Time is Money: How to Structure a Flat-Fee Firm
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Instructor Sara Malek Barney, May 10, 2023; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST. Online
May 10, 2023 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Determined to optimize your time while strengthening your client relationships? Structuring a flat-fee firm is the smart move. Sara Malek Barney, principal designer of Bandd/Design and founder of the recently launched Bandd/Development, is here to teach the best practices for calculating and implementing flat-fee rates, pricing proposals and client contracts in order to make every second count.

Informed by her years of professional experience, Barney’s step-by-step advice will provide attendees with not just a swiftly executable plan of action but a newfound confidence in both time management and negotiation skills, plus an overall sense of stability and security for their firms moving forward.

In this class, attendees will learn:

- The best practices for structuring flat-fee rates
- How to produce pricing proposals in a flash
- Strategies to stop the dreaded “scope creep”
- Effective wording to establish parameters in contracts
- Streamlined systems to account for your team’s time 

After this class, attendees will have:

- The know-how to formulate flat fees
- A readily implementable plan of action
- The proper verbiage for agreements to set boundaries and manage expectations from a project’s starting point
- More time on your hands! And no more fighting with clients over hours billed 

Additional Information:

This workshop is conducted through Zoom webinar. All you need to join is reliable internet access and computer speakers with good volume.

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Sara Malek Barney is the mastermind behind Austin-based Bandd/Design. Since its establishment in 2017, Bandd has successfully executed more than 145 residential projects, many of which have been recognized and published around the world. High-quality, approachable design is the driving force behind everything Bandd touches. In conjunction with Barney’s passion for interior design, she launched Bandd/Development in 2021 from a growing love for renovating and building beautiful homes throughout Texas and nationwide.