Tag Archives: Business Development

Attend the LSSO’s 13th Annual RainDance Conference June 7-8

LSSO’s annual RainDance Conference is the key resource of the organization.  The two-day conference is filled with high-level interactive sessions, roundtables and lively discussions with industry thought leaders. LSSO’s RainDance Conference – Register Today! When: June 7 & 8, 2016 Where: The Mid-America Club, Chicago, IL RainDance offers less of the theory and more of …

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The Evolving Role of Today's Law Firm Leaders

The National Law Review is in attendance at the 23rd Managing Partner Forum today in Atlanta, Georgia. NLR Managing Director Jennifer Schaller is moderating a collaborative panel discussing investing in clients. Check out the below article by founder of the Managing Partner Forum, John Remsen. We all know that the legal profession has changed dramatically …

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Close-up Of Male Lawyer With Arm Crossed Standing In Front Of Book Shelf

The Evolving Role of Today’s Law Firm Leaders

The National Law Review is in attendance at the 23rd Managing Partner Forum today in Atlanta, Georgia. NLR Managing Director Jennifer Schaller is moderating a collaborative panel discussing investing in clients. Check out the below article by founder of the Managing Partner Forum, John Remsen. We all know that the legal profession has changed dramatically …

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Lessons for Lawyers from Steve Jobs [VIDEO]

This is Small Business Week and I’m going to share with you some inspiring talks by business visionaries in this week’s blog posts. The first is one of the most famous commencement speeches ever given — the 2005 Stanford commencement address by Steve Jobs. One of my favorite lessons from Jobs’ talk is “Don’t be trapped …

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Building a Business Development Mindset in Law Firm Associates, Junior and Income Partners

Firms continually struggle to transition associates and junior partners from the “learning to be a great attorney mindset” to being great attorneys who also actively contribute to the firm’s bottom line.  In a fragile and shrinking legal market, business development at all levels and in all practice areas starts earlier and is being monitored more …

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Ten Rainmaking Tips for Finders, Minders and Grinders

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This past week, I was speaking at an IP firm here in Chicago. The Managing Partner and I met ahead of time and discussed the group dynamics. He said, “Steve there are three types of attorneys that you’ll be presenting to today; the finders, the minders and the grinders. The finders are out there looking …

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Three Reasons Why Lawyers Avoid Business Development

One of the scariest things someone can do is to approach an attractive stranger in a bar and begin speaking.  While there are the limited few with nerves of steel who can talk with anyone about anything, the majority of us humans are actually intimidated by this act.  Why are some of us afraid of …

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Part Three: Tips and Considerations (#11 – 15) before Opening a Fitness Studio or Gym

This article is the third in a three part series on tips and considerations before opening a fitness studio or gym.  For the first article (Tips 1-5), please click here.  For the second article (Tips 6-10), please click here.   Here are tips 11 -15: 11.  Promote Your Studio Cost-effectively.  Bad news: building a membership …

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Part Two: Tips and Considerations (#6 – 10) before Opening a Fitness Studio or Gym

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This article is the second in a three part series on tips and considerations before opening a fitness studio or gym.  For the first article Tips 1-5, please click here.  Without further ado, here are tips 6 – 10: 6. Location, location, location.  In my experience, poor location choice is the #1 mistake that people make when …

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Succession Planning: How to Hand Your Law Firm to the Next Generation

While conducting a year-end review of several client projects I worked on in 2014, I noticed a trend emerging. Though the types of projects and initiatives were disparate, there was a single, shared stumbling block that deterred the work from moving purposefully forward without a hitch. Whether working on new website builds, social media programs, …

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