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Creating Your Dream Healthcare Business - A Step-by-Step Guide

inspiration privatepracticeskills Dec 15, 2021

Being a skilled clinician is undoubtedly crucial, however, to truly succeed and make a lasting impact, clinicians must also master the art of running a successful healthcare business.

Today, we embark on a journey of planning and forecasting, aimed at creating your dream healthcare business. Just like in any great rehabilitation program, we will take it one step at a time, ensuring steady growth and success.

Step 1: Dreaming for the Future

The first step towards building your dream healthcare business is envisioning what that dream looks like. How many hours per week would you like to work, and from where? How much time do you want to allocate to family, kids, leisure activities, and sports? Determining your desired earnings as a business owner is also crucial. Visualise your ideal work-life balance and financial goals, as we will be using these dreams to craft your business forecast.

Step 2: Creating Your Forecast

To turn your dreams into reality, we need a map. The spreadsheet becomes our canvas as we start creating a forecast for your business. Realistically plan the number of appointments you aim to deliver each month, keeping in mind your current capacity and any potential growth. Factor in all expenses, from salaries to direct and operating costs.

Don't forget taxes! By forecasting profit after taxes, you can gauge the true financial potential of your dream business.

Step 3: Pricing and Profitability

As your forecast starts to take shape, keep a keen eye on pricing. Your average appointment fee and profit per appointment are key indicators of your business's financial health. Are you on track to meet your desired earnings? Adjust your pricing structure as necessary to ensure profitability without compromising on quality.

Step 4: Investing in Yourself

Building a thriving healthcare business requires investing in yourself as a business owner. Just like you invest time and effort in your clinical skills, now it's time to focus on your business skills. Embrace education, training, and mentorship to develop the fundamentals of running a successful business. Learn to apply your assessment, diagnosis, and treatment skills to the "anatomy and physiology" of your business.



Creating your dream healthcare business requires determination, planning, and a willingness to learn and grow as a business owner. Embrace the journey with open arms, knowing that challenges may arise, but with proper forecasting and preparation, you can overcome them. By balancing your clinical expertise with sound business acumen, you can make a lasting impact on your community while enjoying the rewards and quality of life you deserve.

Invest in yourself and your business, and witness the transformation as you achieve the business success you've always dreamed of.


The Health-prenuers Guide

Coming Soon!

I'm on an exciting journey with my book, taking it back to the good old days when books were served up in newspapers, piece by piece. I'm crafting circa 500 words a day and sharing it with all of you.

Now, this book is for you if you've ever had a brilliant idea or a vision for your own healthcare business or perhaps you want to revitalise your existing service, but you're stuck, not sure how to confirm if there's a market for your idea or how to bring your vision to life.

Let's embark on this journey together