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Are You Ready to Open Your Own Optical Practice?

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Aug 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Opening your own optical practice is a big step to take in your career. There are a lot of advantages of being your own boss and operating your practice excatly how you envision it, but along with the excitement comes challenges and a whole lot of responsibility. Opening a practice can be a stressful process, and isn't for everyone. There are benefits to working in a practice where you don't have ownership responsibilities. Have you considered opening your own practice? Before you do, we encourage you to think through all the positives and negatives that come along with it.

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Tips for ECPs, Practice Management, Optometrist, Practice Owner

Optical Marketing: How to Get the Most Out of Working with a Designer

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Aug 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

After years of schooling, blood, sweat, tears, a few loans, and finding the perfect location, you finally fulfilled your dream of starting your own eyecare practice! You've assembled a dream team including an awesome accountant who you trust will keep you within your monthly budget, an amazing front desk team who is great with patients and who will keep you organized with complicated scheduling, the best tech in your community to help you with pre-exam testing, and a trendy optician who can recommend the perfect frames for patients. 

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Tips for ECPs, Fun Stuff, Practice Owner

Does Your Optical Practice Need an Office Manager?

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Jul 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

It's no secret that running an optical practice takes a lot of time and effort. Many practices, big and small, employ office managers to help relieve some of the stress and responsibilities that come along with owning and operating a practice. If your schedule is busy with patients all day you might find yourself taking a lot of work home in order to keep up with things like managing your staff, marketing your practice, and monitoring important reports. And if you are tackling all of this by yourself, you could be well on your way to a burn out.

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Tips for ECPs, Office Manager, Practice Owner

5 Stats Showing the Importance of Communication in Your Optical Practice

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Jul 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM

A day in the life of your optical practice is likely to be a busy one. And you might not always have the time to sit down with each member of your staff to provide performance reviews and feedback on the work they are doing. But it is something that is so important to employee productivity that it is worth making time for. In a recent article, we found 5 convincing stats that show how important employee feedback can be for the success of your staff, and your practice.

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Tips for ECPs, Office Manager

Office Workflow: Staffing and Your Bottom Line

Posted by Sharon Chin on Jul 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Recent poll numbers show that 4 in 10 workers feel that their company is understaffed. Think about your office workflow. We know that running a practice is hard work and can sometimes feel overwhelming. But is understaffing, or perhaps overstaffing, chipping away at your bottom line? Neither is good to have in your practice. Understaffing cause employees stress, decrease in customer service, and multi-tasking which leads to mistakes. On the other hand, overstaffing is an inefficient use of resources.

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