Blog

Welcome to the Size 10½ Boots Blog.

When it comes to business development for lawyers and accountants there are no lines to blur

15 Jun 2017

I wouldn’t be as bold as to say that when it comes to marketing and business development lawyers, barristers, patent attorneys and accountants still think if it’s fun it can’t be ‘proper marketing’ but it’s a statement that can sometimes be pretty close to the truth! At Tenandahalf we have worked long and hard to rally against the all too common default that BD is networking and networking has to mean formal networking events.  We have also staunchly advocated that the best BD is based around what you are comfortable with, what you like doing and who you like doing it with. 
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

What BD and marketing lessons can lawyers and accountants learn from the 2017 General Election?

13 Jun 2017

As we lurch from one political drama to another perhaps it's time to reflect on what we can learn from recent events in respect of how we conduct ourselves and manage our marketing and business interests. Here are some personal lessons that Bernard has taken away from the General Election and its aftermath ...
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

How do you get the outcomes you want from 1on1s?

02 Jun 2017

How much time do you spend in 1on1 conversations with your staff, fee earners or members? And what do you want those 1on1 conversations to do?  Effect change in some way?  Perhaps to encourage them to follow up with a contact?  Perhaps to get more engaged with an upcoming event? It’s not easy is it?
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

4 things we love about Line of Duty’s Chief Superintendent Ted Hastings you could use to improve your management technique

01 May 2017

  As I watched the fast-paced twists and turned that took us towards Sunday’s conclusion I started thinking what a great man-manager he was.  Then (as regular readers will be expecting) I thought what I could eke out of this in terms of getting this week’s blog written …. sorry, I mean in terms of highlighting improvements in the way you – as a solicitor patent or trade mark attorney, barrister or accountant – manage your marketing and business development.
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

Don’t let what you’ve always done or what everyone else does hinder your business development … or your choice of coffee!

25 Apr 2017

When you are looking at your personal business development plan think about new ways of introducing what you do in front of the clients you want and new ways to stay visible to and in conversation with your current clients and professional contacts to maintain a flow of new work and new introductions ... don’t just settle for a cappuccino because everyone else does or because you always have.  Explore the menu and find out what works best for you.
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

Why investing in a new roof is better than investing in a shiny new brochure

24 Apr 2017

A new kitchen might make you feel good there and then - in the same way a new website or brochure does after a shiny rebrand - but at what price?  Is it this the smartest investment you can make to protect and develop your business?  I think not!
Read More...

Posted by Douglas  | Comments: 0

Page 1 of 31 pages

<< First < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 31 > Last >>

Blog Archive