Did that headline get your attention? Shame on you. This means you are reading this post to either learn some deep dark secret to growing ‘your multi-million dollar solo practice working just one day a month’ OR you were going to read it to mock me. The point is these stupid headlines have the power […]
Wow. I go away for a vacation and all hell breaks loose! (only kidding) But during my vacation week when my big and little guys were asleep after an exhausting day at the beach I learned of Carolyn Elefant’s post on MyShingle.com letting loose on the ABA as an ‘organization’ (not it’s volunteers or staff). […]
You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh the places you‘ll go. … Dr. Seuss from ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go..’ If you are a reader of my blog or new to Build a Solo Practice @ SPU, you have learned […]
Many states are now offering continued unemployment benefits while you start up your own business. This means for those who have been laid off permanently and eligible for unemployment, you can now direct your energies towards starting your solo practice while still receiving your unemployment checks. To receive benefits, you must be able and available […]
This is the age old question and my friend, Chuck Newton, addresses it in his new post, “Why Do Not More Young Lawyers Start Their Own Law Practices.” Yes, coming from me this may sound like a promotion for Solo Practice University. But it’s not. Chuck has no skin in the game. He has no […]
There was an interesting study conducted relating to income and one’s ability to say, “I’m sorry.” It showed those who are more inclined to apologize for behaviors when at fault were more likely to earn more income. When Zogby’s researchers queried 7,590 Americans, both male and female, they discovered that people who are more willing […]
There is actually a silver lining, however, in this ever-growing world of distrust. Due to social media, the viral nature of information today, those who would look to deceive, suppress, deny accountability through carefully crafted public relations nonsense can’t stem the leaks. Everything is being exposed. Everything is being digitally memorialized. And everything can be digitally altered out of context. Everyone truly does live and work in the proverbial glass house today.
In Should You Create A Niche Practice (Part I) we defined what a niche really is and discussed the concept of natural community to help you carve out your niche. Now let’s talk about the traditional definition of ‘niche’ in the legal community – a given practice area, a specific type of law you want […]