Architect's Essentials of Starting, Assessing and Transitioning a Design Firm
Written by two leading experts in the field this essential volume offers a step-by-step guide to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks and the rewards of starting a firm.
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1 Deciding to Go on Your Own
2 Marketing and Sales
3 Financial Management
4 Negotiating Fees and Contracts
5 Organization and Personnel
6 Legal and Ethical Issues
7 Resources and Support
8 Strategic and Business Plans
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