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Is This the Year to Start Your Own Firm?

Starting your own law firm is like jumping off a rock into the ocean.

It's a little scary, especially if you are jumping from some height. But the longer you think about it, the higher it seems to get.

In real time, fear is the only thing between you and the water. You just have to jump.

Take the Plunge

Take the plunge, and this will be the year you start your law business. Like all would-be entrepreneurs, says business leader Jill Griffin, you have to scratch that itch.

"Every day that you don't step out on the ledge and start your own business is a day that feels at least a little uncomfortable and unfulfilling, no matter how much you accomplish or how many awards or pats on the back you receive," she wrote for Forbes.

It's really about taking a risk, and lawyers are notoriously risk-averse. That's why they are better at law than business.

But the law is a business, and businesses go nowhere without some risk-taking. The first step is to take it.

Start Here

There are countless articles about how to start a law firm, and half of them are on FindLaw. Here are some samples:

One more thing. Once you've jumped, try to keep your head above water.

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