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Has your workload temporarily dried up? Here are 6 ways to keep usefully busy!

We are used to being “too busy” – our daily lives consisting of juggling work tasks, looming deadlines, clocking out late, and then waking up to do it all over again – but somehow we manage. Somehow we manage to keep pressing on and any dreams of a ‘break in the schedule’ are pushed to …

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8 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

If you’re working from home, possibly with the kids underfoot and wanting your attention as much as your boss, team and clients, it’s understandable to think that you don’t have time to network and keep at your business development activities. With everything that is going on, it’s also understandable that you may feel a bit …

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5 ways growing your online presence NOW can help you sign up the right clients later

With so many people working remotely right now, there has never been a more important time to have an online presence. Think about it, everyone is at home and searching online, so if you don’t have a presence, how will your prospects find you? We have always stressed how vitally important your online footprint is …

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5 ways your online footprint helps you sign up the right clients quicker

Every lawyer, accountant, and consultant is looking to save time doing business development. What many professionals don’t know, however, is that they can do just that by building their online footprint. Actually finding and making the time to grow their own client portfolio is one of the biggest challenges for potential partners and that’s partly …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing your niche

One of the ways you can minimise the time you spend on business development is to focus on developing a niche for yourself. This may not make sense right off the bat, but it does when you think about it. Having a goal or a target to hit puts you on a path to success, …

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9 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

I’m sure we’ve all been in that stomach-churning position of wondering just exactly where our next new decent client is coming from, especially if we’ve recently taken a leap of faith to start winning our own clients. It’s truly gut-wrenching, particularly when you’ve been actively getting your name out there and supposedly doing the right …

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8 tips to help you spend less time networking but more time winning business

One of the biggest barriers I hear potential partners tell me about is actually finding and making the time to grow their own client portfolio. It is no surprise then that it is often the lack of a client following which stops so many talented professionals from making the step up to partner. Networking is …

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7 deadly business development mistakes – which ones are you making?

The days when you could get to partnership as a brilliant technician are long gone… Even if you only work on very big-ticket items, to get to be a Magic Circle, Big Law, Big 4 partner or partner at a large firm you still need to have proved your ability to win work and be …

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How to make time for business development and still have a life outside of work

How do you make time for business development when you have a full day – especially if you are a lawyer? As you start to go up the ladder, on the way to making partner, your responsibilities get bigger. And with a full day, how do you ensure that your career still moves forward and …

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8 foolproof ways to attract corporate clients and win big contracts

Senior decision makers in corporations don’t spend much of their time searching online or using social media. Unlike smaller businesses, they don’t go out to networking events and all of their emails and calls are often screened by assistants. So how do you attract corporate clients if you can’t get in front of them using …

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