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Seminars and Services

At AEC Management Solutions, Inc., we recognize that architects, engineers and related industry professionals create extraordinary value through their creative efforts. Our simple goal is to help them earn the profits they deserve.

Whether it is customized seminars, workshops or consulting solutions, you can be assured that only top level instructors and consultants will be provided. All of our consultants are exclusive to the A/E industry and have 20+ years of experience working with many of the country's top A/E firms. They are licensed professionals and have held top-level positions such as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Project Management, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Marketing and Director of Information Technology.

By tapping into our decades of knowledge and experience, you can jump start your companies performance and avoid years of costly mistakes figuring it out on your own. Whether your needs are strategic or tactical, long term or immediate, we look forward to helping you solve your problem - so you can start earning the profits you deserve.

Strategic Planning Services
Successful firms retain a facilitator exclusive to the A/E industry and take the time (2-3 days every year) to develop a simple plan of where they want to go and how to get there. The result of the session is a simple action plan that articulates the companies goals, assigns responsibility, assigns deadlines for action and has a mechanism for follow up. . . . keep reading
Incentive Compensation Services
AEC Management Solutions will work with your firm to develop an incentive compensation plan that works for your company. Based upon our decades of personal experience we are convinced that an incentive plan that rewards results and not effort is a must for any firm that wishes to achieve extraordinary financial results. . . . keep reading
A/E Firm Valuation Services
Each A/E business is different in terms of its, place in the market, revenue structure, history and financial management. So, it is quite evident that there cannot be a single way to calculate the value of all businesses. AEC Management Solutions, Inc. has the resources and expertise to provide true Business Valuations widely accepted in the industry. . . . keep reading
Axium Ajera for 20%+ Profit
Achieving Financial Success with Axium Ajera Unfortunately many firms have the unrealistic expectation that a software program will magically improve the company's profits and cash flow. They purchase the software and implement it with great enthusiasm only to be disappointed when the magic doesn't happen. The fact of the matter is - there is no magic. It is only the first step. It is up to you to stop admiring the information and start to taking action. . . . keep reading
Financial Management Seminar
This seminar is designed to take the mystery out of financial reporting and provide simple tools for monitoring your financial progress. The focus is on doing the simple things that can add up to big profits. Like all of our seminars it is focused on 20% theory and 80% action. You will walk away from this seminar with a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve a 20%+ profit on net revenues. . . . keep reading
Cash Flow & Collections Seminar
Do you aspire to be average? When it comes to being paid for your hard work, being average just isn't good enough! Did you know that the average A/E firm has 66 days of sales in accounts receivable? The sad truth is that many firms are doing far worse. It is not unusual for firms to average well over 100 days. . . . keep reading
Marketing Seminar
his seminar is designed to show you how to consistently create "winning" proposals and presentations and substantially reduce their cost. It highlights common presentation problems and presents simple techniques to help you avoid them. Proposals and presentations are powerful communication tools. This seminar shows you how to harness their power. You will learn . . . keep reading

"Herb brings to the strategic planning process a practiced ability to balance his role as listener and facilitator with that of a leader and implementer"
Graham Wyatt Robert A. M. Stern Architects

"Excellent facilitator; enabled the firm to focus our attention and set a course of action"
David Taube Holt Architects

"Very clear action plan & now we are challenged to fulfill the vision!"
Kevin D. Shelley Schmidt Associates

"I have attended other A/E seminars facilitated by Herb & the outcome is the same - very satisfied!"
Pat Romerman Group 2 Architects Engineers Interior Design

"Herb was very knowledgeable. I would be willing to take 4 days for the course!"
-Laura Tafoya Pahl, Pahl, Pahl Architects

"My time was well spent. Lots of great ideas to put into action!"
Steve Schwicht DOWL

"Herb Cannon took all the mystery out of professional firm financial management."
Michael Divney Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP

Herb's first hand knowledge/experience and clear presentation, style have made this a valuable experience."
Joe Tomaino Tomaino, Tomaino, Iamello Architects

"This will pay for itself 10x in fiscal 2012 and be an annuity."
Daniel E. Mossien, AIA Mossien Associates

"I wanted real usable 'to do' suggestions-not a bunch of theory-having someone who's been in the business was excellent."
Debra Lupton Tilden Lobitz Cooper

"Overall excellent seminar!"
Pam Young Civ-Tek

"Fantastic seminar! Extremely informative with great information. Very helpful book/binder."
Andrew Bowden Landscape Architecture

Ronald Dunn Dunn Associates, Inc

"I will take back some excellent ideas and areas to pursue."
Don Ferguson Giffels Associates Limited

"The course was excellent in practical solutions suggested, participation of attendees, and experience of Herb."
Brian Aikens Geotechnical Engineering

"Simply presented, easily understood, great information-Looking forward to some positive results."
Andrew Nizielski Moffat Kinoshita Architects

"Excellent content and delivery exceeded expectations."
Don Moffat Moffat Kinoshita

"Fast-moving, fun, all relevant information, great interactions with others!" 
Carl Shapiro TGG Engineers