Steven Burns

 

Steven Burns, FAIA, spent 14 years managing the firm Burns + Beyerl Architects, during that time the firm’s earnings grew at an average rate of 24% per year. After creating ArchiOffice®, the intelligent office, project management and time tracking solution for architectural firms, Steve took his management expertise to BQE Software, where he is refining their business strategy and product development.

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | August 04, 2014
Most AEC leadership teams are fastidious about tracking their hit rate–the number of...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | July 21, 2014
Transition planning can be one of the more complex challenges that firms face. Effective...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | July 07, 2014
The secret to keeping your best employees productive and happy isn’t throwing money at...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | July 07, 2014
Companies seem to try everything imaginable to fix their workplaces, says Gallup Chairman...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | June 22, 2014
Establishing, conveying, and maintaining a powerful brand is a critical component of an...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | June 03, 2014
While it’s often said that strong leadership is an organization’s competitive advantage,...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | May 27, 2014
The price, cost, and value of design services are explored in a recent Design...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | May 22, 2014
Measuring what matters is essential for professional services firms, says author and...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | May 08, 2014
Though strategic planning has helped many businesses move forward, its time has passed....

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | May 03, 2014
Managing a team of people, especially creative people, is a task that not everyone is up...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | April 15, 2014
Regardless of the fee you charge, clients and prospects decide the value of your...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | April 08, 2014
Every company is a sum of the value it delivers to its clients. What differs from one...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 27, 2014
In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 21, 2014
If you’re having a hard time attracting new referrals, here are a few techniques for...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 19, 2014
Will 2014 be the year that design firms start selecting the clients they want rather than...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 07, 2014
As a leader in the AEC world, you’ll likely find yourself making certain mistakes over...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 03, 2014
There are few business skills as important as negotiation. Many successful businesspeople...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | March 03, 2014
Gaining more clients is one thing. Gaining more clients that you actually like is...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | January 23, 2014
After visiting over 200 architecture firms, I was aghast that so many of them were...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | January 15, 2014
The social media revolution—which is less than a decade old—has created a dilemma for...
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