1. The Business of Behavioural Change

    Melanie Kell | 30 January 2017

    Driving consumer change may be a challenge, but it can be essential to achieving success. So where do you start? Whether you’re an ophthalmologist, optometrist, administrator or advertiser, you’re in the business of changing behaviour. Your aim... Read More

  2. Practice Ownership: Your Loan Options

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 30 January 2017

    Whether you decide to rent or purchase, understanding your loan options can boost the long-term financial health of your practice. In the third and final article in a series, we explore some of the key loan options available to eye health professionals in the ... Read More

  3. Low Vision – Taking Care of Business

    Melanie Kell | 25 November 2016

    Low vision affects quality of life for 240,000 Australians and has a ripple effect, impacting the lives of those people’s families, friends and carers. Offering a comprehensive low vision service is one way to reduce the burden on all of these people... Read More

  4. To Buy or Not to Buy Your Practice Premises?

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 25 November 2016

    To buy or not to buy your practice premises?  It’s a purchase conundrum  many eye care professionals face when deciding to set up their own practice… This second part of a three-part series draws on excerpts from BOQ Specialist’s... Read More

  5. Culture Underpins Practice Success

    Melanie Kell | 28 October 2016

    Developing the right culture is a vital ingredient in the success or failure of any business – but where do you start? What exactly is ‘culture’? Culture is short for ‘the way we do things around here’. The way we do things... Read More

  6. Navigating The Practice Purchase Conundrum

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 28 October 2016

    In the first part of this series, BOQ Specialist CEO, Dr Brett Robinson draws on the firm’s Guide to Practice Ownership to highlight the practical and financial implications when deciding whether to purchase an existing optometry practice or to set up a ... Read More

  7. Meeting the Demands of the Digital World

    Laura Boland | 28 September 2016

    Running your practice means your to-do list is never-ending. Maybe you’ve had a website update or a social media page on the back burner for a while, but you feel like it isn't a priority for your business. Unfortunately, the digital world waits for no... Read More

  8. Get on the Bus!

    Karen James | 26 August 2016

    Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats  Many of us have referred to, or heard reference to, the infamous quote from Jim Collins’ business book From Good to Great: “Get the right... Read More

  9. What to Look for When Financing a Property

    Trevor Robertson and Peter McGuire | 26 August 2016

    Regardless of your stage of life, buying a home is a big financial decision. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 36 per cent of Australian home owners have a mortgage – and choosing the right mortgage is no simple feat. BOQ... Read More

  10. Communication: The Key to Better Care

    Mark Overton | 27 July 2016

    “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw. Health care is complicated. Eye and vision care is even more complicated. For most patients the whole damn thing is a mystery. Their... Read More

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