It is a must if you want to explore all the help out there for you as a practice owner to set up systems and a brilliant opportunity to network with other likeminded individuals The event was a great opportunity for the delegates to access the extensive range of specialist support that is available from the industry and to establish a support network with like-minded people who are undertaking the same journey Speaking to the ECPs who attended the ABDO event seeking to gain advice and knowledge about setting up their own optical practice, it was clear that they are all seeking independence and flexibility.
They are all entrepreneurs who understood that owning and running their own business can be more satisfying and fulfilling than working for someone else.
Chris Clemence from Eyeplan delivered the final session, ‘Money money money’, concerning possible routes to financing a business.
The event, organised by ABDO and supported with contributions from the Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO), Sight Care/Storm, the National Eyecare Group, Eyeplan and the Specs Network allowed attendees to learn of the great levels of support available to an independent.The event kicked off with an overview of the role and function of both the AIO Product Support Network and Sight Care/Storm delivered by Mike Ockenden and John French respectively.This new and used bookstore, which opened near the Bowery in January 2018, specializes in literary fiction and art books and is a good place to drop off books you no longer want.Check out some of NYC's thriving independent bookstores for reading recommendations, literary events and awesome community spaces.The ABDO meeting allowed an informal way of meeting those that can help with this.
I didn’t realise how much support is out there and now have a bunch of contacts and information that I can call on.3rd St., bookthugnation.com) A quiet staple in Prospect Heights, Unnameable Books has a slogan that can't be misinterpreted: "We buy and sell used and new books." Simple as that.(828 Broadway, strandbooks.com) This much-beloved West Village bookstore has been dubbed "one of the greatest bookstores on the face of the Earth," by Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham.This community reading room is much more than a bookshop, though you'll find everything from contemporary fiction to obscure artsy books in this iconic corner bookshop.10th St., threelives.com) Buyer's remorse is pretty much impossible at this So Ho bookstore: All books are donated to this volunteer-run venue and profits benefit the organization's efforts to provide lifesaving services to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness.On a sunny afternoon in May, a dozen keen and eager entrepreneurs arrive at the ABDO National Resource Centre for a twilight session to support those looking to become independent optician owners.You may now see our list and photos of women who are in your area and meet your preferences.