Solo in Minneapolis has a New Look!

by JMF on May 23, 2012

For any of my readers who care – I am redisgning this blog.  Why?  Because business is a little slow and I didn’t like how it looked.

Warning:  designing and redesigning the way a blog looks has very little bearing on starting a law firm.

Don’t fall into the trap of making things look pretty all the time.  I certainly have.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and when my website(s) doesn’t look good, I don’t feel good.  Thus, the change.

Yes, business has been slow the last couple weeks.  I started off gang-busters but I’ve hit a bit of a lull.  One of the most interesting (annoying?) things about starting a law practice (or any business) is keeping priorities straight.  When do I blog?  How do I advertise?  When do I get work done?  How do I answer the phone and market myself?

When you start a firm, there is nobody else there but you.  (Unless, of course, you can afford a paralegal or some help).  Since I am by myself, I do ALL of the work.  It is tough, but it is fun.  I’ll try to keep readers informed about what I have been doing.  I need to have an outlet to keep my thoughts straight.  The one thing I have realized is that you have to be diligent about creating a plan and sticking to it.  More on that later.

Creating law firm websites and blogging

I’ve also posted about creating law firm websites in the past. I’ve gotten a lot of hits on those posts.  I’ve also offered to help people with building a website if they are interested.  However, nobody ever takes me up on it.  Sad.  Maybe nobody thinks my website as an Apple Valley MN lawyer is very good.  I like it, but who knows.

Anyway, feel free to comment about the new look or ask questions.  I love comments.  Alas, nobody ever gives them.

  • Melissa

    I think your website looks great!

    • Jflanders

      Finally! A comment. Thank you!

  • Delia

    I too think your website is great… Your clients are lucky to have such a caring counsel on their side.

  • Jeannie

    I like your website and am thinking of going solo as well. I will definitely reach out for some advice and help in creating my own website as well…

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