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Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing, and Transitioning a Design Firm
by Peter Piven, FAIA

Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing, and Transitioning a Design Firm offers a step-by-step guide to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks and the rewards of starting a firm.

Features:

  • Covers the basics of firm organization, personnel requirements, legal considerations, fee setting, marketing issues and the essentials of strategic and business plans
  • Addresses how to get started including how to create your first business plan, evaluate initial needs and costs, create a budget and a produce a list of action items to get started
  • This volume is practical, applied, concise, portable, affordable and user-friendly

Contents

Part 1: Starting a Design Firm

  1. Introduction to Starting a Design Firm
  2. Deciding to "Go on Your Own"
  3. Marketing and Sales
  4. Financial Management
  5. Negotiating Fees and Contracts
  6. Organization and Personnel
  7. Legal and Ethical Issues
  8. Resources and Support
  9. Strategic and Business Plans
  10. Planning for Excellences
  11. Potential Cuases of Failure
  12. Launching your Firm

Part 2: Ownership Transition

  1. Introduction to Ownership Transition
  2. Ownership Transition Options
  3. Determining Candidate Selection Criteria and Communicating Founders? Expectations
  4. Valuing the Firm: How Much is it Worth?
  5. Making the Purchase Affordable: Ownership Transfer Mechanisms
  6. Design the Ownership Transition Program
  7. Getting the Ownership Transition Program Started
  8. Documenting the Ownership Transition Program
  9. Choosing the Form of Entity
  10. Developing Leadership in the Firm
  11. Preparing for Future Transition

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Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing, and Transitioning a Design Firm
by Peter Piven, FAIA
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