Are You Misclassified as an Independent Contractor for Occupational Therapy?

Are you correctly classified as occupational therapy independent contractor? Or should you be an employee? What is exempt vs. non-exempt. Misclassification can result in hefty fines. Learn about the differences and whether you should seek further advice because you are incorrectly classified performing work as an occupational therapist.

Trademark Guide for Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs – USPTO Update 2021

If you are looking into filing for a trademark as an occupational therapist, then this guide is for you. There are many benefits to filing a trademark for your business or brand. With the increase of business marketing and operations moving to the Internet and the increasing popularity of platforms such as YouTube and Social … Read more

SWOT Analysis for Market Research – Occupational Therapy Private Practice

In the planning stages of starting an occupational therapy private practice or any business really, a SWOT Analysis can help you develop a good awareness of yourself as an entrepreneur, your market, and your client’s needs. What is SWOT? SWOT is an analytical framework that is used to evaluate your business’s competitive position for strategic … Read more

Becoming HIPAA Compliant on Zoom for Occupational Therapy Telehealth and Meetings

Occupational therapists fall under the covered entity designation for HIPAA when they render services with their clients. As advances in technology continue and occupational therapy moves into the virtual space, it is important to be compliant with the latest laws, such as HIPAA. Covered entities under HIPAA are individuals or entities that transmit protected health … Read more

6 Reasons Why You Should Not Use Wix for Your Occupational Therapy Business

Did you just start an occupational therapy private practice? Having a website for your business is essential to building your brand image, establishing a “virtual storefront”, and increasing traffic for your business. You may have seen an ad or heard about websites like Wix – which makes it easy for beginners to create and design … Read more

Should You Hire a Friend? – Occupational Therapy Private Practice Business

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If you have a private practice in occupational therapy (or physical/speech therapy), you may need to expand and hire additional staff. Perhaps you may also need to hire another therapist, someone at the front desk, or someone for billing. Should you hire a friend that you know – someone you went to school with or … Read more

Occupational Therapist Guide to Starting an ETSY Shop – Under 15 mins

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This guide does not offer a substitute for professional legal or tax advice. If you have questions about your tax liability or concerns about compliance, please consult your qualified legal, tax, or accounting professional.   Should you start an Etsy shop? Statistics Etsy’s annual revenue in 2019: 818.79m USD Etsy’s annual marketplace revenue in 2019: … Read more

6 First Steps for Starting your Occupational Therapy Business

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Introduction No matter what your business ideas or plans are, the most important thing is to take action. According to the AJOT article, “Wanted: Entrepreneurs in Occupational Therapy“, entrepreneurship in occupational therapy takes on many forms. OT Small Business Types When most people think of starting a small business in occupational therapy, they are likely … Read more

Top Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur Small Business Business Ideas During A Pandemic

Background Some really cool stuff has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our earlier blog post, we mentioned 5 profound items that were invented in the Great Depression and why we need OT entrepreneurs. There is never a great time to start a small business or develop your idea than now. This post outlines … Read more