Opening a Specialty Practice + Multiple Streams of Income with Sydney Bassard

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Many new SLPs hold back from starting their own private practice because they don’t believe they have enough experience to venture off on their own, but that isn’t true! 

You can start your private practice as soon as you have something to bring to the table. Specializing is a great way to increase your referrals and find success sooner, even if you are a new SLP. 

In this episode, I sat down with Sydney Bassard to talk about how she started her own private practice that focuses on deaf and hard-of-hearing children and literacy early on in her career and how she created multiple streams of income to increase her success. 

Sydney knows that she can run her private practice in whatever way works for her. She is a multi-passionate person and is using her private practice as a way to focus on more than just one of them. 

Sydney Bassard is a private practice SLP in Charlotte, NC. She graduated with her B.S. in Public Health in 2017 and her MSP in Speech Pathology in 2019. Sydney received both her degrees from The University of South Carolina. 

Prior to opening her own private practice, Sydney worked in outpatient pediatrics as a member of the cochlear implant team. Her private practice, The Listening SLP, LLC, is founded on the principles to “Listen.Learn.Advocate” with the clients and families she serves. 

She is enjoys sharing strategies for incorporating language and literacy throughout daily routines via @thelisteningslp on Instagram and Facebook. Outside of being an SLP, Sydney enjoys digital content creation, hiking, enjoying time with friends and families, and spoiling her dog, Kinsley. 


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • How Sydney decided it was time to start her private practice
  • The benefits of specializing
  • Why you don’t need decades of experience to start your private practice
  • The importance of continuing education when you have a private practice
  • The benefits of creating multiple streams of income
  • Branching out with teletherapy


Life is short, so we need to be doing things that we love to do, that we are fulfilled by, and that are providing a service. Starting a private practice is a great way to create the career of your dreams, just like Sydney did. 

If you are interested in hearing more from Sydney, I highly recommend you follow her on Instagram for inspiration and tips.

Want help to start your own private practice? Spring Enrollment for The Start Your Private Practice is coming up so let’s get you on the waitlist!

Whether you want to start a private practice or grow your existing private practice, I can help you get the freedom, flexibility, fulfillment, and financial abundance that you deserve. Visit my website to learn more.


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