048 - Rapid Business Expansion with Dr Patrick McEneaney

If you want to scale and grow your podiatry business, you've got to make decisions fast, and Dr Patrick McEneaney has done just that. He has expanded his Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists podiatry business from one to five in just a few short years, but as he explains, opportunities are all around us you've just got to be prepared to jump on them when they arise.  

If you sit and stare at something for too long, you can make it look both good and bad. 

Dr Patrick McEneaney is not just business-focused either; he also commits a lot of time giving back to the podiatry profession. He is currently the President of the Illinois Podiatry Medical Association

On this episode we discuss:

  • How he started his first podiatry business, and how the next four came after that. 
  • Good timing and good marketing 
  • Why putting on local seminars, lunch and learns and breakfasts help increase his referrals 
  • Why you've got to tell people what you do in your practice. 
  • There's no such thing as a bad conversation; you can always learn something from everyone you meet.
  • Sharing your failures with others
  • Why he meets every year with other podiatrists for mastermind meetings.
  • The benefits of making quick decisions
  • Why you shouldn't expand too early and overextend yourself.

Two questions he asks his team members:

  1. What's your favourite thing you like about working here?
  2. What else do you need from me to make your work easier?

Final Business Tips:

  1. Find good people to work with you
  2. Talk with people who have already been through the experience and don't try to rewrite the book if you don't have to.
  3. Hire slowly and fire quickly: Don't keep bad employees longer than you need to. 

If you have any questions about this podcast, please email me at email/tf)(tysonfranklin.com, or you can connect with Dr Patrick McEneaney at email/drmceneaney)(illinoisfoot.com 

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