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Business Essentials

Event Type
Event Subject
Business management
Topic Groups (Business Management, Practice Management, Finance)
Friday 9 October 2020 - Friday 13 November 2020
09:00 - 17:00
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Andy McDougall
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £240.00
  • Essential Member: £300.00
  • Expert Member: £300.00
  • Extra Member: £300.00
  • Senior member: £300.00
  • Non member: £400.00
  • Student member: £300.00

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Business essentials: what every practice owner needs to know

A two day course

Friday 9 October and Friday 13 November 2020 | London




Learn how to interpret your financial accounts and fully understand how your business is performing.

This practical two-day course highlights what you don't know about running a dental business but really should! Carry out a strategic review of your systems and develop a business plan that is unique to you and your practice. Whatever your objective – transforming poor performance, preparing for sale, or taking your business to the next level with a vision for expansion – the commercial techniques are the same and this hands-on course will inform and prepare you. Reassess your direction, adapt to survive, gain motivation to implement change and ensure future prosperity.

Day one – equips you with the necessary know-how to assess your business' current position, teaches a range of commercial techniques, and discusses how they can be applied to your business.

Day two – review how you have applied the techniques to your business to improve your financial results, seek further guidance and set out your next steps. Leave with a strategic plan unique to your practice and ready to implement change.


Learning objectives

• Appreciate how to drive profitability in your practice

• Develop a strategic plan that leads to a better financial future.



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Andy McDougall
Spot on Business Planning


Andy McDougall has over 30 years' strategic business planning experience, which he has effectively translated to the dental sector over the last 8 years. His leadership credentials are impressive. Andy doesn't just read and regurgitate textbooks. Having been taught by some of the best leaders in industry, and having led numerous organisations to success himself, his leadership credibility is second to none.

Andy's presentations are hugely popular; he is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Delegates leave feeling enriched by what they have learned.


13½ hours CPD

The training course meets the edicational criteria set by the GDC for verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association


​BDA Member: ​£300
​Non Member: ​£400
​DCP: £240


The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.

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