Competitions are a integral part of the architecture experience. Since architecture school and throughout our careers, design competitions have provided a vehicle for architects to promote our talents and showcase our skills.
Several architects have built their firms around the results of competitions, allowing them to leapfrog years of marketing strategies, accelerating their brands and business development. It’s a business plan strategy that has succeeded for many.
Business plans are critical to success of any business. A well developed plan will provide a map to live the life of your dreams. If you want to achieve specific goals and seek to be the best you can be, then you need to develop a plan.
Announcing The Architecture Business Plan Competition
If you are considering the launch of your own architecture firm or if you have launched within the past five years, I have some very exciting news. Its a competition just for YOU, but this one is not a design competition. Charrette Venture Group has announced their annual Architecture Business Plan Competition.
Ready to take things to the next level?
There is no cost to enter and the first prize winner of the competition will receive $10,000. That’s serious money and it would certainly help you reach your goals.
“The architecture profession is filled with many talented, creative individuals, and it is a highly entrepreneurial profession with many architects choosing to launch their own firms. However, the importance of entrepreneurship is often times overlooked or understated,” said Matt Ostanik, Founder of Charrette Venture Group, and himself a registered architect in state of Iowa. “The goal of the competition is to encourage more architects to start their own firms and to inspire a broader dialog about the role of entrepreneurship in our profession.”
I am so excited about this competition. It’s what EntreArchitect™ is all about.
Even better; for the third year in a row, Matt has invited me to join his team as a member of the competition jury. I’ll be in Philadelphia to review the final submissions and help select the winners.
If you are interested in entering, click here for all the details and to register for the competition.
I hope to see YOU in Philly.
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