Be a Better Buyer — Part 4 — IRS Section 179

Posted by Steve Gatter on Dec 6, 2016 in News

An extraordinary tax reduction opportunity, section 179, is yet again available for American businesses, and more specifically, small businesses. Every year the US Congress approves section 179 of the IRS Tax code which provides a significant business tax deduction. In one sentence — Rather than depreciating the acquisition cost of business equipment (be it new, […]

22 QUESTIONS WHEN BUYING NEW OR USED OPHTHALMIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT

Posted by Steve Gatter on Oct 4, 2016 in News

Acquiring a new piece of ophthalmic imaging equipment, whether new or used, is a risk reward event. New technology may have bugs in it and used equipment may have been over-used or abused. The desired reward is to provide enhanced value to patients and / or an improvement in the practice’s daily operation. The risk […]

PRICE IS ONLY PART OF COST

Posted by Steve Gatter on Sep 27, 2016 in News

The lowest priced item can be the most expensive. Include these 8 cost factors as part of your new equipment purchase decision. [1] Lifetime Maintenance How often does the machine need to be serviced? How long does the servicing take? What will it cost? [2] Environmental effect Does the machine cause any harm to the […]

WHAT I WANT WHEN CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted by Steve Gatter on Sep 13, 2016 in News

When I call customer service, I want someone to actually speak with me and [1] to be patient; to listen and understand [2] to be knowledgeable [3] to speak a “to-do” language – tell me what they can and will do, rather than what they cannot. [4] to be clear in what they say [5] […]

ADVICE ABOUT SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT FROM THE YEAR 1624

Posted by Steve Gatter on Jul 19, 2016 in News

The poet John Donne wrote in 1624, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” (The 80 word poem.) The poem is about and for all people and perhaps with something extra for business owners about their supplier management. As business owners we are all a piece […]

OWNER OPERATED BUSINESSES DO IT BETTER

Posted by Steve Gatter on Jun 29, 2016 in News

Most all businesses are one of three types: Solopreneurial – the one person or “mom and pop” entity. Owner Operated – typically the founder is running the show and they might employ many or few employees. The critical factor is the owner is in charge. Corporately Governed – the founder has hired professionals (a C […]

BE A BETTER BUYER

Posted by Steve Gatter on May 26, 2016 in News

Much is written today about better sales and marketing, but have you read much about how to be a better buyer? There is more to the transaction than just price, right? What else matters when making a purchase? Here’s an initial list for your consideration and please share your thoughts too. PRODUCT Performance – whatever […]

The Tale of Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging

Posted by Dale Brodsky on Apr 1, 2016 in News
The Tale of Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging

As one of professional eye care’s most versatile diagnostic screening techniques, fundus autofluorescence imaging has helped to preserve the vision of several thousand patients throughout its relatively short existence. This dynamic imaging process has origins in fluorescein angiography, a procedure first performed fifty years ago, when ophthalmologists recognized that the retina of the human eye […]

COMPANY CULTURE DRIVES CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted by Steve Gatter on Mar 21, 2016 in News
COMPANY CULTURE DRIVES CUSTOMER SERVICE

Would you agree that people within a group tend to act like the other people within that group? Perhaps you’ve noticed a difference in how people act  at a church event, or at a pregame tailgate party, or when at work? The environment makes a difference in the culture. Typically, we act like the people […]

YOUR OPHTHALMIC BUSINESS FUTURE

Posted by Steve Gatter on Nov 11, 2015 in News
YOUR OPHTHALMIC  BUSINESS FUTURE

Ophthalmic technology is continually advancing and there are new products and new developments all the time.  And what does this innovation have to do with you and your ophthalmology practice? The answer lies more within you than with this new technology. The answer lies in your vision of your ophthalmic practice – weeks, months and […]