Category: Starting a Law Firm

Must Read Law Firm Marketing Books for 2015 (part 1)

You’ve already heard me say if you don’t have clients you aren’t a successful attorney, so I won’t beat a dead horse. But it’s true. So I thought I’d share with you my top 5 must read law firm marketing books for 2015. A couple of things to consider as I release this list, one book at a time: 2015 just started, so obviously these aren’t coming out in 2015; These aren’t just marketing books – they will change your life. Must read law firm marketing book for 2015 – The Slight Edge This is my must read book forever. I will read this book at least once a year every year for the rest of my life. It is that impactful. The cool thing about this book is that it will make your business better, but it will also make your life better. The concept of the book is that every minute of every day we are either making […]

The Perfect Time to Plant a Tree…

is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. That’s an old Chinese Proverb, I believe, and it’s words are still true today. Yes, it’s easy to look back and regret what we have yet to do. Or we could just buck up and get started today. There’s another way that old saying could go too. It would be something like: The perfect time to plant a tree would be today, the easiest time would be in a week. Just replace “tree” with whatever your New Year’s resolution is. The perfect time to start is now, but it’s so much easier to see it being done in the future (before any of the work is put in). Starting and building a successful law firm isn’t easy. Marketing a law firm requires work. You might as well get started today. I’ve decided for 2015 I’m going to blog every day. It’s going to suck. It’s going to be hard. There […]

LFMM 080: 5K Law Firm Startup

I got an email the other day from Wayne. Wayne wanted to know what I’d do if I had $5,000 and had to start a law firm all over again. Instead of just telling Wayne, I thought I’d tell all of you. It just seemed like the right thing to do. The funny thing about this question is that when I originally started my firm in 2009 I started with exactly $5,000 (I talk about it in the podcast – listen if you want the details). 5K Law Firm Startup [leadplayer_vid id=”5469AD193D467″] Show Notes These show notes are actually important because I talked about a bunch of stuff that I’d be using if I were starting a law firm again (and I know a ton of you want to know how to start a law firm). Here you go: (URL purchase) Free WordPress Themes Web Hosting Option 1 – Hostgator

LFMM 076: 10 Ways to Skyrocket Your Success

If you listened to last weeks podcast, then you know this weekend I was in Scottsdale at a conference called PLF Live. It was an amazing conference with amazing people doing amazing things and making amazing amounts of money. As I am want to do, I wanted to share with you some of the things I learned so you can take these lessons and use them to skyrocket your success. 10 Ways to Skyrocket Your Success Here are the ten things I learned that you can use to skyrocket your success. If you want to know how they can skyrocket your success, listen to the podcast or the video.

LFMM 075: Starting a Law Firm and Conferencing for Success

Conferencing for Success This week’s podcast topic come straight out of real life. Last week I attended an all day CLE for personal injury lawyers. And this week I’m attending a 3 day conference in Scottsdale to learn more about starting a successful law firm. That got me to thinking about the criteria I have for choosing whether or not to attend a CLE or conference (the criteria aren’t the same). I thought I’d share that criteria with you.

LFMM 072: Law Firm Management Expert Haley Odom Ackerman

It is my honor this week to talk to Haley Odom Ackerman, a former paralegal turned law firm consultant focusing on technology, efficiency, and practice management. If you know your firm needs to incoroporate more technology but you just aren’t sure where to get started, then this interview is a must listen for you. We also talk about how she got one of her articles featured on the front page of the Texas bar journal and how she’s amassed 3000 subscribers to her blog at [leadplayer_vid id=”54187E7E3387D”] Can Great Law Firm Management Make You More Money Haley Odom Ackerman seems to think so (and I’d agree with her 100%). When she started life as a paralegal she had a bird’s eye view into the way law firms were run. She had the opportunity to see law firms that had great organization and those that had poor organization. She was so driven to talk about her experiences and help other […]

LFMM 071: The Slight Edge (Part 2)

Successful People Do What Unsuccessful People Won’t Do We’re back with another episode of the Law Firm Marketing Mastery Podcast and we’re continuing with our journey through the The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson (you can listen to part 1 here. I’ve never done this kind of in depth analysis of a book on this podcast before, and I think that speaks to the impact this book has had on the way I do things. What I love about this book is it took a philosophy I generally understood and lived by and provided a road map to exponentially increase my productivity, my happiness, and my success. And this episode is chock full of just as much value as part 1.

LFMM 067 | Interview with Law Firm Management Expert Chuck Vann

Can you learn to be a better leader? Are there things you can do today to help manage your law firm better? Can coaching help you take your law firm to the next level? These questions and more are answered in this weeks Law Firm Marketing Mastery Podcast when I sit down and talk to Chuck Vann, owner of Charles Van Consulting. Chuck doesn’t just bring theoretical knowledge to the table for our discussion. He’s been the business manager for law firms small and large for nearly 30 years. And today he’s here to share his experiences with us.

LFMM 063: Top 5 Podcasts I Listen To (and why)

[leadplayer_vid id=”53A7C153C0653″] Podcasts are Amazing I listen to a lot of podcasts. I probably have over 25 in my podcast feed. Whenever I get in the car to go anywhere, whenever I’m in line at the grocery store, whenever I’m walking the dog, whenever I have any free time, I’m listening to podcasts. They are an awesome way to sit in on the conversations of very successful people. Podcasts are a gateway to the soul of many of today’s most successful entrepreneurs, and I’m constantly looking for new tips and tricks to try out on my own business. Today I thought I’d introduce you to my top 5 podcasts (in no particular order). If you aren’t listening to these podcasts you should start today.
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