You know how to help others live beautifully through intentional design, it’s your passion, and you’re really, really good at it. But how do you take that passion and grow it into a successful, thriving business and a thoughtful brand? That’s where we come in. We’re here to inspire, educate and encourage you in your journey to becoming your own tailored version of success; and to guide you in your pursuit of spending your days doing exactly what you love.
Who is the HAVEN Workshop for? Interior designers and design enthusiasts who are looking to build an intentional brand, expand in knowledge, refine their design skills and grow into successful business owners. Whether you're just launching your business or a few years in, we've got the tools for you to take your business to the next level. Does that sound like you?
*The HAVEN Workshop is an intimate experience with only 28 seats available per event. Spots fill up quickly, we recommend booking early.
Enjoy a boutique-style learning experience that feels like a vacation. Our speaker sessions will be held at the beautiful and spacious event room at Lido House. This boutique-style hotel boasts the best of a coastal lifestyle and is Newport Beach at its best... casual, comfortable and chic in equal measure! Explore the hotel here. Our workshop location is just a stroll away from Lido Marina Village, which offers al fresco dining waterside and the opportunity to explore a mix of charming shops. Lido House will be providing delicious food & drink for us during workshop hours, all of which is included in your workshop ticket. See the schedule below!
We've hand-picked industry experts to share their knowledge and take you on the journey of how they got there. As creative entrepreneurs, we all started with a blank slate. We've poured our hearts into businesses that are now thriving because we took that first step—to believe in ourselves and make a living doing what we love. This is your opportunity to learn from creatives you admire, in-person, face-to-face, real success and failure stories shared. We're pulling back the curtain on how we took our businesses and brands to the next level—and how you can, too.
+ Systems & Operations: Setting Your Business Up for Success from the Start
+ Branding: Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention
+ Client Growth: Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects
+ Pricing: A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model
+ Hiring: How To Build Your Dream Team and Open a Design Studio
+ Design Presentation: Wowing Your Clients
+ The Business of Design: How To Make Money Doing What You Love
+ Instagram Growth: How To Grow An Engaged Community
+ Marketing: A Powerful Way to Promote Your Brand
+ Getting Published: Pitching Your Work to Online + Print Publications
+ Shop 101: Launching an E-commerce, Brick & Mortar and Custom Products
+ Business Management + Growth Strategies
Beyond the sessions covered, we'll have dedicated time for breakout sessions and Q&A with all speakers.
After classroom sessions are completed on the second day, we'll head over to the Jenni Kayne shop in Lido Marina Village for a casual gathering where you'll be able to learn about their trade program, explore the shop and enjoy refreshments. Afterward, you'll have the opportunity to explore Lido Marina Village and grab dinner (there is no formal group dinner on the second evening).
+ Three days in beautiful Southern California at Lido House Hotel with an intimate group of like-minded designers
+ Day 1 snacks, dinner & drinks
+ Day 2 breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks
+ Day 3 breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks & dinner
+ Insightful and informative sessions with our expert speakers
+ Breakout sessions with the speaker panel
+ Client design presentation sessions with our design speakers
+ A beautiful welcome basket filled with curated items just for you
+ Thoughtful gifts and surprises sprinkled throughout
+ Professional headshots with our workshop photographer
+ A community atmosphere and the chance to build your network
+ A priceless opportunity to learn from successful industry pros
+ A final Q & A with our speaker panel
+ Design shop tour and casual cocktail hour with our friends at Jenni Kayne in Lido Marina Village
The first year of business for most designers can be the most challenging. But think about it this way—if you start with your entrepreneurial toolbox only halfway full, it’ll likely take you longer to achieve your goals and in the long run it’ll take longer to build a profitable business. Investing in ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, but one of the wisest decisions we can make as business owners. Not only will our workshop equip you with the tools you need, but you’ll get a behind the biz look at how our incredible experts have blazed the trail. The answer? Now is the perfect time. Additionally, our workshop also provides you with the opportunity to network with other attendees who will becomes friends. These relationships are priceless and will help your business grow, far beyond our 3 days together.
We’ll put it to you this way—our speakers are actually excited to learn from one another at this workshop! They each approach their business models slightly differently and have various strengths they will be touching on. While we will be covering a lot of basics on getting a design business up and running, and further growing your entrepreneurial game, this experience is so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to learn different processes, next level ideas and creative ways to approach your business goals. Not to mention, the opportunity to learn from and network with the other attendees. We’ve listed our speaker topics above in our rough sample timeline as well and we’d be happy to answer any additional questions (email us at email@example.com) or by using our chat box on this page.
Yes absolutely! We have a 3-month installment payment plan option available for both of our July 2021 workshops. The payment plan option is $1100 per month for three months—a slightly higher investment overall ($150 more total), but it is a more accessible option for those who wish to pay over time. You will be charged the first installment when you signup and the remaining installments once a month until your payment plan is complete. For example, if you purchase your ticket in April, you'll be charged once initially and then again in May and June.
If you're interested in a longer payment plan option, please reach out to our team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have any additional installment options available, we'll see what we can do to accommodate you!
There's no denying the design industry is full of educational resources and tools—from design markets to online courses and more. It's important to embrace all of those resources, but we saw a gap in the fusion of learning & connecting, in-person. Our workshop may only be a few days, but those three days can change SO much. We specifically designed a boutique-style event with luxe touches because we believe this is a moment to be celebrated. Investing in yourself and your business is a huge step and one that we don't take lightly. Our speakers and industry experts have all been hand-picked for their incredible ability to thoughtfully share their experiences with you, candidly—and, give you actionable steps.
We get it! If an in-person workshop isn't in the cards for you right now, we completely understand. We currently do not offer online courses, but hope to in the future. We decided to start our educational offerings in the form of in-person workshops because we've seen first-hand how face-to-face events have truly been catalysts for business owners. As mentioned, many of us have attended or spoken at other events and we can say with confidence that nothing is comparable to the real conversations you will have, the laughter, the tears, and the openness of your fears, struggles, goals and achievements with your fellow entrepreneurs and mentors.
Yay! We can't wait to meet you! We have a room block with a discounted rate at Lido House Hotel, which is where our classroom sessions are held. Our hotel neighbors the Lido Marina Village area with charming shops and restaurants. Please note: Our room block discounted rate is on a first come, first served basis.
For all registered attendees, we'll send a custom link during the month of May that you'll be able to use to book your room at Lido House. If you use this link and are unable to book for any reason or have trouble, please reach out to our team immediately at email@example.com and we can help.
To make our event as safe as possible and minimize the spread of COVID-19, we'll be implementing the following practices in guidance with Lido House.
+ Classroom seating will be social distanced
+ Masks are required in public areas of the hotel
+ We'll be updating best practices for masking as we near the event and receive new information from the county and Lido House
+ Dinners and lunches will be outdoor dining on beautiful Lido Lawn (weather permitting)
+ Food will be served by Lido House staff (no self-serve)
+ Any breakfast or buffets will be served by Lido House staff behind plexiglass partitions, guests may not touch and choose from food tables
+ All Lido House staff have been vaccinated and will be wearing masks
+ A hand sanitizer station will be available
+ We will have extra masks for anyone who may want or need
+ For those guests staying at Lido House, Mobile check-in and key, service requests, and room service orders delivered right to your door are available via the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app
+ Learn more about safety measures at Lido House HERE