I work with dentists in and through every stage of their professional careers; the associate stage; the new business owner stage; the first-five-years stage; the finding-my-stride 5 to 10 year in stage; the am-I-ready-for-an-associate stage; the partner stage; the ten-years-left-exit-strategy stage; the ready to sell stage, etc.. The transition from one stage to the next requires planning so I always recommend that we begin working on a fresh business plan.
I am all for planning, however long formal business plans often end up in a file drawer somewhere and don’t get used. I understand that the process is as important as the final document, however I like to use a simple, one-page plan that helps my clients to think about the answers to the questions that will provide them with direction and traction. A simple business plan is not very different from a treatment plan, so I created this method based on the same planning process you use every day in your work. . don’t let the term ‘business plan’ scare you!
For any endeavour or crossroads in your career, you might want to consider this simple, one page, thought-provoking method, based on the basic elements of a good treatment plan, to create your own business plan. Feel free to download the attached PDF, share it or use it to your heart’s content! If you struggle with it, feel free to shoot me an email and I will help you through it, no charge.