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Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd: To DSO or Not to DSO?

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Aug 9, 2017 11:51:10 AM

“I have a memory like an elephant.  In fact, elephants consult me.” ~Noel Coward

We have had the honor of speaking at many conferences this year and have fielded too many questions to count.  Having said that, one particular question seems to come up with great frequency among those who own one to three or four offices: “What’s the real difference in a group practice versus a DSO, and when does it make sense to form an actual DSO?”

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?, DSO vs group practice

Wisdom & Wandering from the Herd: You're Not Time-Broke

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Jul 31, 2017 4:22:32 PM

“I have a memory like an elephant.  In fact, elephants consult me.” ~Noel Coward

I recently wrote a blog post about creating time in your schedule to work ON your business instead of always working IN your business.  Let’s face it: we’re all time-broke – and nobody sees that changing any time soon.  Strategic planning is critically important for any business, but there’s one aspect of working on your business that often goes neglected: working on YOU.

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

On the Roam: The Mastery Summit – Peering into the Crystal Ball

Posted by Kevin Cumbus on Jun 29, 2017 2:40:13 PM

 

Disruption and innovation was the underlying theme of this year’s 2017 Mastery Summit on Group Practice in Phoenix, AZ.

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, Mastery Summit

Wondering & Wisdom from the Herd: Sharpening Your Saw

Posted by Perrin DesPortes on Jun 15, 2017 2:32:44 PM

The Planning Process for Early Stage Development of your Group Dental Practice or DSO

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln

Various versions of this quote have been attributed to our 16th President and most of the variations are based on the amount of time, but the overriding point is one that gets down to the aspect of working “on” our group dental practice (DSO) versus working “in” our group dental practice (DSO). Many of us talk about this, but how many of us actually have scheduled time set aside every week, month, quarter and year devoted to planning, developing and executing our strategy? 

Strategic planning is the discipline of sharpening your saw and it doesn’t “just happen” when you’re done with patients.  It also doesn’t “just happen” when you’re alone and usually tired.  Planning is a process, and the process starts with blocking time.  Can you commit to blocking 2 hours of every week and 4 hours one day per month?  If so, that would gain you 10 hours in a typical month (for a 4-week month: 2 hours per week * 3 weeks + 4 hours on the 4th week). 

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Tags: Growing Your Dental Practice or DSO, Selling your dental practice DSO, how much is my dental practice worth?

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