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Joint Ventures - is this right for me? BVA Careers Dat at London Vet Show

This session considered joint ventures as an ownership opportunity and from the practical day to day running of the business.  As with any opportunity, asking the right questions can help you assess if this is for you. Click here to view the presentation notes and get answers to some of the important questions below:-

  • What you need to consider before signing up to a JV arrangement.
  • How does a JV differ from other ownership models eg partnerships or shareholder/directors in a limited company?
  • Are all JV's the same?
  • How do they work in practice for me as an owner?
  • What are the exit routes for JV's and are they all the same?
  • What other ownership options do I have?

Induction Plans for New Staff - VPMA Meeting

Induction Plans for New Staff and Developing Social Media

The two different topics at the VPMA Regional Meeting last Thursday, Induction Plans for New Staff and Developing Social Media do not immediately appear as complementary, but by the end of the afternoon it was apparent that the same message applies to both – plan ahead and reap the rewards! It was a very interesting afternoon.

Copies of the flip charts from the workshop sessions are in the attached PDF that you can download and notes should have arrived by email.

Thanks to Melvyn Wilkins for all the organisation and Rebekka Fiorani and Clent Hills for the venue.

Incorporation - Is it right for me?

"It was a really informative day" - "I wish I had come a year ago" - "Lots covered in a short time"

Thank you for the positive feedback on this day of explanations, illustrations and clarification of the pros and cons of incorporation of your practice.

The top tips you identified and your stated learning objectives are available to download in the attached PDF.  Just click on this link.

The benefits of good management structure and strategic planning for the business popped up repeatedly throughout the day and there was general agreement that better management structures and forward planning would be very beneficial to most veterinary practices, particularly in competitive times.

Preparing for Business Partners Meeting SPVS VPMA Events

I enjoyed the debate on Wednesday and there were some great points made at the meeting.

To view a PDF of the flip chart summaries from the day click here and the reference for part time working paper is included in the pdf too.

The mix of managers, owners and future owners led to a lively debate and with the balance of delegate's age and gender mirroring the current demographic of the profession all perspectives were well represented on the day.

For those who asked about Limited Companies and Incorporation, the Anval team are presenting "Incorporation – is it right for me?" in Nottingham on 7th November 2013. http://www.bva.co.uk/events/3149.aspx