Tips on organising photos for your practice

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  • Tuesday, 12 January 2016 06:12
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Last week I organised for a photographer to visit my practice to take some new pictures of staff to use on our websites and social media sites. We also have photos of our team on the wall of the waiting room. Here are some of my tips for preparing for new photos to be taken in your business:

Managing postage costs in your allied health practice

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  • Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:42
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You may have heard on the news this week that standard postage stamps now cost $1 each. That is a significant jump from the previous price of 70 cents. I still send my practice mail via the post for particular items. If you do too, have you heard this news of the humble stamp increase, and considered how it might affect your practice? Here are some considerations.

Make your new year goals happen with these 5 tips.

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  • Tuesday, 29 December 2015 15:42
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I am looking forward to the new year.  There is something each new year that happens in my brain that says – the calendar has clicked over, things will change!  I will have more time to do things, be more active, and tick all those things off my to-do list.  Of course we all know that this does not happen unless we plan a way to make it happen.  Here are some tips to ensure you have a great new year and that you have achieved your goals come next Christmas!

What makes you tick: Interview with Ben Cunningham

Our team member Yvette Howe took 5 minutes with friend of Maida Learning Ben Cunningham to find out his approach to leadership, innovation and business management within the allied health industry.

Getting the leap on staff leave

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  • Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:43
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It is very near to Christmas and I find things get so hectic around here in our therapy practice. There seems so much to do and so little time, and the lead up to Christmas gets a little frantic. But why?

Looking at more than the bottom line

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  • Tuesday, 08 December 2015 07:51
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It’s difficult as an allied health professional as we learn how to be clinicians and practitioners but we don’t necessarily learn the financial aspects that are required to run a service, or run a business. I am by no means a financial specialist so the information I share here is not financial advice; it is more about presenting things for you to think about, words to know, and questions to ask when talking with your accountant, bookkeeper or financial advisor.

Elephant in the room: 5 things we sideline

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  • Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:16
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On the weekend, I flew to Perth in Western Australia to speak to a wonderful group of Speech Pathologists in private practice. We had a great day talking about regulations in healthcare, tips for running a better business, and ways to tweak marketing so we can ensure we offer great value and customer service. It is a wonderful learning experience to get out and talk to other practitioners in healthcare about their thoughts, ideas and concerns in healthcare today. "Busy-ness" is one of the key areas that impacts on one’s ability to running an effective practice – how can you do all those little things that are important when you are so busy seeing clients? Here are the five things that I think we sideline when busy in our day to day business…. Are you forgetting to focus on any of these?

Honing in on your Home Office

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  • Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:05
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I am not sure if you have a home office, but I certainly do. I think it is essential when you have a work and family blend in life. My home office is not anything magnificent, but it has all the things I need and a view as well – that is exceptionally handy for my pondering! If you have the space for a home office and are thinking of setting one up, or you have one that is not quite right, here are some tips for making it a productive space. 

Boo! Don't get a fright from your energy bill!

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  • Tuesday, 17 November 2015 09:26
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Received your latest energy bill and thought – “how on earth did that happen?“ I have had those moments before, when the bill rolls in and you just weren’t ready for the amount, or felt like you had just paid the last large bill. I think we should all aspire to be savvy business owners/managers, and one thing we need to do is look into things more. Don’t just pay the bill and wait for the next one, have a look at what your consumption is and how you might manage this more efficiently.

How to motivate your employees without increasing their pay

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  • Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:14
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We had the pleasure of catching up with friend of Maida Learning Natasha Ace in Melbourne yesterday. We are looking forward to a webinar Natasha is presenting for Maida Learning on November 25, and invited her to join the Maida Team as a Guest Blogger. Here is Natasha's blog below:

How to avoid burning both ends of the candle!

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  • Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:40
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As an employer, I am always thinking of my team and how I can provide a fulfilling work environment that is profitable, and pays everyone’s wages, whilst also creating a place that fosters good mindfulness in my team members, and prevents burnout. I have felt burnout in my career many years ago, and, going into my own business, I was very determined to never run a workplace where people feel overwhelmed and under appreciated. Here are three ways that I think are a good place to start to prevent burn out in our employees. Even if you don't employ staff, you can apply these concepts to your own setting.

10 FREE ways to market yourself in allied health

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  • Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:52
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Last week I had the privilege of presenting a workshop hosted by Podiatry WA on creative marketing strategies. One of the common concerns for marketing that I heard from the participants, and one that I often hear when talking with allied health practitioners about marketing, is money. People are concerned that marketing feels expensive, and this creates a barrier to launching their great marketing plan. Marketing is a process, not a quick fix to "get more clients in 60 days", and it does take time. As we know, time is money, and I believe this is where the main cost of marketing lies. If you have some time, I have some free marketing ideas for you.

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