This is Small Business Week and I’m going to share with you some inspiring talks by business visionaries in this week’s blog posts.

The first is one of the most famous commencement speeches ever given — the 2005 Stanford commencement address by Steve Jobs. One of my favorite lessons from Jobs’ talk is “Don’t be

10 Ways to be a Better -- and Happier -- LawyerMany people think that being a lawyer is a miserable way to make a living, but I see lots of happy lawyers all the time. What these attorneys have in common is, first and foremost, a heartfelt dedication to serving their clients that goes way beyond earning a paycheck.

If you are struggling for balance,

Be That Guy:  Why Differentiation MattersThe ad above was clipped by one of our TRI writers as an interesting illustration of using a ubiquitous point of pain to differentiate yourself in your marketing efforts.

The ad is for a roofing company that obviously knows its target market. Because you only call roofers if you really need your roof fixed. It’s

How Lawyers Can Reach Financial IndependenceTomorrow is Independence Day, when we celebrate the founding principles of our country — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So how happy are you about your pursuit of financial independence through the practice of law?

If the answer is, “not very,” then it’s time to started taking the necessary steps to build what

How many times have you felt you had to justify your fees to a client?  Most attorneys face this on a regular basis and many stumble for just the right way to explain to clients why they charge what they do.

The infographic below from UpCounsel may provide you with some good fodder the next