Starting a new business is a design problem, but many of us lack the tools to design the business we hope for. This course is for businesspeople young and old, experienced or not, at the start-up phase or the legacy phase - who want to think together about how to create living, thriving, prosperous businesses that are positive contributors to community life and honor the employees who create the wealth. It is based in part on John's book COMPANIES WE KEEP: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place, the eight business cornerstones around which the book is structured, and his thirty-five years running a design/build business. It’s about designing and building a business. It will mix philosophy and practice, and will tackle employee ownership, growth issues, business plans, personnel issues, benefits, community service, multiple bottom line thinking, and long term business planning and succession. There will be time set aside for participants to bring their own business issues to the class and engage in creative problem solving with other participants and the instructor. This course is for aspiring business owners, current business owners, and employees – in the building and design professions and all others.
Competency Level: All Levels
AIA credits: 14
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/the-art-of-small-business?StartDate=2013-03-18&SortColumn=StartDate&SortDir=ASC&CategorySlug=aia-credit-courses