Get ready to take control
of your practice.
Feel like you’re just delivering projects, and not running a business?
Or, just starting out, growing and need advice + direction?
Partnering and getting the help you need takes the stress out of managing your practice and your people.
Get back to doing what you love most … designing.
Help is here.
Get a business strategy
Want to change the status quo? Set the direction of your practice with a vision, goals and objectives, service definitions, pricing review, financial plan, key business development actions + targetted marketing and PR initiatives.
Better manage your leads/enquiries/proposals and set a Go/No Go approach to save precious time and money and work with clients you want to, not have to.
Know your numbers
Too focused on design outcomes and not business outcomes? Need to manage project forecasting and reporting? Lack cashflow forecasting and budgetting? Struggle to manage project performance? Want to better manage scope creep? Know how to measure productivity? Hopeless at time recording? Still using Excel for everything?
Every practice should have revenue goals. How are you doing on making progress toward those goals?
Get a business health check
Usually a lack of systems, not resources, is the problem. An audit of business systems, management reporting, company policies, procedures, agreements, proposals, will give comfort that you’re on the right track or identify gaps or room for improvement.
Be an employer of choice
Want to attract and retain the best staff and better induct and instill your values and culture? Who’s along for the ride? How do you get the right people on the bus and in the right seats (and the wrong people off the bus)? And who’s driving the bus? Know how to build culture and champion best practice.
Know the top compliance risks
If you have a small or medium sized practice you need to know the top HR risks relating to Recruitment, Employment Law, Modern Awards and Pay Compliance, Performance + Behaviour Management, Termination and Safety among others.
Up to date on industrial relations compliance and employer obligations when it comes to the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards (NES) and Architects Award? Know how to handle staff grievances and resolve disputes? Know what best practice looks like when it comes to managing staff. Know what to pay to be competitive. Need to review your staff benefits structure? Get the buzz policies that everyone has these days.
Improve your professional development and performance management
No time for training, professional development or performance management? How about career planning, mentoring and setting promotion pathways? Using bonuses and key performance markers? Foster an environment to encourage Registration? Reviewed your role descriptions lately?
Want to get more out of your senior team leaders? Do they know about inclusive leadership qualities and project architect responsibilities? Want to hold them more accountable?
Future proof your practice
Thinking about ownership transition? Looking at bringing in a partner? Want to offer equity or profit share? Thought about succession planning? How do you value your practice?
Get ahead of the competion
Feel like you’re always losing out to the other guys? What have they got that you haven’t? Deep dive into what you are missing when competing for projects and candidates.