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Best performing firms

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Best performing firms

By Christina Zweig Niehues | There are several management areas where award-winning, fast-growth, and very high profit AEC firms stand out.

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Stable and competitive

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Stable and competitive

Design firms in the process of renewing their professional liability insurance will find the marketplace generally stable and competitive, even amid uncertainty created by COVID-19.

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Personal connections: Brad Strittmatter

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Personal connections: Brad Strittmatter

CEO of Olsson (Lincoln, NE), an employee owned 1,300-person firm that is working to leave the world better than they found it.

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Who are you trying to sell to?

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Who are you trying to sell to?

By Mark Zweig | Marketing starts with identifying who your target clients are. Your entire business needs to be focused on them.

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Evolving the trade partner relationship

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Evolving the trade partner relationship

Evolving these relationships is a critical and too-often-overlooked key to successful project delivery and retaining satisfied clients.

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