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Business essentials

Event Details

Event Name
Business essentials
Event Type
Event Subject
Business management
Topic Groups (Business Management, Practice Management)
09:00 - 17:00
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fee(s)
  • BDA member: £300.00
  • Non member: £390.00

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Contact: Amy Ward

Tel: 0207 5634590

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Business essentials – what every practice owner needs to know

Friday 26 January and Friday 2 March 2018 | London

SOLD OUT - Please call 020 7563 4590 to be put on the waiting list


Learning objectives

  • Appreciate how to drive profitability in your practice
  • Develop a strategic plan that leads to a better financial future

​Learn how to interpret your financial accounts and fully understand how your business is performing.

This practical two day course highlights what you don’t know about running a dental business, but really should!

Carry out a strategic review of your systems and develop a business plan which is unique to you and your practice.

Whatever your objective – transforming poor performance, preparing for sale, or taking your business to the next level with a vision for expansion – the commercial techniques are the same and this hands on course will inform and prepare you. Reassess your direction, adapt to survive, gain motivation to implement change and ensure future prosperity.

Day one:

Equips you with the necessary know-how to assess your business’ current position, teaches a range of commercial techniques, and discusses how they can be applied to  your business.

Day two:

Review how you have applied the techniques to your business to improve your financial result, seek further guidance and set out your next steps. Leave with a strategic plan unique to your practice and ready to implement change.

​Please note: this course is delivered in two parts and participants are expected to attend both days.


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​BDA Member:£300.00

Non Member: ​£390.00​DCPs: £190.00


The fee includes refreshments, a standing buffet lunch and all course documentation.



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Andy McDougall, Spot On Business Planning

Andy McDougall has over 30 years' strategic business planning experience, which he has effectively translated to the dental sector over the last 8 years. His leadership credentials are impressive. Andy doesn't just read and regurgitate textbooks. Having been taught by some of the best leaders in industry, and having led numerous organisations to success himself, his leadership credibility is second to none.

Andy's presentations are hugely popular; he is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Delegates leave feeling enriched by what they have learned. 



13½ hours CPD

The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.




If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge our appointed hotel booking agency by email or call 01438 908770.


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