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Houzz for Residential Architects and Designers Part 2

Houzz.com is the leading platform for homeowners to find remodeling and home building ideas. It is also a place for residential architects and designers to showcase their work. In addition, Houzz has an online marketplace where you can buy the latest fine home furnishings and appliances. In the Houzz Pro-Center you can find other industry-related resources. Liza Hausman is t [...]

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Houzz for Residential Architects and Designers Part 1

Houzz.com is the leading platform for homeowners to find remodeling and home building ideas. It is also a place for residential architects and designers to showcase their work. In addition, Houzz has an online marketplace where you can buy the latest fine home furnishings and appliances, and a "Pro Center" where building related professionals can get industry related resources [...]

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How To Win Large Architecture Contracts Part 2

Wondering how to get a leg up on your next RFP submission? In this episode of the Business of Architecture show, RFP-winning guru reveals his 'Right Track' workshop, and how he uses this strategy to win contracts with organizations that have large teams. This interview is on iTunes. Subscribe above, and be a hero! If you know another architect who would benefit from watching [...]

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How To Win Large Architecture Contracts Part 1

Discover a killer strategy for winning large architecture contracts in this episode of the Business of Architecture show. Much of our work as architects involves working with large organizations like hospitals, non-profits, educational institutions and other corporate entities. In this episode management consultant Frank Aldridge shares a strategy he uses to win large con [...]

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3 Words To Get You Started...

As architects, we are used to planning. In fact, you could say that we plan a lot! Our job and our contribution to the world revolves around creating a plan for a building. Every detail must be conceptualized and figured out beforehand. Every girder, every beam, every joist, every screw is considered. That is a lot of planning! And yet how many of us take the time to plan [...]

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The 4 Best Business Types For An Architecture Firm

What is the best business type for an architecture firm? It depends on your specific needs and the future plans of your firm. Today’s guest is Patti Harris, Esq., LEED AP, one of the world’s leading authorities on business formation for architecture firms. In this episode we discuss the 4 main business entities for architecture firms: The Professional Corporation [...]

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Architecture Firm Business Formation

There are many options and things you need to consider when forming or re-organizing the business structure of an architecture firm. Today's guest is Patti Harris, Esq., LEED AP, one of the world's leading authorities on business formation for architecture firms. In this episode you'll discover: How the market is changing, and what architecture firms can do to stay re [...]

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How To Market An Architecture Firm: Part 2

Discover the 3 step process to market a residential architecture firm. In this episode of the Business of Architecture show, you'll learn how to attract and win high quality clients and projects without spending all of your time and money networking, or using traditional advertising and marketing methods. This is the second half of last week's episode, which is a recordin [...]

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How To Market An Architecture Firm - Part 1

Discover a little-known but highly effective 3 step process to attract and win high quality clients and projects without spending all of your time and money networking, or using traditional advertising and marketing methods. Today's episode is a live recording of a presentation Eric Bobrow and I gave at the Ontario Association of Architects on May 7, 2015 in Hamilton, Ontari [...]

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An Effective Architecture Firm Website And The 3 Client Stages

Is it possible to use your architecture firm's website to attract new clients and projects? The stories I've heard of this happening are few and far between (except for residential firms, for whom this is increasingly common). Yet it does happen, and with more communication and media moving on-line it is bound to happen more in the future. Yet again, sophisticated clie [...]

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Construction Document Best Practices For Residential Architects - Part 2

How safe are your construction documents? Like most architects, I'm sure you have your 'go-to' collection of standard details and notes. In today's show I speak with architects Rand Soellner and Marilyn Moedinger, both members of ArCH (Architects Creating Homes), about ArCHspec, a pre-written architectural specification that combines 30 years of experience into a set of shee [...]

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Where Do You Like To Go When You Aren't Working?

As an entrepreneur, it's hard to 'break away' and take time off. Many times you find yourself working late into the night just because you can - and if you don't get it done, no one else will! Owning a business has it's challenges, but it also comes with great rewards - like flexibility, empowerment, and the opportunity to chart your own destiny. I like nautical analo [...]

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