Providing quality services to a growing number of people requires a dynamic perspective which incorporates ongoing development of systems and personnel.
For perspective, let’s consider a business model with which are all generally familiar—a school. We can make it a private school in a growing small town which has more would-be students than other available schools to accommodate them.
The owner (or principal) of the school is tasked with a two-variable goal—(1) provide quality education to (2) as many students as practicable. Expanding quality services in an ABA practice (or any other service business, for that matter) involves the same two variables—quality services to as many clients as is practicable. Calculating what that equation looks like is part science, and part art.
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Every entrepreneur wants to grow. Growth is the natural order of things. As the saying goes—“if we aren’t growing, we’re dying.”
But growth involves suffering today for a payoff tomorrow. “Growing pains” aren’t reserved for awkward teenagers who suddenly gain six inches in six months. Every person, project, family and organization suffers discomfort, dislocation, angst, and all the emotional stress which attends growth.
And the pain is NOT evenly distributed. The mouth can enjoy the whole cherry pie, and a half gallon of ice cream on top. The stomach has another experience. The heart, liver, pancreas, and arteries do too. I can bring in $20 million in new business tomorrow—delicious to me, but my team then has to absorb and digest all that fresh catch.
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The saying goes “Whether you think you can, or think you cannot, you’re probably right.” CEO to CEO: Building an ABA Practice While Evading Doubts and Fear CEO to CEO: Building an ABA Practice While Evading Doubts and Fear
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ABA Provider in Detroit, MI.
Mariah Harrison is the owner of Budding Behavior Therapy, an independently owned and operated ABA therapy franchise of Hi-5 ABA. Mariah and her husband, Dwayne, decided to open their services in hopes to provide a family feel to clients in search of an ABA provider in Detroit, MI and the surrounding metro area.
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ABA Provider in Front Royal, VA.
Rachel Paugh M.Ed., BCBA, LBA is the Owner of Liam’s Chance Behavioral Services, a Hi-5 ABA provider located in Front Royal, VA. “As the mother of an autistic child, I’m so very excited to be a resource to people in my area. I know when I was going through the process of his diagnosis and figuring out treatment I felt very much alone. My ultimate goal was to be a resource to families in the area going through similar struggles. I want people to know that they are not alone and that there is support out there for children and families that need it.”
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As a non-BCBA franchisee, you can successfully establish a vibrant, effective ABA practice, but only through one or more BCBAs who are sufficiently competent to execute the many clinical duties involved. The Non-BCBA Franchisee/Lead-BCBA Relationship
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ABA Provider in Grand Rapids, MI.
Beth Boogholt has been a pillar in the ABA community across Michigan for the last decade, working at a children’s hospital, university, school, local government, and a private ABA practice. Boogholt says that “Her passion lies in helping families grow together in a team environment with the client and family at the center of the treatment.” Her journey has led her to start her own practice with Hi-5 ABA in Grand Rapids. She is now accepting clients with the commercial insurers BCBSM, Blue Care Network, and Aetna. ABA Provider in Grand Rapids, MI.
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Hi-5 ABA receives national attention from Franchise Times in the article “Franchise Concepts Focus Services on Special Needs.” Check out the link below! Franchise Concepts Special Needs
Franchise Times Article
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Success for Small ABA Practice amidst COVID-19
COVID-19 challenges new and experienced ABA business owners alike. Amid the virus, some small ABA practices have been able to adapt and persevere. Rachel Paugh has a small practice with one BCBA and three behavior therapists in Front Royal, Virginia–a small townalong the Appalachian Trail, 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. She never anticipated owning her own business before, let alone during a pandemic, but is persevering for her clients and team. COVID-19 ABA Front Royal
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Warrenton, Va. Hi-5 ABA CEO David Maddox has announced that effective April 1st, 2020 and through May 30th, the company is offering a deferral on royalty payments for all franchisees. Noting that all of the company’s BCBA owner-operators are experiencing drop-offs for both in-clinic and in-home sessions, Maddox felt strongly that Hi-5 ABA needed to show and extend support to the franchisees who do not benefit from special government programs since they haven’t been open a full twelve months.
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