Don’t ma

Don’t make these seven business blunders!

We all make mistakes in life, despite our best efforts. It’s frustrating, disappointing, but also a goldmine for lessons. But what if you could skip straight to the lesson...
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Things EVE

Things EVERY practice owner should know about social media

Social media can be an incredible marketing tool – when used correctly. It’s free, accessible, and there’s a good chance that almost all your patients use social ...
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How to nav

How to navigate setbacks

Most dentists are perfectionists by nature – they’re tough on themselves, they’re trained to look for imperfections, and they have a tougher time dealing with set...
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The “How

The “How-To” of Habit Stacking

Those of you who have researched the psychology behind habits (perhaps reading the work of James Clear, S.J Scott, BJ Fogg, or Charles Duhigg), may already be familiar with the phr...
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Are you de

Are you dealing with decision fatigue?

The term “decision fatigue” was first coined by social psychologist, Dr. Roy Baumeister, after his study in the field of mental discipline. Decision fatigue is defin...
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What this

What this productivity expert wants you to know about multi-tasking

In today’s busy world, a lot of us are dealing with a baseline level of stress, burnout, and overwhelm. It’s so normalised to be busy or juggling a million different...
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How to ask

How to ask your current patients for referrals

Asking for referrals is an excellent way to expand your patient base, and attract more of your ideal patient avatar. If you have people and patients that you really enjoy interacti...
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Why you ne

Why you need to turn your assets into cash flow

A huge part of our job as business owners, is to identify the assets in our business and then turn them into cash flow. There are plenty of assets there that most people won't e...
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What is th

What is the leverage line – and how do you cross it?

If you haven’t already taken a look at the Savvy Dentist Value Model, you’ll need to be familiar with it to understand the concept of the leverage line. Taking a look a...
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Your six-s

Your six-step framework to patient handover

As a practice owner, your days are already busy enough with the responsibilities of running a business and leading a team. In order to free up more time and get off the tools, you&...
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The ten ha

The ten habits of the most successful dental practice owners

After working with hundreds of dental practice owners around the country, I’ve begun to notice a few patterns. The most successful practice owners with booming dental practic...
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What we ca

What we can learn from watching the olympics

The 2021 Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo and people from all around the world are tuning in to see their nations finest enter the global arena. The Olympics host some of the mo...
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Stress-bus

Stress-busting habits that help prevent burnout

Owning and running a practice is no small task – you have many responsibilities on your mind as well as your patient load, team’s welfare, financial responsibilities, s...
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Three ways

Three ways to maximise your revenue

If you want to increase your revenue, the good news is that it’s a very simple science. There are really only ever three ways to increase revenue in a practice, and in fac...
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Skills eve

Skills every associate dentist should learn

A huge part of growing and scaling your practice includes building a team of people who can deliver great care to your patients. Having a reliable and productive associate is an in...
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How to use

How to use the principle of influence in your dental practice

Do you sometimes see people who step from one interaction to another, always appearing to effortlessly get what they want, while others slog it out only to triumph occasionally? It...
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What you n

What you need to know about fee structures

Let’s talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of fees. Practices need to have an appropriate fee level that allows for successful commercial operation. You need enou...
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Marketing

Marketing your practice on a shoestring budget

If you’re concerned about the ROI of your marketing efforts or working within a tight budget, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are several ways you can market ...
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Why we buy

Why we buy from people we like

Robert Cialdini’s 1984 book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, famously identified six major psychological principles that make someone more influential and persuasive...
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Single vs.

Single vs. Multiple Practice Ownership

It’s a topic that many people have strong views on – single versus multiple practice ownership. Of course, there’s no definitively right or wrong answer here, but...
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Mistakes p

Mistakes people make when scaling

After more than 20 years of working with dental practices around the world, I can tell you that almost every single practice owner has identified scaling as one of their major goal...
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The Savvy

The Savvy Dentist Value Model™

The Savvy Dentist Value model™ is a framework we developed to show the progression of a practice as it grows and scales. All of our courses, training, and resources are desig...
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Assets eve

Assets every leader should give their team

Organisational Structure There are all sorts of ways of describing organizational structure and it’s a bit of a personal choice how flat/hierarchal your practice will look. ...
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How to cre

How to create an effective strategy

Developing and implementing strategies is a crucial part of success in business. There’s been a lot written on the subject, and it truly is a mammoth topic. In order to cr...
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The four k

The four kinds of assets you need to build in your practice – and why!

The ability to build assets is incredibly important to your success in business and practice ownership. In fact, every headache, frustration, bottleneck, and pain in the backside t...
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The five e

The five elements of scaling

When it comes to scaling a practice, it can be a bit confusing knowing where to start. You want to grow, but you need to have the fundamentals in place to ensure your business stay...
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What is th

What is the Performance-Culture Matrix?

I am yet to meet the person who comes to work knowingly, willingly, trying to do a poor job. Most people are internally wired to want to do their job successfully, and want to do i...
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How to hav

How to have a successful partnership with your right-hand person

There’s an old saying that goes, “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It’s a bit like the adage, “it takes a ...
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6 mistakes

6 mistakes practice owners make when it comes to leadership – and how to fix them!

Imagine leading a team that is self-driven, self-regulated and self-starting so you are able to operate your practice without necessarily being on-site every moment of the day. ...
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Why you sh

Why you should never compete on price alone

We know patients are often concerned with finding the lowest price and saving a few dollars where possible – it’s common to get “price shopper” calls where ...
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Common mis

Common mistakes dentists make with case acceptance

By taking the time to learn the skills to master case acceptance, dental practices ultimately have more patients receiving ideal treatment. When patients receive ideal treatment...
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Why you ne

Why you need a systemised dental practice

Systemisation allows your practice to operate smoothly irrespective of the personnel rostered on any given day. If you’re able to create and implement simple, practical, a...
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The Practi

The Practice Owners’ Guide to Recruitment

Great staff are worth their weight in gold. They contribute to a productive work environment, boost morale, and can even play a huge part in patient retention and therefore the pro...
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5 steps to

5 steps to increasing financial intelligence

By taking the time to develop your financial intelligence, you will begin to know your business intimately – inside and out. You’ll be able to understand what’...
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Five steps

Five steps to building a winning team

Ask any practice owner one of their great stressors, and they’ll invariably say staff. When practice owners find themselves doing dentistry by day and running the business ...
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6 mistakes

6 mistakes practice owners make when it comes to leadership – and how to fix them!

Imagine leading a team that is self-driven, self-regulated and self-starting so you are able to operate your practice without necessarily being on-site every moment of the day. ...
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Write Your

Write Your Ultimate Roadmap For 2020!

You can write your ultimate roadmap for 2020! Ultimate success is personal, and we make sure that we are setting your business up to support your kind of success
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Crafting S

Crafting Systems And Automation For Scaling Successfully

Automation is interesting. it does solve problems for your business by making processes easier. However, they, by no means can replace the human element of it.
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How To Dev

How To Develop A Powerful Practice Manager Relationship

All great performers have a wingman. This is the one trusted key person that a performer relies on to support them in their professional life. In dentistry the wingman or wingwoman...
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Have You M

Have You Measured Your Growth Potential Yet?

The best thing you can do for yourself and for your business’s growth is getting things in order before they take over your life and limit your growth potential
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Your Guide

Your Guide To Effective Marketing For 2020

You need to get your basics right for the coming to make it most effective. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when creating your marketing strategy!
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An Importa

An Important Lesson On Motivational Interviewing

We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. Regardless of the hours and effort we put into our work, we never really have it all together. The team doesn’t get us, the patients don&rs...
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Keeping Th

Keeping The End In Mind - Generate Revenue Outside Of Dentistry

We all have rather a rinse, repeat kind of a routine. And it only makes sense! There are only so many hours in a day and days in a week to get things done. It takes all you have, t...
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How Google

How Google Helps New Patients Find Your Practice

We live in a world of options. We have multiple options for the smallest of products and services we may require. However, there is one entity that has been able to remain a monopo...
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8 Top Tips

8 Top Tips From The Master Of Scale

Anyone who has thumbed through the shelves looking for a good read on succeeding in business or ever considered enrolment in an entrepreneurial program will recognise Verne Harnish...
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