Purchasing a practice is an exciting yet daunting process for both new grad and seasoned optometrists alike. One of the reasons purchasing a practice is so daunting is due to the uncertainty that comes with becoming the new owner of an existing business….Due diligence methodology for purchasing an optometric practice has been nearly universally defined by prominent valuation experts in the field. This is the 3 methodology that we will be discussing.Read More
Practice ownership is often heralded as one of the pinnacles of an optometric career. Having ownership of a practice often allows for higher income, and more importantly: freedom and autonomy to practice as one sees fit. In my career, I have had the privilege of buying my own practice as well as helping others through the buying process… So whether you are a newly minted graduate looking to begin your legacy, or you are a seasoned veteran looking to acquire another piece of your empire – use these points to help guide you towards your next big purchase.Read More
While an IRS audit can happen via random selection, in many cases, it’s the actions of the taxpayer that trigger the audit process. And that’s why we put together this helpful guide—outlining five common red flags. Understanding these triggers can save you a lot of potential trouble and anxiety.Read More
Click here to watch on YouTube Growing a practice and keeping it profitable requires an ever evolving mindset that embraces both technology and creativity. In this panel discussion with industry experts Dr. Ryan Gustus, Perry Brill and Steve Alexander; we discuss implementation and execution of strategies ranging from materials sales to insurance. The following key…Read More
By popular demand, here is a copy of my Profit and Loss Statement spreadsheet that I use at my offices. I track my income and expenses very diligently and this has made applying for programs such as PPP loans and COVID relief grants easier since I can compare changes in revenue year by year. In…Read More
With the initial economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2020, the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and subsequent grant programs funded by the CARES act received a lot of buzz. In the first round of the EIDL grant, businesses were granted $1000 per employee of their business, up to a maximum of $10,000. Recently, congress has allocated another $20,000,000,000 in EIDL grants (advances) in the new stimulus to allow businesses who received less than $10,000 to qualify for the full $10,000 grant, minus any amount already received. Let’s take a look at EIDL grants and common questions regarding them.Read More
We are ecstatic to host our first live CE event of 2021 with the Dr. Greg Caldwell. We hope this CE event will help you better understanding of how carotenoids affect ocular disease and gives some ideas on what technologies you can implement in your practice in regards to carotenoid levels.
Carotenoids are nutrients that have been proven to protect the eye from light damage and several ocular pathologies. Their antioxidative protection is most recognized in age related macular degenerations. Many ocular and retinal diseases are linked to low levels are carotenoid levels.Read More
When it comes to building a great business, a business plan is a vital piece of the puzzle. A business plan explicitly explains how a business seeks to go after its mission and how it will utilize its operations to become profitable. Components of your business plan will help you think through problems and arrive at solutions. Alongside this, a well written and convincing business plan will help you obtain funding, bring in additional partners (if applicable) and even get investors.Read More
Here we go again! In case you missed it, congress recently passed a new COVID-19 stimulus package on December 22, 2020, that provides over $900 billion in aid to individuals and businesses – pending the president’s signature. Notable parts of the new bill include changes to PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), EIDL, clarification of tax treatments of relief funds, and an extension to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act tax credit.
To help you further understand the bill, here is a quick rundown of everything you may need to know in an easy to read FAQ format.
Running a practice takes a significant investment of time, money, and energy. It can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be a catalyst for ODs living a life filled with stress, anxiety, and pressure. Learn proven, math-based approaches to solving pain points in the strategic manner in which you manage your practice.Read More