Optometry Business Insight

Thoughts, news and research on the business of optometry from the nation’s leading practice growth and optimization consultants.

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joseph

Your Most Important Investment

If Covid19 has delivered anything but havoc, it’s delivered lessons in financial control. For some of you, you were on top of your finances and had a pretty easy time navigating the financial challenges associated with shutting down and then reopening. For others, you’re still scratching your head and saying, “what happened.”

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joseph

Leaders are never done

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “the speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.” I believe in that philosophy. That’s why I invest a substantial amount of time and money each year on my and my team’s personal development. I can’t think of a better investment. For me, such investing has become second nature. Setting personal and business goals is a way of life. I will never accomplish all that I want. I can’t imagine life having done that. What would I have to live for?

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joseph

Around the Bend

As much as Covid19 has caused physical harm and, sadly, the demise of some of our citizens, it has also dealt operating challenges felt by many businesses, with a significant negative impact on the travel industry. As you’re aware, along with personalized consulting and transaction services, our firm has specialized in delivering impactful in-person events. Naturally, we’re working hard to find a path through this period. We thank you for your support during these unprecedented times and trust that we’ve come through for you.

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Alan Cleinman

Rifle vs. Shotgun

Over the past couple of months, I’ve shared with you that Covid19, while horrific and sad, has opened the door to opportunity. As Warren Buffet often says, “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”

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Alan Cleinman

Juggling Elephants?

Covid19 has changed the world…but has it changed you? Have the past few months made you feel like the proverbial circus plate spinner? Are you running from one plate to another, franticly transferring energy to projects, ideas, problems, situations, patients, charts, phone calls, vendors, spouses, kids, community, health, and the like?

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Alan Cleinman

The Winds of Change

As we head into the reopening of our economy and the celebration of our nation’s birth this weekend, it’s appropriate to look back on the year.

So far, I have but one word for 2020…WOW!

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Alan Cleinman

Living “Lights On”

With some work, investment, and exploration, many years ago I uncovered, in the words of Michael Gerber of E-Myth fame, my “primary aim.” It’s my crystal-clear vision of who I am and where I’m going. It’s the “why” behind what I do in the way that I do it. It’s my guidance system. It’s mine and mine alone.

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Alan Cleinman

A New Approach

Our nation’s Covid19 response has caused significant economic challenges to many segments of our economy. While many areas have taken things in stride, others like our own county have been hard-hit. Otsego County, New York’s local economy is based largely on education and tourism; two of the most significantly impacted segments.

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Alan Cleinman

A Different Perspective

With some work, investment, and exploration, many years ago I uncovered, in the words of Michael Gerber of E-Myth fame, my “primary aim.” It’s my crystal-clear vision of who I am and where I’m going. It’s the “why” behind what I do in the way that I do it. It’s my guidance system. It’s mine and mine alone.

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Alan Cleinman

K.I.S.S.ing your Offerings

Certainly, you’re familiar with McDonalds. But you may not be so informed about one of their competitors, In-and-Out Burger. While there’s much to their story, In-and-Out was founded back in 1948, about 8 years after the original McDonalds. Today, In-and-Out is a regional player with locations in just five states. Among other things, they introduced California’s first drive through window. Their fans are passionate…and I’m one of them.

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