SAC Webcast: Starting a Private Practice (2015)

Tracie Lindblad, S-LP, M.Sc., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO, BCBA
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This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category I).

Presented by Tracie Lindblad, S-LP, M.Sc., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO, BCBA

Intended audience: S-LPs, audiologists and students

This session pertains to: Pre-school aged children (0-5), school-aged children (6-17) and adults (18-64)

Level: Introductory (Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

This webinar will focus on the steps and resources required to start a private practice in the profession of speech-language pathology. Specifically, it will present information regarding the three stages of business growth (in other words, the evolution of a business):

  • Stage 1: Experimenting at private practice (i.e., a cottage industry business)
  • Stage 2: Self-employed and here to stay
  • Stage 3: My business is expanding

Within each stage of business growth, we will discuss the following necessary components of a successful private practice:

  • Business management and marketing
  • Staffing
  • Financial processes
  • Resources

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify which stage of business growth best describes their current practice situation.
  2. Identify the different business components within a private practice.
  3. Align their specific needs within each business component.
  4. Plan or forecast their business growth and development.
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