The 80/20 Approach to Dealing With Architecture Clients

The 80/20 Approach to Dealing With Architecture Clients

In 1906 the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto discovered an interesting fact: 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. This uneven distribution of wealth was not a new observation, but after studying the land ownership of several…

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Winning Clients: How Architects Can Stand Out Above the Competition

In today’s tough economic climate, an increasing number of architects are abandoning or being laid off from salaried positions and instead working for themselves as freelance contractors or even establishing their own firms. The shift towards entrepreneurship and contract-based work…

How Architects Can Attract the Good Clients With Their Website

How Architects Can Attract the Good Clients With Their Website

I guess you all have had bad and good clients, right? The bad ones are the ones that are greedy, they think that they can call you on a sunday evening to remind you that you didn’t reply their email of…

9 Great Apps for Architects That Will Save You Time

9 Great Apps for Architects That Will Save You Time

Time is money. This is certainly true for architects. What could you do with an extra four hours every week? You could apply those four hours to projects that are generating revenue. If those four hours together are worth around…

How tablets can save you – as an architect - hours every week!

How tablets can save you – as an architect – hours every week!

Just imagine how difficult it would be to run your architecture business without the use of your trusty computer. Sure, you could do it, but the extra amount of time needed to get everything done could amount to 5 to…

7 Software Tools that Reduce Administration for Architects

7 Software Tools that Reduce Administration for Architects

Architects (just like business owners of most industries) always have their inboxes jammed and their plates full with administration duties, necessary to run their business. These include time-consuming (yet mandatory) administration chores such as finding the next project and completing…

Dropbox or Google Drive, which one to pick as an architect?

Dropbox or Google Drive, which one to pick as an architect?

Today, there are many storage services and tools that are readily available for both personal and business use. In the field of architecture, these storage services are very useful and always needed particularly for the storage of important files, projects…

Architects, what is software really worth for you?

Architects, what is software really worth for you?

Employees cost you the most. Everyone who has ever started their own business knows there are endless costs involved. The old adage holds true; it takes money to make money! Start-ups especially have to watch where their money is going…

Two Other Mobile and Tablet Examples That Show the Trend to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Two Other Mobile and Tablet Examples That Show the Trend to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Professionals all over the world are continuously looking for ways to work more efficiently within their workdays. If they do not have to work “on” their business as much, then they can work “in” their business, therefore being more productive…

Why make your architectural site reports via web based software?

Why make your architectural site reports via web based software?

Web based software (or “cloud software”) is software that’s accessible via a web browser. Well known examples are online banking, Gmail, Hotmail, Facebook, Basecamp and so on. More and more software is migrated to the browser instead of running locally on…