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Posted 5/4/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1
How Business Owners Make a Major Comeback after a Setback
Let's face it. It sucks when we getcaught unexpectedly in a downpour; especially if that downpour concerns our business. Lost of a major client, negative feedback from customers on product or service offerings, sudden exit of leading team members or vendors, are a few examples of an unexpected...Read More
Posted 5/4/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9
How to Master Marketing from Your Everyday Experiences
In the past, I could never really figure out why car dealerships placed cars in malls. Due to a recent experience, I have gained a new respect for the concept. While on vacation, my husband and I sat reading on a bench in the “luxury” area of the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Florida. We had...Read More
Posted 2/24/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4
Entrepreneur Tip # 52 What To Do When I Realize I Am Not A Good Manager
As an entrepreneur with a growing business, we soon discover that one of the most challenging hats we must wear is the “manage your team” hat. This is often because we may not have the experience orskill setrequired to successfully manage people. Management is so much more than hiring a...Read More
Posted 2/24/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
Entrepreneur Tip #51 – How to Hire to Increase Profitability
As anentrepreneur, we are often forced to make some tough decisions to balance our human resource needs and our budget. Frequently, we operate with less personnelthan we need due to this dilemma. However, a successful entrepreneur realizes that she cannot succeed alone. That is why it is critical...Read More
Posted 9/13/2016 by sdaviddmd in Dental Discussions   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
Dental Entrepreneurship Spotlight
Inspired by my close friend Jon Youshaei and his to feature dentists and dental professionals that have contributed to the evolution of the field. It is my mission to seek out innovative individuals, highlight their creative processes, and reflect on the struggles and opportunities of turning an...Read More
Posted 8/8/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Entrepreneur Tip #49   How to Avoid Becoming An Overcommitted Volunteer
After we have been entrepreneurs for a length of time we may find ourselves anchored within the same volunteer organizations we have been part of for many years. We may even hold leadership roles within these organizations or simply continue to participate to stay connected with our core industries...Read More
Posted 8/8/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Entrepreneur Tip # 48 How Volunteering Can Reward A Savvy Entrepreneur
Many entrepreneurs are involved in outside organizations that support causes near and dear to their hearts. In fact, once you are recognized as an individual with strong ethics and entrepreneurial skills, you may be approached to volunteer for an event, join a committee, and perhaps become a board...Read More
Posted 8/1/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
Entrepreneur Tip #47 Appearances Do Matter
Recently, I attended a business networking event where I could not help but notice the attire of the woman sitting next to me and wonder what was on her mind when she dressed for this event. Now, do not get me wrong, I usually do not wear the “typical” business attire. At that event, I...Read More
Posted 7/21/2016 by jessegreen in Dr Jesse Green   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 72
The Savvy Dentist #12: Creating a Successful Business and Travelling the World with The Flight Doc
The Savvy Dentist Podcast Where Great Dentistry Meets Great Business Create a dental practice and a business life you love with Dr Jesse Green as he interviews successful dentists, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Listen in as guests share their stories, ideas and business techniques that you can...Read More
Posted 7/8/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
Entrepreneur Tip #46 Could Your Loved Ones Derail Your Entrepreneurial Goals?
One of the primary reasons we as entrepreneurs take the risks associated with working for ourselves is the desire to spend more time with our loved ones. Similar to the willing sacrifices we make daily as parents, as entrepreneurs we often find ourselves in the position of modifying business goals...Read More
Posted 7/2/2016 by Jordon Comstock in How To Improve Cash Flow For Your Practice   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 92
How to Reduce Insurance Dependancy in Your Practice
Insurance companies force you to cut your fees, reject patient claims and are just a challenge to work with. If you ask any office manager or insurance coordinator about how they feel about dental insurance they all cringe and don't want to even think about it. Insurance can make patients have a...Read More
Posted 6/24/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 31
Entrepreneur Tip #45 How to Recover from a Major Meltdown
Recently, I had a major meltdown. Many that know me would say, “Not Donna.” Yes, this meltdown even prompted my family to stay clear of me and my real crocodile tears. Many of you also know that not much rattles me. As a liver transplant patient in February 2007 with a life-altering...Read More
Posted 6/24/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
Entrepreneur Tip #44 Networking Events That Can Pose Challenges
Many entrepreneurs hold various volunteer positions in community organizations that often include invitations to attend an event as a guest. Recently I attended a social event where the officers of a board, and their spouses, shared a meal and conversation in order to build a closer bond for a new...Read More
Keeping the “Soul” in Your Dental Group
“Henry Ford was a genius when it came to automobiles and the methods of mass production, but I believe his understanding of the worker was limited when he asked, ‘Why is it that I always get the whole person, when what I really want is a pair of hands?’”...Read More
Posted 6/7/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
Entrepreneur Tip # 43   Turning Failures into Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Success
Failure is an unavoidable part of building our entrepreneurial business. Failure can take the wind out of our sails and make us question whether we have what it takes to achieve our entrepreneurial dreams. Failure can paralyze us and lead us to believe that more failures are just around the corner....Read More
Posted 6/7/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 29
Entrepreneur Tip #42 How to Overcome the Problem of a Longer To-Do List than Time Permits
A common challenge for entrepreneurs is trying to squeeze an endless list of things that need to be done into a finite amount of time. This constant struggle can cause frustration, anxiety and uncertainty about one’s ability to succeed. Though this is definitely a real and perplexing...Read More
Posted 6/7/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 62
Entrepreneur Tip #41: How to Survive Lack of Support from Those Closest to Us
As entrepreneurs, where do we get our daily dose of support and inspiration? As we hit the inevitable roadblocks on our entrepreneurial journey, we often depend on those closest to us to provide the fuel to continue to ignite our flame and support our dreams. Far too frequently, however, some of...Read More
Why It Could Be Time to Change “Hats” and the New Roles Stand-Out Dentists are Choosing
Good leaders reflexively know what environment they’re in. Consider it your role-awareness or more practically knowing what “hat” you’re wearing. The “hats” you wear as a dentist change. As a Dentrepreneur®? you’ll learn to recognize your power to...Read More
Posted 5/17/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 28
Entrepreneur Tip #40 - It Takes Time for Efforts to Be Realized
Do these situations sound familiar? You have attended more than a few networking events and although it has become easier it seems to be a waste of time. The few decent contacts that you have retained do not need your services or products. You have reluctantly tried social media marketing campaigns...Read More
Posted 5/17/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 38
Entrepreneur Tip #39 – Does Fear Have You In Its Grip?
As entrepreneurs, we must overcome the deceptive power of fear. Fear often disguises itself as productivity and defies conventional wisdom. How do you recognize you are being deceived? Fear has you in its grip if you are constantly telling yourself you are not ready or that nobody will believe in...Read More
Posted 5/17/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 34
Entrepreneur Tip #38: How Do I Ride the Wave of Victory?
It took a lot for you to make that first call, ask that tenth person, or yelled out YES! And you did your victory or happy dance. Now, not too long after that victory, you face another challenge. You are right back to that same need for fortitude and confidence. Yet you seem to have completely...Read More
The 3 Leadership Practices of Dentrepreneurs®? Who Shake-Things-Up for the Good of Their Patients and Organization
”Leadership is a set of processes that creates organizations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles.” -...Read More
How to Make the Transition from Solo Clinician to Dentrepreneurial CEO
“Unum, the insurance company, ran an ad some years ago showing a powerful grizzly bear in the middle of a roaring stream, with his neck extended to the limit, jaws wide open, teeth flaring. The bear was about to clamp on to an unsuspecting airborne salmon jumping upstream. The headline read:...Read More
Posted 5/1/2016 by Jordon Comstock in How To Improve Cash Flow For Your Practice   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 186
How to Grow Your Practice With an In-House Membership Program
What Are In-House Membership Programs? In-house membership programs are plans that your office creates for your patients. They pay a monthly subscription to get exclusive discounts and benefits from your office. I have been interviewing many about how in-house membership programs can help...Read More
4 Strategies that Expand Your Leadership Capacity as a Dentrepreneur®
“Horses wear blinders so they can run their own race. Run your own race!” - Carrie Wilkerson “Running” provides a useful analogy for leadership. It makes sense because there’s an aspect of endurance and (healthy) competitiveness to it. Endurance these days would...Read More
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