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Keeping Your Optical Business in Focus: Why Regular Valuations Are Essential

You know the importance of regular eye examinations for your patients, but have you considered a recall regime for your own business? You already know how a Myers La Roche business valuation can bring clarity to your operation - keeping that valuation up to date is highly beneficial for the long-term health of your optical practice.

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How do I sell my Optical Practice?

How and when to sell your optical practice is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make and, with the Optical industry undergoing a period of consolidation, most independent practice owners will be approached by a potential buyer at some point. In our comprehensive guide, Dom Watson of Myers La Roche profiles the types of buyer you may meet and strategies to help you exit your business on your own terms

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Case Study: The benefits of exit planning to achieve an optimised sale within the optical sector

Following a structured exit plan designed via our Exit 360 PathfinderTM service we have recently completed on the sale of an optical practice in West Yorkshire.

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Optical Practice Valuation Guide: Expert Tips and Insights

Having provided specialist optical practice valuations for over two decades, the following guide is designed to provide answers to the questions the Myers La Roche team are most frequently asked.

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The 5 megatrends set to shape the future of the independent optics and how to harness them in your practice

Megatrends are forces that are reshaping the optical business landscape and the future prospects of independent practice owners in significant ways.

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Megatrend One: Significant Inflation in practice values

The transfer value of strong, profitable practices is set to rocket over the long-term.

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Megatrend Two: "Islandification" and Trading Location Evolution

Trading conditions and commercial terms for leases on high streets will continue to evolve, bringing both threats and opportunities to optical businesses.

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Megatrend Three: Increasingly differentiated operating models in the independent sector

Privatisation & Shared Care will continue to shake up the standard operating model for independents.

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Megatrend Four: Improving ease of ownership and operational experience

It will become easier and a more enjoyable experience to run your practice.

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Megatrend Five: Suppliers are Not Necessarily The Best Advisors When Selling Your Business

This megatrend trend could adversely affect your personal wealth unless you get informed on the facts and take appropriate action.

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International Womens Day 2024

This International Women’s Day we want to encourage more female Optometrists and Opticians to take the first step towards owning their own practice

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Optical Insights Salary Survey 2024

Recruitment and Retention of high-quality staff is the single biggest issue facing the optical industry in the UK and Ireland today. Our Salary Survey is a chance for your voice to be heard on this key issue

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Thinking of Starting a Practice From Scratch

Starting your own business is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you can do, particularly in independent optics where you are likely to be the clinician as well as the business owner.

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Giving something back whilst staying hydrated

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust.

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What's The Value of Your Commute?

Here at Myers La Roche, we talk daily about value. Not surprising, given that we value over 100 independent optical businesses every year.

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How To Value a Specsavers Franchise

Specsavers optical franchises are valued via a yield-based valuation methodology.

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How To Value a Boots Optical Practice

Boots Opticians franchises are primarily valued via a yield-based valuation methodology. Myers La Roche have significant experience in valuing all kinds of Optical Practices

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How to Value a Vision Express Franchise Practice

Vision Express franchises are primarily valued via a yield-based/EBITDA valuation methodology.

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Be Your Own Boss

Take the plunge and move from the multiple to the independent sector

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Choose the right insurance policy for your optical practice

Choosing the cheapest insurance policy can potentially be both short-sighted and expensive

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Learning to Let Go

Why Learning to Let Go Is Essential To Achieving Your Goals

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The Perils of Short Cuts, and Trying to Take the Easy Route

Indecision and procrastination on the timing for a business sale and retirement are common

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