The Cost of NOT Starting a Private Practice


Have you ever thought about the cost of not starting a private practice? Have you thought about it both in terms of the money you could be earning and also the time you could be spending doing things you love?

One reason why SLPs put off starting private practices is that they worry that they need a lot of money for startup costs.

In this episode, I am flipping the script and talking about the cost of not starting your private practice.

We tend to think about financial costs, but there are also time costs, psychological costs, and emotional costs. I am breaking down each of these!

In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:

  • The monetary cost of starting a private practice
  • What you do need to pay for to start a private practice
  • Using your private practice to speed up the process of paying off debt
  • The cost associated with telling people no
  • Hidden costs of private practice
  • Considering what you are missing out on

By saying no and deciding not to get set up, you have lost out on some income that you could have had in your bank account!

I want you to commit to starting your private practice now. Stop waiting! You are qualified, and I can help you with the business aspect of it.

If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.

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Host: Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP

Jena is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician.

​She has written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).

You’ll find her online in the SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and in her premium programs, The Start Your Private Practice System and the Grow Your Private Practice Coaching Program.

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