HI there all, I wondered if any experienced architects had some advice for someone starting out in their own business. I plan to start my own practice,and have paid for 1 medium sized ad in the yellow pages(however only had 1 phone call in the last couple of months from the ad), so thats obviously not going to be of any help to me and seems to have been a waste of money. Where and how do I get clients? I was thinking to send out a CV to real estate agents, developers, builders? But I would like my own work(i.e not drafting if it can be helped). Does anyone have suggestions about the best way to get some clients happening?Ill concentrate on residential and units to start .Do other architects have many enquiries generated from websites - perhaps I should organise one of those, or advertise locally in local papers. It seems word of mouth seems to be the best way to get work - but hard to get that when you need a start first! Any ideas or suugestions from people who started out themselves would be very much appreciated.