For design professionals, especially for those just starting out or with small practices, the time spent completing vendor applications can quickly add up. That certainly was Harrison Bailey’s experience, a product of Parsons who had teamed with his mother in an Asheville, North Carolina–based firm. “I was going through a magazine and found a new vendor,” he recalls. “I went to the computer and realized I must have done at least 100 a year at the beginning. They’re not that difficult, but you spend 10 to 15 minutes filling them out. At the moment, I realized you should be able to upload one and send it to whomever. You shouldn’t have to do it over and over.” Out of that light bulb moment, TradeSavvy was born.