Are you managing a small or mid-size law firm? Are you considering going solo? If so today's Lawyerist article "Law Firm Finances: Everything You Need to Know" by Randall Ryder is a must read.
This lengthy article covers:
Although this is a must-read for anyone who manages a law firm’s finances, it could also be helpful as a basic primer for you non-lawyers too.
REPUBLISHED from: blog.designerofthings.com
Every startup starts with a great idea. But for a startup to turn into a sustainable business, entrepreneurs need to take their idea and understand it in context to a business plan. Coming up with the next big wearable device, or connected appliance is just the first step in creating a company. Figuring out who your audience is, why they would want to buy your product and what you need to make that happen is a whole other side to starting a business.
Jennifer Myers is a business advisor to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and growing businesses alike. Her primary areas of expertise are writing business plans, helping clients effectively brainstorm and implement ideas, and strategizing for effective growth. Both a transactional lawyer and a businesswoman, Myers is a solutions generator who balances passion with need and big goals with limited resources.
We sat down with Myers to get some advice on putting together the perfect pitch for investors. Here are the a couple of key insights:
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This article is part of our featured speaker series for the Designers of Things Conference which takes place in San Francisco on September 23 & 24, 2014.
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What inspires you?
What do you love to do?
If your answers do not related to your business or you simply lack clear answers to these questions, take a look at Jeff Haden's article "15 Revealing Signs You Genuinely Love What You Do" to see how many of his list (15 items taken directly from his article) apply to you:
1. You don't struggle to stay disciplined; you struggle to prioritize.
2. You think, I hope I get to... instead of, I hope I don't have to...
3. You don't talk about other people; you talk about the cool things other people are doing.
4. You think about what you will say, not how you will say it.
5. You see your internal and external customers not as people to satisfy but simply as people.
6. You enjoy your time at work.
7. You enjoy attending meetings.
8. You don't think about surviving. You think about winning.
9. You're excited about what you're doing, but you're more excited about the people you're doing it with.
10. You hardly ever look at the clock.
11. You view success in terms of fulfillment and gratification, not just money.
12. You leave work with items on your to-do list you're excited about tackling tomorrow.
13. You help without thinking. .
14. You don't think about retirement, because retirement sounds boring.
15. Your business is a business you would want your children to run.
This blog is dedicated to all things entrepreneurial. Included here we hope you find both inspiration and useful tips. Unless otherwise noted, this blog is written by Coach Jen, founder of Alayne Strategies.