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11 Reasons To Celebrate Being An Optometrist Tired of all the bad news about optometry and healthcare?   If you believe everything you read in most of Optometry’s social media outlets, our world is coming to an end: too much competition, too much stress, too many OD’s, not enough compensation, yada, yada, yada. Here are eleven...
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Is Your Optometry Practice in Danger? Ebola Versus The Flu The following is from a recent article in TheGuardian.com. “A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by...
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New Hire Probation: Our Six Step Process Using a probationary period for new hires has its pluses and minuses in an Optometry practice. It’s not black and white. A recent article by Bruce Clarke, an HR specialist from Capital Associated Industries, discussed the topic of probationary periods for new hires. I will share some of...
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7 Reasons You Should Have Office Meetings Do you have regular weekly staff meetings? If not, you should!  Here are seven reasons why Staff Meetings are important.   Reason #1: Communicate with Your Staff Staff meetings are the best way to communicate with your practice’s most important asset – staff!. We are a service industry,...
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  How to Hook Your Patients on Your Service Ever wonder why some social media sites are so popular?  Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram….what is it they have in common?  They have developed an incredibly strong user base that have virtually have become addicted to their product. I know I’m one of them – constantly checking...
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When to Hire an Associate One of the questions I am commonly asked is “should I hire an associate?”.  Well, tell me tell you some of the reasons not to hire an associate! 3 Reasons NOT to hire an associate So here goes the 3 reasons NOT to hire. Reason 1: I am too busy....
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Retirement or Should You Sell and Stay? Earlier blogs mentioned there are three ways to exit the practice: 1) sell and leave, 2) sell and stay, and 3) partial sale.   Today we’ll discuss Sell and Stay. Why Sell and Keep Working There are several reasons why it might make sense for the owner to sell...
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Had Enough?  Sell and Leave it All Behind Part 2 mentioned there are three ways to exit your Optometry practice: 1) sell and leave, 2) sell and stay, and 3) partial sale.   In 2009 I sold and left!  Here’s a brief outline of how it is done. Step by Step – How to Walk Away...
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