Freshbooks is Awesome, but Not For Accounting
Freshbooks is excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.
Freshbooks: the Gold Standard for Timekeeping and Billing
Freshbooks is the gold standard for timekeeping and billing. It's easy to use, mobile-friendly, and comes with world-class customer service.
Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential (Book Review)
In order to understand difference between time and value, just read Breaking the Time Barrier. In about an hour, Mike McDerment will get you up to speed on the fundamental difference between churning billable hours and delivering value to your clients.
Billing To Avoid Ethics Complaints
The best defense when questioned about your billing is solid documentation. It may even prevent charges against you.
Viewabill: Alan Dershowitz Wants Your Clients to Know What You Are Doing
Clients hate surprises. This is especially true when it comes to your bill. The solution is to have an ongoing conversation with your clients about costs. For some reason, though, a lot of lawyers have a hard time talking to clients about money. This means invoices are often the only communication happening, which is more […]
LA Lawyer Suspended for Charging Legal Fees for Non-Legal Work
Katherine Guste was suspended from practice for two years for charging legal fees for non-legal services. Would you have done the same thing?
What Really Makes Clients Want to Pay Your Bills
There is no trick to having happy clients; they are the result of hard work, good communication, and good choices.
A Personalized Cover Letter Should Accompany Legal Bills
Use a personalized cover letter when sending out legal bills to clients. Letters communicate value and appreciation better than an invoice alone.
“I Just Want to Practice Law” Postmortem
I Just Want to Practice Law is a candid window into the life cycle of a failed solo practice. Here are the mistakes he made, and how to avoid them.
Choosing Practice Management Software (Part 1 of 2)
Practice management software become a must-have for our firm. So we take Clio, Rocket Matter, and MyCase for an initial test drive.
The Differences Between Freshbooks and QuickBooks
Despite the names and a few overlapping features, Freshbooks and QuickBooks are very different products. Here’s a breakdown of the differences.
Billboard Advertising for Lawyers
Can lawyers generate business from billboards? If you are going to give billboard advertising a shot, here are some things to consider.
The Art of the Fee Quote
Quoting fees to clients can be a difficult skill to learn as a new solo, here's how to get better at it.