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The Myth of More Time for Billing

Before you use "more time for billing" as an excuse to hire someone or buy something, consider whether you would actually be able to make good use of that time.

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How to Keep Track of Your Time

Even if you only put together your bill at the end of the month, you need to track your time as you go. These are the major tools for doing that.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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.

Timekeeping and Creating a Backup

Backup your timekeeping to prevent losing your billable hours.

All-in-One Solutions Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Law firms should avoid all-in-one printers, but may want to adopt all-in-one practice management software--just not the ones from Lexis and West.

The Hourly Billing Myth: Time is Not Value

Time is simplistic. It is one component of value, but not the whole measure. Think beyond hourly billing.

Keep Track of Mobile Calls and Text Messages

Attorneys who make lots of phone calls can use MobileArchiver to search calls and text messages.

Track Time with Toggl

How attorneys can track their time using Toggl, a new piece of software for lawyers.

Do You Trim Your Own Time?

Why young attorneys should submit time records that show the time they spend on cases.

Run Meetings Like Google

Organizing meetings the Google way can make employees more productive.

Carefully Track Time

Do not use uniform billing increments and keep careful track of time.