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Episode 154 Starting and Thriving in Private Practice on a Shoestring Budget
Startup Nation, Meet:
Michael Noll, LPC
Michael is a diverse individual with a varied background in music (bass guitar - 23 years), computer programming (IT) and a love for all things Star Wars/Marvel and Milwaukee Brewers.
Being a therapist is what he was designed to be, though, but it took him a bit longer to get there...(about 20 years longer than many). He's creative, kind, introverted and a bit off the beaten path.
Currently creating and cultivating his Mental Health Professionals Networking group to bring about an agency without walls for referrals, networking and "get to know who's out there" camaraderie in the community.
Starting a private practice doesn't have to cost $1000's!! The main things you need to keep in mind:
Basic Necessities (Rent, Furniture, Record Keeping, simple advertising, office supplies, intake paperwork
Locating the right (for now, or maybe forever) location in your $$ range
Marketing on the budget (Psychology Today, Therapy Den, Facebook, Instagram, Google My Business, Biz cards)
Resources & Giveaways
A-Z Cheatsheet: The Essentials for Growing Your Dream Practice
Income statement and easy to use spreadsheet for all things private practice.
Calendly and 10to8 for scheduling (always check the HIPAA compliance for scheduling)
Vistaprint - business cards & other marketing needs
Facebook Marketplace, Thrift Stores & Craigslist - furniture
DIY Your OWN Wordpress Site with Daniel Fava's Course - "A Little Course About Wordpress"
Guest's Contact Info:
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Meet Your Co-Hosts:
What’s up #StartupNation!?! We’re so excited you’re here. In case you’re new to our community, I’m Dr. Kate Campbell, LMFT (on the right) and my business partner aka “BP” Katie Lemieux, LMFT is on the left.
We both built our thriving, 6-figure full-fee private practices from the ground up and love inspiring ambitious mental health professionals across the globe to brand themselves and grow their dream private practice!
We have a blast co-hosting the podcast! We look forward to inspiring you from startup to mastery!