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    Nov. 2, 2011 – Does your solo or small firm have a dependency problem? In other words, does it depend on you too much? Those are two questions posed by Karin Iwata, who kicked off the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference last week to more than 300 attendees.

    “The truth is that most businesses are started by what we call ‘technicians,’ people that are very good at doing something like, say, practicing law, and they go out and start a law practice,” Iwata said. “But doing the work of the business is not the same as running one.”

    In this video, Iwata discusses with State Bar Legal Writer Joe Forward how solo and small-firm lawyers can create “a prototype” business model using processes that ease the burdens associated with being both a lawyer and business owner.

    Iwata is a master executive coach for E-Myth Worldwide, which helps business owners across the globe identify and create systems and processes to attain more freedom, better organization, increased equity, and a better work-life balance.

    Read WisBar’s article covering Karin Iwata’s presentation, “Building your prototype: Conference speaker advises lawyers on entrepreneurialism.”

    Additional conference articles, videos, and photos

    • In this article, Frustration one of many topics at packed solo and small firm conference, Karin Iwata outlines a process to help lawyers deal with the frustrations of solo and small-firm practice.
    • In this article, Building your prototype: Conference speaker advises lawyers on entrepreneurialism, Karin Iwata explains how solo and small-firm lawyers can create “a prototype” business model using processes that ease the burdens associated with being both a lawyer and business owner.
    • In this video, Jeffrey Krause speaks with State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro about remote computing and how to use this technology to successfully manage an attorney's practice.
    • Many lawyers open their own law office but don't have the business skills to do it successfully. In this video, Tom Watson of WILMIC and solo practice attorney Nancy Trueblood discuss ways to effectively set up a practice.
    • In this video, Jerome Mayne, an aspiring finance and business executive, explains how he found himself involved in an illegal scam and went to federal prison. Now, Mayne tells his story to help other professionals make good decisions.
    • In this video, Kristin Huotari of State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE highlights a one-month free preview of Books UnBound for all conference attendees, solo practitioners, and lawyers in firms of 2 to 15 lawyers, starting in November.
    • Visit the State Bar on Facebook for photos, videos, and other conference coverage.

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    In this video, Tim Clark, program planner for State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, reminds all WSSFC attendees that they will automatically be registered for future replays of recorded sessions. They will receive email notification nearer to the webcast dates. Ultimate Passholders will have free access to recorded presentations offered via webcast or through PINNACLE’s OnDemand Library. Watch upcoming PINNACLE promotions for more information.