Amy Geach

Amy Geach

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:38

Getting some extra time in your day

One of the biggest issues that private practice owners face is finding enough time in the day to get things completed. I hear it all the time, and even struggle with it myself a lot. I am often saying, I need an extra day in the week, however I think honestly I would fill it with other ‘stuff’. Better I think to find ways to make the days you do dedicate to work, more productive. Even taking a few minutes off here and there in your day can make a difference.

Sometimes when it is busy and you have lots of clients booked in, it can be hard to find the time to develop your marketing ideas.  Having some prompts is great for these occasions when your brain needs a boost of ideas.  These are some ideas for topics you could use for a Facebook post, a blog, a tweet, or in a newsletter for your practice. 

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 08:06

Every mistake is a chance to learn

Learning is big on my agenda. It was a critical factor in establishing Maida Learning as I believe in the saying "Learn as if you were to live forever" spoken by Ghandi, and learning how to run a great practice was something I was very passionate about. In running a private practice there are so many learning avenues; from financial, to leadership, marketing to capacity management. One of the best methods I have used to learn in my own practice is through a few failures!

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:01

Great handouts don't just happen!

Providing handouts and information sheets to clients is a great way to compliment your one-on-one sessions. However, great handouts do not just happen! They require some planning, researching and coordinating. 

Monday, 22 February 2016 16:24

Getting comfy with your numbers

Last year I shared how it’s difficult sometimes as an allied health professional as we don’t necessarily learn the financial aspects that are required to run a service, or run a business. Today we continue our learning...

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:54

Planning client surveys

Last week we thought about ways to gather client feedback on your service. One of the most popular ways is via surveys or questionnaires. I think this is a really great way to get feedback, however we must remember to design them well to ensure they are completed and returned. Here are my 5 tips for planning your patient feedback surveys.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Creating a debt collection system

Debt owed to you from clients or stakeholders such as insurance companies, can put a large hold in your cashflow.  Good cashflow gives you the ability to pay your expenses on time and meet your obligations.  This webinar covers How to prevent bad debts from occuring, How to plan your debt reduction policy to ensure your money is being received, How to collect outstanding balances and Tips for when people don't pay or are late paying.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Privacy laws and allied health

Do you know your obligations as an allied health provider really well under the privacy laws in Australia?  How can you collect client information for enewsletters under the privacy regulations? What information do you need on your consent forms? This webinar is vital in private practice and covers Current privacy principles and how they relate to allied health, Tips for collecting and storing client information and How we can and can't share client information.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Facebook marketing for beginners

On Facebook for your practice and not sure if its working for you? Facebook is not hard to set up and get going, and there are many benefits, however a lot of practitioners are not sure how to focus on using it as a marketing tool the correct way.  This webinar takes you through Setting Facebook marketing goals, Understanding what Facebook marketing success means, Tips for marketing your practice on Facebook, Boosting posts to increase your audience reach, Learning basic insights and analytics and Ensuring your posts are ethical and abide by AHPRA codes of conduct.

It is important to have knowledge of how you are progressing in your practice and one of the best ways to gain information on this is via your clients.  It is vital that we understand the needs and expectations of our clients and it can be easily obtained via a survey.  Clients are such a valuable source of information and can help you improve the quality of your practice by learning more about the strengths and weaknesses you have.  Here are some suggestions for how you can gain information from your clients on how you are progressing.