By Laurie L. Sorrenson, OD, FAAO
Keeping your costs of operation down is a key to creating a profitable practice. Here are simple steps to lower these expenses.
By Cheryl G. Murphy, OD
For an optometrist, a second professional life can put your optometric knowledge to use and challenge you in new ways.
By Melanie J. Denton, OD, FAAO
Like any small business owner, OD-owners need to closely monitor their practice's gross and net revenues. Do it like the pros do: Generate a P&L statement and review it regularly.
By Bob Schultz
When seeking financing to acquire a second practice, asking four key questions can help you to borrow well--and become profitable sooner.
By Adam Cmelja, CMFA
What happens to your practice if something happens to you, the primary revenue-generator? Adding comprehensive disability insurance that covers you if you are unable to see patients just might save your practice.
By Gary M. Freestone, OD, and Charla Thrash
Offering financing on optical goods and eyecare services provides a marketing advantage—if you show all patients how they can use it to extend their purchasing power.
By Diane Palombi, OD
Both independent and corporate optometry have their advantages. Here are pros and cons to determine your best career path.
Proven strategies can minimize your exposure to a new 3.8 percent tax. Saving money requires that you act early.
By Michael J. Zucker, OD
Vendors who respect and support independent ODs are vital to the independent practitioner's success. How do you find vendors who will partner with you to work toward profitability, rather than undermine your efforts?
By Chad Fleming, OD, FAAO
Purchasing or expanding a practice can be more costly than you think. Here is how to break down the financials to project when you reach profitability.
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