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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What a six figure practice really looks like

What a six figure practice really looks like

*Last updated 9/3/19

6 Figures in Private Practice. How much can you really make in private practice? What’s a therapist’s salary like when they own their own business?

6 figures sounds appealing.

In the marketing world it can mean success, a thriving business, or at the very least it conveys the sense of stability. 

When I ask people joining bootcamp about their financial goals, I often hear "I want to make six figures." 

My response is: Where did that number come from?

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No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

No Show Policy: The Dos and Don’ts of Client No-Shows in Your Private Practice

The clock ticks past the hour and your client isn’t there. You wait. You stare at the couch (maybe contemplate taking a nap) and your anticipation builds. Are they not showing up for their appointment?

It happens. People miss appointments. Heck, I’ve missed appointments. For some practices it happens often and for others it is something they worry will happen. More often than not, the worry is because every late cancellation or no-show has been handled on a case by case basis and there are no processes in place.

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A Dad's Perfect Practice

A Dad's Perfect Practice

“I thought I already knew everything and realized I don’t know anything.”

You know how to do therapy, but do you know how to create a practice that is right for you and your family? Adam, a clinical psychologist in Arizona shares how he built a part time practice with insurance and cash pay clients that allowed him to be present for his two small children and teach at the university. He created a great fit for himself and his clients.

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Diversity in Parenting

Diversity in Parenting

Every time a training opportunity comes up, as a private practice owner, you have to decide if it is worth the time and energy. Let’s be honest, we are always growing and changing as clinicians, improving our skills. We could be learning all the time. We don’t know about you, but many conferences are boring. They are either too broad, or so niched they don’t apply.

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a bootcamper who is a thought leader in parenting. She saw a gap in education for therapists and decided to fill it with her Diversity in Parenting Conference. This is a conference that is reflective of the diversity in presenters and topics. But why a parenting conference? Because all of our clients have parents and to understand the diverse ways that families are formed and that children are raised helps us become better therapists to our clients.

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An Introvert’s Guide to Bootcamp - Yolanda’s Story

An Introvert’s Guide to Bootcamp - Yolanda’s Story

You recharge from being alone, away from groups of people or interacting with others. Your introversion is your greatest power. It is what allows you to connect deeply with others, to feel with your clients and to see the subtleties of the world around you. Yolanda shares this and more in her experience as a clinician who is introverted, who is HSP and who has built a group practice using Business School Bootcamp for Therapists.

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Dropping Insurance after Years - Interview with Kayce

Dropping Insurance after Years - Interview with Kayce

As part of our success stories blitz, we are sharing the story of Kayce. When we met her she had been in practice for several years and in her words, she was “winging it.”

Several years of taking insurance panels, taking whatever fee anyone was able to pay her and seeing anyone who gave her a call.

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From stuck at 4 clients to waitlist, the story of a bootcamper

From stuck at 4 clients to waitlist, the story of a bootcamper

Josie had a flourishing practice in CA but when she moved to Utah and started fresh, she found what worked before just wasn’t working any longer. She had twins, lost her mom and found life demanding a new energy unlike ever before. Miranda and Josie talk about how bootcamp helped her move from sitting at a few clients to averaging 15 to 20 clients a week with a waitlist.

Be sure to listen for

  • The one thing she changed on her website that made the biggest difference

  • What specializing meant to her practice

  • What she had to let go of to move forward

  • And what makes Josie feel vulnerable about private practice

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