First Bite #42 – April 09, 2019

How to Build a Private Practice for Beginners!

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined a Classy Carolina gal Mrs. Carla Brown, MSP CCC-SLP, Lead SLP/Owner, of SLP Services, Inc., in Whiteville, NC. Together they work to free you from the fears, spoken and unspoken, that dwell in your heart that is currently stopping you from stepping out and opening your own private practice! Carla, successful 21 year private practice business owner, offers 3 strategies for starting a private practice, 3 of the most common mistakes that new owners need to avoid, as well as how to use social media and marketing to help your business reach all those that you have been called to serve. Sit back and soak up some inspiration, served with a side of sass!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • 3 strategies for starting a private practice clinic/home health company.
  • 3 common mistakes of private practice owners and how to avoid them.
  • 3 strategies to successfully use social media/advertisement/marketing within their private practice.


Carla Brown, MSP CCC-SLP

A native of South Carolina, Carla Brown brings a bit of unabashed Southern hospitality to all of her patients. After obtaining her Masters degree at the University of South Carolina, Carla shared her skills and passion for her profession with the residents in southeastern NC. An entrepreneurial spirit and a void in her then-home community of Whiteville, NC led her to create a private practice in 1997, SLP Services, Inc., allowing her to serve pediatric through geriatric populations, and utilize her specialty training in the area of brain injury. When not striving to provide excellence to her patients, Carla enjoys spending time with her hubby and therapy dog-in-training, Grizz, practicing Ashtanga yoga, walking on the beach, and sipping on a “yummy” glass of wine.