When starting a private practice, finding your first clients can be a challenge. This is an endeavor of any new business both in and outside of the dietetic community. Here are some tips to getting that first foot in the door!
When is the right time to hire an assistant? Should you even do it at all? We’ve been asked this question quite a few times, so we've provided our advice for considering, hiring, and working with an administrative assistant!
We often get asked for our advice on how RDs should think about choosing an office space in which to open up shop - and while a physical office doesn't make sense for all dietitians, we understand that it can be a necessity to hold meetings, organize and manage paperwork, and more. However, just like buying a home or renting an apartment, finding the perfect space can be really challenging...
Starting a private practice has never been easier, faster, and less expensive. Seriously. In this article - we break down the VERY first steps to take if you are thinking about private practice - the best part? We bet you could complete this all within a couple of weeks.
We get this question all the time - probably because we make it super easy for RDs to post prices of their client packages on their website. Most dietitians will agree that it's helpful to provide an overview of your approach, even a description of packages that can be bought, but we get that posting pricing itself can be tricky.
Every private practice needs a home. These days, the location of a home office can range from rented office space, desks within doctors offices or outpatient centers, co-working spaces, coffee shops, or even the kitchen table! In this post, we'll talk about considerations when setting up a home office, which is an increasingly popular option for dietitians, particularly those just starting off or looking into offering virtual care.
To charge a cancellation fee or not to charge a cancellation fee: one of the toughest questions that a dietitian in private practice must answer. Last-minute client cancellations can be frustrating, challenging, and wind up costing a dietitian a significant amount of money. Unfortunately, establishing and enforcing a cancellation policy can be sensitive and challenging, particularly for dietitians seeking to expand their practice. So, it’s no surprise that we are asked to give a perspective on cancellation policies all the time!
As you begin or expand your dietetic career, having liability insurance coverage is necessary, and something that’s important to get right. There are many factors to consider when selecting an insurance provider, including amount of coverage, scope of services provided, type of coverage (e.g., in person or virtual care or both), and more - the list goes on!
So, you're ready to take the first step and formally start your company.Officially, that means one thing: filing your company with the State. Unofficially, we know that decision has come after months of planning, preparation, brainstorming, and more. Congratulations, on taking this important step!