New Podcast Series:

The Making of Smile & Co.

Posted by Smileandco on November 9, 2017

The Making of SMILE & CO. Episode EIGHTEEN

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Whatsup guys!…Shout out to everyone reading the show notes! If this is your first time reading them… then…Welcome to the eighteenth episode of The Making of SMILE & CO.! This is episode we have an amazing guest… Joe Chickerillo from LocalMed, we also answer questions from our friends in our Facebook Group: The Making of a Dental StartUp. Tune in and listen and let us know if you are reading the show notes for extra brownie points (:

 

 

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This week we wanted to share with you…. our wonderful SPONSORS: LocalMed

Go check them out as soon as you can to make life, not only easier for you, BUT easier for your patients and you new potential patients as well!

Here… click this LINK and it will take you to a magical page where you can INSTANTLY receive 10% OFF (or more) your LocalMed Online Scheduling Set-Up Fee!

Seriously…. why would you go with anyone else? WHY?!?! 

Local Med is the only real-time, online scheduling platform that closes the loop on the patient acquisition process. Patient appointments show up in your schedule at the right time, in the right chair, for the right provider, for the right length of time, 24/7. Some would call that magic, we call it LocalMed Connect. AND … No long-term contracts! LocalMed is a month-to-month service.

Click on the link or the image of Local Med below to get a free DEMO today and 10% off (or more) your set-up fee! (actually you can click on any link in this “SHARE” section and it will do that for you (;

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3 Main Ideas

 

  1. Why online-scheduling is not only the future but will help out your new patient flow.

 

  1. The cost of Ashley’s whole dental practice and the cost of the whole process.

 

  1. Joe hates the Wrigley Stadium, Ashley needs more sleep, Michael can’t hold his liquor.

 

 

 

Resources

I’ll just leave this right here… (click the image below to get Local Med in your office!!!!!)

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Find Out More

Thank you for listening to The Making of Smile & Co. podcast. If you enjoyed it, please share with anyone you think will gain value from the show by clicking on one of the sharing tabs above.

Also, please consider leaving an honest review on iTunes. It helps other listeners find the show, and I would be forever grateful.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me here.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and improve your dental practice every day!

Have you subscribed? Don’t miss a single episode!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Listen to podcasts and learn more about The Dental Marketer on the website.

Remember that Ashley’s revolutionary dental practice is being built in real time. Follow her incredible journey and message her through Facebook or Instagram to say hi or to ask questions about her experience. Email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com.

 

 

Want your questions to be answered on the podcast?

Join The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group to ask us absolutely any questions! Join the group, interact and ask your questions here! See you in The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group.

Posted by Smileandco on November 2, 2017

The Making of SMILE & CO. Episode SEVENTEEN

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Whatsup guys!… Like… do y’all even read the show notes?! Anyways….Welcome to the seventeenth episode of The Making of SMILE & CO.! This is episode we talk about the holiday weekend, we talk about the new Facebook Group: The Making of a Dental StartUp and read some comments and question from you (the wonderful listeners)! Tune in and listen carefully, because you won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

 

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This week we want to share with you the Instagram Story. It’s the video with Ashley’s kids dancing to The Chainsmokers. We hope it makes you laugh as much as it made Michael & Ashley laugh on this episode. You let us know if this happens at your house too (or if this is you sometimes!)

 

 

3 Main Ideas

 

  1. How to choose the right designer for your start-up.

 

  1. How to utilize Pinterest to help you design your start-up.

 

  1. What financing options do you have?

 

 

 

Resources

Join the best group on Facebook:

THE MAKING OF A DENTAL START-UP

 

 

Find Out More

Thank you for listening to The Making of Smile & Co. podcast. If you enjoyed it, please share with anyone you think will gain value from the show by clicking on one of the sharing tabs above.

Also, please consider leaving an honest review on iTunes. It helps other listeners find the show, and I would be forever grateful.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me here.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and improve your dental practice every day!

Have you subscribed? Don’t miss a single episode!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Listen to podcasts and learn more about The Dental Marketer on the website.

Remember that Ashley’s revolutionary dental practice is being built in real time. Follow her incredible journey and message her through Facebook or Instagram to say hi or to ask questions about her experience. Email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com.

 

 

Want your questions to be answered on the podcast?

Join The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group to ask us absolutely any questions! Join the group, interact and ask your questions here! See you in The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group.

Posted by Smileandco on October 26, 2017

The Making of SMILE & CO. Episode SIXTEEN

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Welcome to the sixteenth episode of The Making of SMILE & CO.! This is episode we talk about the building process, how much daily production SMILE & CO is making so far and read some comments from you (the listeners)! Ashley and Michael are now answering questions that you, the listeners, have for them. Tune in and listen carefully, because you won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

Time-Stamped Show Notes

NO NOTES! Let’s be honest are you really paying attention to the Time Stamped Notes? If yes and you want the notes then please let us know (:

 

3 Main Ideas

 

  1. How to speak to your patient when you are presenting treatment

 

  1. What to say to your existing patient to get more reviews and referrals.

 

  1. The design process when creating your dental practice is VERY crucial.

 

 

Resources

UPPER CLOUD MEDIA. Increase your digital presence, create an amazing brand experience for your customers, and have amazing videos that tell a lifetime in minutes!

 

 

Find Out More

Thank you for listening to The Making of Smile & Co. podcast. If you enjoyed it, please share with anyone you think will gain value from the show by clicking on one of the sharing tabs above.

Also, please consider leaving an honest review on iTunes. It helps other listeners find the show, and I would be forever grateful.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me here.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and improve your dental practice every day!

Have you subscribed? Don’t miss a single episode!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Listen to podcasts and learn more about The Dental Marketer on the website.

Remember that Ashley’s revolutionary dental practice is being built in real time. Follow her incredible journey and message her through Facebook or Instagram to say hi or to ask questions about her experience. Email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com.

 

Want your questions to be answered on the podcast?

Join The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group to ask us absolutely any questions! Join the group, interact and ask your questions here! See you in The Making of a Dental Startup Facebook Group.

Posted by Smileandco on October 20, 2017

The Making of SMILE & CO Episode FIFTEEN

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Welcome to the fifteenth episode of The Making of SMILE & CO.! This is episode has a different format, it’s more of a Q & A! Ashley and Michael are now answering questions that you, the listeners, have for them. This week’s episode is informative and perfect for anyone thinking about starting their own dental practice. Tune in and listen carefully, because you won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

Time-Stamped Show Notes

00:30 Intro (excited to have you back listening to us!)

1:30  Mentions of the Online Scheduling Software that Ashely is using.

3:16 Michael went to the grand opening, even though Ashley didn’t expect him to show.

4:17 Talks about the Intro Music and possibly changing it.

9:43 DIVE by Ed Sheeran song

11:20 Ashley recalls a high school experience where 2 guys approached her in a van!

13:08 The Q & A begins by mentioning.

13:16 Alvin from Buffalo, NY asks a question about the beginning process and seminar Ashley attended earlier in her career.

17:11 What Ashley’s mentor told her what she needed to do on Facebook.

20:00 Michael ask the question: What are Facebook Funnels?

22:00 Utilize Social Media to market your practice… it’s FREE!

23:35 How Ashley figured out her demographics and what company she used.

26:47 Ashley explains her lease negotiations and 3 different properties

30:00 Alex (a listener) asks us a question about seminars Ashley has attended.

36:00 Ashley mentions the dimensions of her operatories and why they are a certain dimension

40:00 What did Ashley do in her Bachelorette Party

43:34 End of episode

 

 

3 Main Ideas

 

  1. Check out your demographics before purchasing a practice.

 

  1. Learn how to have banks “fight” over you when it comes to lease negotiations.

 

  1. Have a mentor.

 

 

Resources

Join The Delivering Wow U. This platform is perfect for anyone looking to start a dental practice the way Dr. Ashley Joves did! This platform was also created by her mentor, Dr. Anissa Holmes.

 

 

Find Out More

Thank you for listening to The Making of Smile & Co. podcast. If you enjoyed it, please share with anyone you think will gain value from the show by clicking on one of the sharing tabs above.

Also, please consider leaving an honest review on iTunes. It helps other listeners find the show, and I would be forever grateful.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me here.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and improve your dental practice every day!

Have you subscribed? Don’t miss a single episode!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Listen to podcasts and learn more about The Dental Marketer on the website.

Remember that Ashley’s revolutionary dental practice is being built in real time. Follow her incredible journey and message her through Facebook or Instagram to say hi or to ask questions about her experience. Email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com.

 

Posted by Smileandco on October 13, 2017

The Making of SMILE & CO. Episode FOURTEEN

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Welcome to the fourteenth episode of The Making of SMILE & CO.! Listen to Dr. Ashley Joves’ story as she talks about her grand opening celebration and how this is the happiest time of her life. This week’s episode is informative and perfect for anyone thinking about starting their own dental practice. Tune in and listen carefully, because you won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

Time-Stamped Show Notes

00:30 Intro

1:27  Local Med’s online scheduling is going great, and the software is super sophisticated.

3:16 Michael went to the grand opening, even though Ashley didn’t expect him to show.

4:17 The Folsom Chamber of Commerce representative said it was the most people he’d seen at a grand opening.

9:43 Why the grand opening was everything Ashley thought it was going to be, and more.

11:20 Ashley has many people to thank because everyone has been so eager to help her.

15:20 Ashley says she loved Michael’s video recording of the celebration. Check it out here: SMILE & CO’s Grand Opening.

16:19 Noah Kagen’s podcast is one of Ashley and Michael’s favorites.

17:11 The Minimalist podcast and Ordinary Vegan are two of Michael’s favorites.

20:00 Michael discusses the vegan lifestyle.

22:00 Ashley and Michael announce they’ll talk about food and other stuff along with dentistry in the new podcast format.

23:35 Ashley says the first month of business has been so much fun.

24:17 The goal is to get 50 new patients this month.

24:58 The reviews are helping to drive traffic to the office.

26:47 Should Ashley engage with the prison inmate?

28:50 Local Med is Ashley’s favorite resource this week.

29:49 Ashley and Michael both think they have ADHD.

33:54 What does it mean to jump all in?

37:00 Ashley says bookkeeping has been the biggest headache.

37:50 Ashley poses a question to listeners: Would you be interested in a Facebook dental start-up business group?

41:15 Ashley asks all listeners to leave a review, and please let her know what you think about the new format where they’ll talk about dentistry and lifestyle.

42:15 Closing

 

 

3 Main Ideas

 

 

1. Don’t Doubt Yourself

Ashley talked a lot about following your gut, and not doubting yourself. She says to just do it, especially if it’s something you’ve been thinking about doing for a while.

She says that she’s the happiest she’s ever been in her life and that you should open a practice too if you want.

If you want to build a practice that you know you’re going to fall in love with, and know that you’re gonna be completely proud of, do it.”

 

 

2. Hold Your Head Up and Think Ahead

Ashley mentions that it was six months ago that she sat in her car and announced on a Facebook video to the world about her dream.

She says she was “terrified of opening something without knowing if patients are going to come, without seeing that you’re being supported, and without seeing what kind of response we had from the community.”

But now she’s happier than ever and wishes she would have known that it was all going to be just fine six months ago. “If I had known six months ago where I would be now, laughing and celebrating and seeing a full schedule and seeing a packed house for the open house, I would say ‘Why are you so scared? Why didn’t you do this sooner?’”

 

 

3. Jump All In

Ashley says that if you have a business idea that you’re in love with, you should jump all in. Even if you have doubts about finances, you should go out today and apply to see if you qualify for a loan.

She comments, “Follow your gut. If you know that you keep people well and you’re providing an experience they can’t necessarily get anywhere else, jump all in. Do it, and you’ll have no regrets.”

While some people have financial concerns or tight budgets in business, Ashley says that getting a loan will help you to open an excellent practice.

 

 

Resources

Local Med has been Ashley’s favorite resource this week. She says it’s been helpful to have the online booking service because she doesn’t have to be present, answering the phones.

 

 

Find Out More

Thank you for listening to The Making of Smile & Co. podcast. If you enjoyed it, please share with anyone you think will gain value from the show by clicking on one of the sharing tabs above.

Also, please consider leaving an honest review on iTunes. It helps other listeners find the show, and I would be forever grateful.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact me here.

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and improve your dental practice every day!

Have you subscribed? Don’t miss a single episode!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Listen to podcasts and learn more about The Dental Marketer on the website.

Remember that Ashley’s revolutionary dental practice is being built in real time. Follow her incredible journey and message her through Facebook or Instagram to say hi or to ask questions about her experience. Email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com.

 

 

Help-A-Dentist

Ashley is reaching out to see if you’d be interested in being part of a Facebook group that answers your questions about starting a dental practice. Contact her through Facebook or Instagram or email her at drashley@smileandcompany.com with your thoughts.