Glass Half Full
Private Practice Ownership in Occupational Therapy


Inside the Episode

Natalie and Jess explore private practice options for occupational therapists. Jess and her business partner, Jennifer Weaver, discuss their experiences with starting a new practice from the ground up. Jess and Jen talk about their business planning process, some helpful resources, and strategies to manage challenges. We then talk to Carol Just and Amy Harrant about their experience with transitioning an existing practice to new ownership. They talk about how they prepared for the transition, how they managed the transfer of clients and families during the transition, and how they incorporated a mentorship element into their relationship.



Richmond, T. & Powers, D. (2009). Business fundamentals for the rehabilitation professional. Slack Incorporated: Torofare, NJ.




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