I have a $10k budget for technology which I view as perhaps my second most important investment at start-up. [the first being the person who who fill the roles of office manager/secretary/client relations manager]. I won't be able to buy everything below right of the gate, but I should get close.
Technology is critical since it will allow me to turn around work product more efficiently, allow me remote access to everything, ensure no deadlines or dates are missed and allow me to provide value to my clients at a level equal with or better than most larger firms.
Wherever there is no hyperlink, I am still gathering information. If you ave any ideas, please leave a comment. Here is my wish list [too bad Santa has come and gone]: --I'll fill in prices as I go so future non-solos can know base cost --
- Basic Windows network set-up
- DSL Connection
- Paperless office.
- Case management
- File Hand Search Software
- Billing and Accounting Software [unknown]
- Desktop Access From Remote Locations
- GoToMyPC.com subscription [$20/month]
- Digital Transcription System
- Simple home wireless network
- 1 desktop
- 1 laptop (already own)
- Blawg Tools
- Research Tools
- Lexis Nexis