In order to buy a new dental practice and learn to run it successfully, you’ll have to digest a lot of information in very little time. Along the way, you’re bound to make mistakes, but with guidance, you can avoid the most damaging.
I work with a lot of entrepreneurial doctors and often see quite a few mistakes they tend to make when it comes to business. Here are the top 4 and what you can do about them. Don’t forget the liabilities of your business. Check for insurance savings. Don’t buy the toys!!!! Don’t forget to pay yourself first. Follow these four tips and you may see greater success on your balance sheet. Make it a great day!
One niche of small businesses that I often advise is an “entrepreneurial doctor”. Those are the doctors that work outside of a hospital and aren’t W2 employees. They own their practice and can be dentists, veterinarians, optometrist, etc. Before coming to us there are a variety of business mistakes doctors often make when it comes to the business side of their vocation. These guys are brilliant doctors with varying designations, however, most don’t earn MBA’s on top of that. Business is often not an easy model for these educated folks to understand. In my consulting with them I have seen many, but here are the top nine business mistakes doctors make in their business models.
If you’re a physician, then you attended one of the best medical schools in the world. Why? Because you live in the U.S. However, you may be struggling to make reach your financial goals, despite a hefty salary. Physicians are some of the most specific investors out there. Not only do physicians have a higher student debt, they also have higher liability risks, an above-average income… a complex situation to start with. Here are the top financial mistakes self-employed doctors make and what you can do to change your future. What’s So Different for Physicians? First off, physicians go through years school, meaning they finally begin their career around 27. However, with a residency, it could even be as late as 30 before they potentially start. A much later start could hinder investment options early on leading to some poor decisions. Next, roughly more 60% of all physicians owe more than $150,000 by […]
You are a young dentist looking and want your own practice. Here are four questions that we have found many dentists over look before pulling the trigger when buying a dental practice: 1. Is your personality compatible with that of the selling dentist? At first blush, it may seem irrelevant whether your personalities mesh. After all, you will be in charge, and they will be riding off into the sunset. What’s the issue? The issue is that your new practice will have been built around someone else’s personality. Whether they are dominant or passive, outgoing or introverted, both your patients and your employees will be accustomed to working with that type. If your patients are comfortable being told firmly what they need to do, they may not like being presented with a range of choices. And don’t forget that it’s expensive to lose patients. Not only do you waste the […]