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A law firm business plan helps you define your firm’s mission, values, services, and how you will offer those services in the marketplace. Your business plan should include the following: Executive Summary Company Description Market Analysis Organization and Management Services Marketing Strategy Financials This template will help you create and organize your business plan. For […]
The end of the year is an excellent time to review your policies, procedures, finances, and goals. This checklist help you go over a number of aspects of your firm’s business: Files Finances Vendors Office Procedures Continuing Legal Education Goals
It is critical for law firms to (a) set goals, and (b) measure their progress towards those goals. In order to do that, you must track your firm’s key performance indicators (KPIs). A KPI is a measurement that shows you how well you are achieving your primary goals. For example your client acquisition cost is the […]
This white paper is about stress and decision-making among legal consumers.
Description and instructions from Start Here HQ, a companion to our podcast with Alice Devendra on design thinking for lawyers: The Practice Model Canvas is a visual planning tool for thinking through the core elements of a legal product or service. While it isn’t necessarily a replacement for a fully fledged business plan, it will help […]
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A popular tool for getting to know your ideal client so they can help you make decisions about marketing strategy is to create a detailed persona (similar to a storyboard when used in design). A persona is a realistic sketch (in words) of a client who could exist and would be a perfect fit for your firm if they did. The idea is […]
Download a feature comparison chart of the law practice management software on our resource pages. We add to this chart periodically to keep it up to date. For a description of all the features, please refer to our law practice management software page. Last updated 2017-10-09.
This download complements our podcast with Pete Vargas about how to use your speaking engagements to generate clients and referrals.
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