Have you ever encouraged an overworked, exhausted, harried single mother to hire a babysitter so she can take an uninterrupted shower? Sometimes your business interrupts your personal time more than a cranky toddler and you need to give yourself a break. Do you know when it is time to hire help, add contractors, or streamline those parts of the practice that are better left to someone else (i.e. billing, scheduling, intakes…)? This session, we will talk about when it is time to enlist help and how to do it. We will also discuss ways of diversifying your practice and adding services to protect it from inevitable downturns in the market and protect yourself from becoming disenchanted with your business.
This is the seventh workshop in an 8-part series for Private Practice start-ups. For more on the other offerings throughout the year go to www.gwa-stl.com. Choose the ones you want to attend or sign up for all 8! By this time next year, you could own the practice of your dreams!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Anyone thinking of starting a practice, has started a practice and needs a bit more guidance or support, professionals in practice that need help defining the practice, building it up further, or creating a stronger business plan.
WHO IS PRESENTING:
Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW
Owner and CEO of Gateway Wellness Associates and St. Louis DBT, LLC
Casey has owned her own successful private practice for several years, managed clinical teams, developed fully funded social programing, taught clinical courses at Washington University in St. Louis and -- perhaps her most unique qualification for presenting this workshop -- has contributed to her parent's book (aka, the family business), Understanding Business, the #1 business textbook in the country for well over 25 years. Not many social workers get a 24/7 infusion of business knowledge throughout their lives. Casey brings her unique experiences, her discoveries about the remarkable similarities between being an effective therapist and being a successful entrepreneur, and her highly engaging teaching style together to help wellness professionals of all sorts find their inner business titan.