For some people, 2012 has been a better year than 2011. For others, 2012 has been the continuation of a decline. Whether it is the economy, or the result of other external forces – you still have a choice to make:
Move forward bravely, or do nothing.
Quoting Rush, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
How to get started now on making 2013 a better year:
If you visit the More From Less homepage, you’ll notice that I revamped things a little bit. Most importantly, I’ve created a “Starting Points” section that highlights some of the key areas of content on the site.
Here is a brief overview:
- Innovative Business Strategies – See examples of how other entrepreneurs and leading business thinkers are achieving greatness in the marketplace.
- Marketing Professional Services – Understand how to market your professional service firm in the 21st century, and the human factor in modern business.
- Value-Based Fees – Billing by the hour incentivizes inefficiency. Learn how value-based fees can benefit your clients and increase your profit.
- Technology For Consultants – For consultants and other professional service providers, “More From Less” means leveraging technology to increase output and reduce input.
You can read more about this in my blog post: Introducing Starting Points for improving your professional services business
More on Value-Based Fees
10 years ago, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Billable Hours issued a report that addressed what it called “the overreliance on billable hours by the legal profession.” Brothers Jim and Matt Hassett wrote a follow-up on the report for Legal Management Magazine. The article is titled, Ten years later: A look back and ahead, a decade after the ABA Commission on Billable Hours Report.
I have links to all three parts of their article, including a link to download a PDF of it in my post: The Past and Future of Value-Based Fees and Alternative Fee Arrangements.
In Other News…
Last week, some sad news was released about two icons and personal heroes of mine. If you have a moment, please read my article, Zig Ziglar and Huell Howser: Two icons that inspired millions.
Thanks again for subscribing. If you haven’t visited More From Less (BLHill.net) in a while, please do so. I’ve spent most every weekend over the last couple months modifying the coding and design of the site. The goal: make the site more usable and device-independent.
Let me know what you think.