Small firms and sole proprietors with many questions but limited resources often wish for a convenient and cost-effective way to get the risk management assistance that they need to make important decisions. Practice Coach is a new AIA Trust member benefit service, based on the former LegaLine, that offers members access to qualified professionals who […]
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Design firms have changed their practice management procedures because of pandemic-related restrictions placed on office settings, travel, and in-person meetings with clients, government offices, contractors, and others involved in putting a capital asset in place. Video conferencing through various productivity tools has become part of the new normal for internal and project communications. But there […]
The AIA Trust has just published an article titled “Firm Management Strategies” based on interviews with various sized firms from around the country about how they have managed through various catastrophes and endured – often emerging stronger than before.
Emergency management is the process of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an emergency situation and the subsequent business disruption. The current viral pandemic should remind professional service firms to update their plans to address possible interruptions related to mass illnesses. All firms should reassess their abilities to meet contractual obligations and business continuity […]
The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was just made into law may provide economic assistance for architects who are self-employed.
Many architectural firms are tempted into believing they’re safe from cyber attacks because they don’t consider their data to be “sensitive” enough to attract criminals. A new article published by the AIA Trust is filled with real case studies and highlights how very attractive architectural firms are to cyber criminals, the most successful attack vectors […]
AIA Trust insurance programs are making efforts to assist AIA member insureds during this uncertain time. For example, New York Life Insurance Company has temporarily extended premium payment periods to ensure that impacted members continue to remain insured even if they are having difficulty making premium payments now. AIA members under age 50 can now […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed nearly everything in our lives and in architectural practice. There are some resulting insurance issues that are important to consider and address. Taking Charge of Your Insurance Premiums Professional liability policies are priced as a percentage of revenue. Given the current situation which may result in less business for your […]
The AIA Trust published articles this past year in various AIA member publications. In case you missed them, these practice resources are all now available on the AIA Trust website – along with some new resources on vital topics such as financial management and cyber risk assessment. Check them out today!
If you are thinking about or planning to start your own practice, what should you be thinking about? Starting your own practice requires a clear strategy and vision to grow a sustainable business — while planning for the unexpected.