Most importantly, you must do your due diligence. This is not something to rush into, but to research and prepare for.
You want to be sure that you can actually commit the time required to get your practice off the ground. It's a good idea to start small and build as the capital comes. The peace of mind you get from not over-committing is worth the gradual growth.
If you're going to start a practice, don't do it straight out of school. Before you can become a great owner, you must first become a great clinician. Both are extremely important in opening a practice. Take a few years to become a good therapist, get a mentor, and really sharpen your skills.
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