I am speechless when I try to put into words what has been happening in our industry over the last several months. The way the pandemic has affected our industry has been incredibly chaotic. There are some lucky ones who are unaffected and busier than ever. On the other end of the spectrum, we hear of companies that have experienced a slow down or closed with fears of not being able to re-open. 
 
The one consistent we have experienced is the ongoing support given by our vendors, peers and yes, competitors. Ideas and resources have been being shared by companies of all sizes, from franchises to Chuck-in-a-truck. One of the greatest values of being a member of your industry association is the accessibility to like-minded professionals who are going through the same challenges. I had a three-way call the other day with two local competitors. On the call we exchanged the latest updates on the local regulations we had heard, and how we were handling things moving forward. Can you guess where our connection began?
 
The ACSP recognizes the need for support throughout the industry and we would like to share it now with everyone. Consequently, we are releasing a free six-month limited membership. While not all of our benefits will be available, you can upgrade at any time. This membership includes access to future webinars as well as past webinars and entry in our very active forum group. 
 
The forum is where you can find business resources and commiserate with peers in a non-competitive environment. While the virus has spread, it hasn’t damped the flow of continued design support as well as every day tips shared on marketing, installing, and overall best practices. We invite you to join us where you can work “on” your business, not just “in” your business. 
 
“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
 
"The comeback is always stronger than the setback."  – Dr. Jill Murray

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