Whether your company provides face-to-face services or virtual ones, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has given us an opportunity to examine what has been going wrong… and what we can do to fix it. In this episode, you’ll hear some positive changes that are emerging from this crisis, a few negatives, some hidden opportunities, and potential threats to future success.
I will also explain the “neutral zone” of transition and why it’s important to acknowledge and fully experience the grief of what we’re leaving behind.
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This is a guest post written by Carla Lopez, owner & CEO of Boomer Biz.
When a business venture doesn’t go quite the way you planned, you may be left feeling as though you’ve failed, which can be difficult emotionally.
You may even feel the onset of depression or anxiety, and many entrepreneurs have found that their self-esteem took a hit once they were forced to admit to themselves that they couldn’t make things work.
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There are all sorts of reasons to consider limiting your marketing focus. In the healthcare field, it’s especially uncommon for practitioners to choose a niche… but that means there are many opportunities to stand out in a sea of competitors.
If you are looking for ideas on how to reach patients more easily and create a distinct online presence, you can start by focusing on a particular medical condition.
Continue reading “29 Medical Conditions that Make an Excellent Niche Focus”
Niche specialization offers a lot of benefits to healthcare practice owners.
In this article, I want to share 27 different areas of focus that are possible in the Massage Therapy field.
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I’m so excited to introduce a brand-new series about healthcare providers who have chosen a niche specialization for their practice!
In this series, you will read about a variety of specializations that are available in the health services industry.
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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and direct marketing are very popular. The rate of growth of direct sales companies is staggering, especially in the healthcare industry.
Unfortunately, the MLM business model is predatory and takes advantage of people who are in vulnerable situations. Health and Wellness products sold by MLM companies are often unregulated, overpriced, and exaggerate the results.
In this post, you will see why MLM companies take advantage of our basic human needs, and actual statements they use to influence unsuspecting people into signing up.
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We use job titles to communicate our knowledge and expertise.
A job title conveys who we are, what we do, and how we do it… summed up in a few words.
I have noticed a trend in the MLM and Direct Sales community, where reps portray themselves using inaccurate or even deceptive titles. This can be especially destructive in the healthcare industry, because unsuspecting patients are tricked into believing the MLM rep is a qualified healthcare provider.
Sure, it can be fun to design an attention-grabbing title that sets you apart from the crowd (I use the title Strategic Risk Expert); but when it goes too far, your potential customers may be confused at best… and be harmed at worst.
When MLM reps use deceptive titles to diagnose, recommend, or provide medical care, it can result in broken trust, lawsuits, damage… and even death.
In this post, you’ll read a list of titles that are Accurate, Ambiguous, terms that Misrepresent, and some are just plain Ridiculous for MLM reps to use.
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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) products are everywhere. They are particularly common in the healthcare industry.
While some products may provide some relief when used properly, I believe the biggest problem created by the MLM industry is their blatant misuse and disregard for job titles.
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I am always on the lookout for tools that can help us dig deeper and get clarity about decision making.
Recently, I tried a simple art project that turned out to be a the perfect blend of creative expression and self-reflection. In this post, you’ll hear how this tool can help you develop a strategy for business or professional growth.
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As a business consultant specializing in strategic risk, I discuss all areas where a company can be vulnerable to failing long-term.
One area that I believe affects a lot of business owners—but that we don’t often talk about—is how we present ourselves professionally, which includes the colors we wear.
In this post, I share my story of meeting with a professional color consultant, what I have learned, and why I believe it is a very helpful tool in reducing business risk.
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