PracticeNav Blog

PracticeNav Blog 2018-04-17T19:12:19+00:00

How to avoid Business Burnout

You go into work tired because you’ve been up all night or you’re not sleeping because you’re thinking about the stresses of work and you’ve got a full list of clients to see! Sound familiar? At PracticeNav reviewing healthcare practitioners from across all sectors of the industry gives us a keen insight into how a lack of sleep can [...]

6 Steps to Maximising your Reach on Facebook

Most of us will be aware of facebook Algorithms and how they are constantly being tweaked, so in this modern social media driven world the need to keep up to pace with these changes is vital for your business. Facebook has had some seismic changes of late and they set about changing their focus again and highlighted that your [...]

5 Tips to manage a crisis

Running a healthcare business isn’t always plain sailing! Sometimes the occasional crisis can pop up to put you into a frenzy of panic and profanities. You have to be able to manage each situation differently and effectively. This blog discusses the different situations I’ve come across over the years from working with PracticeNav clients and my own experiences. To give [...]

Two Tips to become more Productive

Your email inbox has 84 unread messages and your todo list is about 2 pages long. You’re back to back with clients, you’ll have to work late and no time to work on the business. Does this scenario sound familiar? Nowadays everyone expects instant results, lose 4 stone in 4 weeks, become rich overnight, find true love bla bla [...]

Have we made a terrible mistake?

As you know with Practice Nav we are all about finding solutions to problems. One of our missions is to constantly challenge and where possible improve healthcare practitioners work and life experiences. Recently we have been looking at recruitment for our day to day company Compass Physio and set about writing a job description. We decided to look at [...]

What are you waiting for?

We often ask ourselves lots of different questions in business and theorise different situations. Should I do facebook or google ads? Should I hire another therapist? When should I raise my prices? You may ask these questions every day but how often do you answer them or test your systems? That’s a lot of questions in the opening paragraph!! [...]

Batching – A way to Increase your Productivity

Batching - How to become even more Productive We are all super busy these days and life as a healthcare practitioner can sometimes be a constant cycle of chasing from one job list to another. Sometimes upon reflection you realise that you have been running around and achieved very little Here is how we use batching to help us [...]

5 Tips for Half Year Review

So you're halfway through another year and wondering where has the time gone. Are you older and wiser or just older? Six months into your business year you should review where you’re at and look at ways to achieve your goals for the year. At our Physiotherapy clinics with Compass Physio we do this every quarter. So here are [...]

The Benefits of a New Client Welcome Pack

The Benefits of a Welcome Pack for your new Clients. So yesterday was father's day and I was treated to a lovely barbeque at the local golf club by my wife and 2 little girls. We arrived just after 1 pm and as we waited I was presented by the front of house with a very nice pack with [...]

Reasons to join a Business Support Group

Working as a an independent healthcare practitioner can sometimes be a lonely road. As a Chartered Physiotherapist in the Ireland I’m registered with a number of organisations in order to practice to the best of my ability. There’s the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist), CORU (State registration) and CPPP (Chartered Physiotherapist in Private Practice). Of all these organisations, [...]

10 Tips for HealthCare Business Success

10 Things That Will Improve you and your Business This week is simple Im taking 10 of many many take home points from our Practice Nav course at the weekend and passing them on to you None are groundbreaking, but chances are you are not doing them all. If you can achieve these then you and your business will [...]

Valuing Ourselves, Our Skills and Our Time

Valuing Ourselves, Our Skills and Our Time: As health professionals one of our biggest challenges in the private setting can be putting and keeping a value on Ourselves Our Skills Our Time Valuing Ourselves: Your time and is precious and in business anything that is a low value task should be [...]

What you can learn from Ed Sheeran in Business

Saturday night I went along to my first concert in since returning to Ireland with a couple of friends. It was of course Ed Sheeran (don’t judge), he was a solid 7/10. I don’t go around looking at everything with business glasses on but looking at the concert set up, I was really impressed by what he has achieved. [...]

5 Tips To Convert Phone Enquiries

How to convert Phone Enquiries We work so hard to get people to the point where they pick up the phone to enquire about our services. They normally have intent and need us at this point. Are you good at making sure they book in? Or do you have someone else who answers the phone and they don't seem [...]

5 Reasons for Block Booking Appointments in Healthcare Business

If you went for an important meeting with an architect, surgeon or solicitor and after the first two meetings they suggested "Let's see how things go, give me a buzz if you've any issues" You'd be like, what?? Most other professional service industries plan the service they want to provide you from start to finish, so you have an [...]

Are you Considering Your Clients Journey?

Are you considering your Clients Journey?   Here at Practice Nav we constantly strive to review our clients experience with us to make the clients journey the most engaging and compelling.   We constantly have to pause, reflect and review what a client experiences each time they contact and then attend our clinic.   Here is a sample client journey [...]

How to value a healthcare business

At some point in the future you may want to sell your business, you’ve worked hard over the years and built up a robust business to sell, but you need someone to buy it. How much will they buy it for? Valuation of healthcare business vary hugely and have facets attached to them. Recently at PracticeNav Paddy and I [...]

What limitations are YOU imposing on YOURSELF

Ok so a step away from our normal blog on the business and lets have a look at the most important person in this process, YOU!! So as health professionals we are all Empathetic Have the best intentions for the client with every treatment session we do Good Communicators We should all be Driven to succeed in business [...]

5 Tips for Recruiting Healthcare Staff

Business is good. Your lists are busy. Your struggling to get clients in when you want to so……………'s time to recruit a new staff member. Technically we use the figure of 70% capacity here at Practice Nav as the threshold to begin the recruitment process. As many of you know recruiting can be far from straight forward so we are [...]

5 Tips to Improve your customer service

To run a profitable business you need to have customers, ideally repeat customers so you don't have to spend much money on marketing. In order to get repeat customers, you have to look after them. Recently I went into a cafe and the waitress was a not nice (I couldn't use the word I wanted to describe her), I [...]

GDPR Part 1: Where to start?

GDPR: What does it actually mean for my Healthcare Business? Following on from a very active thread in or facebook group: Practice Nav; Tips to run your clinic I decided to try and demystify what GDPR is and what implications its going to have for healthcare practitioners. This is a vast topic so in this part 1, I will [...]

What Marketing tools will suit your personality?

So you're shy and you don't like doing public speaking or videos and you're wondering how you can promote your business. This is a common issue for a lot of healthcare professionals who just want to treat clients and don't want to do the marketing stuff. Well I'm sorry to tell you, if you sit in your cosy room [...]

Are you missing out on a LOT of new clients?   Are you engaging your potential clients? We work so hard as healthcare professionals to drive people to our website, our social media platforms and ultimately we want a conversion, a sale, a paying client. What if they are not ready to make that jump? What if they haven’t received enough information to educate them that the decision [...]

5 Tips for getting a mortgage or business loan Getting a business off the ground can hard on a shoestring budget. You struggle the first couple of years at it and eventually things start to go right. Then you decide to expand and need a business loan or you want to get a mortgage. You go to all the big banks and they have no interest in [...]

How to be more Productive with your time

Let's make use of that Precious Time Much like any business here at Practice Nav we know time is precious and finite. We all start with an equal playing field, its up to us what we do with the time we are given. If you were to rate yourself on a scale of 0 (terrible) to 10 (excellent) with your productivity [...]