Continuing Education

Continuing Education

No matter what your career, one of the best things you can do (in my opinion anyway!) is to constantly be adding to your knowledge. You can take a class, you can read books and articles on a particular subject or you can get involved with a group or project that will expand your horizons. Continuing education does not have to mean spending money, although money spent on the right schooling isn’t going to be a waste. When I first decided to...

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Time Tracking Tool

Time Tracking Tool

I was recently given the opportunity to review Chrometa, and the review is now up over at Alyssa Gregory’s Small Business Idea Generator blog. You may note that it is a “sponsored” review, simply because Chrometa gave Alyssa (who then gave me) one full license for Chrometa in exchange for the press. The review is 100% my honest opinion though – so please take a look at it! I am pointing the review out on my blog, though I...

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Masterminds and Mentors

Masterminds and Mentors

I’ve been thinking about becoming part of a Mastermind group or mentor/mentee relationship for some time now, and last night (when I should have been sleeping!) I read a great post from the Build a Solo Practice Blog over at Solo Practice University about why solo practitioners need a mastermind group. Whether you are a lawyer, a virtual assistant or any other kind of business owner, there are good options available for you. For example,...

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Fitness Advice for Business

I’m starting a bit of a personal mission right now, to improve my health, and a couple of the books I’m readingĀ  that are intended to give me advice on being a healthier person, actually have some great advice that is applicable whether you are concentrating on self-improvement, weight loss or growing your business. I love that ideas for one part of my life can really help me in other areas. For example, one of the big pieces of...

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Virtual Legal Assistance and Efficiency

Virtual Legal Assistance and Efficiency

This morning I was involved in a wonderful webinar all about finding and working with a virtual legal assistant. Larry of Rocket Matter included some poll questions, including one about support staff to lawyer ratios. This is an interesting topic to me, as I’ve actually got a really wide range of experience with respect to staffing ratios. My very first legal assistant position was one where there were three assistants and one lawyer. Then...

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