Tools Of The Private Practice Trade

It’s easy to get bogged down in the technology that we use for our private practice. So many distractions. What works? What’s worth my time? What will save me time and make my life easier?


Below is a list of tools that I use every day. It’s not a complete list, rather a list of the most important and useful therapy business tools that I use. Please leave a comment below and let us know what tools help you with your practice.


10 Signs You May Be a Future Therapy Practice Owner

Are you thinking about starting a private practice? Starting and running a small business is no small thing. Are there signs that you may be a future therapy practice owner?


I have the privilege of talking to practice owners from all over. There are some constants when it comes to owning a successful private practice.


I also have the opportunity to consult with practice owners who have made some mistakes. I have made my fair share too. Many of these mistakes were avoidable. This is why I created the Start a Therapy Practice websitepodcast, book and The Academy of Private Practice.


Below are the skills and characteristics of a future practice owner:


7 Places To Find Therapists To Hire

I am always looking for good therapists to hire. Even if I don’t have a full caseload for a new therapist, I am always looking for therapists to hire part time or in the future.

Even if you are a solo practitioner, you should be looking for therapists to hire later on. Start networking, and collect names of people to hire.


5 Biggest Mistakes Private Practice Owners Make

In my many years of interviewing and consulting with private practitioners I have found a common thread when it comes to newbie mistakes.  I want to share these with you in hopes that you can avoid them from the get go and begin private practice on the right foot.  If you are already in private practice, this list will still help you evaluate where you are and where you want to go.


Creating Systems and Procedures for Your Private Practice

In this post I am going to show you (with pictures) how I create systems and procedures that are performed in my private practice.

This is one of the most helpful skills that I can teach you in order to free up your time in order to work on your business and not in your business.


Giving Presentations to Get More Referrals – 6 Local Places to Hit Up

Marketing and strategyI love giving people helpful information. That was a big motivation for me starting this website, my podcast and for that matter writing this specific post. This should be your attitude also.

You want to be a go to source of pure helpfulness in your community.  But, how do you do that? How can you be the Robin Hood of therapy in your neck of the woods?


The Importance Of A Good Sign

Gbr SignI just finished moving one of my clinics and I have learned a lot.

Over the years I have had to move my clinics at least 4 times, each time having to get new signage. I have made it somewhat of a study of what constitutes a good sign.


Choosing the Legal Structure of A Practice

Know The Rules

This is a guest post by Iris Kimberg, MS PT OTR

There are many forms that a private practice or therapy business entity can take, ranging from a solo practitioner to a corporate practice with shareholders. The legal entity you choose should be determined by the laws of your particular state( that varies tremendously from state to state), and what you want to offer or provide in your entity. Find out the rules and regulations within your state and make sure you conform. The best place to look for information is with the division that issues your professional licenses, usually the State Education Department.Yellow Sign