Management consulting

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 under a blanket. Since staying home isn’t an option for

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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, happens. My income controls me more than I control it. Of course, all of these statements

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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 is the method by which the new patient found you and chose

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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 I want out” (which can go on

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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 up with a list of inside out marketing ideas for

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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 if they can do it.  They don’t know what

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Make Your Practice Work For You

Canadian Denturists are well-primed to do the technical aspects of their practices. It’s taking care of business that seems the higher hurdle. With competition elbowing in and patients demanding ever more value for less money, it’s tough to stay on top and keep a practice growing. Taking care of business and being a good Denturist

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The Winning Attitude

The Winning Attitude

I watched a Disaster Decks renovation show on TV on Sunday night and was inspired by the gentleman whose disastrous deck was being re-born. He of course was required to help. He is a pro football player and everything he was asked to do, whether he knew how to or not, he willingly jumped into

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Does Money Control You?

10 Signs Money Is Controlling You: You constantly worry about having enough money You often wish you could buy more things Your only goal in life is to get rich, but you have no realistic plan You spend money to feel better You blame others for your financial problems (government, spouse) You judge people based

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I can do it

Why Waste Your Breath?

Ever had to face an impossible task or a killer deadline? Some people go into immediate protest: “No way,” “it can’t be done,” “get someone else to do it,” “why did you leave it to the last minute,” or “you expect all this to be done by when…?” The above are all reactions I have

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The Chicken or The Egg?

There is an age-old question as to which comes first:  the chicken or the egg.  Waxing philosophical for another moment, here is another:  which comes first, a good boss or a good staff? Having met with more than 6,000 doctors and analyzed their practices, I have observed that many have felt that they only have

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Evolution is Necessary

It was with much interest that I read the very important editorial, “Have we lost our way?” by Carlo Zanon (who is a very conscientious denturist and a cool dude) in the Fall 2003 edition of Denturism Canada, as well as the responses in the last issue and this one.  It certainly provoked a lot

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