Expert advice from Thomas Coates

How to avoid your Lawyer

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Thomas Coates discusses the measures you should take to ensure that you don’t find yourself in costly disputes with business partners, staff and even family members. He talks about how putting legal agreements in place right from the start is vital and can save headaches, heartache and cost in the long run.

How to effectively sell your membership plan

Ashley Latter shares his advice for promoting your membership plan in practice

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Ashley covers all the important things you need to think about when promoting your plan. He explains the importance of ensuring your whole team is clear why you have a plan. He covers what they need to know with regards to the advantages to the business, the team and the patients, and how it fits into your vision for the …

Planning for growth

Advice for preparing to grow your business with Carol Groombridge

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Carol draws on more than 10 years of experience as a dental consultant to share her top tips for preparing your dental practice if you are planning to grow. She talks about all the things to consider before you go for growth, the importance of having a clear plan and reasons why involving the team can be instrumental to your …

Discussing CSR

Mark Topley explains how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefits the community but also your practice.

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Mark talks to Nigel Jones about why CSR should be a fundamental part of every business and dispels the myth that it is only relevant to big corporations. He explains how focusing on CSR within your practice can increase both patient and team engagement, the positive impact it can have on your business as a whole and how to begin …

Location, Location, Location

Goodwill hunting – buying a dental practice has become all about the location

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If buying a dental practice is at the top of your new year wish list, you might be interested to know the main trends that have been influencing practice sales. According to the latest goodwill survey results compiled by The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL), the market remains buoyant however buying a dental practice is now …

Adding to your team

Adding new members to your team – how staff inductions can ease the way

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Staff inductions are a golden opportunity to ensure that your newest employee assimilates into your team well and understands their role from the start. It’s an important step in the recruitment process and, when carried out well, can bring benefits for both the business and the employee.

Compliance

Embedding compliance into practice life

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“I do compliance on a Friday.” Sound familiar? This is something I have heard time and again while visiting practices during my years in the profession. And, while it’s great that compliance is being done, for it to be done to the standard required and the entire team to have the level of knowledge expected by the CQC, it needs …

Ch ch ch changes

Making changes in your new practice

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Suki Singh, Regional Support Manager for the North at Practice Plan, shares his tips for implementing changes after buying a new practice.

Avoid a new year shock to your finances

Avoid a new year shock to your finances as HMRC roll-out tax payment changes

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With 2018 now in full swing, many dentists have turned their attention to their personal and career aspirations in the coming 12 months, from owning their own dental practice to investing in new technology and specialist dental equipment. Inevitably, the ability to astutely plan and manage your finances can ultimately mean the difference between achieving a solid foundation for growth, …

A unique business model

David Houston shares an insight into his unique business model

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David Houston is joint principal of a mini-corporate and successfully combines one of the largest NHS contracts in the UK with a thriving private provision within his practice. Nigel Jones caught up with him to learn more about how his business model works, the role his 34 associates take within the business and how he balances private and NHS dentistry …