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  • Hi Ronald, I just had a discussion similar to this one. I just went on my own last year and while I am looking for projects I help other sole proprietors, such as yourself, in production work. Its pretty nice because we all have worked together...

  • Mr. Geyer --- Hello My practice is a home office also, and I love it. With project sizes, scopes, and types, I'm able to do my own C.D.s (I always did enjoy sunrises.) But, for you, how 'bout: 1. Assuming there are some larger offices around...

  • Ronald I have been a sole proprietor for over 11 years. The staff problem is a difficult part working alone. I have found a drafting service and a specification writer that serve me well, but it took some time and a few projects I had to redraft...

  • Has anyone out there had success with outsourcing in an effort to stay lean? I was "given the opportunity" just over 3 years ago to start my own practice, and didn't know how long I'd be in survival mode. We've never been without work, and after...

  • Has anyone out there had success with outsourcing in an effort to stay lean? I was "given the opportunity" just over 3 years ago to start my own practice, and didn't know how long I'd be in survival mode. We've never been without work, and after...

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  • I wanted to make you all aware of Fast Company's coverage of the Small Project Practitioners Farmers Market Pop-Up Project Design Competition. Jean Dufresne served as a great spokesperson for the program: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032462/4-designs-that-reimagine-the-farmers-market...

  • By Chayanne Husar Emailing is of course a part of everyone's life and is a fast, effective way to keep a record of communication of a project. Using email to clarify meetings, understandings, and schedules helps to keep a project on task and moving...

  • By Jean Dufresne Most of us know that a big part of our time is spent educating our clients about architecture, construction, government processes and the like. It is our way of showcasing our value to the project, illustrating our passion for...

  • By Jean Dufresne We are a small boutique firm, but we are growing quickly. And with growth comes more projects and larger, more complex projects. My role is changing day by day, away from the traditional architect and more of the business owner...

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  • SPP Tip: Give back to the community by Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz Social media and other technology tools changing the way homeowners get information and work with building and remodeling design professionals. You can expect...

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