It is not easy to run a business and manage a design and construction project simultaneously. The presentation will help prepare individuals for what to expect when they take on “Do It Yourself” project management for their own design and construction projects. Materials presented will assist participants to evaluate their own capabilities and time requirements for self-management. Topics discussed include roles and responsibilities, contracts, copyrights, design team coordination, budgets, schedules, design process, project delivery methods, selecting a contractor, permitting and inspections, pay requests, and more. Two project examples will be examined; one is a new kennel construction project and the other is a renovation / building conversion into a boarding and daycare business.