In this economy, architects are being laid-off at an alarming rate and finding a new job is increasingly difficult. Many architects think about starting their own firm, but are unsure of the business aspects of running a successful business. Transforming Architecture is designed to help architects start their own firm or add value to an existing firm. Franchisees will receive sales training, marketing, advertising, VISIONSELL SM – a kit for architects to get paid while getting leads, legal advice including proposal and contract templates, website design, business coaching, and much needed support from other architects who have been there. Another great aspect of being a Transforming Architecture Franchisee is being part of a national brand, which provides opportunities for national advertising on TV.
Starting a business with a franchise system offers reduced set-up expenses, use of established business names, marks and proven business methods, lower risk of failure, superior market power and ongoing training and advice. Rather than taking precious time learning how to run a business, architects will be able to concentrate on what they love – Design.
For those who currently run their own firm, this is still an opportunity to be considered. Franchisees get a defined, protected territory in which to operate. The existing firm can remain as currently named, for example “John Smith Architects” would become “John Smith Architects, A Transforming Architecture Franchise.” This provides the integral networking aspect of being part of the TA system, while still remaining independent. Those who have their name on the door know that the value in the firm diminishes greatly when the ‘name’ wants to exit the firm. Being a franchisee adds value to the firm by retaining its worth, even when a principal moves on.
An additional benefit of becoming a franchisee is its resume sharing. Through our network, you will be able to connect with other architects who have done the types of projects you would like to be involved in and joint venture to get the experience you need to get those projects on your own.
As the only franchise opportunity for architects, the possibilities are tremendous. A Transforming Architecture franchise will be in your area soon. We would love to have you as part of our team.
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