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You can’t grow a business with broke customers

Back when I was just starting out in architecture, I remember one of my first clients. I had carefully calculated the costs and told them the project would be 10.000€. They hesitated and then asked if I could do it for 5.000€. Eager to please and get the job, I agreed. What a mistake that was.
The project turned into a nightmare. The client, having stretched their budget, was overly involved and anxious about every detail. They questioned my decisions, constantly asked for changes, and the stress was palpable. It was a learning experience I wouldn’t forget.

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
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.

The Definitive Master in Business for Architecture
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.

Start Small and Scale Gradually

If you were in my shoes, you’d hear a story that’s not like the usual architect.
A story of starting small and how those little steps can lead to something big.
Right after finishing architecture school, all excited and dreaming big, I was prepared to take on the world of designs and buildings.
My success story didn’t happen the normal way.

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