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 practice may mean for you – by participating in a free webinar about virtual practice in September.
A free webinar entitled: Virtual Architectural Practice – An Alternate Reality will be held at 1 PM ET on September 12th, 2018 to sort out the many benefits of this approach – as well as the risks you’ll need to manage. Current virtual practitioners, a legal expert, and an insurance expert will all share their insights in this 90-minute session presented in partnership with the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community. To register, click here, complete the form and click ‘Register’. If questions, email email@example.com. You’ll receive 1.5 LU/CES Credit for participating in the webinar.
Achieving a better work-life balance can be one of the many benefits of a virtual practice, but as with most any enterprise, there are also risks that must be addressed. For example, employment may be handled differently in a virtual practice, but it still must conform to the law to ensure workers are properly classified. Clear and consistent policies and procedures for employee and contractor use of technology need to be established and communicated. Importantly, you must be registered in every state where you perform architectural services and obtain state business licenses wherever you may be doing business. It’s also imperative to maintain adequate insurance for you, your firm, and your employees.
The AIA Trust Guide to Virtual Practice provides an overview that highlights some of the many benefits and risks of a virtual practice, with a checklist at the end to help summarize what you’ll need to address. Ultimately, hiring the right professionals, such as an attorney, a business consultant, and a financial advisor, is the best approach to understand what is required and lay the groundwork required for future success.
Join the webinar on September 12th to learn more! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent registration information at the end of August.