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Should You Buy An Existing Practice Or Start One From Scratch?

By Ali Oromchian Esq

You're fresh out of school (or perhaps not so fresh) and ready to start your own dental practice. The first big question you need to answer is, "Should you buy an existing dental practice or start from scratch?" There are several advantages to both options, so ultimately, the decision of whether you should buy an existing practice or start from scratch is up to you! Considering the benefits to both sides of the coin will make it easier to make a decision about which style best fits your needs. 

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Posted on 12/13/2017 at 04:56 PM

10 Employee Issues You Should Be Documenting

By Ali Oromchian Esq

When it comes to personnel issues, documentation should be your best friend. Whether it's a recurring performance problem or a single behavioral incident, proper documentation can protect your practice in the case of a dispute. You should make note of what happened, as well as the date and time (if applicable) as well as any witnesses or affected parties. If the incident leads to disciplinary action or termination, this should also be noted.

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Posted on 12/06/2017 at 12:26 PM

Workplace Trend: Aging Workforce is Becoming the Norm

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Every business owner would be wise to take a look at some of the statistics regarding the expected age ranges of the American workforce. Even if you have not experienced the “aging workforce” in your own practice, you likely soon will: the number of Americans between 65 and 74 who are expected to be working in 2022 is 32% - double what it was in 1992. This striking statistic means that business owners need to adjust their workplace standards to address this trend. But what does an aging workforce mean for the standard business?

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Posted on 11/30/2017 at 10:14 AM

Taking Care of Yourself While Running Your Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

For most Americans, the concept of a 40-hour workweek has gone out the window. While the idea of being "overworked" often conjures images of lower-level employees working multiple jobs, the truth is that professionals are just as likely to "overwork" themselves, especially when they see the success of their business as hanging in the balance. If you are frequently overworking yourself out of a sense of obligation to your practice (and therefore to your staff), you should know that overexertion can be extremely damaging to you and to your workforce.

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Posted on 11/22/2017 at 09:17 AM

Is Social Media the New National Labor Relations Board Battle Ground?

By Ali Oromchian Esq

As employees become younger and more tech-savvy, the chances of the majority of your workforce using Twitter, Facebook or other social media goes from being a possibility to a near certainty. This also increases the chances of having an employee take to social media to complain about their wages or employment conditions - an action you are unlikely to appreciate. But before you take action to terminate the employee or even to ask him/her to remove the posts, you should know that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is becoming more and more likely to see social media commentary as protected speech, thereby preventing employers from taking action against employees who complain about their employers online.

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Posted on 11/15/2017 at 03:08 PM

HR Solutions to Romance in the Workplace

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Recent studies have shown that office romances are exceedingly common. In 2014, Vault.com published the results of their Office Romance Survey, which showed that 56% of respondents indicated that they had been involved in an office romance during their career. This number is unsurprising when you consider that most people spend 8 or more hours each workday surrounded by their colleagues, making work their primary single activity on any given day. But how should your office approach romances among employees in order to protect your practice while not unduly encroaching on the lives of your staff?

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Posted on 11/08/2017 at 09:56 AM

Firing an Employee Who Has Claimed Harassment: Avoiding a Retaliation Complaint

By Ali Oromchian Esq

An employee files a harassment claim against her direct supervisor. Some time later, before the supervisor has been advised of the employee's claim, the employee commits a fire-able offense. The supervisor wishes to terminate the employee. Can you fire the employee without concern over a retaliation complaint, since the supervisor didn't even know about the employee's harassment allegations?

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Posted on 11/01/2017 at 08:18 AM

3 Reasons New Hires Leave Jobs Quickly

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Most every business owner has gone through this scenario: You spend time and money advertising, reading resumes and interviewing for an open position with your practice. You find and hire someone you believe to be perfect. You provide them with training and introduce them to the rest of your staff. You think all is going well and that you can get back to your normal activities when - surprise! - your new hire quits after a short time, leaving you before your practice can reap the benefits of the time and resources you’ve invested. Worst of all, you have to start all over again.

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Posted on 10/25/2017 at 11:35 AM

3 Tips on How to Relocate Your Dental Practice

By Ali Oromchian Esq

Are you wondering how to relocate your dental practice? There are quite a few factors to consider, and it's easy to overlook little details that are actually very important. The following three tips will give you a well-rounded look at these details and help your transition go as successfully as possible.

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Posted on 10/18/2017 at 09:53 AM

5 Tips for Negotiating a Dental Lease

By Ali Oromchian Esq

While finding a good new location is certainly important for a successful dental practice, securing a lease with beneficial and reasonable terms is just as critical. These five tips will help you land the kind of lease that will ensure a thriving practice.

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Posted on 10/11/2017 at 09:00 AM

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