Starting Your Dental Practice? Get a Business Coach.


If you’re starting your own dental practice, you’re not just hanging out your shingle as a doctor. You’re becoming the owner of a small business.

And that’s a whole second career.

One way to smooth your entry into the business world? Hire a business coach.

A coach can help you build your practice in a sound, deliberate way. Instead of doing it all yourself — and making a boatload of mistakes along the way — you can get someone to give you strategies and systems that will allow you to skip past (most) of that.

This can involve everything from helping you develop your operations so that you can run your practice more smoothly to boosting your marketing efforts in order to generate more patients to teaching you to create a team culture that people actually want to be a part of.

Of course, working with a coach requires humility. You’ll have to admit to yourself that you can’t figure out everything on your own (and who among us is eager to do that, right?).

But if you’re willing to take the leap, you’ll be setting yourself — and your practice — up for long-term success.

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