3 Proven Growth Strategies for Law Firms in 2017

Law firms need to stay at the forefront of marketing to expand and grow. And the rules keep changing every year. Software is an integral part of a law firm’s marketing campaign, and there’s a lot new and established firms can do in 2017 to expand their reach, bring in new clients and make more money.

Law firm growth

Your firm can implement the right strategies today to help spur growth tomorrow.

1. Referral Tracking Via CRM Solutions

If your firm is still using Excel to categorize your leads and clients, you’re doing it wrong. It’s time to step into the world of an all-in-one CRM and client intake solution that allows you to properly track:

  • Contacts
  • Leads
  • Conversion rates
  • Lead sources

Lexicata offers an all-in-one solution that also incorporates intake forms, automatic email reminders, status updates, engagement letters and so much more.…

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Meet ADA Facility Compliance Requirements

Americans with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law in 1990, the ADA is a civil rights legislation that allows disabled persons to enjoy the same products and services as people without disabilities.

Businesses must meet ADA compliance to avoid breaking the law.

Businessman using wheelchair

Fines and penalties are imposed on small businesses that fail to remain compliant. Businesses must take the appropriate steps to accommodate disabled patrons.

Businesses must meet the needs of their patrons, and there are a few methods to fast-track your business to ADA compliance.

1. Focus on Accessibility

Businesses have a legal right to focus on accessibility, and this is in the retail and restaurant space especially.…

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How to Effectively Manage and Motivate Your Salon Staff

Upon proactively recognizing the specific challenges on motivating and managing staff, salon owners or managers need to find effective ways to attend to these. However, there is actually no definite way to resolve those issues considering the fact that there are many types of salon business models.

Hairdresser

Diverse approaches could be employed depending on the type and case of your operation. But the good news is, there are other solutions that can be instituted to maintain a creative, busy salon environment full of hard working and motivated staff.

Whether you are a first-hand or experienced manager, we have some ideas and tips for effectively managing and motivating your salon staff.

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Is Stress Affecting You in The Workplace?

Whilst we all might claim to be ‘a bit stressed out’ from time to time, very few of us take the problem of stress seriously. Yet, stress is a serious condition and left untreated, it can have quite significant effects on our overall health and wellbeing. Whilst it might be seen as a psychological problem, it does in fact impact on many areas of our physical health, and most of us will experience high levels of stress at some stage in our lives.

Work stress

Whether it is caused by a single major event in our lives, such as divorce or bereavement, or it’s the cumulative result of many smaller issues, such as workplace tension or fear of redundancy, stress has the potential to build up into something very serious.…

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SMB’s: Breaking Silos to Drive Growth

Early on in my career I spent six weeks in an ad agency creative department. I was a junior account executive, and I’d been sent downstairs to the creative floor to learn about what they did. It would be generous to say that I didn’t set the world on fire as a creative. In fact, in my entire time there, I came up with precisely one decent ad idea. So, you can imagine how gutted I was when the creative team I was working with shot it down in flames. Sure, my idea wasn’t going to win a Cannes Lion, but it fit the client’s brief perfectly and deserved to be put forward.…

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Time-saving Techniques for Restaurant Owners

For people who appreciate great food served in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, owning a restaurant means living the dream.

Restaurant owner

But owning and running an eating-and-drinking establishment takes more than just a love of all things culinary. Owning a restaurant, dedicated as it may be to providing memorable experiences, is as much about the business side of the equation, and increasing productivity while maintaining quality is the goal.

And the best way to achieve this goal is by introducing time-saving techniques into your daily strategy. The following can help you streamline your processes and boost your bottom line while growing customer satisfaction:

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How to Cope with the Growth of Your SME

The ‘SME’ category can actually cover quite a broad spectrum of business sizes, from those with just a few employees at one location to medium sized companies with perhaps 100 staff and a handful of sites. Your business can expand quite a lot while still very much having the needs and qualities that signify an SME.

Old small business

Of course, business growth is something we aspire to, and work hard for. It is what we base most of our strategies around achieving, and what we set our goals at. However, when it actually arrives, rapid business growth can be quite overwhelming, and can put strains on both your business and yourself if you aren’t prepped for it.…

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Improving the Image of Your Business Through Charity

Cultivating the right appearance of your business requires a bit of insight. In order for you to see continued success in all that you set out to do, it is very important to consider how your company interacts with the public. While there are plenty of organizations out there that offer assistance in regards to public relations, you also might want to think about what you can do on your own to improve the image of your business.

Business experts like Eugene Chrinian stress the importance of charity work for businesses of all sizes. By involving yourself and your company with various charities, you are giving yourself the opportunity to make a difference for your business and for the community that exists all around you.…

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3 Financial Tools To Help You Get Your Start Up Off The Ground

Do you have an idea for a business? Reckon your product or service could fill a gap in the market? Always dreamed of being your own boss?

If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, then congratulations – you clearly have an entrepreneurial spirit! Now comes the hard part. More than half a million businesses launch across the country every month and you need all the help you can get if you’re going to stand out from the crowd and succeed – regardless of how good your idea is.

Business planning

The biggest thing to be aware of is money. If you don’t stay in control of this, then you’re never going to get anywhere.…

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Reputation Management: Major Mistakes Business Owners Make and How to Avoid Them

Online reputation management (ORM) refers to the process of monitoring reviews and comments about a person or their company mainly through social media watching. For example, monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. When it comes to ORM, many business managers make mistakes.

Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Here is a review of some of the most common ones and how you can avoid them.

Not being aware that you have an online reputation

If you don’t know you have one – and you do – how are you going to be able to do anything to influence it? If you really don’t have the time to keep up with your online reputation, use a review checker service.…

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