Building a Private Practice and a Publishing Company with Jennie Bjorem

Building a Private Practice and a Publishing Company with Jennie Bjorem



Are you ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey? 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Jennie Bjorem to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. She shares her story about starting and growing her private practice, hiring and firing, starting programs and closing them, going from one location to two, and so much more. And she did this while starting her now wildly successful publishing company, Bjorem Speech Publications.

She never used to think of herself as an entrepreneur, but now she fully embraces that identity as a multi-business owner. 

Jennie received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University and graduated from Truman State University with her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 1999. She is the owner of two clinics, Children’s Therapy Services in Overland Park, Kansas and Mission KansasJennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech.

Jennie is recognized for her advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids. Jennie travels the world speaking on the topic of CAS in her spare time. Jennie is the creator of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues and the owner of Bjorem Speech Publications. She currently lives in the beautiful mountains of Colorado with her family. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • How she got started as a private practice owner
  • The payments she accepted when she got started
  • The importance of a growth mindset as a business owner
  • When she specialized in apraxia of speech and how it impacted her business
  • The process of expanding to multiple locations
  • How she started her publishing company
  • The importance of relationship building and communities
  • Leveraging other people’s expertise


I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Jennie! I have been a fan of hers for years and learning about her journey is such a special treat. Remember, it’s okay to try new things and see what works! It’s also okay to stop doing the things that don’t work for you and focus on what does. If you don’t try new things, nothing will work! 

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