ABA Business Inspiration Program
Empowering and equipping you with the tools you need to be a solopreneur BCBA
Are you ready to carve out your space as a BCBA?
Do you want to practice independently but you're not sure where to start?
Maybe you are worried you don't have "what it takes"
Maybe it feels like the "to-do" list is insurmountable
Maybe you haven't found your inspiration yet...
This course is for you!
This course will empower you to find yourself as an independent BCBA, and give you the tools to start your own practice. This course is ideal for people who want to practice independently, do consulting or own a boutique ABA agency. With so many niches out there, it's time to find the one that is right for you.
How can you benefit?
Create space for guided reflection and mission development
Learn financial, clinical and ethical skills needed to run your own consulting, independent or boutique ABA business
Become empowered as a solopreneur to troubleshoot common dilemmas and proactively plan your business
Get resources for next steps, how to plan out your practice and how to take control of your own professional development
CEUs available for different packages
There are so many resources out there, how do you know what is right for you? This course will teach you how to trust your own instincts, provide you with direction, and help you learn how to learn the business of ABA as a solo-practicing BCBA.
Part 1: Your Niche
You'll gain a greater understanding of who you are as a BCBA and who you want to be as a solopreneur. You'll find inspiration in your strengths, identify what you don't know, and align your value with the needs of your community. Think of this as an initial assessment to understand your baseline: your skills, your deficits, your history and where you could fit into your community. Descriptive assessments, interviews and questionnaires give you more data to better develop your mission. This part is necessary to understanding who you are, where you want to grow and to create a clear vision for your professional goals.
Part 2: Your Business Plan
We will focus on business logistics. You will be given resources to determine how to create your own business plan that matches your mission and goals. We will review different funding sources and options to determine your business model. We will also discuss financial planning: know your options for benefits, retirement savings, invoices and more. In order to maintain ethical clinical standards, you also need to be running an ethical business, and feel equipped to practice as a business owner. Principles of Organizational Behavior Management will be threaded throughout to ensure your business practices align with behavior analytic principles.
Part Three: Your Ethical Principles
Prepare yourself for the ethical dilemmas you may face as a solopreneur. As BCBAs, we often rely on our peers to troubleshoot sticky areas. How can you grow your skillset and maintain a sense of belonging that helps you navigate challenging moments? This section includes proactive tools such as contracts, creating business management strategies, and recognizing triggers that occur for you.
Part Four: Your Network
During this portion, we focus on how to market yourself and establish a network. You will be empowered to develop a network, support your community and think outside the box to develop your practice. There are several types of networking, that we will review and discuss when to focus on each form. In addition, we will cover social media, websites, marketing strategies, and networking strategies. It is important to think about every component of your business through a behavior analytic lens: how are you networking ethically? What do you need in a network to ethically support your clients? Additionally, how do you know if your networking and marketing is effective? How do you test marketing interventions and measure success?
Part Five: Your Clinical Staples
The focus of part five is knowing what you need clinically before you need it. We discuss essential clinical must-haves for being a solo BCBA. Key areas of focus include: developing templates; setting your schedule; and management of materials and data. Be prepared for new clients and minimize clinical hiccups with a comprehensive set-up.
Part Six: Your Business Management
As this course comes to a close, we discuss some tips to manage your finances and flow of work as well as develop KPIs around your business development. How will you define and measure success?
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