Are you ready for the busiest time of the year in your private practice?
We all get the sense that business picks up in the fall. The rise in activity in autumn is common in most industries. However, it’s not always clear just how much busier we really are all in the fall. Often times we’re left guessing exactly which month of the year is actually the busiest. That’s why it’s so interesting to have the chance to look at real nation-wide data.
We’ve looked at the seasonality of practices across Canada and found some interesting trends!
As you might expect, most practices have a summer lull when clients (and practice owners!) take vacation. As a result, there’s an expected surge in practice activity in the fall when compared to the quieter summer months. However, the fall isn’t just busy in comparison to July and August—according to 2016 data, September, October, and especially November are the busiest months of the entire year.
Here are some interesting insights for Canadian private practitioners:
1) From September through November, the average monthly session volume is 22% higher than during the summer months of July and August.
2) November is the busiest month of the year.
3) December drops off as people become busier during the holiday season.
As you can see from the chart, business really does surge in the fall once summer is over, rising from the second slowest period of the year to the very busiest.
Are you ready for the surge? How is your practice prepared to manage the influx of appointments and practice management? If you’re not using Owl Practice yet, you should know that it provides all of the tools you need to make your practice successful. Therapists, psychologists, and social workers across Canada are using the simple interface to track everything from appointments to payments. Now is the perfect time to start using Owl to prepare yourself for the busiest time of the year and run your practice more effectively and smoothly. Sign up for our FREE 14-DAY TRIAL, or contact us for a free consultation and find out how Owl Practice can help your business.