Start-up

These “Starting-up” posts focus on considerations when starting up a new practice.

Developing Referrer Relationships

Whenever a clinician makes contact with a new referral person, that clinician becomes the point person for our relationship with that referrer. I am using the term “point person” in […]

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Partnership challenges

“Taking a business partner is like taking a marriage partner.” Partnerships can be very rewarding. They can also be loads of trouble. It is good to think about potential problems […]

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Mandatory owner’s skills

The owner’s skills will determine if a solo practice grows. The owner must be a good therapist with a good reputation, be willing to get out into the community for […]

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Independent Contracting vs Employing

According to the Internal Revenue Service there are only two employment types, independent contractors (1099-employees) and regular employees (W-2 employees). This legal relationship determines how taxes are handled and who […]

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Why join insurance panels

Should I become a provider on all the insurance panels in my area? One can find many practice management consultants promoting the “cash only” model of outpatient psychotherapy. There are […]

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Creating demand for your services

Foundational to a practice’s success is the ability to market your services to your communities in a consistent, congruent, and appealing way. One of the biggest obstacles I faced in […]

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