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Posted 6 days ago by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
Fertile Ground for Start-ups
Fertile Ground for Start-upThis is not so much about the process of doing a start-up.  There are already some outstanding podcasts on that topic.  Rather, it is about finding what you need to know about whether a site is viable or not.  Read More
Posted 1/30/2018 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
Amazon and the Shell Game of Locations. Video
I am trying an experiment to see how video does versus audio for these blogs.  Because there are lists in this one, I thought video might work best.  Let me know what you think.  Read More
Posted 1/20/2018 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
Who needs a Partner (Good Reasons and Bad Reasons)
Why Choose a PartnerWhy in the World would you want a partner (good reasons and bad reasons).  Read More
Categories: demographics, Partner
Posted 12/20/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 43
Resolutions for Demographics and Wealth in 2018
Your outcomes for a successful practice (particularly when it comes to where to put a practice) will have their seeds NOW.  This little session is a reminder of what you need to think about in the next two weeks to achieve serious wealth in 2018.Resolutions for Wealth in 2018 (Demographics)  Read More
Posted 12/8/2017 by Mark D in Dental Marketing Mastery with Howie and Mark   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2
#80: I'm Planning to Buy a Practice. But Before I Do...
Buying a practice? What should you look for? What pitfalls should you avoid, and how should you go about this process? Mark and Howie explain.Listen:Podcast Highlights:    What does the local market look like?    What is your doctor:patient ratio?    Is there a reason the practice is being sold? ...  Read More
Posted 12/4/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 98
Multiple Office Sites: Dentist or Dental CEO
There are some big decisions you have to consider when it comes to opening a multi-office dental practice.  One of the big ones deals with whether you really want to be a dentist or a dental CEO.  There are not really the same thing and you may have to leave your comfort zone to do it.  Can it be...  Read More
Posted 11/27/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 257
Best 20 Cities for a Start-up Practice
Last week, I discussed the 10 locations that start-ups are going to be tough.  This week I offer 20 cities in the U.S. where Start-up Practices should be fairly well (as well as what to look for in other sites).Best Places for Start-up Practice  Read More
Posted 11/13/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 733
Where NOT to Do a Start-up Practice: 10 Worst Cities in the U.S.
This is our fall list of cities in the U.S. that are probably best avoided when it comes to considering a place to start-up.  Nevertheless, the most valuable thing about this session is really learning what variables are rising in high risk sites.                                     Start-up...  Read More
Posted 11/6/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 41
Parking Matters
Sure, demographic character, competition, accessibility, and visibility are going to be forever aspects of finding the perfect place to put a practice.  But in many locations, we are seeing a rising crisis regarding parking.  How much space is enough?  How far from the office should it be?  What...  Read More
Posted 10/30/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 94
Monumental Mistakes in Dental Careers
One of the advantages of being more experienced in life (and I mean by that: Older) is you can look back at your mistakes and share the errors with others who have similarly been through a rough time.  The disadvantage is that you cannot really go back and fix all the dumb things you did.  This...  Read More
Posted 10/9/2017 by Gormazca in Marketing Strategies   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 31
Do You Want More Patients?
It goes without saying, but without a steady stream of patients, your practice will die! So, if you’re looking for proven strategies for attracting new and better patients keep reading.   What you’re about to read is not a collection of platitudes and theories that only function under ideal...  Read More
Posted 10/9/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 30
Virtues of Changing Locations
We don't often discuss it in dental practice management but the research shows definitively, that making a change, particularly a visible change, can do a great deal to build up the enthusiasm for the practice.  Yup, it goes right to the bottom-line and can be a great shot-in-the-arm to grow the...  Read More
Posted 10/2/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
Analysis; Not Numbers Alone!
This episode is a bit of an expose on where companies who offer demographic reports get their information, what makes them different from each other, and what you should expect from the sources of data.  Not all databases on competition are the same!  I deal with the dangers of using a...  Read More
Posted 9/28/2017 by Gormazca in Marketing Strategies   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
Are You Missing Out On Great Opportunities?
If you're missing the mark with your patients?This article delivers sound & proven tips for success!The cornerstone of business prosperity centers on a sound symbiotic relationship with your vision and your promotional efforts. The only purpose of any advertising effort is to let everyone in...  Read More
Posted 9/26/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 71
The Biggest Lie in Dentistry Revisited
                                    Biggest Lie in Dentistry                        I feel just awful having to tell you this but some of core messages  you heard in dental school and even in continuing education is a lie.  You were told this to purchase dental equipment and to attend clinical...  Read More
Posted 9/12/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
I am BIG!  When your want a huge practice.
                                    I am BIG!                        When you want a huge, multi-office practice.  Read More
Posted 8/30/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 54
Dentistry: Death By Regulation
As a demographer, we are tasked with trying to predict the future.  I know, right?But something has been driving me crazy when it comes to figuring out where to put a practice: someone else who does NOT practice, acting as though they are working in the public's best interest.  In other words:...  Read More
Categories: demographics, government
Posted 8/30/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 36
In Defense of the Little Guy
I have a certain orientation when it comes to working with practices: I tend to think about dentists (as individuals) rather than practices (which may be large or small). Therefore, my thought is to look at the world from the point of view of the individual; the little guy.  And this may be a...  Read More
Posted 8/22/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
2-12 Bump Your Fees to the 95th+ Percentile with Dr. Tuan Pham
Dr. Tuan Pham is the owner of a successful FFS practice owner in Austin, TX as well as the founder of. Tuan graduated from dental school in 2005 and after a few years as an associate in a practice, it was sold out from under him and he found himself without a job. Tuan shares why losing his job as...  Read More
Posted 8/17/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 45
Common Qualitative Research Problems: It's what you THINK you know that is the problem
There are lots of places to get demographic information.  But there are limited places to get those numbers interpreted. In short, you can be making some huge assumptive errors and this session is all about that.                                     Qualitative Resarch Problems                     ...  Read More
Posted 8/16/2017 by GHariri in The Shared Practices Podcast   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 33
2-9 George Hariri - Reverse Engineering the Perfect Practice
In this episode of the Shared Practices Podcast I introduce my new Co-host, George Hariri, to the show. We talk about demographics and how to apply them for the practice purchase. We dive into how to know when demographics for an acquisition are important. How to assess the external growth...  Read More
Posted 8/7/2017 by Mark D in Dental Marketing Mastery with Howie and Mark   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
#64: Dealing with Corporate Dentistry, Finishing the Year Strong
Howie interviews Lee Buzard about corporate dentistry, setting goals for the rest of the year, and investing in your practice.Podcast Highlights: Corporate Dentistry takeover? What are they ACTUALLY taking from you? (Hint: don't worry) The top half vs. the bottom half of the market ...  Read More
Posted 7/10/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 92
Low Risk Locations for Long Term Dental Practices
Low Risk Locations for Long Term Dental Practice For access to our demographic information, please go to www.DoctorDemographics.com.Low Risk Locations for Long Term Dental PracticeHello. This is Scott McDonald and welcome to the perfect...  Read More
Posted 6/6/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 63
Consumer Confidence and Dentistry
Consumer Confidence Index and Professional PracticeHello, this is Scott McDonald and welcome to the Perfect Place to Put a Practice Podcast. There are likely some good doctors who would just like me to tell them where to put a practice and have done with it. But this session is going to discuss a...  Read More
Posted 6/6/2017 by scottmc56 in Doctor Demographics   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 25
Cost of Doing Business
Even if the competition is limited. Even if everyone in a neighborhood is affluent. Even if the place is growing so fast that it is about to burst at the seams. If you cannot make a profitable practice, move along. This post is all about the financial implications of practice placement. It deals...  Read More
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