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Saturday, October 18 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
MI 1. Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned when Starting your Own Practice ALMOST FULL

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What are the most important steps to take when starting a small business? What are the common, business plan pitfalls for fledgling solo-practitioners or partnerships? When is it the right time to open your own firm? Should you consider a partner or incorporate? What are the most important steps to take when starting a small business? What are the common, business plan pitfalls for fledgling solo-practitioners or partnerships? Gain confidence in prioritizing your investments of time, money and resources when all are scarce.

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Maia Small

Urban Designer and Architect, San Francisco Planning Department
Maia is an Urban Designer and Architect (registered in RI) at the San Francisco Planning Department. She co-leads design review on current projects and provides design expertise in the development of building form, open space, and policy in future planning efforts. She co-leads the Department’s Urban Design Advisory Team, is part of City Design Group, and represents the city in the development of OCII Transbay Blocks 8 and 5.  | Maia... Read More →

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avatar for Mark R. LePage AIA

Mark R. LePage AIA

Founder, Entrepreneur Architect
Mark is Partner in Charge of Operations at the New York-based residential architecture firm, Fivecat Studio. He is also the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, an online resource inspiring small firm architects to build better businesses. Mark writes a weekly blog, hosts a monthly podcast and has recently introduced Entrepreneur Architect Academy, a private online community for architects seeking success in business, leadership and life. Learn... Read More →
avatar for Francis Pitts FAIA

Francis Pitts FAIA

Principal, Architecture+
Frank was born and spent an all too brief childhood near the Atlantic Ocean in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In what he hopes is mid-passage, he finds himself splitting his time between offices on the far-western coast of New England in Troy, New York and on the exotic island of Martha’s Vineyard. While his wife and daughters wonder how it is possible, given the obvious need to repaint the house and replace a few windows, he buys... Read More →


Saturday October 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 18