3 questions you need to answer.

3 questions to improve profitability

It’s all about focus. Making your architectural practice more profitable is actually quite simple. All you need to do is focus on the right kind of projects , the right kind of clients and ensure your employees are productive in the right way. Sounds easy, but determining what “right” is …

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Is there a secret to being a profitable practice ?

The secret to running a profitable practice

What is certainly not a secret, is that architects are not particularly excited by the financial management aspects of running a practice. At Fresh Projects, we believe that is the way it should be. We understand that architects became architects to create great spaces and design timeless buildings. Not to …

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The "A Team" Approach: How a simple change can improve profitability.

Why tracking staff utilisation is important

There are 4 main types of employees in any professional service firm Reallocating the nature of work between the different types can drastically improve profitability The A Team We are going to be using the hot 80's TV show, The A Team, to illustrate our point: If you have a …

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I Love Excel. I Hate Excel.

I Love Excel. I Hate Excel. | Blog

When I was a teenager, I authored an Excel workbook that was used extensively to capture the quantity, species and location of wild animals being spotted from a helicopter - in order to plot, aggregate and extrapolate game populations for management purposes.

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Getting Project Fees Right

Getting Project Fees Right

For years, I worked in the financial team of a large AEC firm. We had over twenty people running the accounting functions that kept the business ticking over. If I reflect on what actually made a difference at the end of the day, I believe there are really only three …

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When to invoice on your projects

When to invoice on your Projects

For years, I worked in the financial team of a large AEC firm. We had over twenty people running the accounting functions that kept the business ticking over. If I reflect on what actually made a difference at the end of the day, I believe there are really only three …

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How to win more of the Right Jobs

How to win more of the Right Jobs

For years, I worked in the financial team of a large AEC firm. We had over twenty people running the accounting functions that kept the business ticking over. If I reflect on what actually made a difference at the end of the day, I believe there are really only three …

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