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 | 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...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 29, 2013
In a CEO.com post, Andrew Miller, president of ACM Consulting, shares the seven...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 18, 2013
What separates the great-but-struggling designers from the great-successful ones isn't...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 16, 2013
Trust, one of the key elements to productive business relationships, is in short supply...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 09, 2013
Whether digital technology will help or hinder workplace insights remains a topic of...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 05, 2013
Because most professional services firms exist to help their clients reduce risk and...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 26, 2013
Like all professional services businesses, AEC firms are challenged to effectively manage...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 18, 2013
LinkedIn is the social network used by most construction professionals, according to the...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 17, 2013
Every business development person has been there. You’ve finally earned a few minutes to...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | October 16, 2013
If you’re on the outside looking in, successful entrepreneurship may seem mysterious. But...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | October 07, 2013
The average U.S. office worker generates two pounds of paper each day, according to the...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 26, 2013
As AEC firms navigate toward an uncertain future, the most effective leaders are those...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 23, 2013
What’s the best way to reward those employees who go the extra mile, particularly when it...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 16, 2013
The idea-generating process known as brainstorming has come under some intense fire...
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