28 Jul 2016
July 28, 2016

The power of perseverance

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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 →

06 Apr 2016
April 6, 2016

Manage your energy, not your time

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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 →

01 Apr 2016
April 1, 2016

50 ways to improve your business

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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 →

21 Mar 2016
March 21, 2016

Speaking at University of Waterloo

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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 →