Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W28
CE Offered: BACB
Private Practice Model - Into Action, Starting Your Own Business in ABA
Friday, May 22, 2009
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
North 226 C
Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Robert K. Ross, Ed.D.
TERENCE G. BLACKWELL (Verbal Behavior Inst.)
Description: Learning how to develop your own business is perhaps the most important skill any professional can have in the current economic climate. This seminar provides, practical hands on guidance and practice in developing the modules that every Private Practice needs to succeed.
Learning Objectives: 1_ At the end of the workshop; the participant will be able to develop a marketing plan using the USP (Unique Service Proposition) concept. 2_ Participants will develop a start up operating budget. 3_ Participants will be able to identify and select an appropriate legal structure to foster development of their PPM business. 4_ Participants will be able to develop contracts that foster better collection of billing with less risk for unpaid activity. 5_ Participants will become familiar with Information Services and tools that support the PPM business operation. 6_ Participants will identify and understand how to utilize key participants in their Professional Support Team - to their PPM business.
Activities: a) Interactive audience participation budget development. b) Discussion and development of "niche" marketing plan. c) Review of various IRS (US tax code) documents that impact business development. d) lecture on key concepts e) review of actual operational contracts for consultation f) question and answer sessions.
Audience: BCBA/BCaBA, licensed professional staff interested in starting their own practice within the next 12 months
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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