Rena Klein, FAIA is a teacher, a speaker, an author and principal of RM Klein Consulting; a firm offering a variety of services aimed at small firm architects. On this episode of the Entrepreneur Architect podcast, Rena and I discuss the many ways a business consultant may help you build a better business.
We talk about everything from how the AIA is focusing on the small firm architect, marketing, work/life balance, ownership transitions, firm valuations and so much more. Go grab your Moleskine or open your Evernote, because you are going to want to take notes on this episode.
Be sure to listen all the way to the end, because Rena shares some exclusive inside information about the recently published 15th edition of the Architects Handbook for Professional Practice, of which she is the AIA Executive Editor.
As I say to my kids, “Get your listening ears on.” This is an information packed episode. I hope you like it.
Contact Rena Klein, FAIA
Books Mentioned in this Episode
The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management: Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm
Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Ed.
Financial Management for Design Professionals: The Path to Profitability
Strategic Planning for Design Firms
Topics Discussed in this Episode
- AIA and small firms
- Small Firm management
- Business consulting for small firm architects
- Best practices for small firm architects
- Industry trends benefiting business success
- Marketing and business development
- Work life balance
- Business consulting fees
- How much to expect to pay for business consulting
- Strategic planning process
- Business coaching
- Business benchmarks
- Marketing and Sales
- Ownership transition
- Firm valuations
- One year anniversary of the Entrepreneur Architect Podcast
- Entrepreneur Architect Academy