Yes. But jobs have been hard to come by lately. I too started up in December 2007. I was breezing along for six months and then NOTHING. It’s been “slim pickins’ since then. I am thankful for the few jobs that I have do have going right now. I’m staying positive and motivated by believing that, if I can survive and build a company in these difficult times, I can really make things happen when things get better. For everyone out there struggling right now, “hang in there” things will get better.
Hey Brandon – great idea on your website – the three different design packages – really easy to read and understandable for the client can see at a glance exactly what you have to offer. I love the way the graphics reflect each level. You would think it would be a no-brainer, but I haven’t seen this idea in landscape architecture yet – other marketing, yes, but not LA.
I have been suggesting the ASLA needs to do more to educate the public on what we do and our value to society for 28 years, and they still have not stepped up to take any leadership here. The AIA does a great job and perhaps the ASLA could take a couple of hints from them. In the meanwhile we need to be actively involved in professional organizations other than ASLA to increase our visibility. My partner and I started our firm in January of this year and I have found that networking with other organizations is a better use of my limited financial resources and time than with ASLA.