Celebrating 7 Years Serving Small Firm Architects
All this month EntreArchitect is celebrating our 7th-anniversary serving small firm architects around the world. In this post I will provide you with a short “State of the Platform” message, summarizing where we have been, where we are and where we are planning to go with EntreArchitect.
The Rise of the Entrepreneur Architect
Since the time I entered the profession back in the mid-1990s, I have seen a very important shift from a once secretive, protectionist profession of fear and financial misunderstanding to a supportive community of professionals working together, sharing knowledge, and embracing their identities as entrepreneurial small business owners.
Throughout the past seven years, I have witnessed our community of independent architects come together, share their collective knowledge and excel. I have enjoyed seeing hundreds of struggling architects learn the skills they need to grow and blossom into creative thriving firms, designing impactful architecture, receiving the recognition they want and earning the profitable fees they deserve.
It is so inspiring to be part of such a vibrant community. Together, we have come so far.
The EntreArchitect Platform
When I launched EntreArchitect back in 2012 I dedicated myself to helping you succeed. I promised to build an online platform to provide the information, business resources and training that was so lacking in our profession at the time.
Through this blog and over at the EntreArchitect Podcast, I have shared my knowledge and invited experts in every topic of business, leadership, and life to do the same. Just this past week, we launched episode 300; where I spoke with Gene Kohn of KPF Architects and discussed how he built a global architecture firm from a partnership of 3 to a firm of more than 700 with offices all around the world. The podcast may be the most successful plank in the platform. Since launching, EntreArchitect Podcast has been downloaded almost 2 million times.
Over at The EntreArchitect Community, thousands of architects share their knowledge and support their peers every day in a vibrant private Facebook group dedicated to small firms. With an energetic culture of encouragement and sharing, I believe it to be the most positive, most supportive, most engaged community of small firm architects in the world.
Want to request free membership at The EntreArchitect Community Facebook Group? Click here.
The EntreArchitect Membership offers live webinar training from industry experts and the business resources you need to succeed at a low monthly subscription. The membership is where architects go when they want to learn the skills and strategies so often neglected by architecture schools and our professional organization.
Want to join us at EntreArchitect Membership? Click here.
Recently we launched our 13th professional peer group at the EntreArchitect Academy Small Group Mastermind. Each week more than 100 small firm entrepreneur architects meet using Zoom video conferencing technology to support, encourage, share, advise and collaborate. Members of these powerful groups are not only trusted advisors for one another, but many have become true friends who understand, empathize and experience many of the same issues in business, leadership, and life. There are few other places where architects will find people who understand the challenges we face and can sincerely celebrate our achievements as small firm architects.
Want to join an EntreArchitect ASG Mastermind peer group? Click here.
Throughout 2020, we will continue offering our comprehensive online workshops where we will dive deep and work with members one-on-one to build systems and strategies for financial management, marketing, and planning. Watch your inbox for announcements regarding The EntreArchitect Workshop Series schedule for the coming year.
Our EntreArchitect Digital Courses continue to help busy small firm architects build better businesses with a more convenient package. Offered for a limited time following each workshop, these comprehensive pre-recorded video modules provide all the content of the EntreArchitect Workshops but allow members to work at their own pace and on their own schedule.
To celebrate our 7 years and to show our appreciation for you as a small firm architect, all this week our three most popular courses are available for a reduced rate of 25% off. See the descriptions below this post for more information.
Course enrollment and the reduced rate will end on Monday, December 16, 2019, at 12 noon Eastern. So if you want to register for any or all of these powerful programs, now is the time to grab them.
Seven years! It’s been quite a journey.
I thank you for being part of it. I thank you for helping me build a better profession, one architect at a time.
We are working hard to build the platform that you want and need.
In addition to growing and improving the valuable resources I shared above, we will soon be announcing some super exciting news about the podcast and about a new service that should lift some of the burden of establishing and managing your firm’s most critical business process; your financial management system. So stay tuned!
Here’s to you, to your success and to the next seven years at EntreArchitect.
Mark R. LePage, AIA
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