Posted by Jay Kamlet on Apr 06, 2017
Running a law business well means starting with the right foundation
As you launch your own law firm, life can feel a bit uncertain. You are walking away from an established place with a full client roster. Plus, all business development, marketing and operations tasks now fall to you. Take heart, though, because you already have what it takes to achieve success running a law business, even if you don’t know it yet.
Here are some more tips on how to run a successful independent law firm.
- Always do your best work. The quality of your work matters more than the quantity. Satisfied clients come back. They also refer you to others; building your business without any marketing expense.
- Go above and beyond. You should always do everything you can to satisfy your clients. By doing more than they expect, you are showing them why you are the best lawyer for the job. These little things will also make your clients refer more people to you because they will see that you care.
- Focus on building relationships. Let’s not mince words. Starting any business is a challenge. For this reason, you need to build quality relationships with people to get your name and business out there. The time you spend networking in person, seeking out deeper professional conversations and using social media effectively will pay off.
- Be thankful. Remember to express your thanks to clients and to those who refer business your way. Thank your employees when they work extra hard. Gratitude seems like a small action, but genuine thanks and appreciation can help solidify your relationships and help you build a stronger business.
When you are first starting out, it can seem terrifying, especially when days go by without the phone ringing or any new clients seeking services. Your attitude in the beginning can make a huge difference in how your law business grows. Use your positive energy and determination to keep up with networking and marketing.
When your do clients start coming (and they will), do your best work and go above and beyond. Show your clients that you care and they will be more likely to refer others to you.
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