Patients need confident optometrists not conceited ones

Why do so many Americans watch sporting events when one team is favored highly over the other? We love the possibility of an upset. Upsets occur for many reasons including a highly favored team mentally believing they are “untouchable” and that winning is close to automatic. The same applies in … Continue reading

What if you could invest $1500 and receive $4500 in return?

Last weekend at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, I talked with many optometry business owners about their online marketing strategies. It was eye opening. Many optometrists are hesitant to make investments that will grow their business. An investment of $1,500 per month for online marketing will not only grow … Continue reading

Associate Optometrist and non-OD Staff incentives based on value

As an optometric practice owner, do you find the amount of compensation you are paying out is pushing the high end of absurd? In his book Good Profits, billionaire businessman Charles Koch writes that incentives should be solely centered on the value an individual adds to the company as a … Continue reading

Should you remodel your optical?

Over the past decade, remodeling has become entertainment. Shows on HGTV and other networks show dramatic transformations, and may make you think it might be time for your optical to get a face-lift. However, the improved space always comes at a price. For example, if I was remodeling my home, … Continue reading

Work smarter not harder – Maximize high demand seasons

A wise person once asked, “Who makes the best business partner?” Dumb, lazy person. Dumb, hard worker. Smart, lazy person. Smart, hard worker. Most of us would pick the smart, hard worker. However the wise person will choose a smart, lazy person any day. The smart, lazy person will figure … Continue reading

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