Category Archives: Buying, Selling & Partnering

  It’s graduation season once again. During this time of year, thousands of college students walk down the aisle to receive their diploma, and celebrate their accomplishment of acquiring their degree of study. In 2015, the number of medical school … Continue reading

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  It’s time. You have been thinking about selling your practice, and now you’re starting the process. You’ve put it up for sale, and after a while, you’ve gained potential buyers. You know the sale of your practice is getting … Continue reading

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When getting an appraisal for a practice it’s important to understand what you get.  Professional organizations such as NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuation analysts), AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s) and other credentialed association have specific standards and methods for … Continue reading

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Most people buy or sell a practice once in their lifetime. The process is complicated and includes a variety of steps including business analyses, negotiations, disclosures and written agreements. It can also be very emotional.  Emotions play a significant role … Continue reading

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The recent publication Women in Optometry reports the number of female optometrists growing to 40% in 2014.  We believe woman make great practice owners. A high percentage of buyers have indeed been women.  Check out out our story and others … Continue reading

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Visit us at the California Optometric Association Monterey Fall Symposium.  We will be exhibiting Friday, November 7, 2014 through Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Scott Daniels will speaking Friday evening about successful transitions and partnerships.  For more contact coavision.org http://www.coavision.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3290  

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To partner or not to partner.  That is the question?  A partnership can sometimes turn into a Shakespearean tragedy and when that happens all parties tend to lose.  When buy out provisions are vague, responsibilities unclear and life changes occur … Continue reading

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Appraisals?   Why do I need one and what to look for… Everybody wants to know the value of their practice (“business”) or their home, stocks and any other high priced asset.   Appraising requires care and an understanding of the purpose, … Continue reading

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Exit Planning: Don’t get caught short by the Four D’s By Alissa Wald, O.D. and Scott Daniels  They say getting old stinks, but then again the alternative isn’t acceptable. Stopping the aging process — well we know what that means … Continue reading

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 Purchases and Partnership Practice Transitions Knowing your Professional Resources  Buying a practice or purchasing into a partnership can seem like a daunting task.  You’ve spent years learning how to diagnose patients but never learned how to become a partner or … Continue reading

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