1st Edition

Good Practice Guide: Starting a Practice



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ISBN 9781859462492
Published November 1, 2006 by RIBA Publishing
170 Pages

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Book Description

A guide to the myriad issues and key steps to take in the process. It explains the different forms of practice, where to set up your office, how to draw up your business plan, what professional advice to seek, and the hurdles to clear to incorporate the firm. Written by a highly respected architect who has made a success of starting his own architecture business, "Guide to Starting a Practice" is a comprehensive, straightforward and completely up-to-date guide to the myriad issues and key steps to take in the process. As with any new business, the decision to go it alone is laden with uncertainty, risk that can be countered in part by being properly informed. Fundamental advice for business success that asks realistic questions of you and your plan precedes the more practical aspects of starting a practice. The book explains the different forms of practice, where to set up your office, how to draw up your business plan, what professional advice to seek, and the hurdles to clear to incorporate the firm. Once properly set up, the book considers how to run the business, look after your finances, deal with staff, get noticed and win work. "Starting a Practice" is an essential first point of reference for all architects considering setting up their own business.