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If you are like many architects, including myself, you’ve wondered how you can book your calendar solid with the right kind of paying clients. If so, welcome to BusinessofArchitecture.com, devoted exclusively to helping the small architecture firm and solo practitioner succeed. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to make more money and use time more effectively, so you can focus on doing what you love.

This isn’t for everyone.

I’ll be the first to admit that this site isn’t for everyone. For a lot of architects money is a bad word. Most of us got here because we want to design and create. But designing and creating is hard without a profitable business (as these past few years have shown us).

That is what this site is about.

This is the Business Development 101 for Architects that isn’t offered in school. Here we interview architects that have built successful businesses and have them share their secrets. If you’d like to see what kind of content I have on here, start with this video with Oscia Wilson about how she built her architecture firm during the ‘great recession’. Wondering what social media is all about? Want to know the 5 mistakes architects make when commissioning a web site? Maybe are trying to decide if BIM is right for you. Well, tune in to discuss these topics and more. Get on our free Insider’s List and get this blog delivered right to your inbox. On the Insider’s List you’ll get access to the Business of Architecture Toolkit, which includes our exclusive book Social Media for Architects. Here is the link, and as always, no spam and I’ll never share your personal information, ever:

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My firm's primary focus is:

Residential
Other (Commercial, Institutional, etc.)
Non-architecture (Marketing, Publishing, etc.)

What Else?

The goal here is to share information that gives solo architects and boutique firms the ability to leverage the internet and technology for success. I want to empower architects to do what they love – I believe the world is a better place when architects shape the built environment. The web and new technologies offer tools that have enormous potential to magnify individual effort.

The profession is changing rapidly; it’s hard to keep up. BusinessofArchitecture.com is here to explore these changes and discover strategies for leveraging these tools for our benefit. As a solo architect or small firm owner, I know it is hard to keep up with all the new processes and technologies given the many demands on your time.

That is where BusinessofArchitecture.com comes in. I’ll spend my time researching these techniques, strategies and tools and then bring the results back to you so you can spend your time designing and doing what you love. All for free of course. Call it trying to give back a little.

About Me

Enoch Sears, Founder Business of ArchitectureHi, I’m a licensed California architect, and author of the book Social Media for Architects.

After struggling to find good business information for small firm architects online, I started the Business of Architecture platform – an online community which has helped hundreds of architects earn a better income and time freedom through good business skills.

I’m also the creator and host of the #1 interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show, where guests like M. Arthur Gensler, founder of Gensler, and Thom Mayne, of Morphosis, share tips and strategies for success in architecture.

You can find out more about me by visiting my LinkedIn profile or by looking me up on the Twitter-sphere: @BusinessofArch

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