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 …

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, …

Dental Plans are the foundation of successful private practice

Josie Hutchings talks patient membership plans and explains why they are the foundation of private practice.

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For any small business, reaching the position of being able to generate predictable, profitable and sustainable income is high on the priority list. Not only does it reduce stress and increase confidence, but it provides a solid platform on which plans for a future can be established. On this basis alone, I frequently get asked by practices how they can …

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 …

Vancant

Taking the stress out of finding your next team member

Zoe Close HR and Team Development, Practice Management Leave a Comment

In an earlier blog I shared advice on things you can do before interviewing candidates to make the recruitment process run smoothly. Now, I’d like to build on that by looking at how to protect yourself from the stress of running a practice with a reduced team if one of your staff decides to move on, and the best places …

Its all about the money

It’s all about the money – how dentists can improve their finances in 2018

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When compiling your list of New Year’s resolutions, the chances are that improving your personal finances may trail behind more common goals such as ‘exercising more’ and ‘drinking less’. But as we all know, identifying what we’d like to change is the easy part, actually sticking to it for a sustained period has been proven to be extremely difficult. However, …

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 …

Clare Ison with the new logo

How and why I rebranded my practice

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Rebranding your practice is a big decision. Your brand creates your first impression, and builds your lasting reputation – so if you think that yours is not doing a good job of either, it’s time for a change. But how do you begin? The prospect of such a big change can be daunting, and unless you’re in the unusual position …