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LinkedIn Tips for Lawyers #1: Specialties, Summary, Skills Expertise Sections

Have you taken the time to really look at your LinkedIn Profile after all the changes LinkedIn phased in during 2012? Did you notice that your Specialties Section is missing from your LinkedIn Profile? Did you notice that if you had a Specialties Section defined in your old profile that LinkedIn has added it to …

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Thinking About Blogging – Just do it and here is some advice from successful bloggers

I started blogging about 6 months ago and have tried to maintain a consistent schedule with meaningful topics. What I have learned is that it takes passion, time, commitment and a bit of creative thinking to come up with relevant topics. I also witnessed the power of blogging for building your community. It does work. …

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Tip #2: IOLTA/Credit Cards – New IRS Section 6050W & How it Affects Attorneys

Continuing my posts on best practices for IOLTA accounts/transactions, I wanted to share this information with you. This information comes via the ABA Commission on IOLTA. “Beginning January 2013, new IRS requirements regarding the reporting of credit card transactions will go into effect and may have the potential to negatively impact IOLTA accounts and lead …

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Handling Credit Card Payments and IOLTA

Tips and Techniques to Properly Manage Your IOLTA Funds (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts): Mismanaging an IOLTA account can have terrible consequences on a lawyer’s career, sometimes to the point of disbarment. For the month of December, I will be doing a series of posts to address questions you may have when handling your IOLTA …

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More WOW Tips for Retaining Clients

In a previous post, I talked about marketing as two different processes: Retaining Clients and Attracting New Clients. For this article, I am going to keep the focus on retention. Why? Because a satisfied and loyal client is likely to give you more of their business and bring new clients through referrals to friends, neighbors …

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In the Stands or On the Track: Your Business Development Advantage

It’s fall and the height of football season. Our city is crazy about high school football games. Serious rivalries exist. Parents are actively involved attending games and tailgating. It’s just the place to be on Friday nights. One might ask – How does a Friday night football game relate to business development? I enjoy watching …

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