Time Table for Research and Order of Operations for Practice
How far in advance should you research the viability of a site? What do you really need to know?Timetable for Research  Read More
Sure, it's all fun and games while you're picking things out on paper, looking at floor plans and dental chairs and debating their various merits and deficiencies.  It's a blast discussing the value of investing in an intraoral scanner and speculating about your tolerance for certain limitations of...  Read More
Our to-do list between the signing of the letter of intent to the day construction began was fairly aggressive, but 100% necessary.  In all, it spanned about 5 months, and I would divide this into the time before our lease was actually signed and the time after our lease was signed.  We can think...  Read More
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
It wasn't all that long ago that this catchphrase was a big part of pop culture, so we thought ourselves quite clever for recognizing our own "Who's going topayfor this wall?" moment.There are a ton of panic moments during a start-up. With so many things to keep track of, and as someone who's never...  Read More
In step 1, I described how we finally came to pull the trigger on this start-up thing.  But then in the immediate aftermath - the seconds that followed that pivotal decision, I realized I had absolutely no idea what to do next.  So we're officially committed to this project, and we picked a general...  Read More
This story begins as many great ones do, over eggs and coffee.Even after months of working on a start-up, encountering one obstacle after another, I would still argue that the hardest step was getting started.  This is because, no matter how many pieces of advice you receive, advisors you speak to,...  Read More
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
As of this week, my new office will have been open for a full eight weeks.  When I look back on the months, the meetings, and the anxiety leading to today, I'm somewhat shocked to find that I'm actually here.  Some part of me never thought it would happen, and an even bigger part of me thought that...  Read More
I don't know whether this will be interesting to anyone else, but it would have been interesting to me, so I figured, why not? Let's share it. To really tell the story, though, I find it's best to, in the words of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, "Begin at the beginning." And so I shall.I am an...  Read More

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