How to Start Your Own OT/OTA Business With Michelle Eliason, OTR, CDS

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How to Start Your Own OT/OTA Business with Michelle Eliason, OTR, CDS

Are you still doubting yourself that you can leverage your practice into becoming your own business?

Michelle Eliason shares her journey on how she leveraged her Occupational Therapist practice into her own business – OTPreneur. 

In this episode:
01:30 – Food for thought: Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail.
05:50 – Introduction of Michelle Eliason.
10:00 – Now is the time to get out of your comfort zone.
12:45 – How to leverage your OT scope of practice in entrepreneurship.
14:20 – Elephant in the room: OT vs. OTA
16:00 – Whether you are an OT or OTA – you can be a business owner.
17:10 – Can you do your business without a professional license?
18:45 – Entrepreneurial Frame of Reference (Vision, Strategy, Execute, Success)
23:35 – Seek a mentor.
29:30 – Find a vision and go confidently after that.
30:05 – What can you do if you learn how to leverage the OT profession?
30:20 – Buffalo Occupational Therapy.
32:35 – Start with the Free Stuff First.
39:32 – What is the First Tier?
49:50 – Stop analyzing and start taking action. – Dr. Mike
52:30 – What is in the Second Tier?
54:40 – What does the Third Tier offer?
55:50 – What is in the Fourth Tier?
57:30 – Leverage your skills set and partner it with strategy. – Michelle
58:50 – What Michelle wished she knew before starting?
1:00:00 – OTPreneur Course has a special offer until October 31.
1:05:00 – Re-evaluate your profession to leverage it.
1:09:40 – Always remember the word FAST.

You can reach Michelle through her business page @BuffaloOT or on Instagram at @GeriatricOT

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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