learning from supermarkets

What can dentists learn from supermarkets?

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, examines what dentists could learn from supermarkets to stay ahead of the competition Dentists and supermarkets are not often discussed in the same breath. However, having spent the last 12 years of my career in both sectors, I believe there are some things that the big retailers are doing that dentists could …

How to future proof your practice

Future-proof your practice with a strong business plan

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Richard Scarborough looks at the importance of business plans for growing your practice and how best to create one… ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ I believe that the answer to this should form the basis of your business plan, as it will enable you to set specific goals aligned to your long-term vision. This is one of …

What do you know that you don’t know – and why you should find out

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Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, shares the key measures dentists need to be monitoring and explores what they can reveal about your practice Prevention is better than cure is something that shouldn’t just be applied to your patients’ dental health, but to your practice’s business health. To have a sound and healthy business you need to be …

Exit means exit

Why you need a five-year forward view for successful retirement

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As an NHS practice owner, it’s essential that you have a five-year retirement strategy in place. Here, Area Sales Manager, Richard Scarborough examines the need to look at the situation logically, rather than emotionally, and how to maximise goodwill value to ensure your non-working life is the best it can be.

Which Way?

Which Way? An insight into the direction of travel for NHS dentistry

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In issue 13 of The Business of Dentistry Magazine, an exclusive interview with the Chair of the BDA, Mick Armstrong, divulged his views on the future of the BDA as well as dentistry in the UK. Here, Richard Scarborough, Area Sales Manager from Practice Plan, reflects on Mick’s views when asked about the direction of travel for NHS dentistry.