I have had several requests to post an update on Valorem. Is it working? What have I learned?
It is working. I’ve learned a lot. Thanks for asking.
Okay, that’s a pretty thin answer. But humor is really important in a start-up. We were fortunate to start with a full plate of work. We issued a press release to announce our formation and got huge coverage in the press, especially the electronic press. That press resulted in a number of calls, which have led to some new work. We’re now in a position to think about hiring another lawyer.
One thing I’ve learned about a start-up is that client work is only one piece of the puzzle. There’s so much to do, from space planning to technology implementation to marketing and everything in between. More than once, we’ve resorted to the image of a one-armed paper hanger.
We expect another senior partner-level person to be joining us in about 6 weeks or so, which ought to coincide with the launch of our full web-site (we’ve a one-page temporary site up now) and some new marketing efforts as well. Time and energy permitting.