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Five essential steps to finding your niche

When you establish a niche of your own, it allows you to specialise and become the Go-To-Expert on your chosen topic. “That’s all very well” you may be thinking, “but how on earth do I work out what my niche should be?” To help you not only find your niche but a profitable one, we’ve …

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Choosing your niche: everything you need to know about creating a strong personal brand that’s memorable

In order to get to partner, particularly the Big 4 and large firms, you will need to find your niche. Some professionals find that by the time they get to Partner Track they already have a clearly defined niche. This isn’t the case for everyone, however, and there are many accountants, lawyers and consultants who …

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A simple way to identify your niche if you are a deal maker

Starting to win your own clients effectively always starts with identifying what you want to become known for, i.e. what will be your specialism or niche. This blog post, based on similar conversations with clients who are M&A lawyers, shows you a very simple process to identify your niche. Recently I have been working for …

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How specialist do I really need to be?

I am on record many, many times saying you need to be niche to build up your own practice and win your own clients. But how niche or specialist do you really need to be? Do you need to be THE expert? In this blog post I answer the question, ‘how specialist do I really …

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When is the right time to become a specialist?

When should I specialise? The challenge for any lawyer, accountant or consultant in practice is when to specialise. (Not if they need to!) Do it too soon and you don’t get the broad base of technical and commercial skills you need. Do it too late and you will struggle to build your own practice. The …

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How to choose what to specialise in, i.e. your niche

Building your own practice often means you need to be known for something in particular. This ‘something’ is often referred to as a ‘niche’. In today’s marketplace it is very difficult to make make partner as a generalist. In this article, based on an extract from Poised for Partnership, we explore how to find your …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing a profitable niche

In the second of our newly published ‘The Go-To Expert‘ inspired blog posts (get your free chapter of the book here) we round up the many posts on this blog about choosing and capitalising on your niche. You will find plenty of advice to help you choose and capitalise on your niche. Business Development Clinic: 6 …

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The 3 reasons professionals limit their new business wins by becoming jack-of-all trades

For the next few months to celebrate the launch of our next book ‘The Go-To Expert’, I will be blogging weekly, including extracts from The Go-To Expert, about topics to help you become The Go-To Expert and build a partner sized client portfolio. In this week’s blog post we are going to look at why …

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Business Development Clinic: 6 myths about niching that are stopping you becoming a rainmaker for your firm

Whenever I speak to a manager, associate or senior manager at the moment, I get asked the question “should I specialise and get a niche?” I, then, get all the typical responses as to why they shouldn’t niche themselves – in particular, they don’t want to narrow their marketplace, and become less attractive to their …

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3 tips to help you decide on whether to focus on a niche

In many of our previous blogs we have discussed how to find your niche. (See 5 steps to finding your niche – part 1 and part 2, business development time savers: have a niche – part 1, part 2, part 3) You could say that we have examined the sixty million dollar question of helping …

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