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It’s often said that you can’t learn to be an entrepreneur until you’re an entrepreneur. But there are still so many things you can do to prepare yourself for success in the business world.

Naren has been helping entrepreneurs for years. They’ve seen the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, and they’re here to share their expertise with you.

In this session, Naren and Gary discuss what it takes to be successful in 2023—and how you can use these simple lessons to make your year one of the best yet!

He explains how having an annual plan is essential and a complementary team that understands how to work on strategies and help them help you.

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:44:26 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:44:44 – A quick announcement about the upcoming Masterclass
  • 00:46:39 – To improve your practice, you should think like an entrepreneur
  • 00:48:24 – Recap Naren’s background and the challenges he faced  
  • 00:50:23 – First Lesson
  • 00:54:52 – Second Lesson with 3 Tips
  • 00:57:15 – Two personality tests for team members 
  • 00:58:04 – Third Lesson 
  • 01:02:52 – Summary of the 3 simple lessons
  • 01:03:53 – Free Gift from Naren


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs One of Gary's most significant achievements as a dental practice management coach is transforming his own practice, LifeSmiles, from one that was infected with PPO plans, no effective marketing strategy, and an overhead of 80% to a very successful dental practice that is currently one of the top-performing practices in the US.

With over 2,200 coaching clients, Gary has first-hand experience transforming insurance-dependent practices into thriving and profitable practices.

Through his Personalized Coaching Program, Gary shares access to the systems, strategies, processes, and experience gained over 41 years of coaching dentists and transforming over 2200 practices worldwide.

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Naren Arulrajah

Naren ArulrajahAs CEO of Ekwa Marketing, Naren has over a decade of experience working with dental practices and helping them attract the ideal type of patients to their practices. It is his goal to help dentists do more of the type of dentistry they love with the help and support of effective digital marketing.

Ekwa’s "Done-For-You" Digital Marketing model blends fundamental persuasion principles with an all-in-one Digital Marketing solution to help your ideal patients find you and choose you for reasons other than being on their insurance plan.

If you’re interested in finding out if Ekwa is the right fit for you and your practice, book a Free Marketing Strategy Meeting with Ekwa’s Marketing Director, Lila Stone.

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