What’s it really like to run your own shop? Join three landscape architects who have taken the plunge as sole practitioners. In this session, you’ll hear an honest conversation about the risks and rewards of sole practice as they discuss work/life balance, business practices, social bias, and much more.
What are the positives and negatives of sole practice? Does it fit your professional goals, your lifestyle, and your financial goals? Determining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Review of legal and economic considerations, including start-up costs and tools for financing. Learn about loans, lines of credit, and personal investment.
How to get the work done and be profitable. The ins and outs of office space, computers, work-flow, and collaboration.
How to go from being an employee to an owner. Business development tools, networking, and client maintenance.