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Bilingual Speech Pathologist Considers a New Niche: Angela’s Success Story 

This guest post is from Angela C. Pierce of Waltham, MA You’ll find additional private practice success stories by clicking here. First I tried adding EI hours… After I graduated, I found a great organization to do my CF year. Like many CFs, I stayed with the place to continue my employment. To supplement my …

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Private Clients Happy As Clams

This is a guest post by music therapist Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC of SoundHealthMusic.com I’ve been hearing a lot of concern from my clients, customers, and therapy colleagues about the “dreaded state of the economy.”  You may be especially concerned if your clients are private-pay. Don’t you just love this phrase: “In this economy…”  [insert three dramatic …

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5 Reasons Every Therapy Provider Needs a Website

Websites aren’t for nerds or big businesses anymore!  More and more “regular” professionals and small business owners are focusing on building a web presence to keep a professional leg up on the competition.  Before you say, “I don’t have the time or technical skills” to create a website, let me assure you that there are …

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Tax Deduction Tip: Deduct Hundreds of Dollars in Mileage! 

I hate hate hate organizing, tracking and PAYING taxes.  The only thing that makes paying Uncle Sam a little bit better are figuring out my deductions. Just to review, a tax deduction (aka “write-off”) is a reduction in the total amount on which tax is calculated.  This means that whatever you make total from your …

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Beware – Scam Targeting Private Therapy Providers

Guest Post by Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP Originally Published on January 20, 2013 Something Sneaky This Way Comes…Internet scams targeting Physical, Speech, Behavior, and Occupational Therapists are on the rise.  Last year, I received 3 different scams via email.  Initially, I was shocked that I, along with other Therapists across the United States and Canada, were being targeted for …

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Your E-Mail Signature: Casually Promoting Your Private Practice

Do you have an e-mail signature? Have you ever noticed that some people have some identifying information at the bottom of their e-mails?  Very commonly people have their name, professional title or even the standard “Sent from my iPhone.” While adding your name, credentials, title, or a privacy statement fantastic, it’s a GREAT place to …

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LinkedIn: A Guide For Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists

Facebook this, Facebook that.  Yes, I’m on Facebook and everyone else should be too. But recently I’ve turned my attention back to LinkedIn, the social networking site dedicated to building business connections. I signed up for LinkedIn years ago. I made my profile and I basically forgot about it. Every now and then I’d get a …

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Goal Setting for Private PT/OT/SLP Therapists

Setting measurable and attainable goals is ESSENTIAL if you want to get things done.  If you’re a private therapist, or hoping to become one, it’s important to set measurable goals for yourself (that’s not unlike what we do with our patients, right?) In thinking about goal setting for physical, occupational and speech therapists who treat …

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Therapist, Private Practice Owner, Author and CD Producer: Melanie’s Success Story

This weeks guest post is from Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP of MyMunchBug ​“I am ready”Hmmm…what compelled me to leave a secure job at our community hospital and leap into the uncertainty of creating a private practice focused entirely on feeding disorders?   Blind faith – and that’s the truth.   After considering the possibility for about …

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