In just eight days, many of the world’s top athletes will begin achieving new heights, will put their thousands of hours of training to the test, and will strive hard to make their mark at Rio 2016. This includes Marta Vieira da Silva, perhaps the world’s leading female soccer player, who will be representing Brazil.. read more →
How much time a day does your practice dedicate to selling eyewear? What part of your practice’s income comes from eyewear sales? These are two big questions I ask clients and conference attendees alike. It makes a lot of sense to have your patients purchase their eyewear directly from their trusted optometry team. Plus increased.. read more →
Commit, get it together, prepare and, as Nike says, just do it. This are the four key steps Dr. Melanie Denton recommends to those who want to open their own optometry practice. In her recent Optometry Times article, Dr. Denton discusses how to open a practice cold. While she has one, an MBA isn’t required to become an entrepreneur.. read more →
According to data shared by Entrepreneur.com, it’s a great time to be buying or selling a business, in part because sales are stable and prices are rising. Check out this infographic for some points to consider. The article and original infographic is available here. read more →
One of the biggest assets of any company is the team that runs it. Business owners – practice owners and optometrists included – know that their business assets require care, but a lot of the time we fail to apply that knowledge to the people who work for us. Training and development are a great.. read more →
Last month was a busy one. I spent time in Calgary at two separate clinics, flew home to White Rock to catch up on some work and then headed across the country to speak to University of Waterloo optometry students. What’s become apparent is that managing life and work isn’t purely about managing time: it’s about.. read more →
It’s always a good time to be thinking about how to improve your business. Outside of excellent eye health exams, patient satisfaction and employee engagement are two key areas that significantly impact your bottom line, and are influenced largely outside of the examination room. Invision Magazine scoured past issues, quizzed ODs and looked at the best.. read more →
At the University of Waterloo last week, I spoke to optometry students about the business side of the industry. Some points I touched on were what to look for in a clinic, what employers look for in new associates and how to excel once that coveted job has been landed. I had also promised to.. read more →
It was such a pleasure to speak to the students at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science last Wednesday evening. I was picked up from my hotel and driven to the university where I was warmly greeted and taken on an extensive tour of the school. After a 90-minute presentation – where we.. read more →
Success comes from small, continuous steps toward your goals. It comes from knowing what those goals are, getting the whole team on board and constantly refining your approach and processes. Not putting your goals first, and not taking the time to work toward them, are two common obstacles that prevent businesses from achieving success. They are also,.. read more →
- 28 Jan 201850 inspirational quotes to motivate youNeed some inspiration for the week ahead? I have written extensively about the importance of setting goals, especially if you want to grow and expand...
- 20 Jan 2018Step-by-step guide to your 2018 business planIf you don’t have one, now is the time to start creating it. Having a business plan – even at an optometry practice – is the key to maximizing y...
- 07 Jan 2018Prepare your practice for 2018Happy New Year! With a new year comes new opportunities, and hopefully some time to reflect on what you want to achieve in the year ahead. For some, t...