I had the privilege of interviewing CPA June Jewell, President and CEO of Acuity Business Solutions. She has released a book titled Find the Lost Dollars: Six Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Firms. The book is a must read for all AE firm principals.
Many owners of A&E firms are not focused on making a profit. It is amazing how many principals smile and nod knowingly when I talk about this at industry events. Creative-minded design professionals often have a passion in life to design beautiful structures–not to manage projects and cash flow. Profit takes a second, third, or last spot when it comes to getting the attention and concern of the A&E entrepreneur.
– Find the Lost Dollars