5 Tips for Getting Started as a Direct School Contractor Jul 02, 2024

Venturing into the realm of direct school contracting as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), or physical therapist (PT) can be both exciting and daunting.  

Here are five tips to help you navigate this journey and set yourself up for success (regardless of...

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Am I Ready to Hire? The Pros and Cons of Expanding Your School Contracting Business! Jun 25, 2024

As a contractor providing speech-language pathology (SLP), occupational therapy (OT), or physical therapy (PT) services to school districts, expanding your practice by hiring or subcontracting out additional providers can be a significant step. It brings the potential for growth, increased...

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Leveraging Your Summer to Obtain School Contracts Jun 13, 2024

A common misconception is that the best time to secure school contracts is in the spring, just before the new school year. However, many districts are still hoping for an in-house hire or haven't yet decided to part ways with their current staffing agency.

This reality makes the summer an ideal...

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Hiring for Schools: The Chicken and Egg of Staffing Additional Contracts Jun 06, 2024

As a business owner, I frequently encounter a common question when it comes to staffing additional Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), and Physical Therapists (PTs) for school contracts: should you secure the contract first or hire the provider first?

The answer...

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Mastering School Sales: Top Strategies for SLP, OT, and PT Contractors May 28, 2024

Are you an SLP, OT, or PT looking to expand your contracting business with schools? Navigating the school sales process can be challenging, but with the right strategies, you can secure and manage direct contracts that ensure consistent annual growth. In this blog, we’ll explore proven...

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Navigating Summers as a School Contractor: Tips for Financial Planning and Supplemental Income May 14, 2024

Are you a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Occupational Therapist (OT), or Physical Therapist (PT) direct school contractor—or aspiring to be one—wondering what to do during the summer months when schools are closed or operating at a summer capacity?

While having summers off can be...

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Embracing the "Soft Life" with School Contracting: Finding Comfort and Control May 01, 2024

Have you ever heard of the term "soft life"? It's defined as a lifestyle of comfort and relaxation with minimal challenges or stress. While navigating the sales process in school contracting can be demanding, the overall experience can indeed cater to a softer lifestyle.

Let's explore why school...

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Maximizing Your School Contracting Business: 3 Paths to Success Apr 23, 2024

As a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Occupational Therapist (OT), or Physical Therapist (PT), the opportunity to directly contract with schools offers a pathway to elevate your business and achieve professional fulfillment. However, the journey isn't a one-size-fits-all, and that's actually...

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For Schools: The Benefits of Working with a Direct Contractor (as Opposed to a Large Staffing Agency) Apr 17, 2024

I am so very excited to write this blog because it's the topic I am MOST passionate about--The Case for the Direct Contractor!   

In the world of school staffing, bigger isn't always better.  There's a compelling case to be made for supporting and championing small businesses...

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Setting Your Rate as a Direct School Contractor Apr 09, 2024

"What should I charge???"  This is HANDS DOWN the NUMBER ONE question that I get in my coaching calls. 

So I thought we could use this opportunity to chat through some considerations to make when setting your rate as an SLP/OT/PT or other related services direct school...

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Different Types of School Contracts: Building Your Dream Contract Mar 19, 2024

Let me bring you in on the worst kept secret ever--the reason I contract is because I absolutely love and live for the autonomy that directly contracting with schools brings. There is nothing quite like the ability to set my rate, my hours, my terms.

Often my coaching customers will schedule a...

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Direct Contract Myth Busting Mar 06, 2024

Too often I see an SLP/OT/PT direct contractor "hopeful" stopped right in their tracks because of a myth floating through the meta-verse.  Nothing stops forward action like overwhelm or fear, which can be triggered by these myths.  So, let's chat through the most common that I hear so...

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