KBDi Members enjoy a long list of benefits – from live events to online PD and an Awards program that gets bigger and better every year, we’ve got something for everyone in our community.

But sometimes you just need a straightforward cost-benefit analysis, right? In this feature, we’re highlighting three member benefits that can win you the cost of your membership straight up.

PI & PL Insurance
If you provide service or advice to your clients, you could potentially face a claim for damages arising from an act, error or omission. Unlike a public liability claim (which can only be triggered if there is third party injury or property damage), a professional indemnity claim can be instigated by a financial loss to your client or a third-party contractor.

And if you charge fees for your service and advice, most (if not all) public liability policies will exclude claims for injury or damage that may arise from a breach of your professional duty. Professional indemnity coverage is what is required in these instances.

We’ve worked closely with our insurance partners, CMIB, to tailor a combined Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance Policy specifically suited to professionals in the interior design industry, including the niche areas of kitchen and bathroom design. We’ve negotiated a Master Policy exclusive to KBDi Members, meaning we’ve leveraged our group buying power to get you the best cover at the best price. Members have routinely reported saving over $500 on their policies – if you haven’t obtained a quote yet, we encourage you to apply for an estimate today.

KBDi Member Profiles
The KBDi Find a Designer page is gaining great momentum, but not all Members are taking advantage of this potential client matchmaker. Your profile is an excellent opportunity to showcase your personal brand and your project highlights, and lines you up alongside the industry’s most respected names. If you’ve not activated your profile yet, make this a today job and get it done. Simply log into the Members Portal and follow the link.

KBDi Job Board
The KBDi Job Board is more than just a place for members to recruit. If you have an influx of work and are looking for some freelance-type assistance, we encourage you to post your opportunity here. You’ll be tapping into a portal of industry professionals and eager newbies, and you may find the outsourcing solution you need is just a (no cost) post away.

Remember, you’ll always get in what you put out, and allowing yourself just half an hour to explore the three options above could be a well-spent investment of your time.