It’s really not hard at all to be profitable in your small business. Yet, the majority of small businesses barely break even, year after year. Why is this? Continue reading
Has this ever happened to you? You hold a meeting with your employees intending to motivate them and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in the right places, but then. . . . they go out and do the same old things and nothing has changed. Ugh!!! Continue reading
CEO Teton Therapy PC
Clinics in Riverton and Lander, WY
Approximately 14 full-time employees with a need to hire more
2014 Revenue: approximately $1.8 million
2015 Revenue: on track to $2.5 million
Before working with Sabrina, I was trying to service too many sources and people. As the owner of an outpatient therapy clinic in a small rural setting, I was seeing patients in my clinic, while also trying to service outside contracts, such as outlying school systems, home health care services and Hospice services. I was seeing patients in their homes with safety and home modifications, and performing behind the wheel driving evaluations. I even travelled to a child’s home because his parents were ranchers and could not get him into the clinic. I would provide expert testimony in court for lawyers. I would travel to job sites for ergonomic assessments. I performed pre-employment fit for duty testing for oilfield companies. The list goes on and on. I was accepting any type of patient even if I wasn’t specialized in what they needed.
I had a belief that in a small town, I would have to be the jack-of-all trades to stay in business. I could not specialize or I would go out of business. I was running all over the place, just adding time to my days, at the expense of my time and quality of life.
I came to the conclusion that I did not know how to run a business. I got my pride out of the way, which opened the door for HELP. The most difficult thing for me was accepting help.
I signed up and participated in a free teleconference with Business Psychologist, Dr. Sabrina Schleicher. As a result, I invested in a year of her services and let her coach me through steps of growth and success. One of the concepts she taught me was the Pumpkin Plan, which includes zeroing in on the ‘Sweet Spot’ of your business. I applied every step of the program to my business, which was not easy. Continue reading
Businesses surviving the critical first 5 years in business tend to do so by experimenting…trying a little bit of this and a little bit of that to see what works. The problem is too many things work a little bit. Continue reading
If you have ever found yourself in the frustrating position of foregoing your own time off because you are covering for employees who unexpectedly call in sick, consider adopting the following Paid Time Off (PTO) policy: Continue reading