Sole Practitioner - Business Model?

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NotAnAmbiTurner
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Sole Practitioner - Business Model?

Postby NotAnAmbiTurner » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:04 am

Hey all,

I was hoping some of you would be able to direct me to or post some information on the general business model of sole practitionerships, including hours worked, advertising budget, admin expenses, whatever functions are outsourced, etc. I realize this is sensitive information, so please feel free to mask it in an way you see fit - may I reccomend cutting of the 000's, changing the business/individual names and giving and fixed costs as well as contribution margin in isolation from other company info.

If an actual, practicing sole practitioner wanted to post that would be great, otherwise outside resources are always appreciated.

I am sure that this question is not specific enough to be really useful in that I don't know what area of law I want to practice in, but any info would be great.

I am especially interested in negotiations as it pertains to entertainment, IP, trademarks/copyrights and inventing in general as well as the area where academia and business merge and corporate law - so any inside info on those whatsoever (even not pertaining to financials) would be great!

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Re: Sole Practitioner - Business Model?

Postby ggocat » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:38 am

Some resources:

How to Start and Build a Law Practice: (The Bible of Solo Practice; note you can join the ABA and get it for cheap--also, your law school probably has a copy)
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My Shingle (The Website Bible of Solo Practice)
http://www.myshingle.com/

Build a Solo University:
http://buildasolopractice.solopracticeuniversity.com/
(Former Build a Solo Practice: http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/b ... _practice/)

Fast Texas Divorce Blog (this guy is currently in the process of hanging a shingle and blogs about it):
http://fasttxdivorce.com/blog/

Texas Law Blog (still pretty sparse, but it has a monthly expense list per your request):
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NotAnAmbiTurner
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Re: Sole Practitioner - Business Model?

Postby NotAnAmbiTurner » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:32 pm

Most Excellent!

Could always use more info. Everyone else, please keep the posts coming if you feel so inclined




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