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The Hidden Dangers of the DSO Zeitgeist (Part 2) – Alastair Macdonald: Ep #440

The Hidden Dangers of the DSO Zeitgeist (Part 2) – Alastair Macdonald: Ep #440

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Podcast Episode #440: The Hidden Dangers of the DSO Zeitgeist (Part 2) – Alastair Macdonald

Episode #440: Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

The Hidden Dangers of the DSO Zeitgeist (Part 2) – Alastair Macdonald

Back again today is Alastair Macdonald to finish the conversation we started last week about the movement of private equity money into the dental arena. Where did all of it come from? Where is it likely to go? In this episode, you will hear more about the caveats and dangers involved in practice transitions and particularly with DSOs.

Listen in as we discuss the issues historically involved and the potentially new issues coming into play in the current economy. You’ll learn how to make the right move to sell your practice and how to know when the right time might be to do so. (And in case you missed it, be sure to listen in to part one of this conversation!)

Minute Markers:

1:29 – How and why private equity found its way into dentistry.
10:38 – How to know when to get out and where to go.
13:02 – An important lesson to learn from hospitals.
14:03 – Where entitlement enters the situation.
17:34 – The different kinds of risks involved in many deals and how to not get blindsided.
22:17 – The pitfalls of being the minority partner in a partnership.
25:19 – The commonalities between DSO claims and a ponzi scheme.

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The Hidden Dangers of the DSO Zeitgeist – Alastair Macdonald: Ep #439 (Part 1)
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P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) :

In this episode, we finish up the second part of my interview with Rob Swanson and his eight rules of investing. (If you haven’t listened to part 1, be sure to go back and give that a listen before jumping into this one.) Today, we pick up where we left off, covering rules four through eight and talking about everything from decision-making to cash flow and risk reduction.

Listen in as Rob shares his incredible insight and experience in real estate and investing to give us a few rules that help make our decisions and investments more solid. You will hear about the importance of looking at margins before buying and what boxes need to be checked when it comes to predicting a solid income stream. Rob also discusses how to define and mitigate the different risks involved so that you can come out on top.

Alastair MacDonald is a private advisor to established entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners, as well as a TEDx speaker who lectures on economic, social, and financial forecasts. Join me today to hear part two of our conversation at the Freedom Founders Mastermind, where we dive into the concept of certainty, how to hedge against a volatile economy, and why the abdication model is no longer one that works.

Listen in to learn the reasons why Alastair is not worried about consumer price inflation (and what he’s really worried about instead) and why the 401(k) is not always the investment that it is made out to be. You’ll learn why he is most concerned about the issue of division and polarity in the Western world, why your business is your best asset in a volatile economy, and how you can maintain its viability to weather the most intense economic storm.

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