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Behind-the-scenes insight into the journey of building thriving and profitable law businesses.

Behind-the-scenes insight into the journey of building thriving and profitable law businesses.
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Cleveland, OH

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Behind-the-scenes insight into the journey of building thriving and profitable law businesses.

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English


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027: Best Practices for Financial Management

9/18/2017
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Build a law firm that serves you!

Duration: 00:24:19


026: A lawyer’s insight into how business people purchase legal services. Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq.

2/18/2017
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This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Rochelle Friedman Walk Esq. She is the president and owner of the successful Walk Law Firm, PA in Tampa, Florida. Rochelle started her career at a major Cleveland law firm and then moved on to become in-house attorney for large corporations. As general counsel she helped companies reorganize, turn around and succeed in business. Rochelle was in a unique position because she was on the purchasing side of legal services. This gave her a...

Duration: 00:27:52


025: A Safe Space for Clients. Kristin Wilkinson, Esq.

2/2/2017
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Kristin represents clients in the area of civil litigation and business law, estates, and family law. What sets her apart from her competitors is that she strives to create a safe space for her clients and connect with them on a personal level. Because clients tend to cross personal boundaries, maintaining a healthy distance while showing empathy is a skill Kristin had to master. Kristin’s empathy and warm personality also influences how she runs her law business. She works with...

Duration: 00:25:58


024: Happy Holidays

12/21/2016
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I wanted to take a minute to wish you and your beloved ones a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year! I wanted to leave you with three short tips for 2017: 1. Choose yourself - give yourself permission to be successful 2. Surround yourself with people who inspire you 3. Prioritize your daily activities and focus on the ones that lead to business growth

Duration: 00:05:20


023: 5 Tips for Higher Profits – Presentation

9/26/2016
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Build a law firm that serves you! • Freedom to pursue what inspires you and makes you happy! • Profits to accomplish the things you want! • Peace of mind, so that you don’t stay up at night worrying about the future of your law firm. • Joy and fulfillment of serving clients that you enjoy working with. • Balance. Remember, your firm needs to serve YOU, and not the other way around. 5 Tips for Higher Profits 1. STOP overpaying your taxes, and take an extra vacation a year...

Duration: 00:25:20


022: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

1/28/2016
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road How to be the "Chief Ecosystem Officer" of your law business. 1.Understand that you’re an Entrepreneur Selling Legal Services – Mindset Shift From What You Learned in Law School2.Recognize That as a CEO Your Job is Multi-Fold:•Vision & Strategy (Choose a niche and define what differentiates you from other firms.)•Rainmaking (Cultivate relationships, become a networking & marketing expert to attract new business.)•Operations (Manage the office and the staff,...

Duration: 00:04:59


021: Replace Yourself and Grow Your Law Firm! Dana C Palmer, Esq.

11/21/2015
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We welcome Dana C Palmer, Esq. back on the Law Business Podcast.To listen to our previous interview with him, please check out episode 012.The reason we called Dana back the show is because recently he took six (yes, 6!) weeks off of work with emergency access only, and while he was away, his law firm continued to function normally.We were curious about how he achieved this level of freedom, and what preparations were necessary for his law firm to function without him being in the...

Duration: 00:24:09


020: Improving Online Visibility for your Law Firm with Inbound Marketing

11/10/2015
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Consumers now use an average of 10.4 resources before making a buying decision. Pre-shopping is occurring more and more frequently, and this is true in the legal industry. If you want to be found online, you need to be visible. Inbound marketing is a methodology where you attract potential clients to your business with blogs, white papers and social media. Once you convert visitors into leads, you begin to interact with them as they are making a decision about which law firm to hire. As...

Duration: 00:22:48


019: Search. Watch. Hire.

8/7/2015
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This week we welcome Chris Hildebrand, Esq. of Hildebrand Law, PC and President of the Local Lawyer Guide and Tighe Wilhelmy, VP of Operations & Business Development of Local Lawyer Guide. Chris’s law firm is a Scottsdale, Arizona divorce, family law and estate planning firm. He and the attorneys working for him created a client-focused practice built on cooperative and trusting relationships with their clients. They are recipients of numerous awards, recognitions and Five Star reviews. If...

Duration: 00:42:55


Is Tax Planning More than Knowing How Much Quarterly Estimates I Have to Pa

7/24/2015
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Today’s question is: Is tax planning more than knowing how much quarterly estimates I have to pay?We received this question from a small law firm owner, who was a fellow attendee of a Rainmaker Retreat with Stephen Fairley and the Rainmaker Institute. We talk a lot about proactive and strategic tax planning here at Better Numbers for Lawyers, so the short answer to this question is: ABSOLUTELY! Tax planning is much more than knowing how much quarterly estimates you have to pay.And let me...

Duration: 00:07:14


017: Are Tax Problems Holding You Back?

7/24/2015
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Are tax problems holding you back?Welcome to this episode of the Law Business Podcast. I’m your host Borbala Banto in the studio with Laz.So Laz, what is today’s question?Today’s question is: I started my law firm five years ago, but I haven’t filed any business tax returns. How do I resolve this issue so I can move forward?Thank you for trusting us with this question. Trust me when I tell you that you are not alone in this Nobody wants to talk about these issues. We are CPAs, we work with...

Duration: 00:06:28


016: I'm thinking about opening a second office location. Is it a good idea

6/29/2015
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In the past only larger firms could afford to open multiple offices. Why more and more small law firms take the risk and open a second office?The main reason behind opening a second office is to increase the market size.The cost of opening a second office is much lower than it used to be for two main reasons: Technology and dynamic office arrangements. Technology allows for easy document sharing, a long term office lease is no longer neccessary because of on-demand office spaces.

Duration: 00:07:41


015: It takes a community to build a successful business. Jorge Pla, Esq.

6/23/2015
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When you support your community, in return your community will support your business.Jorge Luis Pla is one of the two founding partners of RaslanPla & Company, LLC in Cleveland, OH. His firm has earned the reputation of being skilled negotiators and tenacious advocates of their clients’ rights.Jorge believes in the importance of education, hard work, valuing family and the community. He regularly gives back by offering pro bono work and by participating in various functions in the...

Duration: 00:13:19


014: Winning in business with personality. John Miller, Esq

6/9/2015
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What does a law firm and a rock band have in common?This might sound like the beginning of a nerdy joke, but this time it is the beginning of a success story.Besides running a successful law firm, John is the lead singer and bass player of a blues rock band called BayStreet. A few years ago John decided to let his personality come through his business and renamed it to Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC.Giving personality to a business might seem like a risky move, but John can attest to the...

011: A law business that fulfills you personally? Cristin Lowe, Esq.

2/9/2015
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Cristin is a family law attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. She built a successful law business around her core philosophy of helping people. The help she is passionate about providing is not limited to only giving the best possible representation in court, but also helping clients become fulfilled and successful in their new lives after divorce. Coming from a family of doctors, Cristin grew up with a desire to help people. She chose family law as her way of expressing herself and...

Duration: 00:27:51


010: A Narrow Niche Will Pay Off in Dividends. Tim Anderson, Esq.

1/29/2015
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Tim is a white collar criminal defense attorney in New Jersey. He is the guy you call when the IRS or FBI comes knocking on your door at 6 in the morning, because he can make them go away…After moving from Minnesota to New Jersey about 5 years ago, Tim practically rebuilt his business from the ground up. In this interview he shares the story of transforming his law practice into a law business.When it comes to choosing clients, Tim is an advocate of a focused niche. Even though many small...

Duration: 00:25:35


007: Destined to be and Entrepreneur. Craige Thompson, Esq Part 2

12/15/2014
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Duration: 00:18:54


006: Destined to be an Entrepreneur. Craige Thompson, Esq Part 1

12/8/2014
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Duration: 00:22:27


005: I sell for my clients, not to my clients. Lewis Landerholm, Esq. Part

11/24/2014
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Duration: 00:13:09


004: I sell for my clients, not to my clients. Lewis Landerholm, Esq. Part

11/17/2014
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Duration: 00:17:56

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