How to grow your firm: Lessons from the Legal Trends Report

The latest Legal Trends Report 2019 surveyed more than 2500 lawyers and 2000 consumers to help identify why some firms succeed in increasing revenue and others don’t. While the focus was on mostly smaller law firms, the results could apply to any professional service firm. Notably, the report found several key areas that firms are neglecting that could make a substantial impact on their practice. In this post, I want to address a few points that relate to marketing and business development. (more…)

How to get more clients like your “best” clients

All clients are not created equally. While we know that, many of us actively pursue any client rather than focusing on a specific “ideal or best client.” The fear is that if we limit ourselves to only seeking one client type, we may not be able to make enough money. Even if that could be true for your business (but probably isn’t), it is beneficial to identify what kind of clients you really want and how you can get more like them. Here are 4 steps to get you started: (more…)

Labor-saving marketing tips in honor of Labor Day

While you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer, here are a few quick marketing tips to help you take a break from your hard labor. (more…)

Marketing musts for the summer

While summer can offer a slower pace for many firms, most of us can’t afford to forget about marketing for a few months. Summer can be a good time to take on marketing-related tasks that often get neglected but can pave the way for better results for the remainder of the year and beyond. (more…)

How to get employees to help market your firm

In many professional service firms, only a small percentage of people are actively engaged in marketing. The remaining employees don’t participate. The reason for this is usually some combination of them being uncomfortable with marketing and/or not being asked or required to do it. However, it is a huge missed opportunity not to get them involved in at least small ways. (more…)

8 reasons why people aren’t liking or sharing your social media posts

Many professionals reject social media marketing because they think it takes too much time with little pay off. When they do post articles, they don’t get much of a response, so they feel it doesn’t work. However, social media, like all marketing, is about targeting, consistency, and quality. If you aren’t seeing results in your social media marketing, consider whether some of the following issues may be the problem: (more…)

Yes, you can find time to market. Here’s how.

One of the most common reasons I hear for why professionals don’t market their business is they don’t have time. Time is certainly a big factor. It’s very hard to run a business, handle clients and have a personal life. However, I think there is also another factor at play. A lot of professionals don’t like to market. If you dread marketing, then consciously or not, you won’t make time for it. How to get past that feeling is harder. Here are a few tips to help you find and want to find time for marketing: (more…)

New Year’s resolutions to jump start your marketing

Like it or not, you need to market your practice if you want to ensure a steady revenue stream. The start of a new year is a good time to look at what’s working or not with your existing marketing and resolve to do better or try new ways to market. Here are a few resolutions to consider for 2018: (more…)

6 steps to creating a marketing budget to grow your business

One of the biggest reasons marketing fails is because firms don’t set aside appropriate resources to getting it done. Regardless of the size of your budget, if you want to be effective, you need to think carefully about how and where you spend your time and money. How do you do that? (more…)