Before opening my law firm, the most experience I had running a business was when I used to make snow cones from my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine on the sidewalk of my parents’ house in elementary school for 50 cents apiece. Running a law firm is much more involved, but at its most basic level, a business is a business.

Flashback: It is June 2009, and I am in my third month of business as a shingle-hanger. The referrals are starting to accumulate, clients are starting to come through the door, sign up for representation and pay legal fees. The most basic of initial goals has been accomplished. I am "paying the bills."

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