Build and lead Teams Effectively with the Help of Storytelling

How does storytelling have anything to do with fixing people’s teeth? Why are we even discussing storytelling on a dental business blog? And who leads teams by telling them stories anyway? I can almost hear the gasps as I write this down. Maybe I am mistaken, you think; but what if I tell you I am not? Yes, I am …

Going Digital and Beyond

As dentists and business owners, you are always on the lookout for upgrades. Always learning, always growing. And in this Digital Age, growth without the incorporation of technology can be quite limiting. Dentistry is no different. Newer methods using digital technology are available and pretty much changing the dental treatment landscape for the better. Have you incorporated these technologies as …

How Little Things Make A Big Difference in Marketing

So what is your marketing budget? How much are you willing to invest in promoting your practice? Are marketing gurus hunting you down on social media, via emails and personal phone calls? Are they promising to take your marketing and your business to another level by offering ‘fool proof’ marketing strategies that your competitors aren’t even aware of? Can you …

Leadership Roles- Are you the Master or The Servant?

“Liberate yourself from the need to be right.”     Seth Godin This quote by Seth Godin really resonates with me; because it is everything that is wrong with the role of leadership today. We are so consumed by the idea of being in power and leading a bunch of people that our need to be right precedents business interests and …

How to run high performance meetings!

So how many of you have slept through meetings at work? I can imagine almost all of you sheepishly nodding your heads. We’ve all been there. Meetings can be dull and unproductive. Because of this bad reputation, most small businesses avoid meetings because they’d rather do something more ‘productive’ with their time. Meetings are important alright; you definitely need to …

Behaviour Change and Its Impact on Your Practice

What is behaviour change and why is it so important for you to know about it? How many dentists do you know who pay very close attention to how they make their patients’ feel? Many dentists say …my job is to fix their dental problems, not do an analysis of how I make them feel before, during and after the …

15 Golden Rules of (Patient) Love: How to Offer Five Star Patient Support Every Time

Patient is king. He is always right. He knows best. A happy patient is a flourishing practice. As business owners, we hear this all the time.  These statements are considered a given for the success of any practice or business in any field; yet they are seldom applied with purpose and can be frequently forgotten. As a result, not only …

Give Up Control to get control and make room to scale.

Do you know how to be your own dental assistant? Can you handle all the jobs that most of your staff members do? What if your receptionist takes a day off, would you be able to pick up the phone and let the person on the line know about your charges for getting a crown fixed or removing a decayed …

From Numbers to Profits: Create Your Own Success Metrics

How do you make your business decisions? How do you decide what further assets you need to purchase, how much to pay your employees, how to manage your cash flow, and most importantly whether you are just a self-employed dentist or running a successful business? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, this will help you. Data is …

The Art of Swinging Your Cash flow in the Right Direction

Being a great dentist might help you run a successful practice, but in order to turn it into a lucrative and profitable business, you need to be a competent business owner too. And while an experienced accountant will greatly help with money management, there are some decisions that only you can make to get the money rolling in the right …