Building a Business Plan for Private Practice

About the Course
Branching out into your own business can be a daunting task. How do you even begin? You have a lot of ideas and plans, but when it’s time to put them on paper, you draw a blank! It is important to have a blueprint for your practice – if you can’t write about it, how can you build it? Formulating a business plan can help build a solid foundation for your practice and give you a roadmap to help collect your information, analyze it and formulate your finalized plan. This course will help clarify your ideas and develop strategies to move forward.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify your motivation/motivations for transitioning into your own business
  • Formulate an “information to-do” list to collect data
  • Identify a SWOT analysis to assist in completing your plan
  • Develop an action/business plan with your data
About the Author
Denise Dougherty, a certified Speech Pathologist, received her master's degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri in Communication Disorders. Denise has practiced in hospitals, clinics, long-term care, home health and private practice. She co-authored Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists. published by ASHA. She is a board member for a home health agency and serves as a forensic speech pathologist. Denise has presented at numerous conferences and written for the ASHA Leader on various topics involving private practice.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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