Tips for launching a successful new practice

By AIA Staff

Architects describe the most important things they learned when beginning their firms, including where they got help.

Starting your own firm is a challenge; structuring it to survive is a formidable task. If you’re considering developing your own practice, you likely have a wealth of experience and a drive toward entrepreneurship. What you’ll need to assess is your organizational abilities and strategies for obtaining starting capital and clients.

How can an architect learn how to get started, manage exposures, and stay solvent? Before starting a firm, it’s critical to understand the many business, legal, and ethical issues that will impact your new firm. The AIA Trust offers a growing library of practice and risk management-related resources for those just setting out.

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