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The missing ingredient in why we struggle to make the time for business development

It’s too hard! I don’t know where to start! How to find the time for business development? I’m a good technician…I won’t do it. Sound familiar? If I am honest, the biggest thing that holds so many great lawyers, accountants and consultants from progressing their career is knowing how to find the time for business …

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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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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

If you want to make partner you need to show you can win business. It is often the lack of a client following that stops so many talented professionals from making the step up to partner. One of the biggest barriers I hear potential partners tell me about is actually finding and making the time …

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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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How to successfully approach prospects on LinkedIn and get a dialogue going

Every professional has heard at some stage over the past couple of years that LinkedIn is a goldmine when finding new prospects. Like many though, they don’t know how to utilise it. Sound familiar? This article gives you a simple strategy for how to approach prospects on LinkedIn. How to approach prospects: a 4-step guide …

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7 mindset shifts you will need to make to become a rainmaker

By now you have realised that making partner is about more than technical ability and you also need to be winning regular work.  You need to know how to become a rainmaker. This is a totally different set of skills than your technical skill-set so you may be worrying about how you can make this …

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