Authored by: Ollie Lammers
Growing your law firm as a small business owner means you need different strategies than the big law firms in your town. As a solo law firm, you need to implement a smart growth strategy without getting ahead of yourself.
According to Attorneyatwork.com, here are a few growth strategies for you to utilize in 2022 and beyond.
Streamline Your Firm’s Systems
Find ways to take tasks off your plate from some of the day-to-day aspects of running your business. Consider hiring or automating parts of running your law firm. Look at your day-to-day tasks of running your law firm and consider the processes that don’t need your expertise. Consider hiring an outside expert to take care of certain aspects of your business.
Invest and Empower Your Team
For you to be able to fight for justice on behalf of your clients, you’ll need a team that supports the mission of your firm. You can build a great team within your firm by hiring employees to take on your day-to-day aspects. If you decide to hire, people remember you will have some growing pains. Also, remember when hiring people to ensure their responsibilities are easy to understand and accessible when needed. Ensure your team is aware of their expectations, potential leadership positions, and some of your growth strategies for your law firm. Giving your employees information about their potential growth within your firm will keep them motivated and loyal to the business.
Collaborate within Your Community
Being a solo practitioner doesn’t mean you are always alone running your law firm. Invest your time within your community, legal or non-legal, to help you grow professionally. Spending time with organizations you are passionate about will lead to connections with peers, mentors, and potential referral sources. Making connections will also help you find resources as you grow your firm.
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