The AIA Trust develops tools, resources, and programs designed to help small firms.
- Small firm owners can learn about free practice resources and special small firm member benefits designed for them and their firms by the AIA member Trustees who help to identify, evaluate, and design these small firm programs and resources – read more by clicking here.
- Find out What Does AIA Trust Offer Small Firms? in this summary of the AIA Trust programs best suited for the small firm and sole proprietor—which help provide for the negotiating power of a large firm.
- Small Firm Management Tips addresses how the cash-flow problems that small firms often face may risk both business assets and personal exposure – and what you can do to prevent such risks. This list of recommendations may help you to avoid professional liability losses.
- Special benefits are offered to small firms in the AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance Program including $0 deductible options on every small firm program quote, multi-year policies for eligible small accounts, broad coverage for pollution, early resolution credit, and an automatic extended reporting period (ERP). Click here to find out more.
- How can a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) help your firm to outsource HR responsibilities cost-effectively? Find out how you can lower your overhead expenses and increase profits by focusing on your core business of architecture.
- 2009 Small Firm Claims Study indicates that most claims made against small firms derive either from delays and extras or property damage and offers case study examples—with tips on how you can avoid these claims.
- AIA Small Projects Document Guide, listing resources, documents and other helpful links and AIA Small Projects Contract Documents Samples
- AIAKinetic – a smartphone-based career guide and interactive app ‘primer’ for practicing architects with a growing collection of succinct, easily read articles to convey the essentials of architecture practice – an initiative of the AIA Small Firm Roundtable.