Some ‘key’ mistakes while developing your practice plan can cause your new clinic to fail; lack of research and lack of preparedness. Avoid becoming another failed clinic by making sure you don’t commit to those mistakes and the following:

• Lack of a long-term clinic vision

• Failure to establish clear goals and objectives

• Misunderstanding what patients want

• Underestimating the competition

• Inadequate financial planning

• Lack of strong leadership

• Ineffective procedures and systems

• Absence of critical business skills

• Inability to change

• Failure to communicate the plan to your staff (clinicians & reception staff)

Over the next few weeks will ‘dive deeper’ into each of the above.