Top 5 Dentist's Fears
Embezzlement is real - it happens to way too many doctors. You put someone you trust in charge of your practice finances and suddenly things just aren't adding up. It’s often those we “couldn’t operate without” that are damaging our practice the most. Take your eyes off the...  Read More
We’ve completed the process of compiling our dental practice financial statistics based upon 2014 & 2015 data and the results show very little change compared to five years ago.Remember, the US economy went through a downturn beginning in late 2008 which lasted probably through the...  Read More
Tax Tips: Deducting Massage Therapy
Are you in constant discomfort? Have you visited a chiropractor or medical professional for some form of occupational relief? No one likes being in pain or the costs that can come from medical treatment. Luckily, there are tax strategies that associate with the costs of getting well. When you feel...  Read More
How to Connect: Waking the buyer in your patient.
Emotions dramatically impact purchasing decisions. When you engage with your patients on an emotional level, you evoke loyalty and trust that not only encourages additional purchases but also establishes a patient-provider relationship that lasts a lifetime. Here’s how to build an emotional...  Read More
If You Build It:  Tax Benefits to New Dental Construction
If your dental practice is established or just getting started,you are probably comparing the costs of brand new construction against those of renovating an existing structure. While new construction may entail more upfront expenses, it offers a greater long-term return on your investment due to...  Read More
Fundamentals of a FANTASTIC dental website!
Don’t over-think itPotential patients can determine your dental practice’s prowess without stepping foot in your physical office — simply by accessing your website. Having an effective website means providing useful, pertinent information in a format that’s simple to...  Read More
4 Crucial Things to Examine Before Purchasing a Dental Practice
Purchasing a dental practice is often a high-stress, high-confusion time, and it’s very easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. The last thing you want is to look back in a year or two and think, “I wish I’d known about that before I bought this place.”Fortunately, as long...  Read More
Corporate Dentistry - Quit Complaining
News flash, corporate dentistry (or whatever you want to call it) has been gaining market share year after year, for some time now. They have carved out a niche market and there are no signs of this ending anytime in the near future. Great. No big deal. You know what makes being a human so...  Read More
Dental Tax Advice: How to avoid - or at least surive - an IRS audit
Like most small business owners, nothing strikes fear into the heart of a dentistlike the words “IRS audit.” Although you can’t always prevent an audit, you can take steps to reduce the IRS scrutiny that is likely to trigger one. And you can be prepared to defend your dental...  Read More
Family Tax Benefits: Photos of Your Children
Have you ever wondered who those smiling children are, flashing state-of-the-art braces or beautifully white teeth on websites or in stock images for dental practices? Many are the children of dentists who own their own businesses. Dentists like you. Under certain circumstances, you can employ your...  Read More
 Is it time for you to hire an associate?
What are you trying to accomplish? This is the first question that needs to be answered. Are you trying to reduce your face time at a location to work at another practice? If so, then you will want to focus on having your expenses in line and not so much on production or take home pay. ...  Read More
 What is your Break-Even Point?
Please take the time to understand the financial health of your dental practice. Go beyond your ATM balance and stop dealing with messy QuickBooks financial statements. With the right guidance and proper software, your time invested in understanding your finances will have you feeling relaxed &...  Read More
Employee or Contractor? The Government Speaks!
[The American Dream is] that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown...  Read More
Your Top 4 Key Performance Indicators, Dental Intel with Curtis Marshall : Howard Speaks Podcast #21
Dr. Howard Farran and Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel discuss top secrets that corporate dentistry is hiding from single practitioners.Audio Podcast: Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #21 with Curtis Marshall Video Podcast: ...  Read More
INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Symptoms of a Sick Dental Practice
Here's Jason Smith's latest post for the Four Quadrants Advisory™ blog.You run a successful practice and you're making a good income - but you know things can be better. You've tried practice management and marketing with short-lived results. You're not willing to settle with the status quo,...  Read More
How Your Practice Can Survive a Few Slow Months
Here's my latest post for the Four Quadrants Advisory™ blog.Put simply, the secret to making it through slow times as a dentist is great planning. If you have a good idea of what’s coming, and you have a plan in place to deal with it, you’ll be able to get through short periods of...  Read More
3 Tips for Staying Ahead of Taxes Year-Round
Here's Kathy Collins' latest postfor the Four Quadrants Advisory™blog.The intelligent business owner doesn’t simply worry about taxes when it comes time to file a return. It’s a much more in-depth process than that, one that has to touch more than just a few weeks of your year....  Read More
How Much Do You Need to Save for Your Retirement This Year?
Here's my latest postfor the Four Quadrants Advisory™blog.Common sense and logic tell us that the earlier you start saving for retirement, the better off you are. Interest compounds, so money saved at age 30 ends up worth more than what you save at 50. For example: a person who saves $20,000...  Read More
3 Things Every Dentist Needs to Keep Work Manageable
Here's my latest postfor the Four Quadrants Advisory™blog.A dentist is most productive and most profitable when they’re in the chair. But someone has to run the business side of the practice as well, and often that falls to the dentist. They’re out of their element, they’re...  Read More

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