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Professional Practice Hack: Don’t Start Construction Unless Your Drawings Are 100% Complete

Make sure your Conceptual Design and the corresponding Construction Documents are 100% complete before you begin construction. And push back against clients and contractors that want to push you to “whip up some basic drawings just to get started.” All fixtures, finishes, lighting, furniture, equipment, and every single material and effect needs to be sorted […]

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Professional Practice Hack: If Prompt Payment History Hasn’t Been Established, Go Retainer

Remember, above all else: you aren’t a bank handing out loans to clients at no interest. If a client is holding money they owe you, then they are making money off your money while slowing your growth. It is simple as that. Does that sound wrong and maybe a bit insulting? Well, both are true.

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