Archive for November 2012

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Silly Web Trends

Shh. You hear that? Yep. It’s Carol of the Bells. And there’s Little Drummer Boy. And then some other yuletide songs that are way worse than those two. That’s right, […]

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3 Tips To Kick Start Your Practice

December is right around the corner, and with it, the year end. But you don’t have to wait until the new year to kick start your practice. In both my […]

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Filing Insurance Claims After a Disaster: Helpful FAQS

Insurance is something you buy but hope you’ll never have to use. So unless you’ve gone through it before–and we hope you haven’t–you might not be fully aware of how […]

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3 Ways You Can Be Happier at Work

Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving in the U.S. Hopefully you’re feeling rejuvenated and recharged after a (hopefully) relaxing holiday weekend. But feeling good about work is often easy after a […]

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In a Powerball lottery pool? Use our lottery pool agreement

We know you’ve been saving up for your Faberge egg omelet and solid gold sombrero, but you can forget all that now. After all, you’re going to win the Powerball […]

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Support Local Small Businesses: Shop Small this Saturday

Everyone’s heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But there’s a day in between when your holiday shopping is a gift to not only your loved ones, but to the […]

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Give Thanks to The People Who Matter To Your Practice

I believe that the success of any law firm or solo practice is a direct result of the personal relationships that the people involved have cultivated. In other words, if […]

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Rocket Lawyer Helps Families and Businesses Recover After Sandy

As the estimated destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy hits $50 billion, the “storm on steroids” is now the second most expensive storm in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina. And the […]

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How To Talk To Your Parents About Estate Planning

Thanksgiving is a busy and joyful time. As your family comes together to celebrate, you may also want to make time to talk to your parents about estate planning. Guest […]

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On Call Attorney Spotlight: Michael Ziegler, Esq.

Today we’re continuing with the latest installment in our series connecting with attorneys from the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network. As we’ve done with our last profile, we’re meeting with attorneys in our network […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Why $2 Billion Ad Budgets Stink

I just checked with Rebecca Black and it’s Friday. (It comes right after Thursday now. Make a note of it.) As is our custom, we’re bringing you our ten favorite […]

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Give Your Entrepreneurial Clients The Edge They Need

I describe my practice by telling people that I provide “business and legal solutions to individuals in the creative community.” Indeed, my clients are primarily independent record labels, small print […]

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Your Single Click Can Help Us Make the Law More Affordable

Vote for Rocket Lawyer to win “Biggest Social Impact” at the Crunchies. Every year the technology community comes together for the Crunchies Awards, also known as the Oscars of startups […]

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How I Turned My Hobby into a Business

Guest contributor Lisa Murphy describes her experience turning her flair for ketchup into a real business. My favorite pastime is without a doubt food. Often, I am either in the […]

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What You Can Learn About Business Succession from George Lucas

Guest contributor Jeramie J. Fortenberry breaks down the recent sale of LucasFilm to Disney as a business succession strategy. Your small business can learn a few thing about preparing your […]

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5 Things Solo or Small Law Firms Can Learn from Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated this week from November 12th through November 16th. The international initiative aims to connect successful entrepreneurs with young people to help give them tips on […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: Be Interesting or Be Ignored

You hear that? The glorious quiet? The lack of spam emails about props you hadn’t gotten around to learning about? Commercial breaks without horrendously produced attack ads? That’s right! The […]

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Renting with Airbnb or VRBO: Why you should think twice

In the midst of making plans to spend the weekend out of town, it dawned on me, “Hey, I can probably pay significantly less than $200 a night (hotel price) […]

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How To Out-Hustle Big Law For Clients

One of the toughest parts of being a solo attorney or working for a small firm is finding new clients. In some cases, you’ll be competing directly against big law […]

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How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Your Small Business

Guest contributor Randall D. Fisher explains the impending 2013 estate tax changes and what they might mean for your small business. “Taxmageddon” and the “Fiscal Cliff” follow me everywhere. They […]

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A Giant Halloween Party at Rocket Lawyer

What’s orange and black everywhere, with a crazy cast of characters? It’s Halloween and a Giants parade at Rocket Lawyer! Starting off the day, crowds of people gathered around our […]

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Making the Right Move: Rocket Lawyer’s New Digs

Just in time for Halloween and the Giants World Series parade, the Rocket Lawyer team moved into new San Francisco office space. There were smiles all around as the gang […]

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Die Hard But Keep Your iTunes Collection in The Family

Guest contributor Brian Keith Felderstein, Esq. discusses the recent rumors about Bruce Willis’ inability to leave his iTunes collection to his children. True or not, if you have digital music, […]

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Hanging Your Shingle At Home

When I made the decision to enter solo practice, my greatest concern was money. Specifically, how I’d make money; how I’d pay for the expenses of my solo practice; and […]

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Can I Take My Car Back? Ask a Lawyer

I let my ex-husbands cousin take over my car payments two years ago. My name is still on the vehicle. His daughter stole it this week and hit a car […]

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#Smallbiz Wrap: More Perks, Less Jerks

Finally. After years of posturing and months of debating, we’re mere days away from—at long last—actually voting. If you’re like me, your email inbox and snail mail mailbox have been […]

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The Right to Vote: Know The Laws in Your State

Election day is less than a week away and both candidates are making the last final push to ensure that people show up to the polls on November 6th. These […]

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Use E-Mail Wisely: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes!

Email has become ubiquitous in both our personal and professional lives. You probably use it repeatedly every day in the course of your practice, but if you’re like most of […]