When I started my dental mobile assisting business, I knew it would be a hard journey and there would be a lot of sacrifices.
As I predicted, my journey was very difficult. But I would still choose this business even if I knew that I would face a lot of challenges.
But knowing what I know now, I would have chosen a different way to start the business. I am going to share with you what I could have done differently so that you don’t make the same mistakes that I did.
I wish I could have moved a little slower in the beginning and taken more time to grow. Because I was in a hurry, I paid a lot of interest that I didn’t have to pay.
If I had moved slower, I would have made wiser financial decisions. For example, I would have chosen other options when it came to supplies and I would have researched more for financing.
While you might want to open your business right now, it might pay to take your time.
Keep Trying Until Someone Says “Yes”
When we first started our mobile dental assisting business, I went to very many nursing homes in Florida and everyone kept telling me “no”.
I couldn’t get a “yes” in Florida. So, I went to Georgia and I got one “yes”. I started operating there and I have been growing in Georgia.
I live in Florida, but I drive to Georgia every day to work. So, to me, no is not a no. It just means I have to go another way.
If someone tells you, “no”, do not quit. Sometimes, “no” means that you need to take a new direction.
Surround Yourself with the Right Team
One of my strongest influences is my husband. He is a great influence in my life. When I met him, his name was Mr. PMA – Mr. Positive mental attitude.
His stance in life was so strong and his attitude was so strong that it influenced me to have a shift of attitude.
His level of expectation is so high for me. But I rise to that bar because he just makes me a better person. And this has improved my business.
The other big influence in my life is Dr. Leroy Polite, an experienced entrepreneur and owner of Economy Dentures. Dr polite was a mentor who encouraged me to further my education, gain experience and open my businesses.
While my business has grown tremendously, I still face challenges. The biggest challenge I face as an entrepreneur is getting good employees. This could be because I’ve set the bar so high.
But as an entrepreneur, my business is like a child- you see it birth and you watch it grow. So, you can’t trust that with anyone.
When I started, the biggest challenge was that I did not know where to begin. For the most part, I just kept trying until I got it right. You don’t have to go through this process.
I can help set up your mobile dentist clinic, schedule a consultation with me on a day and time that is convenient for you. You can read more about geriatric and mobile dentistry on my book The Tooth and Nothing But the Truth.
I’ve also planned a mobile dental workshop starting November 8, 2021 that will empower you to take the bold step of starting your mobile dental business.