Open For Business Success

Plan for Business SUCCESS

New book offers a detailed blueprint for those who want to start or grow their own business venture

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta – Business can present both gifts and burdens for those who are brave enough to accept the challenge to own and grow one.

Dr. Linda Hancock has used her diverse career experiences combined with the wisdom and business savvy of others to create a very profitable solo psychology practice. In fact, in a few short years she expanded a once part-time business endeavor into a diverse and global enterprise. In her newest book, Open for Business Success: A professional approach for building your practice, she shares her secrets so that readers will also be able to create the business venture about which they could only dream – until now.

Clear and easy-to-implement strategies found in Open for Business Success motivate readers to think about how they can do things in a manner that is faster, easier and more beneficial for them and for their clients. Hancock encourages her readers to begin creating their own customized plan for “SUCCESS” that honours both their lifestyle and personality in the seven business development areas that she describes.

Setting the vision and drawing your blueprint

Understanding value and marketing your practice

Creating a wonderful environment

Customizing systems to function effectively

Ensuring your practice is strong

Securing your financial health

Satisfying your personal and professional needs

For readers who are aspiring to start their own business or take their existing venture to the next level (and beyond), Open for Business Success is a wonderful guide that lays out all of the keys to success that you will need.  (And those who are employed in business organizations will not find a better career development tool).

About the Author

Dr. Linda Hancock has earned degrees in the arts, social work, education and psychology to the doctoral level. Her professional career has spanned the fields of justice, health and education. Throughout the years, Dr. Hancock has also served as a volunteer on several local, provincial and national committees and boards. She is the author of Life is an adventure…every step of the way! as well as a respected therapist, mediator, speaker, educator, coach, columnist and consultant who currently resides in Medicine Hat, Alberta. You can visit her website at  Contact her by email at or telephone at 403-529-6877. 


What Others Are Saying….


I inspire people to chase after their dreams and live a life uncommon, and now I have an excellent resource to help them make it happen. Dr. Linda Hancock’s new book, Open for Business Success, serves as a guide for anyone who finally wants to make their dream a reality.

  •       Kelly Croy, Inspirational Speaker, Author & Performance Artist


Linda is a first-rate person, a first-rate psychologist, and a first-rate business-woman.  But her brightest-shining trait is her benevolence in generously sharing each of these with people fortunate enough to cross paths with her.  As I have begun establishing my own private practice, Linda has been a priceless Godsend, offering me encouragement, inspiration, and handfuls of those little rib-jabbing ideas that can really get things going in building your private practice.

  • Greg Godard, M.C., R. Psych.


I have been doing Linda’s Income Tax and government remittances for the past several years and am always impressed by her savvy business practices.  She deals with everything from the tiny administrative details to large marketing campaigns with efficiency and ease.  And through it all, she always knows her exact financial situation.  This business woman knows what it takes to operate a profitable business!

  • Lola Herter, Lo Tax Accounting and Tax, Medicine Hat, AB


Linda has taken a business which would normally be housed in one building to a worldwide audience through social media.  She has learned how to apply Internet marketing concepts to build websites, publish articles and network with individuals.  This not only has helped her to expand her speaking and writing activities but also attracts new clients for her private practice on a regular basis.


As the 2009 Small Business of the Year (Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce) I take great pride in my business operations.  Creating a support system that I can trust was key to my business development, and surrounding myself with respected individuals like Dr. Linda was priority number one.  I have faith in Dr. Linda’s business acumen, and her lessons and insight are suitable for both business and personal success!  Her knowledge and passion are pure magic to me!


Dr. Linda is full of life and passionate about heping others.  Her books, presentations and interviews are filled with wisdom, humour and easy-to-understand strategies for both personal and business growth.


For the last few years I have watched Dr. Linda build her private practice into a strong business.  She has always been diligent about researching options and has not been afraid to try out new ideas.  As a dentist and a businessman I have learned that it is important to balance good customer service with healthy self-care.  She also not only understands this but demonstrates it in her own life.

  • Brad C. Lien  DDS


For five years Linda has written a newspaper column entitled “All Psyched Up” which is published on a weekly basis.  As her editor I am pleased to state that she offers practical and sound advice for the readers. With Linda’s advice people will have the tools for success in their personal and professional lives.

  • Chris Brown, Associate Editor, Medicine Hat News

There are so many things that you need to learn to build a successful business.  I have known Linda for over twenty years, and have watched her learn, grow, and explore.  Her perspective is unique, and her approach is challenging.  Linda has a radical view of how to combine your personal and business life and be successful at both.  Her many years of life experience come into focus in this exciting new book.


Whether you are an individual who is starting a business for the very first time or someone who has been practicing for many years, the principles proposed here will help you to think about how you can do things in a manner that is faster, easier, and more beneficial for you and your client. Open for Business Success serves a wonderful guide and support for the solo professional who wants to start a business.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1259 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Trafford (January 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English


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