If a new office or location is in the works for your New Year business plan, use these suggestions as a guideline.
If you are part of group of physicians who managed to not only survive this past year, but actually thrived and are considering opening a new office, there are a few things to remember while going about opening that office. Having just gone through this, I’d like to share some reminders.
First and foremost, make a timeline. Put your projected opening date at the far right and start working backwards. It’s a lot less intimidating than thinking of all of the details and not knowing where to start. Now that you have an approximate date, think about the things that need to happen the week prior. Those might be:
Move back about a month and consider these items :
Go back about two months and consider these items :
These suggestions should get you started. Of course depending upon your particular specialty and location, there will be other items to consider. Its also very important to task someone with each of these items and have a weekly meeting so you know where everything stands. Be sure you plan an Open House for your referral sources, patients, staff and their families. It will be important to market your new location so that everyone is aware you are open for business!