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Small Practices Network

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Leapfrog: how to make the jump from an “emerging” to an “established” firm

Emerging design firms are generally fueled by passion and aspiration, but it takes a lot more than that to sustain long-term success. This program will explain the essentials of the “Design Enterprise Model” and what it takes to build a truly successful design-driven firm. The issues include the essentials of marketing (how to get work), operations (how to organize the business), professional services (how to put your creativity to work) and finance (how to count the money). The presenters include recognized leaders in the profession who will offer practical, real-world advice. Come prepared for a lively and engaging discussion led by Scott Simpson FAIA, Senior Principal, the Greenway Group, and John Swift, Principal, BuroHappold Engineering.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available.

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