Creating a persuasive and cast-iron business case for partnership in your law firm, consulting firm, Big 4, Accounting Firm or Magic Circle firm is probably the hardest part of making it through Partnership Track into the partnership. In fact, the biggest question I am asked by senior managers, directors and senior associates is how to create their own cast-iron business case for partnership.

Business Case for Partnership Articles

I have put together a list of all the blog posts I’ve written on how to build a cast-iron business case for partnership in your law firm, Big 4, consulting, accountancy or mid-tier firm.  What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership? This post explains what your personal and business case is. It then explains why you shouldn’t not neglect either the personal or business case. Your personal and business case for partnership is the same whether you are in a Big 4, law firm, consulting or accountancy firm. The ‘Powerpoint’ partnership business case – how to make it work for you This post gives you tips on how to reduce your written business case so it fits on any format that constricts the amount of you can write, such as a powerpoint slide deck. The tips given in this blog post will be helpful if you need to cut out the waffle and make your business case more succinct. 6 tips to make your cast-iron business case for partnership so persuasive your partners have to say yes. This post contains the 6 tips and insights I gave to a highly successful consultant who was putting together his business case for his US-based consulting firm. It is an essential read if you are preparing to pitch your business case for partnership in a partnership panel interview.

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Building a business case when you’re in industry

3 key questions to answer in order to build up a cast-iron business case when you are currently in industry Are you aiming to make partner by making a lateral move from industry?  Being able to demonstrate your ability to win work is the hardest part of creating your business case for partnership in this situation. This blog post gives you 3 key questions to help you show your potential for winning work. Your business case for partnership: Don’t get over fixated on your technical ability This post talks about why your technical ability is not normally relevant to your personal or business case for partnership. What’s the emotional part of my business case for partnership? When you go for partnership you need to have more than just great numbers. You need to have the rest of your partners wanting to have and trust you as a member of their exclusive club. What to do BEFORE starting to write your personal and business case for partnership This post explains that your personal and business case for partnership is built up over months and years rather than days and weeks. The post gives you the groundwork you need to do as you create your personal and business case for partnership. What do you need to put in your business case for partnership? If you have just started to think about your business case, this blog post sheds light on what exactly you need to create to build a cast-iron personal and business case for partnership. 5 ways of increasing your odds of making it through Partnership Track This post explores what you can do in the 12-24 months before the admission process starts. This will help you increase your odds of breezing through the partnership admissions process and get the all-important thumbs up in the partnership vote. It gives you some tips to help you strengthen your business case for partner. 4 ways of building a powerful, business case for partner if you are non-fee earner We’ve worked with many non-client-facing professionals who needed to put together a business case for partner. In this scenario, you can’t build a business case based on the client work you will win. You need to think slightly more laterally about the advantage your partnership will gain if you make partner. Here are the 4 main threads that will strengthen any non-fee earner’s business case for partnership. A simple but powerful process to follow to make your business case, crisp, clear and impactful I’ve met many lawyers who are unexpectedly being put up for partner “in the next few weeks. In an ideal world, your business case will be written over a series of months. You’d also have time to consult with the great and good of the partnership. However, life doesn’t always work out like that! This senior associate was finding out the hard way about writing a cast-iron business case in a week. This blog post contains selected bits of my advice to her as she focused intensely on achieving her mission impossible. 3 clever tips to help you build a business case for partnership when you are working in industry I am regularly contacted by people in industry, who are looking to make a career change and go for partner, for advice on how to demonstrate a cast-iron business case. They may have been in practice at some point in their career, but what they lack is the evidence for their business case that they can easily create a client following. However most firms want to see in your business case how you will bring in new clients. In this blog post I share three tips to help you build a strong business case even if you have no track record of selling from your career in industry.

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