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Starting a Medical Billing Business => Starting Your Own Medical Billing Business => Topic started by: TammyL on March 21, 2015, 03:18:04 PM

Title: Trade Shows
Post by: TammyL on March 21, 2015, 03:18:04 PM
I would like to attend a few trade shows this year since this year will mark my 13th year in business I have done very well with the 10 clients I have but I am at the stage to where I am ready to expand so how do I find out about the big national confernces for phsyicans. Thanks in advance for your answers
Title: Re: Trade Shows
Post by: Merry on March 24, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
If I were doing a trade show, I would not aim for the national ones. Don't you find working for someone locally is easier to develop a relationship with? And the national trade shows for exhibit space are very expensive. I used to do them..You are talking thousands..and in most cases you cannot even carry in any equipment as the labor unions take over. So if you do them, please check carefully for all your expenses upfront. You need to look at your budget and how much you have budget for client acquisition. You don't want it to take years to get your money back.Just my personal experience.
If you are interested, you could possibly call your local medical society and ask them if they have a list or the AMA in Chicago
Title: Re: Trade Shows
Post by: Alice Scott on March 24, 2015, 02:16:39 PM
I agree with Merry.  I would try local trade shows.  We did sign up one provider this way years ago. 
Title: Re: Trade Shows
Post by: TammyL on March 24, 2015, 07:38:42 PM
Thanks Ladies there is just not a lot of local ones in Kansas City
Title: Re: Trade Shows
Post by: PMRNC on March 25, 2015, 05:51:55 PM
Better to MAKE your own. If you contact your local American Legion hall, fire department, or even a local comfort inn.. the costs are minimal. Hold your own round table and invite 10-20 practices and their staff. Trust me it works more effectively. :)