It certainly felt like the earth shifted on its axis on or about March 13th, 2020. For me, that was the date that my business came to a screeching halt and my worries about the health and safety of my clients, my employees, and my family shot through the roof.
Earlier this month, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23-26.
My name is Brian Boddy and I am going to share some business tips/skills for surviving the current crisis we find ourselves facing. I survived the financial crisis of 2008, and these are some of the valuable lessons I learned that helped me rebound.
In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, 46 states and Washington, D.C. had closed what are deemed to be nonessential businesses as of April 3. The designation of essential versus nonessential businesses, however, varies from state to state.
In 2017, the Opticians Association of Ohio was in crisis when the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board (Ohio’s opticianry licensing board) was voted out of existence and replaced by the Ohio Vision Professionals Board.
“You can fool all the people some of the time and some people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time,” is a saying often attributed to Abraham (Honest Abe) Lincoln. It’s something well worth remembering in our dealings with patients.
I get it, you’re busy. You’ve ordered about 20 jobs just this morning, you’ve got a line of patients who are waiting for you to adjust and dispense their eyewear, and about four voicemails to return when you do happen to have a minute. I get it because I’m busy too.
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