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Dental business coach Andy McDougall to star in UNW webinar series launch

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Screenshot 2020-07-29 at 14.33.53The expertise of dental business mentor Andy McDougall from Spot On Business Planning has been called on to help launch a series of dental webinars kicking off in August.

After UNW – a leading independent firm of chartered accountants – hosted two successful dentally-orientated webinars, it decided to launch a new series of free monthly webinars, the first of which will run from 7pm until 8pm on Tuesday 11th August.

The webinars will be focused on providing dentists with well-rounded insight, covering everything from financials, legal, practice sales and valuation news.

The format will be brief update presentations by a panel of experts including an accountant, lawyer, banker and sales agent/valuer, and from time to time another guest, followed by interactive questions from the virtual audience of dentists, and answers from the panel.

Joining Andy in the Dental Business Unit team for the launch webinar are:

  • John Grant, Director of Goodman Grant
  • Malcolm Swan, Senior Healthcare Banking Consultant at Lloyds Bank
  • Andy Acton, Director of Frank Taylor & Associates

 

Future sessions will also include Louise Fegan, Partner at Morrisons Solicitors; Michael Oliver, Business Manager at Barclays Bank; Paul Graham and Chris Vowles, Head of Dental and Head of Medical Valuation at Christie & Co.; Lis Hughes, Managing Director of Frank Taylor & Associates; David McEwan, Corporate Lawyer of Schofield Sweeney; and John Clarke, Head of Healthcare at Wesleyan Bank.

The webinar will also have dentist Nigel Suggett as a panellist – just in case the professionals need a real-world reality check!

If you would like to sign-up for this webinar, please follow the link below:

Click here to register for the launch ‘Dental insight – live panel series’ webinar

Spot On Business Planning is back for a second free webinar with the BDA and MediEstates

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Join dental business coaches Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning for their Business Essentials webinar with the BDA

Due to the success of last week’s webinar in conjunction with the BDA and MediEstates, Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning are back for another!

More than 600 people registered for the first Dental Business Know-how webinar and every attendee rated the webinar either 8, 9 or 10 out of 10. This week, Andy and Anne-Marie are asking associates – and anyone considering whether to buy – is dental practice ownership for you?

This free, one-hour webinar will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 July – click here to register. The BDA will repeat it on Saturday 1 August at 10am. To book, please go to Dental business know-how – is practice ownership for you?

Spot On Business Planning will discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by practice owners. We will explore the intricacies of buying and running a dental business and managing a team. You’ll hear about the merits of being a practice owner and an associate so you can think about creating the future you want.

Learning objectives

 

  • Recognise the number of different paths to making a decision around practice ownership
  • Understand the multitude of skills required to run a practice and influence its success
  • Understand the different ownership models
  • Understand the team effort required to make the practice work
  • Learn how to make it work long term

 

In this Dental Business Know-how webinar, Spot On Business Planning, the BDA and MediEstates aim to bring practical knowledge and support needed to recover from the challenges of Covid-19.

This session focuses on the importance of asking the right questions and is based on empowering associates and anyone looking to buy a dental practice to combat their current situation in a positive, confident manner.

Gain 1 hour CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the participant) will be made available once viewing of this online lecture has been finished, the delegate feedback survey completed and attendance validated.

How to book

All dentists and the dental team have complimentary access to this webinar. You must, however, register in advance to gain access. Ensure you are logged into the website and then book the webinar using the pink ‘Register’ button above (top right).

Once you have secured your place, you will receive an email with further instructions. Note the confirmation emails are typically dispatched at 9 am each day.

Please be sure to follow the steps contained in your email to ensure your unique access link for the live webinar reaches you.

If you are a BDA member but do not know your website log in, please contact the BDA Events team on 020 7563 4590 or events@bda.org. Alternatively, you may retrieve a password reminder. 

If you are a non-member dentist or dental care professional and do not already have a BDA website login, please fill in this form and the BDA will set you up with a username and temporary password. Alternatively, you can call the BDA Events team on 020 7563 4590 or email events@bda.org and your registration will be processed offline.

BDA to run free webinar with Spot On Business Planning

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Join dental business mentors Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning for this Business Essentials free webinar the BDA

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Lunchtime Lockdown webinars, Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning are running a free webinar in conjunction with the BDA and MediEstates.

Starting on Wednesday 22 July 2020 from 19:30 – 20:30 and repeated on Saturday July 25, the dental business knowhow webinar covers The importance of business experience.

Following on from the COVID-19 lockdown, practices of all shapes and sizes have opened their doors having faced different lockdown challenges. As part of Training Essentials, the BDA aims to provide the practical knowledge and support necessary to aid recovery, incorporating business owner insights.

In this session, Spot On Business Planning and MediEstates are joined by Martin Woodrow, chief executive of the BDA, to discuss the different challenges practices have faced and how best to adapt to the new and changing climate.

Solutions cannot be one-size-fits-all because dental practices and their challenges are unique. Using detailed and insightful business planning derived from many years of analysis and modelling by Spot On Business Planning, practices can take action in their return to a new normal.

This webinar focuses on the importance of putting theory into practice and is based on empowering practices to combat the current situation in a positive, confident manner.

Gain 1 hour CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the participant) will be made available once viewing of this online lecture has been finished, the delegate feedback survey completed and attendance validated.

How to book

All dentists and the dental team have complimentary access to this webinar. You must, however, register in advance to gain access. Ensure you are logged into the website and then book the webinar using the pink ‘Register’ button above (top right).

Once you have secured your place, you will receive an email with further instructions. Note the confirmation emails are typically dispatched at 9 am each day.

Please be sure to follow the steps contained in your email to ensure your unique access link for the live webinar reaches you.

If you are a BDA member but do not know your website log in, please contact the BDA Events team on 020 7563 4590 or events@bda.org. Alternatively, you may retrieve a password reminder. 

If you are a non-member dentist or dental care professional and do not already have a BDA website login, please fill in this form and the BDA will set you up with a username and temporary password. Alternatively, you can call the BDA Events team on 020 7563 4590 or email events@bda.org and your registration will be processed offline.

Andy and Anne-Marie join top industry mentors for virtual dental festival

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On Tuesday May 26th Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning will join a host of leading industry mentors in Software of Excellence’s BounceBack Virtual Dental Festival.

The series of free online webinars aims to prepare dental practices to bounce back from Covid-19. The theme for Andy and Anne-Marie’s one-hour webinar at 2pm will be: Survival, Revival and Normal and during this session they will examine:

  1. Breaking it down: survival, revival and normal
  2. Cashflow/CBILS/Bounce back
  3. Getting profits/valuations back to previous levels
  4. Return to work planning
  5. Help now/future – what we are offering

 

Later that day, between 4.30pm – 5.30pm, Andy and Anne-Marie will return to join a panel of experts for a live Q&A session.

To register for this event, please click here. Please don’t delay – in just one week more than 1,500 registrants have already signed up!

Need more help?

If you and your practice need help navigating the travails of the virus, please get in touch by emailing vikki@spoton-businessplanning.co.uk or calling 01949 851 723.

Demand for Spot On Business Planning’s expertise sky rockets – more webinars offered

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Andy McDougal and Anne-Marie Houston take part in a free webinar hosted by Tipton Training

Hot on the heels of the four free webinars hosted by MediEstates, Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning have been invited to share their expertise in two more live sessions this month.

If you missed Andy and Anne-Marie’s Lunchtime Lockdown webinars, these are a great opportunity to see them in action and hear what has got the whole dental industry buzzing.

Tipton Training webinar

In the first of the two, Andy and Anne-Marie will join Professor Paul Tipton at 1pm on Wednesday May 20th for a free one-hour webinar with Tipton Training which addresses the question: How will all this affect my numbers & what can I do about it? This essential webinar for dental business owners and practice managers will cover:

  • Cashflow for Covid and beyond
  • Impact on pricing, profit and value
  • Returning profit and value to previous levels

 

To register for this webinar, click here. If you have previously registered with Tipton Training you do not need to re-register. You should have already received an email with the link. If you haven’t, please email Tipton Training directly.

Feedback from the Lunchtime Lockdown webinars included this comment from an attendee: “This is life-changing. I can’t believe the granular level of detail and I love how it is all about my business fingerprints. We have been fed averages and templates in the past but this is truly tailored and vital to all dental business owners keen to get a grip on their business.”

More than 1,200 people register for Spot On Business Planning’s final webinar

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Lunchtime Lockdown logoFree, live webinar, Part IV: Business Of The Future, presented by Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning, as well as Maja Thompson, commercial director at MediHoldings, has just finished.

Did you miss it?

Don‘t worry if you missed this, or any of the other Lunchtime Lockdown webinars hosted by MediEstates as they will all be re-run on Saturday May 16. Details below…

What was covered in Business Of The Future?

Andy, Anne-Marie and Maja informed attendees about stage 4 of the business planning process, how do we know when we get there? They focused practice owners on the decisions that underpin the future of their business, including:

  • Returning to profitability
  • Preserving the goodwill of the practice
  • What does the market of the future hold?
  • What is my practice worth?

 

Maja has spent her life working in dentistry, most recently as part of the Henry Schein group managing the MediHoldings business, business solutions and financial services. Her dental background and experience in the dental market span dental product knowledge and the management experience in owning and operating a business, underpinned by an MBA .

Register here for the re-runs

If you would like to watch a re-runs of any of the four webinars on Saturday May 16, click here for details. Please ensure you register for each webinar separately.

Part I: Business Survival – register here for the webinar re-run at 10am

Part II: Business Revival – register here for the webinar re-run at 12pm

Part III: Business As Usual – register here for the webinar re-run at 2pm

Part IV: Business Of The Future – register here for the webinar re-run at 4pm

Get in early to reserve your seats for our final Lunchtime Lockdown webinar

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Lunchtime Lockdown logoDental business coaches Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning will be holding part four of their Lunchtime Lockdown webinars on Wednesday, May 13 at 12 noon.

Demand for the free live webinars has been incredible – so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment. Click here to register.

In Part IV: Business For The Future, Andy and Anne-Marie will cover stage four of the business planning process: how do we know when we have arrived? This will consider performance management and measurement of the practice and team, as well as:

  • Return to profitability
  • Preserving the goodwill of the practice
  • What does the market of the future hold?
  • What is my practice worth?

They will be joined by Dean Barker, director at MediHoldings, who has been involved with the business from the very early days. Trained in accountancy, in 2007 Dean moved to MediHoldings to the position of operations director and sought to recognised growth potential in the business. He is now responsible for the development of the MediEstates business working with buyers and sellers across the UK.

Need more help?

If you and your practice need help navigating the travails of the virus, please get in touch by emailing vikki@spoton-businessplanning.co.uk or calling 01949 851 723.

Part III is another huge hit – but don’t panic if you missed it!

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Lunchtime Lockdown logoAnother 1,300+ dental business owners and practice managers registered for Spot On Business Planning’s live webinar today (Wednesday May 6) hosted by MediEstates.

Part III: Business As Usual saw Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston discuss the current and pertinent financial and business issues affecting all dental businesses during the current COVID-19 practice closure and the resulting effects.

During the webinar, they took delegates through three of the four fundamental business planning questions that underpin the process that all Spot On Business Planning clients follow.

– Where are we now?

– Where are we going?

– How will we get there?

Missed any of the live webinars?

Demand for these Lunchtime Lockdown webinars has been so great that MediEstates is showing re-runs to ensure as many people as possible can watch them.

Saturday 9th May:

10am – Part I: Business Survival – click here to register

12pm – Part II: Business Revival – click here to register

2pm – Part II: Business As Usual – click here to register

Sunday 10th May:

10am – Part I: Business Survival – click here to register

12pm – Part II: Business Revival – click here to register

2pm – Part II: Business As Usual – click here to register

Monday 11th May:

10am – Part I: Business Survival – click here to register

12pm – Part II: Business Revival – click here to register

2pm – Part II: Business As Usual – click here to register

 

The Gantt chart from Part II – click here to download

 

And here is the Spot On Business Planning training video on how to use the Gantt chart

Need more help?

If you and your practice need help navigating the travails of the virus, please get in touch by emailing vikki@spoton-businessplanning.co.uk or calling 01949 851 723.

Business mentor Anne-Marie talks through the Spot On Business Planning back to work planner

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In this short training video, Anne-Marie Houston shows you around the Spot On Business Planning Gantt chart – an essential planning tool to help practices plan a smoother return to work following Covid-19.

Gantt charts are project planning tools that help you identify tasks and actions, assign responsibilities and due dates and monitor progress against a plan.

This video will explain how you can add in team members’ names, add or amend tasks, set priorities, due dates and task statuses, use the time line and insert rows, and she also provides tips for using the chart effectively and offers suggestions for tailoring it to your practice.

The Spot On Business Planning Gantt chart is a free download for anyone who attended Part II: Business Revival, the Lunchtime Lockdown live webinar run by Anne-Marie and Andy McDougall and hosted by MediEstates. It was emailed to more than 1,000 attendees after the free webinar on Wednesday April 29.

Here is a link to download a revised, easier to use Gantt chart.

Missed either of the live webinars? Don’t worry!

Demand for these webinars has been so great that MediEstates are showing re-runs to ensure as many people as possible can watch them.

Saturday 9th May:

10am – Lesson 1 – click here to register

12 pm – Lesson 2 – click here to register

Sunday 10th May:

10am – Lesson 1 – click here to register

12 pm – Lesson 2 – click here to register

Monday 11th May:

10am – Lesson 1 – click here to register

12 pm – Lesson 2 – click here to register

 

 

 

Don’t miss Part III of our free live webinars – it’s the best yet!

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Lunchtime Lockdown logoBusiness mentors Andy McDougall and Anne-Marie Houston from Spot On Business Planning will once again welcome more than 1,000 dental practice owners and practice managers for a free, weekly webinar.

Hosted by MediEstates, the webinar, Part III: Business As Usual, will show attendees the techniques used by Spot On Business Planning to double clients’ net profit every three years – and therefore increase the value of their dental businesses.

During this webinar you will see things you have never seen before and you will never look at your businesses in the same way again.

Demand for the Lunchtime Lockdown free webinars has been astronomical, so please register early to ensure you don’t miss out.

Spread the word

If you found the first two good, this is even better – please spread the word to your dental friends!

Register NOW!

Part III: Business As Usual will take place on Wednesday May 6 at 12pm – click here to register.

Part IV: Business For The Future will take place on Wednesday May 13 at 12pm – click here to register.

Get there early to secure your place

There has been a huge amount of interest in the Lunchtime Lockdown series and Wednesday’s webinar had over 1,400 registrations and a cap of 1,000 delegates. With this in mind, we would like to remind everyone how important it is to sign in early with the link that is emailed out once you have registered. We recommend signing in 20 minutes in advance and waiting for the webinar to start, as this will also secure your place.

Missed Part I or Part II?

A recording of Part I: Business Survival will be re-run on Saturday May 2 at 12pm – click here to register.

A recording of Part II: Business Revival will be re-run on  Mon, 4th May 12pm –  click here to register.

Part II will also be re-run on Sat, 9th May 12pm  – click here to register.

Need more help?

If you and your practice need help navigating the travails of the virus, please get in touch by emailing vikki@spoton-businessplanning.co.uk or calling 01949 851 723.