Recording systems in your allied health business (the easy way)

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  • Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:51
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We all know it can be time consuming to start documenting steps on how to do things in your practice. It is super easy to put those things off and think you will come back to them at another more convenient time. Does that more convenient time come around much? Not in my week! The thing is, however, having documented guidelines on how to get things done around your workplace is actually really important. Why?

Creating systems: where to start

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  • Tuesday, 28 July 2015 14:21
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Systems are a great way to bring consistency to your service, and ensure over time the service runs the way you want it to. Systems can be made up of steps, checklists or procedures on how tasks are completed in your practice. They can be as simple as a checklist to follow when booking in a client, to a set of guidelines ensuring everyone aligns to the values of the practice.

If you don't have any systems in place, now is a great time to start. There is no need to feel overwhelmed....here are four steps to get you started.

Don't waste your hard work!

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  • Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:38
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Last week we had the pleasure of catching up with Craig West, CEO of Succession Plus, Australia's largest business succession and exit planning firm who provide mentoring, advice and strategy for clients looking to prepare their business for a successful exit. I was interested in finding out more about what the term succession planning means, and why we should all have a succession plan as allied health business owners.

Who forgot social media is meant to be social?

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  • Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:43
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Social media platforms like Facebook are an ever growing platform for business nowadays. In my experience Facebook is a really great way to reinforce your practice or personal brand to your target audience, and to develop engagement to and from followers. The main reason I see many Facebook business pages not working well, is when their administrators forget that it is a social media platform. Remember, people expect you to be social on Facebook!

What is Small Business?

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  • Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:01
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If you try to run an allied health practice as an extension of what a public health service is, you might find yourself in difficulty. An allied health private practice is actually a small business, and the quicker you can get your head around that concept, the better your practice will be. I talk to many allied health practitioners, and so many who run a practice do not see themselves as a business owner or even a business leader. Well guess what? You are a small business owner!

Getting on top of mental clutter

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  • Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:14
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I have never been the best at being a neat organiser. I have a messy desk, a messy bag, and my home computer has those great piles of paperwork beside it. Does it make me unproductive?

Cows in a paddock

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  • Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00
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I recently read the book Purple Cow by Seth Godin. A great book detailing the marketing changes we need to make to reach our target markets. Seth states for marketing to be successful in today's world, we need to add a purple cow to everything we do, or risk becoming invisible. Purple cow?

Hitting the road to learn more

We headed to Sydney recently to attend the event "Reinventing the Wheel: how to get your innovation seen and monetised" as part of the 2015 Sydney Vivid Festival. The aim of the event was to learn from great minds what makes an innovation commercially attractive and investor ready. It was also the launchpad to announce the SMART 100 highest ranked innovation for 2015, an annual index presented by Anthill Magazine, of which Maida Learning was a finalist!

Planning your Policies & Procedures Manual

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  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:29
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A policy and procedure manual is a really important component of having a successful practice. There are so many benefits going forward if you have a well constructed manual that guides the expectations of your team’s performance. If you haven’t developed one, have a half finished manual, or have an old one that might be out of date, here are some tips to get you back in the game.

Are we innovative in allied health?

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  • Monday, 04 May 2015 13:51
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Innovation generally refers to creating or changing processes, ideas or products so they are more effective. It does not necessarily have to mean you are an inventor.

I feel at times there is a gap between the amazing projects people are doing at their place of work, and identification with the word innovation. People are not confident that what they are doing is actually innovative. Over the years, I have met so many wonderful therapists, and I can tell you, there are so many creative, driven, amazing, innovative therapists within our industry. You definitely do not have to invent things to be innovative in allied health.

My little idea: to help allied health businesses grow

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  • Monday, 20 April 2015 08:17
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About three years ago I went home from work and announced to my husband this crazy idea to run a service that taught good quality business and clinical education to allied health professionals that was modern, accessible to all, and Australian! As he regularly does, my husband saw my passion and told me to ‘go for it’.

Born was Maida Learning! But… I needed a launching pad, and decided whilst trying to continue to see patients, develop webinars, manage a team and be a mother, I would make myself even more crazy and run a conference! How hard could it be?!

The NDIS: what does it mean for my practice?

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  • Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:16
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This week, our Team Member Yvette has been chatting with the national office of the National Disability Insurance Agency to sort out the nuts & bolts of what the National Disability Insurance Scheme means for us as allied health practitioners, and our clients.

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