As a clinic owner, having an entrepreneurial mindset is a given, you are doing much more than just seeing patients.

But what about the rest of the clinic staff, both reception & the clinical team.

Promoting an entrepreneurial mindset in every corner of your clinic has its advantages. It can be an opportunity to get an upper hand over your local clinic competitors, to improve your patient services, processes, patient outcomes all to gain and retain current patients and to attract new patients.

So how do you foster an entrepreneurial mindset in your clinic’s culture? The following strategies might be helpful in getting you started. Last time we tackled “Develop Internal Clinic Entrepreneurial Champions”… see below for today:

Pick New Reception & Clinical Staff Members Who Show an Entrepreneurial Bent

The next time you’re hiring new staff for your practice, consider looking for reception & clinical staff who may fit the entrepreneurial mindset. This means looking for candidates who have an optimistic bent, are self-starters and who’ve shown perseverance and proactiveness in their careers.

Are the candidates confident? Do they have a get-up & go attitude? Are they self-motivated? Does their work history show that they assume responsibility, that they’re highly adaptable? These may be the candidates who can be trained to have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Fostering a culture that values and promotes an entrepreneurial mindset throughout the clinic can be a competitive advantage in our fast-paced, complex and ever-changing private practice environments. Encouraging both reception & clinical staff members to think like entrepreneurs rather than employees or contractors may be one of the smartest and most timely initiatives you can take for your practice.