Hey guys, I’m wondering how the rest of y'all are doing? I took a gander through the past few months of postings and, gee wiz, I’ve been kind of cranky lately. Sorry about that. Anyway, I’m trying to balance my budget this year, and am wondering how I can continue to make it all work. What expenses should I stop, and what are mission critical? Realistically I’m *hoping* that this year won’t be any worse than the last year. If we stay with a pathetic status quo, I think me and my guys will be ok. But who knows anyway?
Two areas I’m having the most issues with are my AIA dues and my CAD-software subscription. I was bemoaning the cost of AIA membership fees when I saw a discussion on LinkedIn about just such a topic.
It seems that I’m not the only one struggling with the decision of either keeping or dropping my AIA membership.
Aside from AIA dues and/or your CAD-software subscription costs, what other changes/adjustments are you guys looking at? Just curious and looking for a reality check. I hope projects pick up significantly soon. I miss writing about buildings… More soon I hope.
-Lisa Stacholy, AIA