When a patient sits in your office for the first time, do you start by writing them a prescription and then seeing how it goes? Of course not! That would be foolish. Yet over 90% of businesses treat their business that way. They open their doors, hire some staff, find some patients, and then watch and see how it goes. When things “feel” good, all is well. When things go wrong, they have no idea how or where to make changes, which can be very frustrating.
There is a cure, and it’s a business plan in healthcare. Business planning can sound as fun as getting a root canal, but when you do it with The Green Leaf Group, it can actually be fun. Watch the video and find out how and why The Green Leaf Group is so good at helping businesses in the healthcare industry make plans.
A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish
And we wish for you to be prepared to succeed. So, let’s talk about healthcare businesses and the plans they need.
Could you get around with a GPS? Well, sure, for short trips around town, you can probably find your way without the help of your GPS. But, if you need to travel somewhere, you haven’t been before, your GPS is a lifesaver! Now think about your practice. For a few months, when you are small, you can get by without a plan. But, the bigger you get, the more guidance you need, and without a well-thought-out plan, you might be very disappointed where you end up. Have you had any of these thoughts since starting your practice?
• Am I over or undercharging my patients?
• Will I make payroll next month?
• Can I afford to bring on some help?
• Why do I work these crazy hours?
• Is there a way I can work less and make more?
• Can I make this easier for my patients?
Did Your Eyes Glaze Over When You Read “Business Planning?”
If so, you are in good company. Business plans have gotten such a bad rap. But creating your business plan can be fun and exciting. Think about it. Without any risk, you can design the exact future you want in your practice and in your life. You can play with ideas, marketing strategies, financials, and growth before you have to invest and take risks.
And the real bonus to planning is that when it is time to take some risks, they will be more calculated, and your success is more likely to be predictable because you have already thought past today into tomorrow. When you really think about it, investing in anything without planning just doesn’t make sense.
“But I have no idea where to start!”
That is totally ok! Business plans are usually these long, drawn–out 200–page documents single–spaced in Times Roman font and bound with a fancy cover and plastic coils. No wonder you are not excited to get started on it. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can create living documents that are only filled with the juicy details that matter to your practice, so it’s useful every day.
Overloading your plan with tons of details that are unnecessary and useless just doesn’t make sense. You want your plan to include only information that helps guide you as you make business decisions. If done properly, it is your compass that always points you toward success.
We LOVE Business Planning!
Ok, maybe we are weird. But, we absolutely love working on business plans. Our CEO, Jody Layne said,
“There is nothing more fun for me than watching the light bulb turn on in an owner’s head when he/she realizes the kind of practice they want. Not knowing what they want is the barrier. Once that is clear, how we get there is that much easier.”
The Green Leaf Group has mastered the way we do business plans. We start with a three-hour group presentation (online or in person) and teach about each portion of the business plan. Then, you go to work filling out the worksheets we provide for each portion that helps to identify where you want to go. Then, you meet with a consultant one-on-one to go over your worksheets, and in 2 weeks, we meet again with your business plan completely done for you. Plus, we provide interactive sheets to help you keep track of your actual revenue versus your goals so you know when you are veering off from the path.
You Have Options.
Everyone is different, so we have options for you to choose from. We offer the Business Plan Workshops once a quarter virtually and twice a year in person in Orlando, FL.
Either way, you get the same information and end result; a useful healthcare business plan that will take you through the next decade! It can help you focus on bringing new patients to your medical practice.
By the way, if you go through the Business Plan Workshop and then decide you want to join the Practice Growth Accelerator Program, no problem. We will deduct what you already invested.
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