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All of our #Tipat2 business development tips from March 2019

11 Apr 2019

Every day at 2pm we share a practical and proven business development tip via Twitter and Facebook. To make it as easy as possible to follow and collect the tips we tag them all with #Tipat2 but in case you’ve missed them (or are new to the party) here are all of March’s tips in one go!


10½ tips to help you stay in touch with clients, contacts and targets

24 Mar 2019

In our experience every professional knows they need to stay in touch with their clients, their professional contacts and their targets not least because you will always win the majority of your work from people you already know. However, there are almost always questions as to how you stay in touch so with this in mind, here are 10½ tips we hope will help you get closer and stay closer to the people who are most important to your practice.


10½ tips to help you produce better podcasts

28 Jan 2019

More and more professionals are now producing podcasts. While the range of topics, formats and presenting styles will vary from cast to cast, here are 10½ pointers that’ll help you improve your podcast irrespective of your specialism or practice area and irrespective of whether you’re a solicitor, an accountant, a patent or trade mark attorney, a barrister or an architect.


The 10½ tips of Christmas

21 Dec 2018

From the 7th to the 21st December we released one top tip per day. These top 10½ tips (cleverly done as many are only working a half day on the 21st!) are the 10½ pieces of advice we think we gave most frequently during 2018 so we thought we’d share them here too.


10½ questions to ask yourself while you’re putting your BD plan for 2019 together

24 Oct 2018

We are coming to the time of year when partners, directors and heads of department (not to mention


10½ steps to help you improve your follow up

30 May 2018

Networking success isn’t a given because you turned up to an event, it comes when you follow up with the people you meet at those events. A meeting turns into a coffee and a chat, that chat leads to another chat and over time, as long as there’s common ground, opportunities to work together or refer to each other should arise. However, one of the questions we are asked pretty much daily is how do you ‘do’ follow up? To answer that perennial question here are 10½ (easy) steps you can take to improve your follow up.


10½ steps to setting up your own networking event

01 May 2018

Make your event stand out by choosing something/somewhere people wouldn’t expect or that will be new to your audience. Obviously you need to be professional and pitch the activity/venue at the right level but don’t think you have to use the same old stuffy venues everyone else does.


10½ ways to improve your tender responses

02 Feb 2018

Whether you are a solicitor, an accountant, a patent or trade mark attorney or a barrister, formal procurement is becoming increasingly prevalent and this trend looks set to continue. Depending on your point of view this shift either represents a levelling of the commercial playing field or the ultimate torture test. Either way, you need to know how to put together eye-catching and persuasive documents. The following 10½ top tips will start you on your way.


10½ ways to create more effective client development plans

18 Oct 2017

When it comes to discussing marketing and business development with the professional services there still seems to be a feeling that what we’re talking about is new client acquisition.  In fact, new client acquisition is only one of the 3 potential sources of new work you can pursue and, to be honest, it’s almost certainly the hardest.  The easiest source is your existing clients. However, far too many firms and barristers chambers still aren’t investing the time required to construct meaningful client development plans in order to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by their existing clients. With this in mind, here are 10½ proven tips you can use to help you put together client development plans that will generate a handsome return.


10½ ways to make LinkedIn work harder for you

19 Jun 2017

LinkedIn is still the acceptable face of social media for lawyers, patent attorneys, accountants, barristers and clerks.  It has almost cemented its position as the post-event ‘nice to meet you’ default and it also provides a non-threatening work-based environment in which to promote or exchange work-related material with a professional rather than social network of contacts. However, the flipside is when we are working with law firms, barristers chambers, IP firms and accountancy practices we still have clients telling us they “have a profile but that’s about it really” or “I am all set up but I’m not really sure what to do next” or “I’ve been meaning to look at it but it’ll take a while and I haven’t had that time to spare.”


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