This month’s round up of posts includes another great mix of blog posts around how to start, grow, and scale your private practice. Whether you are a mother running a private practice, or your struggle with networking, there is something here for everyone! We also ran three podcasts with Chris Lochhead who has some invaluable tips around how to set up a private practice that stands out from the rest.
“I’m excited for you because if you’re reading this you’ve got the entrepreneurial itch, or have pulled the trigger and you’re doing it! AWESOME! I’ve learned a lot since then and hope to share with you five things that I have found to be helpful in starting and growing my practice.” – Nathan Hansen
“How did I start? Like the lyrics of a famous Frank Sinatra song, “I did it my way”. I started my solo private practice, Maternal Counseling Services, with the notion that I was going to craft my practice. Furthermore, I knew that I wanted flexibility and to be able to provide impeccable care, while allowing myself the opportunity to make mistakes. I forged this journey with M&M’s in mind. Not the candy… but rather, Motherhood and Money.” – Ciji C. Gamble
“Something I have learned along the way, and as I began to build a private practice serving children, teens, and families, is that talking is a great way to share information.
I’m not trying to be flippant.
Talking to groups – from four to 400 has taken my business from a one-man-show to a six-clinician practice! I speak to PTAs, school staff, local professional organizations, small and large mom coffee clubs, and more!” – Amy Fortney Parks
In this episode, Joe addresses questions from listeners. From questions about when it is the right time to start a private practice to what you should be doing in Grad School to prepare to go into private practice, this podcast is filled with resources to start and grow a private practice.
S. Frances Robbins takes us through her journey of joining the air force at age 42, spending ten years working for the military, and then deciding to build an online private practice. She is a qualified nurse and has written a book on how to improve sleep / overcome insomnia. She provides tips and advice on how to improve sleep hygiene along with how she went about setting up her online practice.
In this reverse podcast with John Clarke, from Private Practice Workshop, Joe gives tips and advice on how to market your private practice. These include how to incorporate storytelling in your marketing, how to determine what phase of private practice you’re in, as well as how to determine your ideal client.
Christopher Lochhead has been an entrepreneur since he was 18 years old. He is well-known for his book, Play Bigger, which offers some incredible insights into entrepreneurship. In this podcast, Joe chats to Christopher about his story and some insights into his book and experience as an entrepreneur.
Christopher Lochhead provides invaluable insight into how to successfully market your business in an innovative way known as ‘categorization’. This involves setting up a unique category by identifying a problem and marketing how you solve that problem. He also speaks about the importance of entrepreneurs and avoiding competing with others.
Christopher Lochhead speaks further into categorization, i.e.: creating a unique category within your industry / niche that prevents you from competing with others and results in you standing alone and setting the standard. This, specifically with regards to finding a niche, identifying a problem, and learning to differentiate yourself.
Before You Go…
- How To Overcome The Anxiety Associated With Blogging
So, naturally, when I sat down to write what eventually became this blog post, I froze. That writer’s block that came to me a year ago in a relatively small dose, came back in a tidal wave.
- Stages of Change Into Private Practice: The Pre-Contemplation Stage (Part 1 of 5)
I’d been in private practice for the last twenty plus years in St. Louis, Missouri, working in the field of ADHD and adolescent male psychology, as well as some alcohol and drug recovery work.
- How To Get Beyond Analysis Paralysis
During this past year, I have spent too much time in the paralysis phase and needed to find my way from the inaction to the action phase. Here are 3 ways that I found helpful to get beyond analysis paralysis.
- 40 Facts You Never Knew About Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was an incredible entrepreneur, inventor, and business man. Through his intelligence and hard work, he has inspired millions and his company, Apple, continues to grow from strength to strength.
- 9 Advantages To Using QuickBooks
QuickBooks is the world’s biggest selling accounting software. The platform has over 42 million users throughout the globe and offers the most comprehensive audit trail out there.
- Private Practice Income | August 2017 Monthly Income Report
This monthly income report is all about how I have done that over the past several years. If you are new here, welcome! If you’re back, glad you’re here.