dentistry unplugged
dentistry unplugged
Since 1984 Warren Bobinski has been involved in every aspect of the business of dentistry. From owning a dental supply house to starting a scratch dental clinic. Operations, marketing to managment and investment.
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"Find the autonomy in your work. Autonomy is key to feeling good about the work you do, no matter what kind of work it is." ~Jean Chatzky, author  Keep your autonomy while owning your business! Many of you have the chance to take over the small family business.  Or you go to school with the hope of...  Read More
“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance...  Read More
   Not everyone is created to be a business owner!My 35 years as an "Opportunity Broker" have been a blessing.   I grew up in this business, my father was a dental sales rep for Ash Temple.  Back in the days when the salesman would come to town and stay after the office closed with his tool bag to...  Read More
"They say value is in the eye of the beholder, so is the price!"  Is this Jimmy Hendrix Guitar worth $2Million to you? A seller always over values their property, and buyers always want the deal of a lifetime to brag about.Somewhere in the middle is the "market price".As a 35 year veteran of the...  Read More
"Stay focused on the legacy, not the currency"  Future entrepreneurs - no fear..... There is a young entrepreneur reading this right now.  Scared to death.  Researching and wondering if they should take the chance.They are starting their journey not realizing they have already made the choice.  To...  Read More
"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so very few people recognize them..."~Ann Landers  Sedona trail to Devils Bridge..... Its business.I have been involved in "the business of dentistry" since before I ever graduated from High School and started working in the family Dental Supply...  Read More
You only know what you know, you know?
"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."Richard Branson  Goat Yoga anyone? Made famous by the Amazing Race, this class happens regular in Chandler/Gilbert, Arizona and it's a BLAST! School taught you "why" things had to be a certain way.  School teaches...  Read More
Cheap relationships - you get what you pay for!
"Honesty and integrity are an expensive gift, don't expect it from cheap people..."  Bob has it teed up while Stephen and Mike keep a sharp eye! Heaven on earth for me!It's so frustrating to spend money on something and have it fail so quickly.  The saying "you get what you pay for" is true more...  Read More
  What level of expertise do you hold? Before he opened his restaurant, Petr spent many years working as a cook. Perfecting the craft of running the kitchen. Feeding his mind recipe books and devouring the words of his mentors.  Several years spent mastering the recipes that had been meticulously...  Read More
Are you stuck in a tunnel?
One thing that drives me nuts as a business evaluator, entrepreneur and investor....those who only look at past performance as indicators of upcoming performance.I look for OPPORTUNITY, with the future in mind.  It’s how I invest and have averaged double the market for almost a decade.  It’s how I...  Read More
Will cheaper cotton rolls change all of dentistry forever?
"Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."  ~Henry Ford  My old boy Harley admiring the morning...  Read More
"Nowadays people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing..."~Oscar Wilde  This is the TRUE VALUE of any relationship, appreciation! I first met Atul after he graduated in 2008 when he was working as an associate at Riverbend Dental. I feel blessed.Through the last decade, I have...  Read More
Dental Clinic investments! We look at it ALL WRONG!
It's hard to cut costs while maintaining high quality services! Everyone wants to do better - not only the owners of companies, but the teams who work for them.What if we learn to VALUE those things that help make us profit? The teams, the equipment, the supplies, the lab? If we INVEST in our...  Read More
Is Dentistry in a race to the bottom?
In my previous blog  I discussed how to protect your biggest asset, your lifetime investments....most likely your business!  Security of your business comes from continual improvement and wise investments.  Security for some people means taking less risk.  The value of risk can be measured with...  Read More
$1,000,000 for your Dental clinic!
"Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality." ~Eliyahu GoldrattEvery blog and podcast I post is inspired.  Often at the side of the road.  Often after a meeting with a friend.  My post today is inspired by a 5 am text..."I can't sleep"...  Read More
"It's not what you know it's who you know"~ProverbMy mom sold Amway, and eventually built an empire in Watkins.  I doubt there are many people involved in Watkins in Canada that are more than 1-2 degrees away from my mother and the network she built 35-40 years ago.  At the time she retired and...  Read More
How to find the cheapest dental supplies
 "YOU are responsible for your own success and your own failures. When you realize and accept that and amalgamate that into your work ethic, you will always succeed! As long as you BLAME OTHERS for the reasons you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure." She is my world.I have...  Read More
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”~Henry FordThe Roosters of Kauai!Work life balance is so important, does it make a difference if you take your office with you while on “holidays”?The most productive and creative times for me are on what others would consider down time, or time...  Read More
“A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.” ~Roy H WilliamsI’m stupid.It took me a decade of “university of life” and countless mistakes to learn TIMEfactors. That was 25...  Read More
“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”~George Wiliam CurtisIs my mom like your mom?The lessons she taught me about work.  Mostly because we really needed to get the rent paid.  Often just to put gas in the car. Before I was even out of high school...  Read More
"In life you’ll realize there is a purpose for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you.  But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you"My wife Karen keeps me grounded.  She has spent many years learning about nutrition and is currently becoming...  Read More
 "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ... "~Ayn RandCreative thinking session in San Fransisco 2017Music turns my crank, fires me up.   If you put music in my ears, my body starts to involuntarily spasm in time to the music.  Before you know it,...  Read More
“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.” ~Albert EinsteinI am getting endless sponsored posts on my social media lately....and this was the inspiration for my snake oil...  Read More
“It is always cheaper to do the job right the first time.”The last several year (and getting longer all the time) have been spent paying off that large student loan.   It’s been hell, and the taste of macaroni and cheese is stale in your mouth.  Driving that beater and sliding around in the winter...  Read More
“Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries, not like they purchase perfume.” ~Ben GrahamI started performing business valuations and appraisals in the 1980’s era.  It was intriguing to watch so many private sales at the time in our market.  Practices were selling for hundreds of...  Read More
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