"Don't buy a dog and bark yourself"

“Don’t buy a dog and bark yourself” – this was the heading of a chapter in the book, The Rule Breaker’s Book of Business by Roger Mavity, which I read recently.  I loved Roger’s take on the art of delegation.  It is often assumed, like many other business skills, that as we enter private practice and we start to grow, or if we manage a service and have a team around us, that we automatically possess the skills to delegate tasks to other people.   I am not great at delegation, and will be the first to put my hand up about that… something about being a perfectionist I think!  How do we work out if we need to delegate?

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Admin tasks gobbling up your time?

Are you spending your valuable time doing too much admin and not enough of the other things you need to do? This can be detrimental to your practice. It reduces your billable hours and means you run out of time to plan and operate your practice efficiently.

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Chatting with Jackie O'Connor

At Maida Learning, we always like to get out and about and meet people. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie O’Connor: mum, traveller, masters student and allied health entrepreneur! Jackie has an infectious positive outlook on the possibilities in healthcare for the future and is determined to help the allied health profession reach those heights.

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Your guide to using a graphic designer

Have you ever used a graphic designer and ended up with a result that wasn’t what you had in mind? Or maybe you haven’t used a graphic designer before and are not sure how to even start that process? Here at Maida Learning, we have used graphic designers many times, and we asked our friends at JAM Media to give some insights into the things you can do as an allied health business owner to get a great outcome with graphic design.

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