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The Elusive Scope: Business Advice for Surveyors

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series July 2017How to prepare for and meet your client’s needs by keeping your eye on the project scope. I wrote many business-advice columns in this magazine’s predecessor, Professional Surveyor Magazine. Now that I’ve adjusted to writing for the entire geomatics world rather than on just...

Beyond the Scope: Business Is Still about Relationships

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series June 2013This is a bit of a different view through the scope than I usually proffer in this column. My normal article picks a business or communication issue and discusses ways to enhance performance in that area. But today, I bring to you a growing...

Beyond the Scope: Client Communication, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series September 2013In my last article (June 2013, “Business Is Still about Relationships”), I encouraged surveyors to make the next year the “Year of the Talk.”  You have always walked the walk with your knowledge and skills.  But now, let’s discuss ways to “talk the talk”...

Guest Essay: Vision, Education, and Excitement!

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series March 2013Over the course of more than four decades as a surveyor, engineer, and planner, Bill Beardslee has shared his experiences and insights through (literally) thousands of presentations and writings, including many in this publication examining business, legal, and practical elements of our profession. Bill...

Beyond the Scope: Preparing for Your State Conference

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series December 2013A majority of the state society conferences take place in the first quarter of the year. They are educational and social events geared toward fellowship and knowledge for the members. The societies work long and hard to create enjoyable events and courses that will...

Business Angle: Where Have All the Mentors Gone?

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series May 2014For the past two years, my travels have taken me to numerous places across the country to speak with great surveyors. I’m always listening to their complaints (many), opinions (also many), and positive comments (not as many) on our profession. From all those comments,...