The Fortune is In the Follow Up

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The Importance of Planning

As Health Professionals we thrive on being busy Long [...]

10 Tips for HealthCare Business Success

10 Things That Will Improve you and your Business [...]

What Marketing tools will suit your personality?

So you're shy and you don't like doing public [...]

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5 Tips for getting a mortgage or business loan Getting a business off the ground can hard [...]

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Analysis Paralysis – Are you drowning in stats?

Since I started PracticeNav in 2015, I’ve always been fascinated [...]

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Why you should say NO more often

As healthcare professionals we like to please people, otherwise we wouldn't be in this profession. However, this need to please people can come at the expense of our own needs and the needs of our business. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great to be involved in lots of different business activities and ventures, but sometimes they take up too much time. This time comes at the expense of working on your core business and your down time. Fair enough, if you've got time to spare and your financially secure for life, but most of us have a set number of hours we work a week. I believe our down time is as important as our work time so I want to give you examples of ways to say NO and the benefits of saying no.

Planning for a lean period

Let's be realistic, no matter what stage your business is at it's not always going to be plain sailing. Following on from my last video on how to hire people for your clinic I'd like to discuss the issue of having a lean period in your clinic and how to plan for it. A lean period in a healthcare business generally happens around holiday time or staff departures. If you plan for it and you know it's coming then you don't have to stress about it. I heard a great phrase the other day "control the controllables", in other words plan for what you can control and adapt to the rest. I'd also recommend trying to build some sort of a contingency fund for difficult times or expansion within your business. Here are 5 tips to help plan for lean periods regardless of what stage your business is at.

Investing in your healthcare business

When most people hear the word "invest" they automatically think money. However investment is more than money, if applied correctly it can also include time. Most healthcare business owners complain about not having enough time to work "on" the business. The reason for this common complaint is the fact that they don't have the correct systems in place and are unwilling to adapt to the ever changing healthcare landscape. If you work for two hours per week on any of the previous articles I've wrote over the course of a year your business will grow. As it's a healthcare business it would increase over a steady period, let's be conservative and say you improve by 1% per week. If you're seeing 25 clients a week at present, say 5 per day and you consistently improve by 1% each week, then after one year you will be seeing over 40 clients a week! After two years it will be 70 clients per week. Don't believe me? Click here to see example showing the simple principles figures. Results in this industry are not instant, if you're not in it for the long haul then go do something else with your life, because you have to enjoy it.

Reach 10,000 potential clients in 2 mins

So from reading my blogs over the last year you'll understand I'm pretty straight up and generally tell it as it is. Last week I opened my new clinic in Castlecomer , I managed to reach an audience on facebook of nearly 10,ooo (yes 10,000 see the pics) and have nearly 4,000 views on my 2 videos and nearly 400 likes in 2 weeks. You might think, I don't want to do this on facebook or I don't like promoting my business. Well if you don't like doing it, no one else will, you can't expect to ask your clients for referrals when you don't ask for referral yourself! It's your responsibility to passionately promote your business and it's values. So here are the simple steps I did to promote my business in less than 2 weeks. (figures as of 13/10/16)