Use Your Health Degree And Launch Your Own Business: Find Out How Here
By Careers Desk
Thursday, January 11, 2017.
You’ve worked hard for years in college or university to get the degree of your dreams but now that you’re done you don’t quite like the thought of working for someone else. Or perhaps you have worked for someone else and think you can go it alone.
Setting up a business, in health can be tricky, you have the expertise, which you need to employ on a daily basis, but you also need to apply your efforts to getting the business off the ground, finding a premises and getting reliable staff. Your career will change because you become both businessman and operator and thus need to split your time between the two.
So, how do you do it? Well first you need a bank or lender to believe in you. You may have some money squirrelled away which is great, but medical equipment is expensive and you’ll need the best if you want your business to succeed. So, you need to put together a business plan. It should be professional so there’s no shame in seeking help. When you have the meeting remember you’re selling yourself as well as your business. You need the skills to do what needs to be done. Your degree and experience will show it partly, but you to try and give the best account of yourself.
Once you’ve set up and found a great location, being a place where there are no or few other practices you should set up shop. The premises should have a medical feel to it. It should be clean and sleek, you should consider hiring professional medical cleaners too. Then you need to choose your suppliers, because you can’t operate without equipment. For example, BF Mulholland provide cutting edge equipment for dentists. Stock up on what you need. The costs for this should have been factored into the initial bank loan.
Depending on how big your business will be you need to consider who you’re going to hire. If you’re a physiotherapist you may be going it alone in a smaller business, meaning you’ll only need the one receptionist. However if you are starting a private medical practice or a dentistry you may want to hire fellow professionals and nurses. Analyse what your business is and needs in terms of staffing before starting to recruit people, you don’t want to end up over recruiting.
When the place is prepped and your staff is ready you’ll need to focus on bringing clients in. It can be tough, because many people have good relationships between themselves and a relevant practitioner like a dentist, doctor or physio. There may be an urgent need for your profession in your area, if so you’re in luck. If not, you need to start marketing. Website, social media, videos etc. It could be worth hiring marketing professionals to market your business for you. Once you’ve done that, the customers will start flowing in and you’ll finally have your own business in the profession you love and have a passion for.