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Building Your Business


16th October 2017

An interactive workshop for independent occupational therapists who want to further develop their business.
Facilitated by Linda Agnew, Independent Occupational Therapist, Trainer, Business Woman and Chair of the English Board of Occupational Therapists

This one-day WORKSHOP aims to provide inspiration and motivation for experienced independent practitioners, as well as new skills and strategies - and time to reflect on the challenges facing independent occupational therapists in running their businesses.

Outcomes and benefits of attending:

  1. Review the progress of your independent practice.
  2. Explore alternative approaches, customers and markets.
  3. Reflect on the marketing of your services.
  4. Further develop and review your business plan.
  5. Develop strategies for business problem solving.
  6. Opportunity to consider partnerships and relationships in business.
  7. How to demonstrate value.
  8. Engage in action learning with other independent occupational therapists.
  9. Develop an action plan for your independent practice.


from 09.00am Registration, Exhibition and Networking

10.00am Welcome and Introduction

10.05am Outcomes, aspirations and expectations

10.20am Exercise: ‘A one minute pitch’ - where am I now with my independent business?

10.50am Triumphs and Challenges in developing business approaches

11.15am Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

11.30am Where are you going? Planning your business: customers, marketing, money and more

12.30pm Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

1.15pm Action planning and action learning – setting the scene

1.30pm Action learning sessions to tackle real issues: We will run three half-hour action learning sets in small groups, each looking at an aspect of business development: strategy and planning; marketing and communications; finance.

3.00pm Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

3.15pm Action learning sets on: partnerships and relationships; demonstrating value.

4.15pm Review of outcomes, reflection and personal action planning.

5.00pm Close