Steven Burns

Steven Burns, FAIA spent 14 years managing the firm Burns + Beyerl Architects, and during that time the firm’s earnings grew at an average rate of 24% per year. After founding his own software company, Steve took his management expertise to BQE Software, where he is refining their business strategy and product development for the company’s groundbreaking project accounting solution, BQE Core.

The Business Behind Design | February 01, 2018
Simple changes to your daily habits can help increase efficiency and profits.
Architects | The Business Behind Design | January 03, 2018
Follow these networking strategies to grow your architectural business with the work that...
The Business Behind Design | December 28, 2017
While standard financial accounting is essential for the health of your business, project...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | December 12, 2017
The most cited issues are communication breakdowns, inadequate fees for the work provided...
The Business Behind Design | November 30, 2017
There are techniques you can use with your invoices that both highlight your firm’s value...
Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 16, 2017
Many small AEC firms don’t feel they have the time to focus and create clear marketing...
BIM and Information Technology | The Business Behind Design | November 08, 2017
While AEC firms may not have the vast quantity of financial information that certain...
AEC Tech | The Business Behind Design | November 03, 2017
Having a clearly defined competitive brand and a fine-tuned marketing approach can give...
Industry Research | The Business Behind Design | October 26, 2017
Here are 5 ways to avoid a cash crunch by doing your part to help clients make their...
AEC Tech | The Business Behind Design | October 19, 2017
For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels...
Designers | The Business Behind Design | October 03, 2017
Generally speaking, millennials want to be where the action is.
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | September 21, 2017
Projects are the backbone of the way you do business. Isn’t it time that you step up...
How to fix 3 common mistakes AEC teams make in project interviews
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | December 16, 2015
In a LinkedIn post, Scott Johnson, business writing specialist at Johnson Training Group...
Why employee advocacy is key to social media success
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | December 07, 2015
Employee advocacy is key to boosting social media engagement, and employee advocacy is...
5 ways to bring data into marketing and business development
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | November 30, 2015
Here are five ways to use data to enhance the client acquisition process
The benefits of selling your firm to employees

Other benefits of selling a firm to employees is the opportunity to mentor the next generation of employees and providing your clients with continuity. Photo: Flickr/401kcalculator.org

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | November 17, 2015
One business advisor recommends professional services businesses to develop a group of...
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | November 02, 2015
Hiring for culture fit doesn’t mean hiring people who are all the same
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | August 25, 2015
By analyzing the “benchmark firms” selected from its annual surveys, PSMJ has identified...
Understanding the values and aspirations of millennials

Only 28 percent of millennials believe that their organization is taking full advantage of their skills, research from Deloitte revealed.

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | August 20, 2015
A recent LinkedIn workplace survey revealed that millennials (defined as individuals aged...
How to improve project planning
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | August 11, 2015
A recent research project revealed that more than 75 percent of project owners have no...
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