Veterinary associates: Ask these questions before starting a practice

Veterinary associates: Ask these questions before starting a practice

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Sep 01, 2010

Get real about your ideal clients, team members, and practice philosophy.

Starting a practice from scratch is exciting—and daunting. The only person to do the thinking for you is you. Start with these questions to focus your practice dreams:

> What type of client (high-end, low-end) are you trying to attract?

> Where in the region do you expect your clients to come from?

> What services will you offer?

> What will your hours be?

> How much do you need to make in salary?

> How many team members do you need to practice quality medicine?

> What benefits will you offer your team?

Tom McFerson, CPA, ABV, is a partner with Gatto McFerson CPAs in Santa Monica, Calif. Send questions or comments to
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