Introducing TheraSuite and How to Come Up with an Idea for a Side Hustle | GP 101

On this therapist podcast, Alison Pidgeon talks about TheraSuite and How to Come Up with an Idea for a Side Hustle

Do you struggle with finding the best furniture to suit the therapy workplace? How can TheraSuite solve your interior design problems? Are you thinking about starting a side hustle for the new year?

In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks about TheraSuite and How to Come Up with an Idea for a Side Hustle.

Podcast Sponsor: Brighter Vision

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We made it another year and now it’s time to jumpstart your practice and gear up for a successful 2022. What are the first steps to bringing in more of your ideal clients? Having a great website and marketing your private practice online.

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For the entire month of January, they’re completely waiving all setup fees and only charging $39/month for your entire first year of a new website – that’s a savings of $240 for your first year of website service with Brighter Vision.

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In This Podcast

  • TheraSuite
  • Coming up with your side hustle
  • Start small

Therasuite

Therasuite is a company that supplies office furniture specifically designed with therapists in mind.

It offers a place where therapists can purchase furniture and office supplies for their work that is suited to serving therapy needs while being mindful of therapy nuances.

Therapists can explore the website and view boards – collections of photographs – that are categorized by:

  • Style: modern, seaside, etc.
  • Space: therapy office, home office, waiting room, etc.

There were consistently questions in the therapist groups [about furniture] and it made me realize “this is a common problem that practice owners have, they need somebody to help them decorate their office”. (Alison Pidgeon)

Coming up with your side hustle

Let go of originality

The idea that you come up with does not have to be groundbreaking and completely new to the world.

If you really want to do coaching but there are so many other coaches already, you could still bring something different. (Alison Pidgeon)

If you want to develop an idea that already exists, do so, because how you go about it is already unique to you.

Meditate

Take some time off work or spend time over the weekend to allow your mind to rest and to pursue creativity. It is difficult to think outside the box when your mind is overworked.

Use your skillset

Start a side hustle or a business that is focused on what you enjoy, are passionate about, and where you already have some knowledge. It will be easier to get off the ground and help you to remain invested.

Problem-solving

Consider the pain points that your potential clients are experiencing: how can you solve these problems? How can you provide a service or a product that can alleviate pressure from your ideal client?

Look abroad for inspiration.

Cast your net wide to gather inspiration and new perspectives. Listen to podcasts around your topic, find more inspiration, and explore the various possibilities.

Experiment with small ideas.

Test your idea even in its infancy so that you do not spend too much time testing. Instead, practice doing it.

Don’t wait until you have this idea perfectly formed. Try out a small piece of the idea somehow or talk to people who you think could be potential clients or customers of this idea and see what they think about it. (Alison Pidgeon)

Start small

You do not have to dive into the deep end and put loads of money or get into a lot of debt from the start of your project.

Start small and make do with what you have first to test your idea before investing in it. Try things out and adjust accordingly in the future. It may fail and you learn from it, or it may succeed and you can expand it.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Image of the book Thursday Is The New Friday written by Joe Sanok. Author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.

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Meet Alison Pidgeon, Group Practice Owner

An image of Alison Pidgeon is displayed. She is a successful group practice owner and offers private practice consultation for private practice owners to assist in how to grow a group practice. She is the host of Grow A Group Practice Podcast and one of the founders of Group Practice Boss.Alison Pidgeon, LPC is the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a group practice in Lancaster, PA and she runs a virtual assistant company, Move Forward Virtual Assistants.

Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016.  She has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.

Transformation From A Private Practice To Group Practice

In addition, she is a private practice consultant for Practice of the Practice. Allison’s private practice ‘grew up.’ What started out as a solo private practice in early 2015 quickly grew into a group practice and has been expanding ever since.

Visit Alison’s website, listen to her podcast, or consult with Alison. Email Alison at alison@practiceofthepractice.com

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