Thursday, February 02, 2012

Law Office

So, I'm almost up and running.

I've got an office next to Shelley City Hall, a business phone number, a website , an email address, and almost everything else I need to get started.

I'm still waiting on my desk (it's in the mail), internet access (useless to set up before I have a desk, and I'm hoping to find a better deal in the next few days), and, most importantly, clients.

So far, my office is the only one occupied in my building. The office is tiny, but it has a walk-in closet (where I'll put my filing cabinet, which I plan to pick up today, and that already has a built-in bookshelf). It's the first office you see as you come in the front door. Right across from my office is a nice conference room, which I'll share with others in the building. The going price for the office was $200/month, but I talked the landlord down to $150.

Advertising costs are going to be pretty high--there's a weekly newspaper here in Shelley that I'll need to advertise in. I've bought banners to place outside the building, at least for a couple of months, to let people know that I'm there. I'm also joining the local Kiwanis club, offering to give free classes on Wills, etc.

Starting up a business is a lot of work, but it's a lot more fun than looking for a job.

If you know anyone in or near Shelley, send them my way.


Jenni said...

remind me what is near shelley...i know some people in idaho but i dont' know my ID geography well enough to know if they're in your neck of the woods or not.

Tim said...

It's halfway between Idaho Falls and Blackfoot. Pocatello isn't too far.

Brentwell said...

Congrats! Good luck. "If you build it they will come."

Katrina said...

Congratulations! I've been wondering how this was going for you. I'm so glad you were able to find a good place and get the ball rolling! I'm sure this step takes a lot of faith, but you've got vision and determination and I hope the very best for you!