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5 Startup Stage Business Principles

The Startup stage consists of knowing what you want to do in your life.
I mean professionally, what do you want to work on in the next few years?
For that you need to test your ideas, if they are really working or not…
It’s basically a discarding process, like the Guess Who game.
The goal is to find the professional direction that will give meaning to your life.

Business Maturity to grow your firm

Let’s talk about growing your architectural firm.
It is a lot like building a house.
You need a good plan to make sure everything goes smoothly.
That’s why you need to understand the Business Maturity Model.
This concept will show you how to go from an idea to a successful business.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
7 income streams for an architect

Relying solely on your salary in this field can make you feel like you’re always waiting for the next big project to come along.
It’s unpredictable and, frankly, a very stressful.
But hey, what am I going to tell you that you don’t already know?
To make sure you don’t have to gamble every month, you have to diversify your income.

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What is the average salary of an architect in every country?

My friend.
We already know that you are a first class architect.
You dedicate all the time in the world to your projects.
You master all kinds of design programs and produce plans like a machine.
But when payday comes, you look at your paycheck and think:
“What is this shit?”
I feel you. You’re not alone.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
Are you an Artist or Entrepreneur?

Ever stayed up late just drawing or designing, feeling like it’s just you and your art?
Then, the next day, you find yourself lost in numbers and tables.
Scratching your head about how to sell your killer designs to clients.
Sounds familiar, huh?
That’s ’cause you’re juggling two worlds:
the Artist’s and the Entrepreneur’s.

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Who is The Richest Architect in the World?

The average architect salary was approximately $72,000.
Most experienced architects, who have gained experience for years, earned over $119,000.
However, these architects broke this rule and earned ten to twenty times more than that.

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Learning about money isn’t that hard

We already know that 90% architecture businesses will die the next 5 years.
Handling money wisely is a skill that can help us survive.
Here are some practical strategies to learn about money, tailored for architects:

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Architects’ Relationship with Money

Architects work long hours, but sometimes, the pay doesn’t match up.
This mismatch can come from not knowing how to handle money well.
We will shine a light on a part of our work that doesn’t get enough attention:
Understanding money.

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Cashflow Quadrant Explained for an Architect

If you’re reading this, chances are you are where I was.
Skilled, hardworking architect, but somehow stuck.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
I’m living proof that you can shift your mindset and your life to get more money, more time, and less stress.
This is what I learned.

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