1. Building Sustainable Eyecare with Social...

    Stephanie Looi and Sebastian Fellhauer | 29 July 2014

    Social entrepreneurship may be a solution to building and sustaining health care services in developing communities Poverty and health care in developing communities sometimes seems unmanageable and the interventions and funding models employed don’t... Read More

  2. Earn $100K or More in Retirement

    Michael Fuller | 23 June 2014

    For most of us, retirement seems a lifetime away (and with moves to increase the retirement age to 70, it’s even further away for those born after 1965). But, one day, you will retire. Surprisingly, only 4.5 per cent of Australians will live on a... Read More

  3. 10 Must-Haves for your Marketing Plan

    Mark Overton | 23 June 2014

    Many practice owners take a hit and miss approach to marketing, but coming up with a clear, workable strategy is worth the effort. Like it or not, marketing is an essential part of developing and maintaining your practice. Here are 10 things you must include... Read More

  4. At Any Rate: Finding the Best Commercial Loan...

    Melanie Kell | 29 May 2014

    Deciding to purchase a commercial property should be an exciting milestone. However, in a highly competitive commercial finance market, distinguishing between seemingly endless lenders, products, features and rates can quickly become a daunting task for... Read More

  5. Planning for the Unexpected

    Robert Shepley | 29 May 2014

    As important as any aspect of business planning – although sometimes not as easily discussed – is a succession strategy that can actually be implemented easily and with minimum disruption to your practice when required. So often all the planning... Read More

  6. Franchising for the Long Term

    Robert Shepley | 29 April 2014

    The opportunity to operate a franchised business can be appealing. For optometrists and optical dispensers, the noise about franchising – particularly with some of the different and scalable models being offered by Specsavers and Luxottica (OPSM and... Read More

  7. Equipment Upgrades: Protecting You and Your...

    Andre Karney | 29 April 2014

    If your practice is running on Windows XP and Office 2003, your software is no longer supported. The ramifications of this are significant – both in terms of data security and patient privacy. Assessing the need for an equipment upgrade in your practice ... Read More

  8. Getting Down to Business

    Steven Johnston | 29 April 2014

    The fundamental premise of business has remained pretty much the same since day dot: produce something with enough perceived value and we will trade for it. The only thing that has really changed is that we now use credit cards to trade instead of grains and... Read More

  9. The Second Supplier Entitlement Awaits You

    John Lees | 26 March 2014

    There is an additional, key service entitlement that is available to you from all suppliers… so don’t miss out! The first service entitlement is known to all optometry practices and offered (or at least claimed) by all suppliers: ‘we have... Read More

  10. Equipment Financing Under the Microscope

    Melanie Kell | 24 February 2014

    Affording patients the best possible care and attention goes hand-in-hand with the need to assess medical equipment and the most appropriate means of financing – but it needn’t be an arduous process.  Medical practitioners across Australia... Read More

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