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HOW DO YOU BUILD YOUR DREAM MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

As midwives, we LOVE to care for women and support the birth process!  BUT, we are never trained about running a successful business.  A few are fortunate to have a great business mentor to learn from, while many learn by mistakes and grow their practices slowly with their own time, cash, and passion. I want …

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BUSINESS TIPS FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

To succeed in midwifery business today, you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills. Many people start a midwifery practice thinking that they’ll “open their doors” and start making money from day one, only to find that getting clients and keeping overhead expenses paid while branding to community is much more difficult …

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FINDING FUNDS FOR STARTING YOUR MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

What does it take to start your own business? How, when and where do you start? What are the risks that you should consider and highlight upon opening a business? Choosing the path of starting your own midwifery practice is truly a leap of faith. It takes a lot of courage, determination, patience, and even …

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SHOULD I HIRE EMPLOYEES OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?

Worker classification is important as it defines almost everything what a person can or cannot do upon signing an agreement to work in your midwifery practice. It also determines your responsibility as an employer in terms of their taxes, social security, the time they should render and other factors that might affect their job. While …

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APPS THAT HELP RUN A SUCCESSFUL MIDWIFERY BUSINESS

I love doing consultation visits, because many times I am learning just as much from my clients as they are from me! I have an amazing duo in Texas that provided me with some great apps to share with others and started digging more down the rabbit hole what other apps are available to make …

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MYTHS TO STARTING A MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

I repeatedly hear midwives talking about the barriers (some real and some imagined) that stop them from starting their dream practices. One common theme is that they are not pursuing their midwifery vision, their desire for practice freedom, out of fear of losing economic security. They want the comfort of a paycheck or the regular …

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INCREASED POST COVID DEMANDS FOR HOME BIRTHS & BIRTH CENTERS

Since the pandemic happened, giving birth in a hospital setting has become a lesser option to expecting families. As pregnant women become more at risk with the spread of the Covid-19 virus, families choose a location that is less part of the main healthcare system and its regulations and infection risk exposure. Giving birth at …

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BENEFITS OF BUYING IN BULK FOR YOUR MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

Buying products in bulk is far more reasonable than paying actual retail prices. It allows you to purchase the huge number of products at a fraction of the “normal” cost. When you purchase in large quantities, you can choose from a broad variety of items from all the leading companies. Your business will be super …

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Midwife Interviewing Questions For Partners, Colleagues, & Staff

When you are a business owner, particularly when you are a midwife practicing on your own, one thorny matter involves finding people to help you grow your business. Most midwives are not jacks of all trades who can master everything, so learning how to hire people to be on your team is essential. I have …

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Nonprofit or Not-for-profit versus For-profit – What’s The Difference?

When you’re starting a business, it’s likely you’ll hear the phrases “nonprofit” and “not-for-profit” thrown around. It’s also easy to assume these two terms mean the same thing. However, nonprofits and not-for-profits are business structures with different tax implications, governance and functions. Both of these entities contrast with for-profit organizations. Here are the ins and …

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