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Small Firm Forum | Thriving in Economic Downturns: Expanding Services for Architecture Firm Owners

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AIA SFxPA 2nd-on-2nd Small Firm Forum | April 2023

Thriving in Economic Downturns: Expanding Services for Architecture Firm Owners

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​​Join the AIA Pennsylvania Small Firm Exchange (SFxPA) to discover the secrets to maintaining a thriving architecture business during economic downturns. In this forum, we’ll explore innovative strategies for expanding your firm’s services and delve into profitable alternative or additional services to create multiple income streams. Position yourself and your architecture firm to adapt, evolve, and flourish even in challenging economic climates.

Learning objectives:
• ​Identify opportunities for expanding your firm’s services: Discover how to broaden your firm’s service offerings to cater to a wider client base, including interior design, sustainable design, and design consultation services.
• ​Uncover profitable additional services tailored to architects: Learn about various side hustles additional services uniquely suited to architects, such as 3D visualization, cost estimating, third party inspecting, teaching, or architectural photography, to create additional revenue sources.
• ​Master marketing and networking strategies for diversified income: Gain insight into effective marketing tactics and networking strategies to promote your expanded services and side hustles, ensuring a steady flow of clients and projects.
• ​Develop resilience and adaptability in the face of economic downturns: Understand how to foster a flexible and adaptable mindset, enabling you and your firm to navigate economic challenges with confidence and emerge stronger on the other side.

1 AIA LU credit pending

The exchange welcomes the input and participation of any former small firm leaders that have started small and grown their practices beyond the standard small firm size (staff of 1-9) and have insights to share with younger or smaller firms looking to evolve or streamline their practices.


April 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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