Let me be honest with you, the virtual paralegal business is not for everyone.
There are some paralegals that have a very difficult time working without an attorney’s supervision and the support of a law office; there are others that lack the entrepreneurial skills required to manage a successful business.
Managing a business requires more than just your paralegal skills and expertise.
Operating a virtual paralegal business comes with the challenges of the day to day activities of managing a business such as financial planning, accounting, scheduling and marketing.
These challenges are separate from your duties as a paralegal, but they are just as important as it is to complete your clients’ assignments and deliver your services.
However, with the proper planning and discipline you can successfully launch and manage your virtual paralegal business.
The first step in managing your business is to create your policies and procedures.
Policies and procedures are guidelines that you, your staff and partners must follow during the operation of your business.
Your business policies and procedures should also extend to your clients, to give them a clear understanding of how to work with you and what to expect from you and your business.
It is important that your policies and procedures are enforced always by everyone and are reviewed and revised as your business grows and changes.