Topic: Small firms

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What’s Next

We’re all trying to figure out what’s next. Whether you’re considering a career move, an investment, or a retirement plan, it’s important to identify alternatives and their potential results – and plan ahead. If you want to make a change – whether it’s heading to the door for a well-deserved retirement or advancing your career…

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The Importance of Employee Benefits for Small Business

For small-business owners, the importance of employee benefits is a significant factor when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. The majority of workers prefer attractive types of employee benefits—like insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan—over pay raises. Whether you’re competing for talent or keeping the high performers you already have, small-business employee…

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Practical & Tactical Retirement Planning Strategies for Architecture Firms

This webinar, presented by Equitable in conjunction with the AIA Trust, is designed to help firm owners and managers determine the best retirement plan strategy for their firms and how retirement plans can help to achieve business goals. Specifically, the 25-minute webinar will help you to: Determine which retirement plan contributions count toward PPP loan…

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Mediation for the Design Professional

Mediation is a cost-effective dispute resolution vehicle commonly used in clashes involving design professionals. It can also be used as a mechanism to better understand the claims and respective positions of the other parties to a dispute before or during litigation. Leila Sadeghi, Esq. and Peter Stacy, Esq., respected construction attorneys who run the new…

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Making the Transition to Running Your Own Firm

In operating a professional practice as a private business, a licensed design professional faces many risks. A prudent design professional entering private practice should consider insurance to cover certain exposures, including professional liability, cyber liability, commercial general liability, commercial auto coverage, and the risk of property loss. In addition, practitioners should be sure they have…

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Tips for Launching a Successful New Practice

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…

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Need A Practice Coach?

Small firms and sole proprietors with many questions but limited resources often wish for a convenient and cost-effective way to get the risk management assistance that they need to make important decisions. Practice Coach is an AIA Trust member benefit service, based on the former LegaLine, that offers members access to qualified professionals who can…

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Structuring Success: How to Start and Run Your Own Firm

Starting an architectural firm is a challenge; structuring it to survive is a formidable task. Architects who wish to create their own professional practices, and those who recently have, need to know the practical, professional, ethical, legal and insurance issues that a new firm faces. This video of the A’19 highly interactive session examines the…

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