The average size of AIA member firms is 11. And 26% of members are sole practitioners. Entrepreneur Architect (EntreArchitect) is the world’s largest online community for these small firms. The group started daily Facebook Live sessions a few weeks into the pandemic. Last week we met in person!
EntreArchitect founder Mark Lepage and Jeff Echols, Director of Brand Strategy, started the Facebook Live group sessions to unite the community of small firms during the pandemic. Called Context and Clarity, the sessions focused on helping architects define their brand and build or refine their marketing strategy. I have been active in the group for over two years. Along with architects from nine states, I attended the first Context and Clarity live event in Jay, Vermont. EntreArchitect has had such a positive impact on many small practices, meeting in person strengthened the bonds. Meeting three of my mastermind group members (after having weekly Zoom meetings for over a year) was a highlight! Over our weekend together we had many topic discussions along with fireside music performances and chats, picnic lunch, and dinners. Our shared experiences of struggles and successes as small business owners helped each other see new perspectives. I, for one, hope this incredible experience will grow into a new tradition for the EntreArchitect community! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-799-4800 if you’d like to learn more about this group.