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Startup

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Startup. Startup refers to the very early stages of running a solo or small law practice. There are many business details to consider in the early stages of starting and running your law practice. Start your research with FindLaw.

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Startup Articles
  • Management Techniques: Learning To Delegate
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
    There is not a single management skill more critical to your personal and professional success as an entrepreneur than learning to delegate. There is much more to delegating than meets the eye. It does not mean to simply hand out assignments. It is a science and an exercise in understanding one's self.

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  • Starting a Law Firm - Finding Your Niche
    Provided by Nicholas Wells of Wells IP Law
    A key decision when launching a new firm is deciding "what you are." The days of the general practice lawyer are gone. Your chances for success are much greater if you limit yourself to a particular area of law where you can become an expert.

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  • Federal and State Business Licensing Requirements
    Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
    Lawyers looking to start a firm should look into any federal or state license or permit requirements which may be applicable to them.

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  • Marketing a Startup Solo Law Practice
    Provided by Burman E. Berger and Esq. of Burman E. Berger, Esq.
    Marketing a Start-Up Solo Practice

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  • Marketing Tips for Creating Your Law Firm Identity
    Provided by Michael B. Taylor of FindLaw
    Because legal marketing on the Internet has become a mainstream practice, it is now more important than ever to have a website that can capture an audience and convert common website hits into actual, paying clients. Having a firm identity is a key element in the process, and is central to a successful marketing plan. This article will explain the primary considerations for creating an identity that will work for you.

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  • 17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes Lawyers Make
    Provided by Trey Ryder of Trey Ryder LLC
    Lawyers who rely on traditional marketing methods are fast discovering that many "time-proven methods" no longer work. Lawyers could dramatically improve their marketing results by avoiding the following mistakes and heeding this updated advice.

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  • Secretary of State Websites for Business Registration
    Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
    Secretary of State Websites

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  • Glossary of Business Terms
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
    This article provides a summary of common business terms.

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  • Write a Business Plan
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
    A business plan should be a work-in-progress. Even successful, growing businesses should maintain a current business plan. Every successful business plan should include something about each of the following areas.

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  • Funding a Startup Business
    Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
    While poor management is cited most frequently as the reason businesses fail, inadequate or ill-timed financing is a close second. Whether you're starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential. But it is not enough to simply have sufficient financing; knowledge and planning are required to manage it well. These qualities ensure that entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes like securing the wrong type of financing, miscalculating the amount required, or underestimating the cost of borrowing money.

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