Hanging Your Shingle

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Nurses don't have to work at the bedside. Many nurses work as consultants. This presentation was given at the National Nurses in Business Associations Annual Conference and explains different roles a nurse can use to begin a business.


<ul><li> 1. Hanging Your Shingle(or how to get started in this crazy businessof Nurse Entrepreneurship) <br />Presented By: <br />Victoria Powell of<br />VP Medical Consulting, LLC<br />NNBA Annual Conference Nov. 2008<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Hanging Your Shingle<br />An idiom, meaning<br />~To start your own business, especially as a doctor or lawyer<br /> 3. Objectives<br />List at least 5 different roles a nurse can fill as a consultant<br />Differentiate between a consultant and a contractor<br />List several types of marketing<br />Define terms associated with web marketing<br />Define what success looks like for your business as a nurse consultant<br /> 4. Is Entrepreneurship for You?<br />Self starter?<br />Get along with diverse personalities?<br />Good at making decisions?<br />Possess the physical and emotional stamina required?<br />Are you a planner/organizer?<br />Have enough drive?<br />Family support?<br /> 5. Consultant vs. Contractor<br />A consultant is a professional who provides advice in a particular area of expertise<br />A contractor is an individual who exchanges with another organization or person usually by way of written contract outlining the exchange<br /> 6. History of Consulting<br />Legal<br />Financial<br />Employment <br /></p> <ul><li>1950s consulting came to business world when the US economy changed from productionto service orientation </li></ul> <p> 7. More changes during economic recession of the late 70s-80s when staff reductions were made to cut costs</p>