Starting from Scratch
Building a creative business from nothing
This is Eric Reinholdt's original keynote presentation from the 2020 ArchiMentors Conference.
Eric has operated a successful architecture practice from a remote island since 2013, but he's starting over. With no clients, no audience, no studio, no social following, and no income. This time though he has the benefit of the lessons learned from his first seven years designing a business that supports his creative aspirations, builds wealth and frees his time to pursue the things he cares most about. Join him as he guides you from seed idea to your first paying job. Along the way, you'll learn from his mistakes as he discusses what he would - and wouldn't - do if he had to do it all over again.
- Original Presentation - (38 min)
- Post presentation Q+A: Eric Reinholdt, 30X40 + David Drazil, Archimentors Conference Host (37 min)
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm an award-winning architect, entrepreneur and founder of 30X40 Design Workshop, a design studio located on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I'm also author of the Architect + Entrepreneur book series and creator of the most popular architecture-focused YouTube channel online. I've been designing simple, modern residential architecture for more than 24 years and a practitioner of all the novel, entrepreneurial business strategies I teach in my courses.
(More about me in this short film.)