as trustee of the Angelo Donghia Foundation. Alan is the co-author of "A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers," and is a frequent lecturer and contributor to the design industry and trade group publications.  

Eric Haydel, Allied ASID (Moderator)

President – Creative Director

The M-Geough Company | Eric M. Haydel Design, Inc.

Eric Haydel’s dedication to the design profession and creative process have earned him recognition throughout the industry. A native of Louisiana, Eric marries Southern charm with New England sensibilities to develop intriguing and distinctive design solutions. Eric ventured into product development in 2017, introducing The Carnival Rug collection, followed by The Naturals collection, an all wool-cleanable offering, in collaboration with Dover Rug & Home. He expanded his product offerings in 2021 in a partnership with Waterhouse Wallpapers. Eric is also the President-Creative Director and part owner of the M-Geough Showroom located in the Boston Design Center, which has represented some of the most well respected interior design lines in the industry for over 70 years. Eric, who earned his post-graduate degree in Interior Architecture from Boston Architectural College, was named as an ASID “Ones to Watch” award winner in 2017, has served as President of the ASID New England Chapter, and is currently on the Board of Friends of Fort Point Channel.


This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).

The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.

Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.

This program is registered for 1 CEU value. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-116947.

Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.


Protect Your Business & Stay Profitable with a Strong Contract Part One
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of this 24 minute video to move forward to Part Two.
Protect Your Business & Stay Profitable with a Strong Contract Part Two
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Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of this 24 minute video to move forward to take the course quiz.
Protect Your Business & Stay Profitable with a Strong Contract Final Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  12/15 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  12/15 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
Course Feedback Survey
3 Questions
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Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.0 IDCEC CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.0 IDCEC CEU credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU awarded upon completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf.