So this morning I was going through my Twitter feed - basically my newspaper these days - and I came across a blog about how lawyering should be more like hockey (see my FB page for full content), which led me to this graphic by Bitter Lawyer. Being a new lawyer is tough, especially when you decide to open a solo practice in a town where you know less than a dozen people. But the difference between new lawyers and old lawyers is like trying to find a statute in hardbound U.S.
I read an interesting article this morning about the unique financial challenges that face self-employed persons these days. According to data in the article, there are approximately 17.7 million indepedent workers in the U.S., up 10% from 2011. I found this statistic interesting for two reasons: (1) the number of people striking out on their own has gone up on the tail of the economic downturn; and (2) according to the latest SBA Weekly Lending Report, the SBA loan approval