1. Rentvesting: Our New Great Australian Dream?

    Will Christie and Trevor Robertson | 28 April 2017

    Owning a home was once a cornerstone of the Great Australian Dream. With rising property prices, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, that dream is starting to take a different shape. It’s called ‘rentvesting’. In general terms,... Read More

  2. Service Delivery & Patients – Why is it Hard?

    Mark Overton | 26 March 2017

    The service delivery process for most optical providers is housekeeping – it’s like driving a car. The trick is to keep your eyes on the road, take note of what’s going on around you and continually make adjustments for optimum performance.... Read More

  3. Navigating Social Media #safeguard the mouse...

    Scott Chapman and Angela Pale | 28 February 2017

    Social media can present a myriad of opportunities. It is crucial that medical practitioners are educated on how to use this platform as they are not immune to its risks. A defamatory action or claim for breach of confidentiality can be just a click or swipe... Read More

  4. Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Credit Card

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 28 February 2017

    Taking time to understand the ins and outs of credit cards available to you can save money and give something back too. There are over 16 million credit cards1 in Australia, which means for many of us, managing debt through credit cards is an everyday banking ... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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