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Improve Energy, Increase Productivity with 5 Easy Feng Shui Tips

December 12, 2017

To increase the positive energy in your office space, and be more productive as a result, consider taking advantage of feng shui. This is the ancient art of aligning our external world to support our internal journey, explains Lorrie Webb Grillo, certified feng shui practitioner and owner of Thriving Spaces Feng Shui. “Feng shui operates…

MyShingle Theme Week: The Power of An Extra Hour

November 6, 2017

This past weekend, as the clocks fell back we gained an extra hour. And since it usually takes a couple of days to acclimate to the time change, most of us ought to be able…

Can Law Firms or #AltLaw Turn Clients Into Lobbyists?

October 26, 2017

The Harvard Business Journal reports that companies like Uber and Air BnB – new entrants to regulated incumbent markets –  are gaining success in breaking down barriers by mobilizing customers to become political advocates. For…

Last Call for Webinar on Facebook Ads & Digital Marketing

October 25, 2017

As those of you on my email list may know, I’m sponsoring a webinar on Facebook ads and other types of digital marketing that will be presented by Jason Gardner and Alicia Glenn. Although I…

How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice

October 18, 2017

Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s look at the list: Of course, there’s your daily caseload. Those clients have to be properly cared for. But then there’s the common business tasks like paying the bills, collecting your fees or ordering…

Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon

October 12, 2017

Why rent office space, when you can buy your own office – online, no less. Believe it or not, you can order a pre-fab tiny house made out of a shipping container  for just $36,000 plus…

Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud

October 10, 2017

Author: Thomson Reuters Small firms have never been better positioned to threaten big law and you can thank the cloud. Consider Roeder Smith Jadin, a Minneapolis-based firm focusing on litigation, real estate, construction, insurance, and…

What One Lawyer Learned From a 50-Hour Data Science Bootcamp

October 10, 2017

With increased focus on the growing role of data science and data analytics in the future of law, I decided that it was high time to learn what all the fuss is about.  Initially, I…

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7 Ways Practice Management will Help You Get a Head Start in 2018

When you’re able to accomplish more in less time, everyone wins. Your clients will get more for each billable hour they invest in you, and you’ll make more money. A lot more. Consider this: If a lawyer, who charges $365 an hour (the median rate for a consumer law attorney[1]), bills one extra hour per week, they will earn an additional $18,980 annually.