Are you paying super the right way?

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  • Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:22
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If you are not the type of person to embrace the financials of your practice during the year, you should at least get into the financial spirit at this time of year. There are a few great reasons, the first is, the more knowledge you have about your business and where you are headed, the greater you will be in tune with the financial management of your practice. But! There is another great reason...

Using Hicaps in your practice marketing

Last month we headed to the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference in Perth, and I had an opportunity to visit the Hicaps stand in the exhibition hall (they were also conveniently located near the scones, jam & cream). Do you know about the great free resources Hicaps offer you as a provider? Here are some ideas on how you can harness these resources for your practice marketing.

Your practice Facebook checklist

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  • Tuesday, 07 June 2016 08:39
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By now, there may be many of you already harnessing the power of online marketing with Facebook for your practice, and that is fantastic. One of the things I commonly recommend to people is once you are on there, make it work for you and ensure it matches your brand and engages your target audience. Are you doing that? Not sure? Here is my handy checklist to audit your Facebook page.

The real award benefits

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  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:13
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Have your considered entering your local business awards? I can tell you that it was definitely not something that I thought I would ever do when I had first launched my business. Firstly, it took me a while to realise that I was actually running a business – before that I really didn’t see how I would qualify for any business award category. So, why is this something we should consider?

Which program should I use?

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  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:28
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I often get asked which patient software program is best, and my answer is often always the same. There is no one great program that suits all allied health practices. The choice will depend on what you need it to do, and what architecture you are running on – Do you have a server? Do you have just one computer? Do you want it to be mobile (taken and accessed on the road with you)? I suggest to practitioners to look around, and ask the program suppliers these questions as a starting point:

Last time we looked at registering yourself as a provider under the NDIS. Let's explore some of your ongoing responsibilties as a provider:

Video Ideas!

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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:47
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Last week I shared some of the benefits to creating videos for your practice.  Today, I want to help you make the first step to making them possible, or… if you have already used videos before, I am hoping to share some fresh ideas for future videos.  After reading this, I want you to take 5 minutes, that’s all, to write down some ideas of content you could share with a video of your practice.

Do you really need videos?

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  • Tuesday, 10 May 2016 16:48
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I often hear of video success stories, where people have harnessed the power of video in their practice to showcase their work. My question to you today is: are you also going to become one of them? Are you sceptical of video and its benefits, or think it is expensive? Or…. Are you just too busy to think about it? Either way, I think you need to find some time to see how it might fit with your plans this year.

Last time we looked at preparing yourself as a provider under the NDIS. It is recommended you start the registration process now (if you haven't already). Let's explore some of the areas you will need to consider:

Minimising client debt

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  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:41
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We all love to believe that all clients will pay on time for our services, but in reality it does not always happen. Outstanding payments can really affect your cashflow, and it often means more admin time organising a way to collect the money. Any practice owner, even sole practitioners, need to develop a system that helps reduce the likelihood of people not paying in the first place, and then a way to collect the debt if that occurs.

Setting up your business: working as a provider under the NDIS

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  • Thursday, 14 April 2016 13:00
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When starting your business as a provider, one of the first points to consider is your business structure. This involves being a self-employed contractor or service provider. The way you structure your business has a direct reflection on taxes and income (examples include sole trader or company). It is recommended that you discuss your business structure options with an accountant before getting started. Following this, there are responsibilities of self-employed providers or private practice owners under the NDIS, and it is worth learning and planning for these ahead of time. Let's explore some of the areas you will need to consider:

My Favourite Apps for 2016

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  • Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:40
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Each year I like to share my favourite mobile apps. I don’t like to have too many apps on my devices, as I get a little lost and forget about some of them, but there are a few that I use frequently. Apps are a great way to keep organised on the run. I often split my work between home and my clinic rooms, so it is vital for me to have a system where I can access items at home, at work and when out and about on the road or when travelling.

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