Running your own business is super rewarding however it can come with some complications. If you run a law firm or attorneys, there can be many complex layers to running your company. If you’re looking for ways to improve your company and help it run without a hitch, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of tips that will enable you to better your business right away. Check out our suggestion below.
- Use A Delivery Service
Serving papers and running documents across cities and even state lines can be logistically challenging and very expensive. Rather than take on full-time employees, why not use the services of a delivery company who are experienced in the fast and efficient delivery of paperwork all over the country? A legal courier service will be able to offer you same-day services and ensure that your important documents get from A to B without any stress or hassle on your part.
2. Try Out Monotasking
We often get caught up in the business of being busy, without always being productive. While multitasking can be useful for certain personality types, many people work best when they work on one thing at a time (monotasking) this way, you’ll find yourself finishing one task to completion, rather than having several things to do at once that remain unfinished. You’ll find yourself breezing through each task at a time.
3. Correctly Track Your Time
Of course, you track your billable hours, as that is what helps you and your business turn a profit, but instead of just client billable hours, try tracking all of your working hours. By doing this, you’ll gain a true perspective of where your time goes and how you spend it. Even take into account your comfort and coffee breaks and ensure your staff members do the same. This way you’ll know exactly how long you spend on those so-called quick catch-ups at the water cooler and you’ll be able to plan your and your team’s time more effectively going forward. For an extra organized approach, start each day with a to-do list, and give yourself a set amount of time to complete each item. With a timer ticking, you’ll get your head down and focus on the task at hand.
4. Get To Grips With Technology
Whilst the legal industry is used to pouring over huge books and physical paperwork, the rest of the world is putting technology to good use. Rather than spending your precious time looking for certain information, why not scan all of your documents into a computer, and use a search system to find exactly what you’re looking for in a matter of minutes rather than hours or even days? Your staff with thank you for cutting out huge amounts of legwork and you’ll be working at a far more efficient and effective speed.
Which of these tips will you be taking on to help improve the day-to-day running of your legal business? Let us know in the comments or share your own to inspire other business owners.