Meeting 1: Mission/Vision/Values/Marketing/Branding
Meeting 2: Understanding Financial Reports/100 Pennies/The 1% Difference/Profitability
Meeting 3: Leadership/Work-Life Balance
Meeting 4: Communication/Negotiation/Conflict Resolution
Meeting 5: Small Business Primer: Inventory Management/HR/OSHA/DEA/etc.
Meeting 6: Compensation/Path to Partnership (Buy-In, Bring-In)
The curriculum is presented in a workshop form, allowing group members to engage fully with the material, and receive exceptional value from their time spent away from their practices. Group member interactions are supportive, with innovative ideas and solutions flowing between participants.
“What was your most important takeaway from Meeting One?”
“First deciding what my core values are and then using those to help create a brand; the importance of creating an “image” of yourself to your clientele and how I should control that image”
“Meeting peers that are faced with similar challenges and experiences”
“Many of my colleagues are in or have been in similar situations to my own and even though we haven’t been in the business for decades, we can be good at running our own businesses – if we seek out good advice!”
“As a new associate, without much control (for now) over my practice, personal branding can help distinguish me within my practice and between other practices, while mission/vision can help me remain directed and focused”
“The idea that being an excellent vet isn’t enough”
“Solidifying the practice culture and translating that to a marketable brand”