Stress Buster: Action Plans

Whether you are the practice owner or one of the team, there are certain actions that must be accomplished on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis.  Some are standard actions, such as paying bills on a certain day each month for example.  Others…

Beating the Competition

There are those who are total professionals about everything they do and are always striving to be the best they can be (most of our clients are in that category).  “Competition” in their area is merely a reason for them to strive to deliver…
Boss vs. Leader

Bosses vs. Leaders

Many practice owners have gotten very bogged down in the management of their practices by trying to be “the boss.”  That word can even carry with it some negative connotations and an expectancy on the part of the staff that the boss is…
Revolving Door Practice

The Revolving Door Practice

A revolving door practice is one that seems to be losing their patients or clients almost as fast as they are attracting them.  They are acquiring new patients but have a weak retention rate and lose them back out the door. Typically a practice…

Why Have a Business Card?

Start a bonfire, make notes on the back of them, use a corner as a toothpick… many people think that’s about all business cards are good for. How many times has someone asked you for your business card and you searched your pockets, wallet…

Practising in a Fog?

Days, weeks and months can speed by leaving you a little dazed and feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything.  Sometimes you may feel like you are in a fog and not sure what is going on and how to change it all.  Ever feel like YOU…

Fantasy Turned Dark?

Many a practitioner has dreamed the fantasy of the ideal practice:  The perfect location in a totally visible and attractive main street building, that you own, with tons of parking, a beautiful/comfortable/pristine decor, where your patients…

Bare Survival or Abundance?

  Why is it that some practitioners and their practices do so very well while others are “just getting by?”  The staff and the bills all get paid (or not), but what is left over is just not good return for 7 or 8 years of post secondary…
Drive and Enthusiasm

Lost your drive and enthusiasm?

Getting up in the morning to face another day can become a bit of a chore and dragging yourself into work can become a dread.   Perhaps when you first started working, you were full of enthusiasm for the difference you thought you could make…

Imagine A Better Future

When you are hit with all the bad news of the world through radio, newspaper, friends, internet, and/or TV, it is sometimes hard to see a better future. Also, sometimes you have an idea that you want to achieve but never seem to get around to…