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Grow Your Practice With Help From The Right Office Furniture
Believe it or not, your furniture and its layout within your law office can have a considerable impact on your firm’s bottom line. Follow this article to learn how your practice can benefit from these simple changes. Being a lawyer is not just what you do; it is an inextricable part of who you are. Let’s take this one step further. Ask yourself: “What makes me different from my legal peers?” Most of your colleagues will differentiate themselves by practice area. But the real answer to this question begets a deeper question: “How is your style of practice different than your peers and competition?”
Simplify and Organize your Schedule to Grow your Law Firm [Infographic]
Being an attorney is inherently stressful. The stakes are high since our client’s life, family or money is often on the line. People that become lawyers are typically overachievers and we put pressure on ourselves for perfection. In addition to the pressure we put on ourselves, we have to meet endless deadlines, billable hours and deal with emotional people. It’s a constant struggle to even find a moment of peace because there is so much coming at you at once. Combine all of this and it is easy to see why lawyers often feel burnt-out. 40 hours a week is the standard for full-time employment. But for lawyers, working 50 to 70 hours isn’t unheard of. That is why it is incredibly important for you to simplify and organize your practice and schedule to ensure you’re working as efficiently as possible.
Four Simple Ways To Boost Your Law Firm’s Reputation
While nobody can build an ironclad reputation overnight, these tips will certainly point you in the right direction! Your law firm’s reputation matters more than you know, both online and via word of mouth. A recent report by reputation discovered that 49 percent of consumers need to see at least several four-star ratings before hiring a certain business. The average potential client is going to do their research on you and will want to see a fair amount of positive ratings before they even think of reaching out to you. A bad reputation will drag your firm down to a place where you won’t ever succeed. Potential clients will run from your practice without you even knowing it and potential employees will apply to other law firms versus joining you.
Easy Tips On How To Grow and Strengthen Your Firm’s Brand Instantly
Whenever a setback in business occurs, whether it be from the pandemic or anything else, you’re probably going to be met with fear and downtime. However, when you get to the other side of that type of situation, you’re going to be welcomed back with newly arising opportunities. The opportunities can come in the form of new clients, new market opportunities, or even different or fewer competitors. Right now, solo and small law firms have an opportunity to help others and grow their personal brand at the same time. If you find yourself in a position to help others grow, now is a great time to step up. This isn’t about capitalizing on a crisis, but a new way to think about how you can help others in need because of your professional experience.
5 Ways to Increase Referrals From Your Past and Current Clients
How can I increase referrals? This is a question solos are constantly asking themselves. It is the driving force behind many of the decisions they make for their law practice. A steady flow of referrals means accelerating the growth of your firm and easing your worries regarding getting new clients. One of the best audiences to exploit when it comes to building referrals comes from the people who already know and love your firm… Your clients!
What To Do When Your Firm Is Close To Losing A Big Client
There is nothing more nerve-wracking to a solo or small law firm than the prospect of losing a major client. Of course, all business relationships come to a close at some point, but especially with our larger clients, the thought of losing the security blanket that comes with them can be terrifying to most solo and small firms. It isn’t difficult to know when things are rocky (or at least have some sort of gut feeling that something is off) and we can tell that the relationship might be drawing to an end. So if you get this feeling, what should you be doing? Follow these six recommendations to help manage the potential loss of a big client.
5 Ways To Strengthen Your Law Firm in 30 Minutes or Less
Guess what? You actually have more free time than you’d think. But it doesn’t come in large chunks of time as you’d expect. For most, these pockets of time are 15 to 20 minutes long. When smaller bits of unexpected time present themselves, it’s easy to get sucked into a YouTube video or social media feed. Instead, what you need to do is compile a list of quick but helpful things to do that you can accomplish during those short breaks. These things should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to accomplish. Most are proactive, business-building to-dos that you might not ever get around to.
3 Tips that will Help You Improve Your Sales Skills
Knowing how to sell is an essential skill for any Lawyer. But for those of us who don’t have much experience in selling, or who may be more technical rather than business-minded, it might seem like something you just have to be born with. Almost no one pursues a professional degree to become a salesman. For many lawyers, there’s something about selling that even feels unethical about selling. Like it’s beneath the profession. The reality is that almost anyone can get better at sales by understanding what separates the best salespeople from everyone else. Here are a few basic techniques that you can follow to quickly improve your sales skills.
80+ Tools to That Will Help You Grow Your New Firm [Infographic]
Are you in the process of starting your own firm? If so, you’ll probably need help putting some ideas into place and getting your practice off the ground. The pros over at Reviews XP have created this comprehensive list of tools you should try and have packaged it into this easy-to-digest infographic. Some of the tools listed in this article will help you with: Marketing, Social Media, Productivity, Outsourcing and so much more. Take a look for yourself, see if the tools you’re already using made the list, and discover the other tools that will help you to grow your practice that much faster.
Stats I Use To Review My Practice Each Quarter
One thing I’ve done since early on in my practice is review each quarter before planning the next. This helps me stay on task with reaching my yearly goals and allows me to adjust my path when needed. My process has evolved as I’ve gained more experience. This is what I reviewed for Q1 of 2018 in preparation for Q2. I use a tool called Lexicata to help me manage leads. Lexicata has made it so much easier to track data on all my new clients. I can see how many new clients I’ve converted over the past quarter, where they came from, the type of case they had, and how much revenue they brought in.