Every firm has a life-cycle. Professionals leave firms to practice individually or to join another firm; a firm might dissolve as a business entity or be acquired by or merge with another firm; or, firm owners may retire or be unable to continue providing professional services. These firm transitions require special protection, and they should […]
The Quarterly eNewsletter of The AIA Trust — July 2018
A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, is a business model that helps small to mid-sized businesses manage the everyday HR needs that smaller businesses struggle to handle alone, such as paying employees, filing payroll taxes, providing health insurance (and other benefits), getting workers’ compensation coverage, developing employee policies, managing employee issues, and more.
With everyone busier than ever, most of us are seeking balance between our work and personal lives. Technology enables extensive opportunities today and nearly every practicing architect engages in some form of “virtual practice” to stay on top. But is an entirely virtual practice now right for you? Find out more about what a virtual […]
While you may have spent years developing a reliable specification based on research and product performance to be sure your work is exemplary, you may be asked to review proposed product substitutions with which you have limited knowledge or experience. Since you may be perceived as obstructionist if you object or viewed as approving the […]
If you are like many architects, you understand the value of saving for the future and proactively contributing to your retirement accounts. As a firm owner or as an employee of an architecture firm, there are many retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan or an IRA product. But once retirement assets begin to […]
Do good relationships drive success? Architects have many tools available as practitioners, but often cannot hear each other. How can we learn to truly and honestly exchange ideas and information with others?
In case you missed—or just need a refresher—on the A’18 session, How to Start & Run Your Own Firm, check out the AIA Trust web page about Architects Starting a Firm, New in Practice. You’ll find a long list of free practice resources to help you on your way.
As of June 2018, there is not yet an association group plan nor customized health plans that the AIA Trust can offer to AIA members—but the AIA Trust is continuing to monitor the situation in the event that changes. The continuing Affordable Care Act (ACA) still defines only two ways in which someone can purchase private insurance: […]