Friday, May 29, 2009
Hollie Seymour, Senior Tech
James River Animal Hospital
Study Skills for Life
"The Planning and Policy Addendum was an incredible course. This course enabled me to visualize the ideal scene for my practice. With that vision in mind, I was able to write a strategic plan to see the vision more clearly. Then I was able to write a program to help turn the plan and vision into reality. Wow!"
Dr. Robert Burgess, DVM and Practice Owner
God's Creatures Animal Clinic
Planning and Policy Addendum
Saturday, May 16, 2009
“It has helped to organize our training manuals (a work still in progress). Going through this gives us a little better ground of what to train new staff first.
“This program also let me see how many things I do and gave me a nudge to try to turn some of these things over to other people. Not having a Director of Admin while doing this was difficult, but I can see how important it is to get the right person in that position. I look forward to filling the open positions on my organizing board and getting more off my plate.”
Dr. Laura Pampreen, Basic Organization
Dr. Robin Woodley, Basic Hat for Employees
This may seem odd to some of you but there are practices which are actually expanding by 20% - 40% during the current recession. On close examination you’ll find that common amongst these practices is not luck or “being in the right location” but something much more basic. You’ll find that it’s the owners and their positive attitudes. Success does not always come easy for anyone and in actual fact requires some elbow grease, determination and tenacity towards a goal. Let’s compare this to a couple of other accomplished public figures. Abraham Lincoln was not without his challenges, but he left a legacy that survives today. To quote, “… The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments and it’s most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.”
Thomas Edison, the grandfather of the iPod (Edison invented the first portable music on demand system for the common people - the gramophone), after 2000 attempts and numerous attempts on his life (suspected of by the gas companies) created the lighting system still in use today. So what do great people that run great countries or great companies or great practices have in common? Their focused tenacity towards survival and winning the game of business ownership.
So next time when the recession gets you down:
1. Shut off the news. It does not reflect what is going on. There’s still lots of pet-owning clients out there that need your help and are willing to pay…
2. Scan your attitude for any non-productive negativity and ditch it! Fast...
3. Set a goal for the week. No matter how bad things look, a good goal acts like a beacon to set your sights on. Align your staff around it.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Dr. Bob Jackowiak, Webinar Success Story
“Study Skills for Life” is great at reinforcing how important it is to fully understand each and every part of the material you are studying...
Alex McKenzie, Study Skills for Life
Saturday, May 2, 2009
This program has helped me realize what activities will work and how to better use those activities to grow business at my practice...
Initially the quantity of the advertising will be most important with very little to no formal training in business management and promotion prior to this. I have a better understanding of some of the concepts I can take home and make use of. I also see there is a wealth of information on these topics that I need to learn and incorporate to make my business successful and thrive.
I really think the promotional ideas I am taking back to my practice will help me grow rapidly."
Dr. David Lindquist, Power Team Builder
Dr. Karen Spikes, Improving Business through Communication