Being your own boss is one of the most popular (and accurate…) clichés in the world of freelance businesses.
Most of the lawyers we know dream of tearing down the barriers and opening their own firms. There are so many fantasies along the way. Some of the more popular ones are that you’ll finally define your own schedule and that you’ll work less and earn more; and others are inspired by egoistic, power-hungry images of joyfully announcing “you’re all fired!”.
From a technical perspective, opening a law firm is quite simple these days. However, managing a law firm is an entirely different story and much more complicated than you can imagine. Being an excellent, professional legal expert is one thing, but making a firm succeed and thrive is quite a challenge. Your likelihood of success depends on what we call your hustling skills. These include sales and marketing capabilities, a sharp sense for business, financing abilities, and lots of charisma.