Gift ideas for your referrers

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  • Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:50
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It's the time of year when a small gesture of thanks to your referrers for their support during the year can be very much appreciated. If you are looking for a suitable gift for your referrers and need inspiration, we have put together some ideas for you...

Energy Efficiency in your Practice

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  • Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:52
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Coming into Christmas or holiday periods can be a quieter time for many practices. This is often when staff take leave, or you yourself may take leave. Often clients are away as well on holidays and this means that your cash flow can be affected at this time. It is important to look for ways to improve your cash flow during the year, but importantly at this time. One way is to reduce your utility bills. We have put together some ideas to reduce your electricity bill this period.

5 legal tips allied health practitioners should know

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  • Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:40
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Last week I attended a wonderful course run by the amazing Michelle French and Amanda Cullen.  The course covered the legal aspects of practice and is certainly a topic that we need to ensure we are aware of as practitioners.  There were many ‘ah-ha’ moments for me, even after being a therapist for many years, and also many reminders about the things we need to consider when treating and writing reports for our clients.  A few tips to keep in mind:

Do you have a brand style guide for your practice?

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  • Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:56
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Earlier this week I presented a session at our Healthy Practice workshop on "Branding your Private Practice", and I would like to share some tips with you today on one of the things we learnt about: Brand Style Guides. Do you have one for your practice? Why are they important?

3 Handy Websites

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  • Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:25
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This week we are "busy busy" getting our Healthy Practice jobs complete ready for next week. We are very excited to head to Brisbane on Sunday ready to share in two days of great business learning with other allied health professionals. Here at Maida Learning we love to share with you tips and resources to help you become more business savvy and to certainly make your day easier. Sometimes, the tiny little things can make a difference to your day. Today I share 3 websites that you might find helpful...

Do you have staff requesting flexible hours?

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  • Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:41
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The National Employment Standards include a right for employees to request flexible working arrangements from their employer. Did you know an employer can only refuse such a request on ‘reasonable business grounds’? Let's check out what this means for us in our practices...

Managing the email overwhelm

Do you feel you have a great system for managing your incoming email? Or maybe you are someone that feels you never have time to tackle your inbox, and are watching it grow by the day...here are some simple tips:

Introducing our Healthy Practice team members!

In a few weeks Amy and I will be in Brisbane enjoying two days with our Healthy Practice workshop participants, learning more about the business side of running successful allied health practices and services. Today I would like to start introducing our Healthy Practice team that we have handpicked to come on board and share knowledge in their area of expertise.

Ideas for your next staff meeting

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  • Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:09
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Last week I was asked a really great question by a member - Did I have any ideas about how to freshen up staff planning sessions? It was such a great question I thought I would share some of the ideas we came up with:

Do you have leadership skills?

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  • Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:08
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Developing your skills as a leader is important in many aspects of health care. Not only does it allow us to have greater success in managing a practice or a service toward a vision, but it allows us also the potential to help our clients who are in need. There are many skills that we can develop as leaders that can also carry over into our performance when assisting clients.

Marketing when shy

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  • Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:43
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Putting yourself out there and telling the world about your services can be hard – particularly if you are a shy person, or are considered an introvert. Don’t let this stop you though, there are still many ways to market your services quietly without the panic and stress of cold calling and trying to schedule meetings with potential referrers.

5 simple privacy tips for your allied health practice

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  • Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:42
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In November we will be hosting our 3rd Healthy Practice event in Brisbane and one of the topics will be looking at your Privacy obligations as an allied health practitioner, and how you can ensure you maintain privacy standards in your practice. This is a topic I get asked alot about, and today I thought I would share some of the commonly underestimated areas of risk where breach of privacy can occur in our allied health practices.

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