• Waiting on the bus

    by sparkman

    Being cautious and reasonable about your growth plans is a smarter move than filling seats just for the sake of beefing up the org chart.

  • Graphic design, by design

    by sparkman

    In 20 years as an in-house graphic designer, the lessons learned are simple: Serve the customer, protect the brand, meet the deadlines, and communicate with the client.

  • Key factors

    by sparkman

    For AEC firms, findings of latest annual professional liability insurer survey may help guide 2019 risk management and renewal strategies.

  • Outsourcing market research

    by sparkman

    There are plenty of tell-tale signs your AEC firm needs a set of third-party experts to help you achieve your goals.

  • Managing by getting involved

    by sparkman

    “There’s a lot to know about your own business that you cannot know if you aren’t intimately involved with every detail of it at some point.”

  • Too good to stay

    by sparkman

    When your best junior associate ‘unexpectedly’ leaves, the decision was probably in the works for a long time, you just never saw it coming.

  • What do you believe?

    by sparkman

    People need something to rally behind. Identifying a mission for your firm is more than just a box to check when creating a strategic plan.

  • A successful string of mergers

    by sparkman

    Find your ‘why’ and ‘how,’ make a plan, and – with the help of a few strong mergers – achieve astronomical growth.