Why You Need a Website YESTERDAY... even though it won't get you clients tomorrow.

Why You Need a Website YESTERDAY... even though it won't get you clients tomorrow.

A website is a VERY powerful marketing tool... one that once it has been written, honed, launched, and on the first page of Google can provide consistent referrals without requiring you to constantly on the phone, going to coffee, sending notes, dropping by businesses, etc. Today we are going to be talking about what can keep your website from triggering phone calls right now- as well as why starting a website NOW is integral key to long-term success! 

Google has to learn to trust you:

Once a website is published- people have to be able to find it. Many therapists struggle with understanding what their potential clients are googling for, and so they don't know how to set up their website so that the search engines (like Google) know that their website can be helpful to the person who is in pain. Google is committed to giving great search results- that is why so many people use them. It can be tricky to figure out how to ensure your website is the kind of search result that is going to make clients smile and happy- so that Google moves you up to the first page. Until you are on Page 1 for the search terms- odds are low you will get consistent phone calls. 

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Out of the Box Practice - An Interview with Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Parenting

Out of the Box Practice - An Interview with Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Parenting

When I met Rachel and heard her story, I just had to share it with you. Here is a person who has created a life and business that fits for her While her path has been one that is not traditional, I love how she talks about how it has actually opened up more opportunity and expanded her work. 

So if you are wanting to learn from someone who is building a practice that is doesn't fit the mold of brick and mortar, butt in chair, this is a must listen! 

Check out Rachel at Sage Parenting.

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8 Week Mini Bootcamp: How do you start a revolution?

8 Week Mini Bootcamp: How do you start a revolution?

Join almost 15,000 therapists banding together to make change this summer! 

This June & July we are going to ask you to set aside time every Friday to go through an organized, focused series of trainings that build off one another! The first seven video trainings will be released on Fridays this summer so that you can log-in and learn ANYTIME that works for you. That means that every one of the almost 15,000 people already in our community can make join in the awesomeness! 

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What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

What is the Absolute FASTEST Way To Fill Your Practice?

Starting a small business can be difficult. In fact, 50% of small businesses fail (close) within the first 5 years. That is not to say that "staying open" is a litmus of success. I have worked with many therapists who have been open past the 5 year mark whose practice is operating well below the poverty level.

To be successful in private practice, you need a steady stream of clients. You can have the most beautiful office, an amazing website, a great location, and fabulous skills to help people- but if nobody is calling... you do not have a viable business. 

We received this question and I think it beautifully sums out the question on a LOT of therapist's minds when they start a private practice: "What marketing strategies seem to have the very fastest results? Put another way, what would be your top three recommendations for a private practice, solo practitioner business to be able to find let's say 5 new clients a week for a month so that at the end of the month you would be pretty much full up? if that seems like too many too fast, then you could scale your answer down to just a couple of new clients weekly, but reliably! I really appreciate you considering answering but on the surface it seems like a pretty ridiculous question!"

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Let Success Surround You

Let Success Surround You

Jim Rohn is a motivational speaker known for his talks on the law of average where he speaks about how we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. This also applies to our work and owning a business. Think about it for a moment. 

Who are your five people?

Do they encourage you? Challenge you? Make you stronger? Make you more vulnerable? Open you up to possibilities?

I don't believe that building a business happens alone. It takes a village quite literally. Many people have supported us on our journey, and while I want to introduce you to some of them first, here are some things to think of when building your tribe.

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The Process of Transformation in Your Business

You started your practice from scratch. You feel a passion about the work you do and how you help others. As your practice starts to grow, what worked when you started may not be what is working now. Join in with me as I talk with Howard Spector from SimplePractice as we discuss how to deal with changes in your business even positive changes that can be stressful. We recommend SimplePractice because we have used them in our practices. We know the heart and the integrity that is behind them and we simply must share how much they do for therapists. You'll get to hear more about how SimplePractice works and some of the upcoming features!

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An App for Connecting Therapists

An App for Connecting Therapists

Meet James Hollister, the developer and founder of Flow. Today we chat about his process in developing an app for therapists (lot's of similarity to starting a private practice actually!) and how Flow can help you connect more easily with your referrals. 

Download Flow here!

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Q&A Series for Therapists

We are back from vacation and ready to help you in your private practice! We need your help. If you have a question that you would love for us to answer on the podcast in our vlog - go here to post your question.

Depending on the response I plan to at least do a monthly Q&A - but you guys might surprise us with a ton of questions :) 

And if you want to be sure to not miss any episodes - SUBSCRIBE to the PODCAST HERE!

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How to Fall in Private Practice

How to Fall in Private Practice

Since starting derby, I get to hear often "if you aren't falling, you aren't learning."

I don't want to fall though. I hate it. It hurts. Not to mention the first bad fall I had where I jammed my finger and busted my tailbone or the other time I literally super manned it across the track on my chest. OUCH! 

Guess what? No one wants to fall. I have yet to meet a person who's goal is to fall all the time. 

AND we all love to talk about our successes so we often forget that those successful people around us - probably fell a lot. They just didn't turn it into their facebook post or instagram photo.

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