Testimonials from Doctors, Small Business Owners, and Other Professionals
Jim has helped over 250 professional offices and businesses operate more efficiently, legally, and profitably over the last two decades.
My biggest complaint about Jim Bowen is that I met him 20 years late. The amount of money I could have saved by improved tax and business strategies would have easily paid for my house. In the first day his advice saved me more than five time the cost of his fees. His ongoing council continues to secure and optimize our practice.
After working with Jim Bowen for the past five years, I can definitely say I that I highly recommend his consulting services, he has always gone above and beyond! Right off the bat, we doubled our investment for his consulting services in tax savings alone for that year.
My husband and I started working with Jim about 9 months into owning our chiropractic clinic. In less than five years we were able to turn our outdated clinic with high overhead and small profit margins into a high-end, seven-figure clinic that is one of the highest rated & profitable clinics in our area. Not only that, we actually just sold our clinic for over seven figures to our associate doctor with Jims guidance. This sale is allowing us to move across the country and pursue our next business venture, something weve been dreaming of for a long time.
Jim has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the chiropractic business. He has also been a tremendous resource for our non-medical businesses as well. I can honestly say that we wouldnt be where we are today if it wasnt for Jim Bowen, and were in a great place.
If you own a business, hire the Bowen Consulting Group. You will be able to reach your goals and build your dreams.
Shana and Jake Canfield
Grand Rapids, MI
James Bowen has been a fabulous addition to my practice team. I say this because he provides a group of services that is unique to my practice, Washingtons grossly missing and is unique to Chiropractic. THANK YOU James! I am certain that James services are not provided by any other consultant in our profession. We recouped our fees for his first year consulting just by the re-submitting of our previous two years tax returns. I hate to say anything negative about anybody, but he showed holes in my accountants knowledge that I was paying a premium for yet suffering greatly from, luckily I was able to recoup from many of them. Once again THANK YOU James!!
One of the things that I did not expect was to have James come into our practice and look at how we ran things from a business, and practice perspective and help us see things that needed to be changed. I realize now that it is great to get a perspective from a non-chiropractor who is intimate with the Chiropractic profession. I dont believe in coincidences so the 20% growth that my practice volume has had in the last 5 months defiantly has something to do with James Bowens efforts. Now my practice has a great business and tax plan and my practice is growing, thanks in no small part to your help... THANK YOU James!!!
Sean J Fryer, DC
Im currently wrapping up my first year of consulting with Bowen Consulting Group. I have to say in retrospect it was well worth every penny. In fact, business has been doing so well as a result of the consulting that the fee would be a no brainer at this point. Additionally, I noticed the consulting fees were essentially reimbursed almost immediately by the strategies Jim helped to set up. I could not have anticipated how far the office and everything else in my life has changed since that time. I was challenged to move out of my comfort in business and personal life and as a result have hit all of my career goals to this point. Our office, business and life are completely transformed in a major and positive way. We've added multiple staff, doubled and now on pace to triple collections. Thanks for everything Jim and Kim!
The cost of hiring Jim to consult with us and teach us how to make our practice run as an actual business has been tremendously valuable. It's like the gift that keeps on giving year after year. We have easily made 10 times back the initial fee when you consider how much we have saved over the past 3 years alone. Jim is always available and returns our calls quickly. He cares about us as individuals as well. I would have no reservations in hiring Jim Bowen to help you with your business. He is awesome!
Noel and 5 star management started me off on the right track in chiropractic. He was a great mentor for the first several years and I am very grateful. He is a master of doctors from 0-200 visits per week. Jim Bowen came along after that and thought me how to pay my fair share share in taxes and not more. He is great at was he does as well. Team up with these guys if you are starting up and want to grow your practice and keep your fair share of the money.
Dr. Eddie Hansen
At this time I am starting to consistently hit the goals that I had for myself. Kindly recall my goals were different than yours at the outset. But, it is difficult to turn around a mindset that is, perhaps, closer to starving artist than millionaire overnight. That stated, in one short year, I have improved my liquidity while paying all taxes and debts. I now have a far greater practice structure from which to work. Much of this thanks to some male model looking guy from Montana who decided to fly to NJ to help me. I now, look forward to greater success by helping more people achieve better health. As always thank you for your help.
Dr. J.C., from NJ
Three years after hiring Jim, my practice continues to grow and be more profitable
Chris Osterlitz, DC
I attended the session that you spoke at during the Michigan Association of Chiropractors Conference a few weeks ago. Your presentation was the best that I have ever attended regarding tax and legal issues. Although the topic is typically rather dry, your presentation was clear, practical, understandable, and applicable.
We left with a sense of clarity and direction rather than one of impending doom. Thank you for coming to Northern Michigan. I also greatly appreciate your willingness to share your time and expertise answering all of our questions.
Thank you again for all of the great business and finance building ideas.
Torch Chiropractic Family Wellness Center
Rapid City, Michigan
My wife and I contracted with Jim Bowens consulting services in 2010, when we returned to the U.S., after 10 years away. Having been out of the loop for some time, we were unprepared for the changes in both the chiropractic world and the tax codes. It was quite an eye opener to read through Jims thoughtful report of finding, in which he told us how to focus our efforts and how to streamline the business, and also helped align our personal goals as well. He also guided us to a CPA who, not only understood our business, but also saved us money. With Jim's dispassionate advice, we are able to keep our eye on the ball, continuing to make small and large rudder corrections with our goals plainly in sight.
I consulted with Jim at a point when my practice was languishing. I was not bouncing back well from some life issues including a partial disability. I just figured to work until I dropped in a very uninspired manner. He changed all that. Jim provided me with a comprehensive set of recommendations to turn things around. Although unable to fully achieve the vigor of youth again I am now much better situated to transition out of practice. All this plus $18k in tax refunds from his recommendation to re-file some tax returns. He also convinced me to jettison my prior accountant who seemed to think it was my obligation to pay as many taxes as possible. Perhaps one of the best bits of advice was the one I didn't follow, i.e. change my wifes LMP business from sole proprietor to a part of my corporation. Jim emphasized that sole proprietors are the most audited business structure. Thats exactly what happened. We came through relatively unscathed,(the new accountant helped), but it was a pain. We are now saving even more taxes having made the original change Jim recommended. Don't regret missed opportunities. You young docs, talk to Jim NOW!
Brian W Mittelstaedt
Port Angeles, Washington
Jim Bowen transformed my practice in every way. The business and tax strategies that were implement saved the clinic in the first year more than three times what was paid for Jims coaching program! We also made numerous changes to the look and function of the clinic based on Jims recommendations that definitely grew the business and added a lot of positive energy for both the patients and the staff!
I now count Jim as more than just a business/practice consultant but a truly caring and giving person who has become a good friend! If you want to make and keep more money in your practice, Jim Bowens coaching program will make it happen!
Frederick L. Swendsen, D.C.
Who is Jim Bowen to me? Well he is the only consultant I have ever used in my 8 years of practice. I heard him speak at a seminar just over a year ago, and I actually listened and took notes. I made it thru college and chiropractic school without hardly ever picking up a pen and taking a note. Jim had such business changing information to teach that I had to start taking notes. Hell it was life changing. Monday morning I applied some of the changes he talked about! When it came time to do my taxes, I was told I was going to owe a huge amount by my then current accountant, Jim did a review and told me the truth and helped same me lots of money the first month of using him. Who doesnt want to pay less in taxes and make more money at the same time? Ive been with Jim for almost a year now and cant look back. We have changed things we were doing for the better and made things legal that were not. Jim knows his stuff and cares for his clients. I have dealt with some major issues this year that have been very stressful, Jim was there to talk me thru it and give great advice. In the first year I can attribute 40% more new patients in just what Jim recommended we do. I highly recommend Jim Bowen as a business consultant.
Dr. Nicholas Linn
I am so grateful that my chiropractic journey manifested Jim Bowen to act as my guide and protector. I have worked with Jim for over 1 year and he will deliver everything he proclaims. He has enhanced my knowledge about the business world and incredibly beneficial tax strategies. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to every practitioner. He has saved me thousands of dollars, discussed effective exit strategies and ultimately enhanced my bottom line.
Thank you Jim for being such an advocate for those in the healing profession.
Dr. Corey Ebbin
You have helped in many ways in my growth personally and professionally—I believe the biggest push was when you essentially echoed what my inner circle was telling me: Do my own thing and start my own practice. Even though I thought this was necessary and people closest to me encouraged me to do my own thing I couldn't hear it.
Thank you for the support and encouragement that pushed me over the edge and started me on this path several years ago.
Thaddeus Gala DC
Eagle Point, Oregon
During our meeting we talked about my corporate status, James looked over my returns, and immediately showed me numerous errors. What I appreciated was that James didnt belittle me or act arrogant the whole time. Mr. Bowen explained to me how much I would save using a trustworthy knowledgeable accountant. By the end of the dinner I knew that I would be losing money if I didnt act right then and there. James first started with my tax returns, and saved me over 7k personal and 30k corporate. That alone was way worth it. Next I changed my corporate status and began taking dividends and saved 16k the first year. Money that I was able to pocket rather than send to our overspending government.
James makes it a point to get to know his clients and he came to pay a visit to my office to see how I worked. When he first walked in he said when are we going to demolish this place and get you a real office. Again, I was hesitant and wanted to explain all of the obstacles that were stopping me. I think the most valuable thing that James brings is that he can see you immediately for you potential, not your obstacles. I had been spinning my wheels for so long I stopped believing in myself. James resuscitated those dreams. He put me in contact with a terrific banker who was open to my proposal, and approved me for a new office loan!
A lot has changed over this past year......I am purchasing new equipment, reenergized my thirst for learning new procedures, and am breaking ground on my new office almost tripling in size. Jim Bowen is now a life long friend. I am thankful for his time, effort, and his analysis of potential. He truly cares and has an amazing knowledge on how to streamline your corporation, and that crosses over to any health profession. I would strongly recommend Jim to any office of care.
Pablo Nicasio, DDS
Before I started working with Jim, I made several business and tax planning mishaps that ended up costing me in the thousands. The monetary lost is only one part, but the lost of confidence hindered me for many months that followed. When Jim and I team up, He helped me re-filed my old tax returns and I received a big check from the IRS. The money returned to me was more than enough to cover his fees. Together we made changes and put together sound business and tax planning. My business has tripled in 2 years working with Jim. Now, I know my business is maximizing on all opportunities.
Thank you Jim for helping me grow into a business savvy Chiropractor and business woman.
Alexis Lee, D.C
Being the stubborn person I am learning of you years ago and waiting until now to utilize your expertise, I must say Im overly satisfied. I will be the first one to admit I have high expectations and you have exceeded them. I had no idea your consultation was so thorough, encompassing each and every practice detail, from a fresh set of professional eyes. Forget that you paid for yourself in the amount of money I will save taking your advice in my tax and business structure. You have answered questions I have asked myself repeatedly without resolving due to being distracted and getting overwhelmed.
I think of myself as organized and you have managed to make me more organized and Im.. …….LOVING IT!
Cara Olsen, DC
Two months after signing up with Jim, we increased charges and collections enough to more than pay for the first year of being a client. BUT that isnt the exciting part of the story. My wife and I have been in practice for over 30 years, and now our son has joined us as a DC. We have had a successful practice through the years.
The true benefit of being clients of Jim is that we have been able to start seeing the practice with new eyes. We are regaining that sparkle and enthusiasm that we had in the early days. He has shown us how to reinvent ourselves. This new excitement has also carried over into our personal lives.
Our work with Jim has shown us how to overcome obstacles that we thought we had to live with. We are all happier and healthier. Jim was able to help us to reorganize the corporation so that we are not wasting money — a lot of money!!!!
Oh, and yes, our practice has grown and grown. And we are looking forward to even a bigger year this year. Thanks Jim, you are not only a practice/business consultant, you are a friend.
Joseph Graffeo, DC and Jyoti Smith, DC
Wow! With in one month you have paid for yourself and put my business on track!
I was surprised by how much more you do — I thought you just provided help with my tax structure, but I was wrong. You do that and more!
Your visit to my office and keen eye has given me a perspective I havent noticed before.
I am very excited for the next year!
Dr. Steve Kreutz
Mukilteo Chiropractic Clinic
The bottom line is this: After implementing Jims recommendations, I received an IRS refund check for over $22,000. I had been overpaying my taxes for years assuming my CPA knew best. At least I was able to recoup some of the losses. Jim pointed out some crucial corporate tax advantages I was missing out on that my experienced CPA wasnt aware of. This was back in 2006 and I have reaped the benefits of proper accounting and his guidance ever since.
Jim also suggested that I rework my office relationship with my massage therapists. The end result: my practice assessed value increased by $100,000 and the overall patient flow in the office greatly improved.
He is now helping me navigate through the process of bringing in a new practice partner. I would not want to do it without his help.
Lincoln Kamell, DC, CCSP
After meeting with Jim Bowen and spending the day with him going over how I was practicing, it was eye opening just how much I was missing, not only in practice income, but how my incorrect corporation was killing me. Jim found things that I had no idea I was doing wrong. And I thought I had a pretty good pulse on what was going on. The first 4 months of practice after having Mr. Bowen write a detailed, and somewhat scary report of findings on my business practices, I have produced record income. My 4th month's income was double what I was doing month-in and month-out prior to Mr. Bowen's meeting. The great thing is, I haven't even implemented 30% of what he advised. I can't wait to see the results once I take full advantage of his suggestions
Working with Jim is like being struck by lightning! He comes out of nowhere and makes you move in a whole new direction.
At his urging we moved our office from a ho-hum commercial street to an upscale mixed-use development. The rent is higher, but the opportunities to grow are limitless! We changed from a DIY style mom-and-pop store to a professional office. Receipts are up 29 percent and in 5 months we've attracted 180 new practice members! And that was over the winter. The event schedule in the park across the street starts next month and I'm figuring out how much staff we'll have to add to handle the flow.
If you want to get out of a rut, you have to move in a different direction. Jim will help you take that first scary step.
Many thanks for the recent meeting where you offered advice and personal help regarding my practice. I have been inspired by your direction more than you know, and have a keen interest in the future thanks to your knowledge and experience.
I will recommend you highly to my colleagues and look forward to the next decade of success.
Dean Clark, D.C. CCSP, ACCII
2000,2008 Olympic Team Medical Staff
About a year ago I realized that my office was not running in an ideal manner. Specifically, I was working too hard but not having much to show for it. After speaking with several colleagues it was clear that I needed to make some changes, but I was unsure what steps to take. Enter Jim Bowen.
After speaking with Jim Bowen for about 5 minutes I was hopeful that he could help my practice. I then had him take a look at a previous years tax preparation. After we discussed my accountants desire to lower the national debt, instead of help us make money, I was absolutely convinced that Jim could help me.
Fast forward to less than a year later. With Jims advice and guidance I am working much smarter, not harder, and my office is actually running more like an efficient corporation. My stress is less, my income is significantly increased, and we have a great game plan for the future. With Jims advice we have significantly lowered our tax liabilities and saved a considerable amount of money. In addition, having Jims accountant amend two years of previous tax preparations has returned to us a whopping $40,000.00!
In a nut shell, working with Jim has saved us a lot of money, made us a lot of money, and got our office in a great position for further growth and prosperity.
I highly recommend Jim and am happy to further discuss his consulting services with anyone who is interested.
David H. Spear, Ph.D., D.C.
You helped me move my practice forward in ways that I would not have come up with on my own and my practice is thriving as a result of your help. We saved more than double your fee in taxes our first year working with you. The plan that you developed for me gave me principles and strategies that I will continue to use year after year, and pay dividends for the rest of my career.
My husband measures remarkable results in the health of patients who follow his chiropractic treatment plans, and as bookkeeper for our clinic I can clearly measure financial improvements that justify the effectiveness of Jim Bowens counsel. We started working with Jim in 2007 and in just over a year of implementing the changes he advised we were able to: payoff Johns student loan 10 years ahead of schedule, remodel our clinic, save $30,000 in taxes, and increase our NET worth by $95,000!
Results can be measured — results count. Thanks Jim!
Dr. John and Melody Barone
Mount Vernon, Washington
My wife, Patrice and I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Bowen in the autumn of 2004 through the referral of a close friend. Since that time he has changed our lives for the better significantly. He has helped us to structure our business is such a manner that the tax savings alone have added tens of thousands of dollars to our bottom line. It is difficult to list all of the areas in our business and that have benefited as a result of our association with Jim. I shudder to thing of all the wasted money over the 21 years of practice prior to meeting Jim. He has been an absolute blessing to know. He is the poster child of never promising more than he can deliver and ALWAYS delivering more (significantly more) than he promises.
Our tendency has always been to question the advice provided regarding business and tax issues. However, with Jim the advice has always been sound and of good judgment. No gimmicks or slick and slippery plans.
The advice he has provided and continues to provide is terrific. However, the telephone calls and emails I receive from individuals Ive referred to Jim say more than I ever could. To a person, the calls and emails are all communications of thanks for the referral.
Dr. Jeffrey and Patrice Reinhardt
Initially I was very skeptical of any consultant because I didnt think they could improve my business, much less understand it. But out of frustration with previous accounting advice and the desire to move the business in a different direction, I contacted James Bowen. He was recommended from a friend of mine, Tom Necela.
I called Jim on Monday and he was at my office on Friday. He spent the weekend with me and started going through my business. Right away he pointed out things I can do to streamline and improve my business image.
He also went through my tax returns, business structure, marketing plans, patient processing, and billing operations. Then he started making suggestions for improved revenue generation and more importantly take home income. He then provided me with a customized seventeen page report on ways to improve the practice.
I am so excited for net, take-home income next year. I can already see a significant increase through 2009.
I wanted to tell you how appreciative I am that I have used James Bowen as a financial, legal and accounting consultant. I am very pleased and very impressed with how thorough and how speedy the individualized information was furnished. James is very, very good.
As I look back over the past 32 years as a Chiropractor, I realize that I have done a few things right, and probably a lot of things wrong. Getting Jim Bowen as my Tax Attorney was definitely one of the things I did right. I have been a client of Jims for 6 years. During that time I have not only seen my practice double, but I have been able to keep more of the taxable income. I am sure I could pay for his fees 10 times over with my tax savings.
Unlike most attorneys, Jim actually gets back to you when you call. Unlike most attorneys, Jim actually has a sense of humor. Unlike most attorneys, Jim actually cares about his clients. Unlike most attorneys, I feel that Jim cares more about my money than the money he makes from me. Well you get the idea....Jim is always there when I need him, and ready to give me the right advice. Jim gives great tax, business, and professional advice, all rolled up in one.
Don E. Berreth DC, CCST
Working with Jim Bowen has been an amazing, enlightening, and life-changing experience. We would make the financial investment again in a second! Worth every penny.
Dr. Real and Tauni McGraw
We have saved between $25-$30,000 a year utilizing Jims restructuring advise. I am always the first to tell new docs about Jim Bowen for I have no doubt we would be retired by now if we had met him 35 years ago. I highly recommend you speak with Jim and I am always available to rave about him if you choose to call me. We have continued to use Jim's services as our business consultant because he not only dispenses valuable tax advise but also has insight into what other offices around the country are doing to serve our patients in the best way possible.
Greg and Pam Fox
Gig Harbor, Washington
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the thoughtfulness and consideration you have shown my family and me. You have always given me a vast amount of areas in my professional life to examine. I appreciate the straight direct solutions that you give and continue to give. I am looking forward to your next seminar. I know I will come away with my eyes opened and gain specific, practical ways to make more and keep more of what I earn.
John Francis, DC
When I met Jim I was an associate doctor in a satellite office. I thought I was The Man, until he started talking. I quickly realized that I might have been a good chiropractor in the clinical sense, but as far as in the business sense, I was a tadpole in a big mucky pond and didnt know what I was doing.
One of my strengths is knowing I dont know everything. Ive had coaches and mentors in every aspect of my life, yet I didnt have a business coach until Jim. He took me from hoping things worked out to having a battle plan with goals, strategy and peace of mind. If I remember correctly the first thing Jim ever said to me was, youre lucky you even get bread and water as he referred to the earning potential in which I was practicing.
There is something about Jim that is so honest it hurts and hurts just enough to make you change and grow and succeed. We soon latched on to his recommendations and implemented his plan. Within the first several months of knowing Jim, I bought the practice and have since transformed the look, feel, and operation of my office into a strong, stable corporation with a promising future.
Dr. Tim Yoder
This is something we have wanted to express for quite some time. From the first conversation we had a few years ago to the present, you have given us excellent advice, guidance and encouragement. When we first met, we had been dealing with an insurance company audit that caused serious stress to our lives and practice. After meeting with you at our office, your insight in tax structure and recommendations for the proper legal counsel and CPA helped transform our lives and business from fear and uncertainty to prosperity and purpose. Thank you for your continued service, we appreciate all you have helped us with, especially moving forward to a new life with a clear vision.
Kais and Kim Faddah
I have heard Jim speak several times over the years, yet I clung to what I knew: running my practice as a sole proprietor. Finally I realized that I could be wrong, and that maybe he just might be right. He got us on track to change, including a CPA who did things in MY best interests, not the IRSs. Jims fee was more than paid for as the IRS refund checks came pouring in from 2007, 2008, and 2009. Even after skipping my 4th quarter 2010 estimated tax payment, I received a large refund for 2010. In all, I received back over $37,000 in money that I overpaid to the IRS for the past 4 years. Unfortunately, I dont even want to think about how much money I threw away the prior 20 years. Better late than never to accept good advise!
Rick Calcara, DC
James Bowen has been a fabulous addition to my practice team!
I say this because he provides a group of services that is unique to my practice, Washingtons grossly missing and is unique to Chiropractic. THANK YOU James!
I am certain that James services are not provided by any other consultant in our profession. We recouped our fees for his first year consulting just by the re-submitting of our previous two years tax returns. I hate to say anything negative about anybody, but he showed holes in my accountant's knowledge that I was paying a premium for, yet suffering greatly from. Luckily, I was able to recoup from many of them.
Once again THANK YOU James!!
One of the things that I did not expect was to have James come into our practice and look at how we ran things from a business and practice perspective and help us see things that needed to be changed. I realize now that it is great to get a perspective from a non-chiropractor who is intimate with the Chiropractic profession. I dont believe in coincidences so the 20% growth that my practice volume has had in the last 5 months defiantly has something to do with James Bowens efforts.
Now my practice has a great business and tax plan and my practice is growing, thanks in no small part to your help... THANK YOU James!!!
Sean J Fryer, DC
I pondered hiring Jim Bowen for two years prior to taking the plunge. It was a big leap of faith at the time. In hind sight, why did I wait so long? He saved me more than the cost of a year of consulting in the first six weeks of his program. I have a much better practice today with Jims help than I could have imagined prior to working with him. Jim gave me a snapshot of my business (both good and bad) and a strategic plan for future growth and financial freedom. I look back and wonder why it took so long to hire him. Not only have I made a good business decision, I have made a good friend as well.
Clark Pitcairn, DC
3 years ago I made a decision to hire James Bowen to consult for my practice. I was in a very transitional time in my life and my practice was umm... floundering? The potential was there but I was not running it like a business. Jim came in and started laughing!! Anyone whos been to his seminar has seen my awesomely ugly scale that I left at the front door. Well, after he stopped laughing, he started talking and talking and talking until I thought my head was going to pop off. How can anyone get that much energy just off of caffeine? I went home and cried! Then I went to the office and did some major repair work. I basically started a new practice 3 years ago with Jims unwavering devotion and guidance. It didn't happen overnight, in fact the 2 months after our first meeting was the shakiest my practice had ever been or felt. Think earthquake! I realized, with Jim's help, that fundamentally my office was a wreck. With no solid foundation, the smallest quiver would topple me! The first 2 months were so transitional that I didnt even have enough money to buy Christmas presents. I had no idea I was that close to financial ruin. The biller was trying desperately to get me up to speed, we were learning new EMR, and I had hired staff. Well, January came and talk about Christmas!!! Since that month we have continued to change and grow! I even moved my office. (At Jim's suggestion). The first year tripled my income, in the middle of the 2nd year I moved my office and kept it level. This year I am projecting double my previous year. Its been getting better every year.. Oh yeah I work a lot less. My children love that. Thank you Jim for your patience and understanding that we all aren't born business people. Oh yeah I just deposited over $12,000 this week alone. I cant wait to see what the taxes look like next year!!....No I'm not joking! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!
Christine Robinson, DC
I consider Mr. Bowen an asset to my business and a mentor to me personally. He has such a wealth of knowledge and an incredible amount of experience, he will expose your weaknesses and give you ideas on how to improve, grow and achieve your dreams! I highly recommend Mr. Bowen and look forward to continuing our business relationship for years to come.
Dr. Shane H. Ott
OTT Consulting Corp.
Mr. Bowens improvement list is concise, tactically sound and frames the scope of work to be accomplished in the practice. As a professional note — in 34 years of consulting I have never seen a list of recommendations containing 70+ needed improvements.
Practice Management Consultant
I have been a chiropractor for 15 years and have tried 5 different practice management companies. All of them taught me valuable lessons, but none of them were able to budge my practice numbers or my bottom line. Jim Bowen not only got to the heart of my practice dysfunction, he taught me how to run a business. After implementing Jims Report of Findings, my practice has grown 30% in just 2 months! Jim's strategies are simple and they work — by far the best business coach I've ever had. Thanks Jim!
Dr. Tom Holt
Port Orchard, Washington
I have used Jim Bowen for the past year and can honestly tell you my husband and I feel that hiring Jim was the best money we ever spent! Jim is professional and will give you practical, no nonsense and useful advice. He is extremely knowledgeable and has exceptional intellect in all aspects of finances and taxes and if there is something he doesnt know he will find out for you or refer you to a qualified and knowledgeable expert who can. Jim has always been readily available and prompt to respond to all our emails and questions but the very best thing about Jim is that I guarantee he will save you money!
I started in solo practice 5 years ago with a prior history of success and a game plan to continue the upward trend. The years have not been kind and left their scars of experience. The unpaid bills, backlog of taxes only continued to pile up with no sign of relief. The downturn of the economy was an easy excuse to blame for all my failed efforts, but that still did not keep the lights on. I consulted billing firms, found the best CPA to resurrect me from the grave I was in, but all they seem to be able to do was read me my last rites. My brother told me of a guy that seemed to know his stuff and begged me to listen to him. On borrowed money, I attended his meeting and found a fountain of ideas and had so many doors open to me, in that first sitting, that in less than a month, I saw myself in the black, the office structured properly, and even my tax issues became a thing of the past. The money spent on his behalf was the best investment I have ever made in myself. I can't say enough of how valuable Jim has been to me personally, and my business. Five stars from me!!!!!!
Paul Clint Jones, DPM
I have been working with Jim for about a year now. He has taken my practice from being in debt to now having the problem of where to invest and save all the money the practice is generating. He is always there to motivate me (sometimes even gently!). He is always looking at the big picture and sees the forest where I tend to focus on the trees. Easily the best practice management partner I could have.
Dr. Jerry Weider
Port Angeles, Washington
If you are a sole proprietor. If you are going to build a building. If you are thinking of expanding your practice to a new facility. You REALLY need to contact Jim Bowen immediately for consulting! He is extremely knowledgeable with the chiropractic profession, corporate structure, taxation, hippa compliance, and business procedure. Jim is well read, Californiaring, and enjoys helping chiropractors.
I have been in practice for over 27 years and have had a large and successful practice. Although, I have worked with great coaches to build high volume and increase collection; I have never worked with someone like Jim Bowen. I wish I would have met him sooner. He looks at our practice to increase profit, decrease tax liability, and run the practice as a business.
Jim gave us invaluable advice on the finish work of our new 4,000 sq. foot building. Jim guided us through the process of changing from a sole-proprietor to a corporation. Jim is always available by phone and e-mail. He is a remarkable man with good ideas. If the consulting fee is holding you back....figure out how to arrange payment. After only five months of his consulting we have gained his fees back four fold. The exciting part is we will be able to continue reaping the benefits for years to come.
S. Scott Matz, D.C.
My husband and I became Jim Bowens clients in the spring of 2009. Prior to joining Jim, we had actively and happily participated in David Singers programs for 6 years.
We knew how to get new patients, how to keep them, and how to manage staff. What we couldnt figure out was how to take our practice to the next level. We were doing well but we kept hitting a growth ceiling.
Jim came into our practice, spent the entire day with us, and to put it simply, helped us see the light. Jim is like no other consultant weve ever met. Hes very easy to connect with. Hes caring, personable and objective. His expertise is beyond compare.
Jim helped us get an $11, 000.00 tax refund from the IRS within the first 3 months!
Our collections have increased by $120,000.00 in 7 months!
Our marketing calendar is planned for the next 5 months.
Jim helps keep us focused and true to our goals.
If you want to make a rapid change with your practice, dont try to reinvent the wheel, HIRE JIM! Youll be so very thankful.
Anik St Martin, D.C. and Darin Shook, D.C.
Aside from saving us thousands of dollars in taxes right off the bat and thousands more the following year, Jim has helped change my thinking from being a doctor in a practice to an owner of a business. He has given me valuable strategies in marketing, taxes and business and has demonstrated his vast experience with chiropractic time and again. Jim's resources are deep and he is always there to answer questions. Jim's report of findings on me was an eye opener — one of the most comprehensive and valuable tools I have.
Barry Gjerdrum, DC
I was skeptical of any consultant because I didnt think they could understand my business, much less improve it. But out of frustration with previous accounting advice, I hired James Bowen. I called Monday - he was in my office Friday! He spent the weekend with me and started going through my business. Right away he pointed out things I can do to streamline and improve my image.
He also went through my tax returns, business structure, marketing plans patient processing and billing operations. Then he started making suggestions for improved revenue generation and net income. He then provided me a 17 page report on ways to improve the practice. I am so excited for net, take-home net income next year. I can already see a significant increase through this year — 2009.
I wanted to tell you how appreciative I am that I have used James Bowen as a financial and accounting consultant. I am very pleased and very impressed with how thorough and speedy the individualized information was furnished. James is very, very good.
Dr. Jason West, Chiropractic Physician, Naturopathic Physician
I really appreciate Jims expertise in the business side of chiropractic. He has been a great friend and can quickly re-energize your practice economics. I would encourage every DC to become a client and benefit from his proven and outstanding business guidance.
Dr. Kim Christensen
Yesterday I heard back from my new accountant and delivered the news that I was going to pay $50,000 less in taxes this year. That makes you my new hero because without your constructive input, consistent pressing to get the important things done, and expert advice, it never would have happened.
The best news is how I feel about my practice now. It is once again making money legally and ethically.
Two years ago, I saw Jim Bowen at a seminar about taxes and saving money. I love my profession, but Im not much of a businessman, and was still operating as a sole proprietor, hemorrhaging cash for no good reason other than ignorance.
His initial hook was to get my business by saving me multiples of his fee in taxes, but his advice has since gone so much further than that.
My initial contact with Jim Bowen was, in a word, depressing. He showed me how bad my office looked, tore apart my business and practice methods, and showed me giant blind spots in my life I hadnt seen before. I was a professional, but I wasnt acting like a business.
Jim Bowen unwittingly has become the best practice coach I have ever had in the eight years Ive been in business. One of my favorite quotes I took away from our meeting was, What you are and what you choose to do is the same thing.
Since meeting with, and in part thanks to, Jim Bowen, I have seen remarkable changes in my practice and my life. I follow most of his advice when it comes to business, and hes never steered me wrong. Hes what I call My Business Advisor. Even now, I still call with questions about changes that are going on in the business world, and Jim Bowen always takes my call.
Our life has changed since we met you due in large part because of your help. Leah and I were talking and we were able to go back to our meeting with you when a lot started to change. It is easy to look at the books and say that you helped us save a lot of money. Anyone that works with you can easily say the same. You helped inspire us to be more organized, to have higher standards, to be efficient, and to simply work smarter not harder. Just the simple way in which you interact with us providing an incredible level of personalized customer service, sparked us to look for ways to do the same for our patients. We took these and other universal lessons from your great service and applied it to the other areas of our life. Our success has been much more than financial...Thank You!
George and Leah Keogh
Thank you for helping me with my practice! The perspective that I gained was invaluable. You helped me move my practice forward in ways that I would not have come up with on my own and my practice is thriving as a result of your help.
We saved more than double your fee in taxes our first year with you.
The plan that you developed for me gave me principles and strategies that I will continue to use year after year and pay dividends for the rest of my career.
Seth Hosmer, CSCS
As a newer doc, I really appreciated Jims input in how to improve my practice. He is great at helping doctors become more knowledgeable regarding various tax implications and corporate structures. He really wants the best for his clients and has helped me operate like a corporation and become more efficient. This has led to increased satisfaction and a more profitable clinic.
Ben Heath, DC
Jim is a wizard. He has an uncanny ability to sort through the myriad of concerns, practice parameters, financial data, and old habits to come up with a practice plan that is both particularly insightful and motivating. He did this for us about 2 1/2 months ago and we are growing and seeing the a clear path to retirement. I am excited about Chiropractic and teaching patients to be healthy in a new and more comprehensive manner. Patients are feeling this caring and sending in their friends and family. A great win-win situation.
Jim is more than a chiropractic consultant, more than a tax attorney and more than an accountant and even more than all three. We have found an understanding, knowledgeable friend to call on with questions about current practice and financial advice. After being in practice for 30 years I thought I knew a lot. Well, I was suprised when I found that my understanding of my own profession was a small slice of the whole and that Jim Bowen had a wider perspective.
I highly recommend his consulting and the allied professionals that he has collected to assist in correcting our financial foibles and directing our planning to help more people with Chiropractic.
John Colwell, DC
As a professional, you can sometimes get bogged down in the day to day operations of your practice and forget the structural aspect of your business. All of us at one time or another have had our CPA hand us a bill for our taxes, and we have stood there wondering what we were doing working so hard, just to have it all taken away. Without proper direction to make all of that hard work come back to you, what good is it? It is benevolent to help people but it is also just as benevolent to provide a great life for yourself and your family in the process. That is what Jim Bowen has done for me and he can do for anyone who will listen. He has helped me to think and to rethink properly and set proper entities in motion so that the hard work I enjoy is also done smartly. If I had met him years ago, I would have avoided many costly mistakes — very costly mistakes. The affairs in my office run more smoothly and as a result, I am not only more profitable, but I have more peace of mind knowing that my entities are set up correctly.
Zchon R. Jones, DC
The Strategic Planning — or shall I say LIFE planning — was an unexpected bonus I received with your consulting. I would have been pleased to part with some sound tax advice. Instead you gave me this and helped me develop the clarity to chart a course for my future that I may not have seen on my own.
Tom Necela, DC
My office suffered an accounting and bookkeeping disaster in 2005. As a result, we paid an ungodly amount of taxes. In 2006, I consulted with Jim Bowen to change the financial direction of the practice. Jim recommended a new accountant and patiently educated me on how to organize my practice and my bookkeeping to itemize taxes. After filing an amended return for 2005, with the proper bookkeeping and a new accountant, we received a refund of $30,000! Need I say any more? I highly recommend Jim's services to any small business.
Dr. Steven Paul Brown
Three years ago I began using the services of Jim Bowen. Not only did he save me a lot of money immediately, but he also helped me plan for the future. He has kept me focused on my business and personal financial life. He has returned my calls and has made himself available when I needed to speak with him.
I feel as he has been better than any management company as it is not what you earn, but what you keep.
I would highly refer anyone to Mr. Bowen, as if I had known about Mr. Bowen I probably would have saved over 1/2 million dollars over the past ten years in practice.
Harvey Abrams, D.C., L.Ac., NCCAOM, FIAMA
After 12 years in practice, and being rather successful, I was hit with a tax bill that almost wiped me out. Jim helped re-structure our accounting system so that we could take full advantage of our corporate status and minimize our tax liability. Without his services, I do not know if I would still be in practice. He is knowledgeable, patient and we saved enough money to pay his fee with the initial consultation alone. I can't recommend him highly enough to any Chiropractic office or other small business.
Steven Paul Brown, DC
Thanks so much for being the person you said you would be. Of course the news of the refund is fantastic, but I appreciate your insight, recognizing the problems and working with people who are the best in their field.
Kristian Mendyk, DC
Your services helped me restructure my corporation status, pay myself a salary, and set up my books for the best tax savings ever! Instead of paying out to the government I get to keep more. And that makes me happy. Every year I would have to write the big check that my accountant told me I owed. With all the restructuring, I no longer do that. This has given me a lot of peace of mind.
Susan Bright, D.C.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
I cannot thank Jim Bowen enough for all he has done for me and my practice.
First of all, I was caught up in the real estate market. The crash caused a state of financial crisis. Im normally an extremely positive person. I was getting to the point I couldnt see my way out. Jim came along and I will never forget his words; you will get out of this, you are not realizing your assets. Of course the first thing was getting me a $30,000 refund on my last two years of taxes. Secondly, he suggested selling my second satellite practice. He helped me find a lending institute to finance the purchasing doctor. At the time getting a loan was almost impossible.
He also assessed my practice. He showed me many ways to optimize and gave me a report of findings with 90 items to maximize my practice potential. All of them were very detailed and effective.
I had previously paid $14,000 a year for a practice management group. Jims information gave a different insight to how the business aspect of my practice should run. The information he gives is vital to business success and he costs much less than the practice management companies.
My wife of 19 years says its nice to have her positive husband back. Our wonderful life is back.
Dr. Tom Saeman