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Small Business Advice

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Whether you're after start-up help, tips on running a small business, cybercrime advice, or updates on the latest rules and regs, we've got it covered.

Out of the mouths of architects

Wish you could pick other architects’ brains before setting up your business? Well, no need because we’ve done it for you. Take a look at these top tips...

What to include in an architect’s business plan – advice from one architect to another

What do experienced architects wish they'd known before they set up on their own? Advice for architects on writing a business plan.

Architect Q&A: How to start an architecture firm

We spoke to Simon Laird of Simon Laird Associates about how he came to start his own architecture firm, what he learned, and what advice he'd give a newbie.

Hours worked by new architecture firms

Starting your own business is tempting. How many hours can someone starting their own architecture practice expect to work?

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Starting an architecture practice – the nine year itch

At what point in their career do architects consider starting an architecture practice? What are the pros and cons of going it alone as an architect?

A quick guide to photo competitions

Are photography competitions worth it? You be the judge with our guide to what photo competitions there are and what you need to do to enter.

Professional photographers associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers in the UK - but are they worth joining? And what do you get for your money?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

Photography franchises: what you need to know

Is buying in to a franchise a good way to start your career as a professional photographer?

How to protect your images online

The internet makes it easy for photographers to share their work. But how to protect your images online? Copyright, backup, and some insurance won't hurt

Becoming a wedding photographer: the stats behind the snaps

The statistics behind the snaps. Find out what it takes to become a wedding photographer, from capturing the moment to taking care of business.

What is a photo release form?

Protecting your intellectual property is an essential part of every professional photographer's business. Photo release forms can help - here's our guide.