#94: Going Solo (5 Biggest Mistakes)

Are you a solo attorney wishing you had more success? Or perhaps you’ve been thinking about going out on your own but you’re not sure whether you should? Today I’m sharing the 5 biggest mistakes that I see solo lawyers make when they’re starting out. Even if you’ve been a solo for a while, if you’re not where you want to be, you might discover why in this episode!

In this episode, I’m covering:

  • The misconceptions around starting your own firm
  • How much time should be spent focusing on logistics
  • Identifying the right clients and services to offer
  • Testing the viability of a client market (and using this knowledge to leverage marketing efforts)
  • What to include in a business development plan
  • When to hire and outsource


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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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