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1: Speech Therapy Private Practice Startup Podcast


Welcome to the first episode of the Speech Therapy Private Practice Startup Podcast.  I am your host, Kyle Meades, CCC-SLP and in this episode I will talk about my experience as a SLP and private practice owner with two companies (home health + outpatient clinic).


In this episode:

01:10 – Overcoming fear and succeeding
01:49 – Nursing homes and the grind
02:14 – No money in speech?
02:50 – Love to help others
03:33 – Hurricane Katrina – the best thing that ever happened to me
04:15 – Soul searching
04:50 – The decision
05:25 – Moving to a new location across from Tucson Medical Center
06:00 – Home health agency
06:20 – Referrals, employees and current landscape
07:15 – Follow-through
08:18 – Providing a model for success
09:09 – SBA couldn’t assist with my startup
10:27 – Big corporate BLAH, fake culture
11:00 – Frozen pies for Christmas
12:00 – Business is great
12:28 – Helping families get the care they deserve

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  1. Ashley says

    Started podcast 1 today and you really resonate with me! Is your practice strictly adults? If so, will you provide information related to peds? Congratulations on your success!

    • Kyle Meades says

      Thanks for the comments, we see about 90 percent pediatric and 10 percent adult. Please email me directly, and I will assist.

  2. Erin Summers says

    I just happened to come across your podcast. I have been a SLP for 20 years. I have been a Director and a Regional. I recently left my job in long term care. I am at the point of leaving this career and starting something different if I don’t make a change. I have been thinking of private practice on and off for many years. Like you stated, it’s fear. Fear of failure for me. I look forward to gaining more information regarding billing and payment.

    • Kyle Meades says

      Hey Erin, I totally understand your situation. I’ve been in your shoes. At one point I wanted to flip burgers to figure things out! Holler this way anytime. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Kyle

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