Are you a Billing and Coding Specialist?
Is your big goal to eventually start your own business?
Well, I did 15 years ago, and it has made all the difference in my life. Let me give you a few tips.
First, of all, don’t do this alone. I am not trying to be self-serving. Do this with a mentor. Just don’t do it alone. Some questions require more than a Google search. Get, “Should I start an LLC or go the 1099 route” wrong and your tax bill will do you in. Like my mentor told me, “The only reason people don’t have a mentor is because they’ve never had one.” True.
Second, be prepared to become a salesperson. I got my first gig by approaching a doctor I knew with this proposition. I told him, “If you will let me work for you for free, will you then be a reference for me as I cold-call doctors?” You have to sell yourself if you want to start your own business.
Third, as I mentioned, be prepared to cold-call. Cold-calling is reaching out to potential doctors and office managers that you don’t know and selling your services. You can do this via phone or in-person, and to a lesser extent, via email. But potential clients won’t come to you. They don’t know you until you have crazy word of mouth.
So, am I trying to discourage you? Not at all. If you are not ready to make the leap into starting a full-time business, pick up a few billing gigs on the side. Build it alongside your day to day gig until it is ready to sustain you. Just remember this. You have a specialized skill. Most people don’t have it. Your skills are valuable and marketable. Own these truths, and go for it.
The above experiences were the genesis of the HealthCare Pro Academy.
Our HealthCare Pro Academy is $127 a month for 6 months. During that time, we will
· Create an attention-getting resume that will help you stand out above the crowd.
· We will talk on the phone at least 6 times for personal coaching.
· I will interview you at least 3 times and give you verbal and written feedback.
· And so much more.
Think about the cost like this. Each week you are unemployed or underemployed, you lose around $800 at a $10 an hour start rate. Our program costs less than what you lose by remaining unemployed.
Don’t hesitate. This is the launch of my mentoring program, and the price will increase soon. If you have any questions, just call me at 919-412-8161.
I can’t wait to help you get the job you want.
HealthCare Pro Academy
Seriously, just give me a call if you have any questions.
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.