Starting and Developing a Surveying Business
By Austen Imber
Estates Gazette – 2005 – 176 pages
Starting and Developing a Surveying Business shows how surveyors can develop their own successful small business.
For surveyors thinking of taking this step, guidance is provided on the pros and cons which will help the right decision to be made, and the key factors which help see the business through its early stages. For surveyors already running their own small business, consideration is given to factors which will help profitability and growth potential.
1. Assessing the Opportunities 2. Personal Qualities and Working Methods 3. Finance and Cash Flow 4. Business Plans 5. Business Status and Tax Issues 6. Winning Business 7. Business Growth 8. Case Illustrations and Other Issues 9. RICS Requirements 10. VAT 11. Accounting 12. Property Investment and Development Interests
Austen Imber combines surveying with business and training consultancy to companies in the property sector. Clients range from international property consultancies, government agencies, and corporates, to small surveying businesses and individual surveyors. He is a former director of a small plc property investment company, and also runs his own consultancy.