Construction Employee Retention: 7 Strategies to Motivate and Retain Top Talent

Construction Employee Retention: 7 Strategies to Motivate and Retain Top Talent

There is a war for talent. It’s being fought in every business, in every industry, across the world, every single day. People are an invaluable asset, and finding great ones takes money, effort and commitment. Construction has high turnover rates,…

Architects: 5 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Hourly Rate

Architects: 5 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Hourly Rate

As an architect, you are ultimately beholden to your hourly rate. There are, after all, only so many hours in the day; the amount you are paid for those hours makes all the difference. This can be seen as both…

5 Must-read blogs for architects

5 Must-read blogs for architects

As an architect you want to keep track of what’s going in your area of expertise: new trends, innovations, materials, influencing projects, events, books, … It’s exactly that kind of information that gives architects a richer background and helps them…

An Architect’s Guide to Networking in the Real World

An Architect’s Guide to Networking in the Real World

When clients choose an architect, it’s not solely on the basis of technical skills and achievements, but also as a result of recommendations from friends and reputation by word of mouth. Hiring an architect is a significant investment, whether it…

The 7 Essential Elements of a Portfolio Page That Sells

The 7 Essential Elements of a Portfolio Page That Sells

In creative careers like architecture, having a good portfolio is essential for finding new business. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are or how much experience you have – a client is unlikely to hire you without seeing photographic evidence…

How to Avoid Losing Your Business in the Blink of an Eye

How to Avoid Losing Your Business in the Blink of an Eye

What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your entire business was gone? It’s amazing how many businesses don’t have a proper backup system in place. It’s one of those things that everyone knows they should do, but…

How to Price Architectural Services

How to Price Architectural Services

Time-based pricing is a common practice in the architecture business but this does not mean it is the pricing model that makes the most sense or the one that provides the most benefit for you or the customer. Setting an hourly…

10 Finance and Accounting Tips for Architects

10 Finance and Accounting Tips for Architects

Architects by nature tend to be creative people and if the mere mention of accounting sends you running for the hills, you’re not the only one! Running your business is one thing, but managing your finances effectively is another issue…

How a successful architect uses the cloud to run his business – with architect Ron Kwaske

How a successful architect uses the cloud to run his business – with architect Ron Kwaske

Everyone says “the cloud” is awesome, it’s the future, there’s no other way forward, businesses are changing and you are throwing away money and time if your business is not yet operating in the cloud. But is this really the…

How to Get the Most out of Dropbox as an Architect

How to Get the Most out of Dropbox as an Architect

The mobile internet revolution has impacted the work and life of many people, but if you’re reading this, you are probably one of those who benefits the most from this new connected world. As an architect, it’s likely that you’ll…