Networking and making a concerted effort to connect and grow your professional network can all too often fall by the wayside especially as business and firm owners get busy. But the other big reason is many just don’t see the value of connection and the amazing short and long terms bottom line result it can lead to in your business…
On today's show we spent 10 minutes with founder of Wildbloom, host of her own podcast “Socialette”, and Beyond Billables alumnus the phenomenon Steph Taylor. Steph is a corporate square peg turned wellness entrepreneur, marketing nerd and digital nomad.
If there was ever a guest that shows us how to make the whole work and life thing work for you and not against you it's Emma Heuston. Lawyer, practice leader, author and speaker Emma is a leading figure in our industry providing crucial information about how to work flexibly and freely in the legal industry.
Emma is a the author of 'The Tracksuit Economy, How to work Effectively and Productively from Home'.
The biggest obstacle most small business owners have is an inability to understand the ROI of investing in their brand. This episode, we will walk you through how each of your marketing efforts lead to increased ROI. If you want to improve your content marketing and attract more business, you need to focus on…
So many people thinking getting business is about selling. Making the ask. Pushing hard and demanding the sale. The thing is, that approach is fine for trinkets, and there are times when you need to hustle, but with a service business, you have to give value first.
This week we were thrilled to have Janelle Kerrisk return to the Beyond Billables Podcast. Janelle is a founder of Helix Legal and LawLancer, two legal services businesses making big waves in the industry. Janelle has a tremendous story of having the confidence to take the leap and has made a great success of everything she has put her mind to.
This week we had the chance to speak with Nick Mann, Founder of Polaris Lawyers based in Melbourne and a lawyer who is taking a very different approach to personal injury practice and business development.
So many people want to start a business, or go out and start practices for themselves, but haven't asked themselves the most basic questions. It's absolutely critical that you are honest with yourself from the outset as to what is motivating you and what you want to achieve before going out and starting your own thing.
Lots of law firm owners understand the need to invest in their brand. The problem is, how much, in what manner, and what content? The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of investing in their brand.
We love Instagram! It's crazy the amount of raised eyebrows I get when I tell people how powerful instagram is in our business and what an opportunity it is for theirs. It makes sense though. If you're BD hasn't progressed to circa 2006 and you aren't even writing great blog content, engaging with people on instagram will seem incredibly different.
It is an absolute no brainer for firms to be taking advantage of Google to get more direct client work. If you aren't, you aren't leveraging everything you can from your legal marketing. Obviously for a lot of legal businesses a strong SEO and Google Ads strategy has been something people have leveraged for the last 10 years, but it is surprising that as a whole firm owners know so little about it still.
If anyone has got their hands on the crystal ball and can see what the industry is facing is our guest on this episode of Beyond Billables – Stevie Ghiassi. Technology change is coming thick and fast, and the law establishment is not immune, creating both exciting and scary times ahead for the law industry.
It’s true that the modern workplace is changing, with remote working and more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies dramatically shifting how we view our daily responsibilities as an employee. And law, of course, is no exception to this change. Catherine Brooks is Principal at Moores law firm in Melbourne.
On today’s episode of Beyond Billables, we spoke to someone who is tackling the future of legal practice with the elegant touch of a designer. Meera Sivanathan is the co-founder and head legal designer at Dot. Prior to Dot.
Many lawyers feel as if they don’t have enough free time or space for their own life apart from work. Today’s episode of Beyond Billables deals largely with what to do with the time you spend outside of work (as limited as that time may be). Our guest for this episode is Melissa Scott - attorney, big picture thinker, ex-bodybuilder, and legal counselor at Megaport.
Clients tell me all the time that they operate at their best when they’re under stress. “But I’m most productive when I’ve got insane deadlines to reach,” they tell me time and again. They get a bit scared that meditation is going to make them less driven, all chill and unproductive. Here’s what I say about that.
I was part of a big problem. For many years as a head hunter my primary focus was on lawyers at top firms. I had very little understanding of anyone outside of a very select few firms and a complete lack of understanding of their needs. Fair enough too, that was my job.
Today’s guest on Beyond Billables is a professional with an exciting hybrid skill set similar to what we often advocate on the podcast. Laura Cowan is a New York-based entrepreneur who is a qualified public accountant and lawyer, a rare CPA-JD combo. Her career spans the fields of investment banking, accounting, estate law and, of course, opening her own business.