This is one of those "collection posts" – with a couple of different topics.
First, I came across a bunch of FREE tools for start-ups at Ladies Who Launch. Though the tools are geared towards start-up companies generally, as opposed to law firms, there are plenty of forms and templates here, from business templates to non-disclosures, that can help you in your firm or if you represent small businesses. Even better, there’s a link to this FREE start up assistance – including a customized startup schedule, a dedicated consultant and support in setting up your marketing program. Not sure if the program would apply to start-up law firms, but I don’t see why not. Another program I’ve blogged about before, SCORE has also provided guidance to lawyers starting firms, even though geared towards all businesses generally.
Next up, I wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new post up at Legal Marketing Blawg, on guarding your online reputation in the Internet Age.
Finally, another reminder about my upcoming workship in DC on April 30, 2009 with Julie Tower Pierce entitled Pink Slips, Detours and OnRamps. For more information and registration, visit My Shingle For Moms, Dads Too.com. Would love to see you there!