Want to reduce your stress?

As a practice owner, life can be a bit (or a lot) hectic and aggravating (with all the decisions to be made) and tricky (dealing with certain patient/client situations) and demoralizing (when you see your profits plummet at the end of the month…
Marketing

Is Marketing Driving You Crazy?

Marketing, marketing, marketing. Once upon a time, you just had to rent a space (oops, marketing), put a sign out front so people knew you were there (oops, more marketing), and you would attract patients or clients who would then tell others…
Multi-Tasking

Multi-tasking: The Invisible Time Thief

Have you ever had a day where it was non-stop multi-tasking? Staff interrupting you while you’re trying to write up some charts, while handling supplier phone calls, while trying to read resumes to decide which one to hire, while checking…
Shrinking or Expanding

Numbers Are Slippery Things!

When managing a business or a practice, keeping an accurate tabulation of your production is extremely useful.  If you don’t know the results of various actions or all your hard work, you can’t assess whether you are being successful or…

It's Show Time!

Arriving at work each day in the best of moods and everything in life just “peachy” would be an ideal scene, and one that we all would wish for. However, life sometimes just doesn’t cooperate and we wish that we could stay home and hide…
Consultants

What Works When Managing Your Practice?

Which of these five statements do you believe are true? My business rises and falls based on the economy. My success is largely determined by luck. The weather influences my numbers hugely. I believe in fate and whatever happens,…

Micromanaging: A Balancing Act

Being a good and effective executive, whether as the practice owner or the office manager, is sometimes like walking a tightrope without aerialist training.  Step over the edge on either side and there can be serious negative results. Coaching…
Treatment Acceptance

Treatment Acceptance

A new patient enters your practice and sits in your dental chair and hands you their dentures.  This, however, is not the start of the sales process – that started before they even got to your practice. The beginning of the whole process…

The Four Stages of a Practice: From Love to Hate

The Four Stages of a Practice: From Love to Hate Just as products have a life cycle or shelf life, so do practice owners and managers. You can go from the fun stage (when you first started up) to the final stage of “I hate my practice and…
Social media marketing

Low Cost or No Cost Marketing

Want more new patients but don’t want to spend a fortune on marketing? Why should you when there is so many brilliant, free and easy ways to go about it? Our team spent 1-1/2 hours one morning last week putting our heads together to come…
Overcoming Barriers

Overcoming The Biggest Barrier To Your Success

How many times have you heard or been told that all success takes is lots of action and being persistent? Well, most people feel kind of stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out.  They don’t know where to start.  They don’t know…

Make your business work for you

Canadian RDTs are well primed to carry out the technical aspects of their profession. It's taking care of business that seems the higher hurdle. With competition elbowing in and clients demanding ever more value for less money, and escalating…