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Sun, May 19


Live Webinar

Becoming An Independent Contractor in NY: Is Private Practice For You?

OTs, PTs, Speech therapists, Special Educators Join us for an exciting online event where we explore the world of independent contracting in New York. Are you considering starting your own private practice?

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Becoming An Independent Contractor in NY: Is Private Practice For You?
Becoming An Independent Contractor in NY: Is Private Practice For You?

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Live Webinar

About the event

If you are an OT, PT, Speech Therapists or Educator in NY, this event is perfect for you! Discover the ins and outs of becoming an independent contractor and the opportunities it brings. The Pros and Cons. Learn from experienced professionals who have successfully built their own practices. Gain valuable insights, tips, and tricks to help you navigate the journey towards independence. This webinar includes a hands-on lab for keeping your financial books, important for your taxes and audits! Although geared towards the OT professional, the information provided in this webinar can be used across many clinical disciplines. Don't miss out on this informative event!

NYSOTA APPROVED: CEUs offered: 3.50 contact hours; NBCOT 3.50 PDUs; Intermediate Course, Admin and Management


Following this course, participants will:

1. Identify self-readiness skills in the decision-making process in becoming an independent contractor/Private Business. 

​2. Define the key roles and responsibilities of an independent contractor as a private business.  

3. Identify the steps required to become an independent contractor as an occupational therapy professional.  

4. Identify factors to consider in the decision-making process for investing in becoming an independent contractor and having a Brick and Mortar.  

5. Develop  Bookkeeping Strategies for Organizing Finance Data


12:00 PM - 12:15 PM  Welcome and Introduction

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM  Self Check: Am I Ready?

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM  Incorporation Process

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM    Process in Becoming an Independent Contractor/Private Business

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM      What About Benefits and Taxes

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM      BREAK

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM      Brick and Mortar Business Considerations

2:20 PM - 2:25 PM      Marketing

2:25 PM - 2:30 PM      Burnout Prevention

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM     Professional Growth and Reputation

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM     LAB: Developing Your Bookkeeping Spreadsheet

You will need access to your computer. A free electronic Bookkeeping spreadsheet book will be sent during this practical. Recommend to print out Sample Bank Statement.

3:10 PM - 3:15 PM      Q & A

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