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Episode 11- Building Multiple Streams of Income with Kelly Beins

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Kelly Beins

on Building Multiple Streams of Income as an O.T. Entrepreneur

This rock-star occupational therapy business owner is building an empire! :)

Kelly Beins is an occupational therapist and owner of Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC in Frederick, Maryland, and the author of the Ovis the Sheep books that make learning about sensory processing FUN for children and families. She’s also working on designing telehealth opportunities for clients and developing online courses in the future too! Kelly shares so much wisdom in this episode about starting and growing her business. Grab your pen and paper, or be prepared to take notes on your phone! We cover the following topics:

  • Starting small and being fiscally responsible as you get started

  • The importance of personal connections and relationships in business…how Kelly found a publisher for her first book.

  • How her idea for her book grew out of her practice and how it solves a problem for parents.

  • How her practice always includes parents in their child’s treatment sessions in a “parent partnership” model.

  • Kelly’s expert tips for managing a treatment session with the parent present along with the child and how to manage parent expectations about therapy.

  • Kelly’s succinct and clear approach to conducting a client intake call that is efficient and effective in booking clients…and how to regain control of an intake call when it is going way too long. :)

  • How she rents clinic space for additional revenue.

  • What other business ideas she’s working on…

  • Kelly’s wisdom on how to grow your business sustainably (this is around the 50 min mark)

  • What Kelly’s work week looks like as a successful clinic owner (hint: she block schedules!!! and has structured her schedule to have very minimal direct service responsibilities)

  • Kelly’s favorite business podcasts and books:

    • The Life Coach School Podcast (love/hate relationship with this one) :)

    • Small Business Boss Podcast

    • Biz Chicks Podcast

    • Anything by John Maxwell for mindset

    • Book: Start with Why by Simon Sinek

    • Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins

    • Book: This I Know by Terry O’Reilly

    • Book: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

    • Anything by Brene Brown

  • The biggest fail-learn Kelly’s experienced in her business and how it caused cash flow to suffer and caused stress and what she learned from it.

  • Kelly’s advice about hiring a good team. Surround yourself with good people!

Thanks for coming on the show and sharing your wisdom with OT business owners, Kelly!

Kelly’s clinic website, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC: https://www.otc-frederick.com

Kelly’s clinic website, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC: https://www.otc-frederick.com and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OTCfrederick/

Kelly’s Instagram: @kbeinsOT

Ovis' webpage: https://www.otc-frederick.com/ovis-the-sheep/

Ovis’ facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OvisHasTrouble/

Episode 3: How You Can Maximize Your TIME as an Entrepreneur- Part 1 of 3!

This week's episode starts a 3 part series on how to manage and MAXIMIZE your TIME as an entrepreneur.  Learn tips and tricks to become more efficient in managing all the to-do's as you run and grow your business.

Here are the resources discussed in this episode! (Some are affiliate links at no additional cost to you):

  1. Get it ALL out of your head!

  • TRELLO Project Management App. I seriously don’t know how I ran my business before I had Trello. There are SO MANY applications for this useful tool in our businesses. I use it to organize everything in my life.

Here’s an example of some of my monthly lists for managing my business. Each card can be moved, edited, have attachments, checklists, notes, etc. Check out the short video below for how I use a weekly calendar in Trello.

Here’s an example of some of my monthly lists for managing my business. Each card can be moved, edited, have attachments, checklists, notes, etc. Check out the short video below for how I use a weekly calendar in Trello.

2. Establish your top 3 must-do’s each day.

For me during the start of my business, one thing was SELF-REFLECTION. Here are the questions I used:

  1. What went well? (POSITIVES)

  2. What went wrong? (PROBLEMS)

  3. What will I do differently next time? (PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS)

3. Time block your schedule.

Here’s a link to a calendar-creation site that I use to create a color-coded time-blocked schedule each fall and spring semester.

And here’s an example of what my fall semester looked like:

This was an example of an IDEAL week. I almost never hit the mark perfectly, but it served as a compass to guide me back to what I needed to do when I got off track! (And reminded me of priorities.)

This was an example of an IDEAL week. I almost never hit the mark perfectly, but it served as a compass to guide me back to what I needed to do when I got off track! (And reminded me of priorities.)

That’s it for this week! Jump in and take action on one of these things to help you manage your time better! Comment below if you’ve used any of these strategies or have other tips to share!

Episode 1: Mind Your OT Business Podcast!

Welcome to the Mind Your OT Business podcast! In this first episode, I tell the story of my path to business ownership and share why I’m starting this podcast FOR and BY occupational therapy entrepreneurs. We talk all about what it means to be empowered and equipped to be a savvy and successful entrepreneur as an occupational therapy business owner…and what exactly this podcast will be all about. Please subscribe, comment, and let me know what YOU want to hear on the podcast. This is all about getting you the info you want and need as an OT business owner!

Here are the links for you to take ACTION on any of the content from this first episode:

March 2011 American Journal of Occupational Therapy article- Wanted: Entrepreneurs in Occupational Therapy by Anderson & Nelson

April 2017 Australian Occupational Therapy Journal article- Learning Management by Self-Employed Occupational Therapists in Private Practice by Milsteed, Redmond, & Walker

Get your FREE resources (SUPERBILL template + ENTREPRENEUR CHECKLIST) from Laura here.