As entrepreneurs, we face many common fears whether it’s worrying if we will be one of the typical small businesses that closes less than five years after opening, or struggling to reach profitability. Even the most seasoned veteran has these same worries, but it can be particularly challenging to new entrepreneurs. Despite all the stress that comes with opening your own practice, building confidence can happen!
There’s nothing wrong with being a bargain hunter, whether you’re looking for a new car, shopping at the mall, or even redesigning your chiropractic practice’s website. However, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for and a discount website won’t necessarily save you money in the long haul. If your goal is more patients, you can’t afford to discount shop.
As someone running your own chiropractic practice, you know the stress can seriously add up. Getting bills paid, building a great team, providing your patients with the best treatment possible...and we could go on. Your never-ending to-do list can be a constant source of anxiety. But what if you let the stress get to you? When you suffer from stress, not only does your health suffer, but so does your practice. That's why it's important to stop and take some time for self-care.
Picture this: you've accomplished your goal of operating your own practice. Business is good, you've been working hard at improving yourself, your patients are happy, and so are your employees. Everything seems to be going great, and then you hit a road bump. Rather than analyze the problem for what it is and brainstorm on new solutions, you revert to what you already know. Why? Because you just don't have the time to reflect on the possibilities of what could work. You need a solution, and you need it now. Here are three signs it might be time to think outside the box and stop sabotaging yourself.
The negative effects of stress can cause long-term damage. While we can't completely avoid stress in our lives, we can learn how to manage it. Learning stress management skills will help you to stop yourself from dwelling on the stress factors in your life and face them with a renewed and calm energy. Here are 4 tips to help you destress.
It might seem daunting to think about, but there are many opportunities for small practices to market themselves, even in big cities. Tapping into the local market can make your practice a household know and create a faithful group of brand ambassadors who not only give your practice their business, but also help bring in new clients.