17,500 of them have fewer than 10 people in total.
Why is the typical architectural firm small?
In military terms architects work in squads, never mastering the platoon, much less the company or battalion.
I think these 10 issues are the key to growing beyond that limit.
I would have liked to grow my firm beyond the 10 person limit that our architectural training normally imposes. Not everyone feels that way. I have talked to quite a few architects who do not want to get large because of the correct assumption that it will mean that someone else is doing the design and leading the project. I can see their point.
The interesting thing about these 10 issues is that they lead to a better firm whether you master them to grow or not, except perhaps #3.