Month: March 2016

AOL 115: How Long Does Law Firm Start-Up Success Take?

Sometimes it can seem like law firm start-up success takes forever. But how long is too long? How do you know when you should keep going? That’s what we talk about today on the show… Hey everybody, welcome to episode 115 of The Art Of Lawyering podcast. I am your host, Christopher Small, I am out actually walking the dog tonight, figured I would mix up a little bit and give you some good stuff while talking them on a walk. Typically takes me a little bit but we’re probably not gonna take forever here. We’re doing these short bite sized episodes if you didn’t know that. Interesting question, had somebody that just wanted to join The Law Firm Confidential, and she’d been, has been at it for about three weeks. She’s been doing the stuff that’s in the program, and she hasn’t seen much success yet and she have a Facebook group and she was curious about how long […]

AOL 114: Law Firm Marketing Presentation Tips

I put on a law firm marketing presentation the other day and thought I’d share my tips in today’s podcast episode. Enjoy! Hey everybody, welcome to episode 114 of The Art Of Lawyering podcast, I’m your host, Christopher Small, and I’m excited to be here with you today. I am at this time currently on the highway driving back to the office from a presentation that I just put on. This presentation was made to a real estate agent and his team about 10 people or so. It’s good times I talked about two things. For all you estate planning attorneys out there. I talked about ways that they can provide value to their clients from a business perspective and I talked about ways that they can protect themselves from personal perspective. And estate planning worked into both of those components but that’s not what I wanted to talk about. What I wanted to talk about were some lessons that […]

AOL 113: Law Firm Startup Personalities

This is a special episode of The Art of Lawyering Podcast because it’s a change from the way I’ve been doing things. Today I want to talk law firm startup personalities. What does that even mean? Listen in… Hey everybody welcome to episode 113 of The Art Of Lawyering Podcast. I’m your host as always, Christopher Small. I’m excited to be here with you today. You know, this is gonna be a different kind of an episode and the episodes are moving forward. I think we’re gonna be kinda different. I think I’m done doing interviews for a while. Their simply taken up too much of my time and too much of my effort and I don’t think they’re really giving you what you need on the show. They’re not really accomplishing my true goal with the show. So I’m gonna kinda put them on hiatus for a little bit. It doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop show. In fact this […]

AOL 112: Law Firm Break Ups

Last week I broke up with my law firm. There were no tears. There were no hard feelings. There were no long goodbyes. It was simply “this isn’t working for me,” and “this isn’t working for me either,” and we went our separate ways. Here’s the thing though: I’m not sure many of you would have the guts to do that. Are you willing to make the hard choices? Are you willing to admit to yourself that everything isn’t going perfectly? Are you willing to do the hard thing that needs to be done to make sure you are as successful as possible and your firm is as successful as possible. Law firm break ups aren’t fun, but sometimes they are necessary. Why Law Firm Break Ups Happen If you want the full story you should listen to the podcast. Here’s the reader’s digest version. First, there were too many cooks in the kitchen. With so much input nothing was […]
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