We know that cash flow is the heartbeat of a successful Independent Optometry practice. Positive cash flow leads to achieving your ultimate goals: optimal patient care, satisfaction, retention and even practice growth or expansion. Negative net cash flow leads to tough decisions including undesirable steps such as reducing staff, low inventory, and cutbacks on marketing,…

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  Independent Optometry is an essential part of community eye health. Owning and managing an Independent Optometry practice allows the opportunity to create wealth and leave a legacy for generations to come. To achieve success in both patient care and entrepreneurship, it is imperative to balance focus in both areas. It can be easy to…

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Ignacio Macias, Chief Executive Officer We’re a little new around here, so we thought we should introduce ourselves. Hi, I’m Ignacio Macias. I started CECOP USA because I realized there is a struggle in Independent Optometry in the U.S.A and I know I can solve optometrists’ struggles and make their entrepreneurship journey much more enjoyable.…

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Cash flow is Queen If you are running an Independent Optometry practice then you are among the 99.7% of businesses in the U.S. defined as a “small” business, or a business with fewer than 500 employees.  As such you are also likely well in tune with a few realities of being a small business owner…

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Whether you are a small Independent business or large conglomerate, effective cash flow management is critical to running a healthy business.  Small businesses, like Independent Optometry practices, frequently bear a greater burden as they are less likely to have resources to maintain full time staff to manage all aspects of their accounting.  This places more…

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Miami, Florida, June 2, 2021—CECOP USA announced today that it has named Brent H. Alvord as the firm’s Chief Development Officer. In this new position, Alvord will take the reins to further accelerate the company’s rapid growth trajectory, with oversight of marketing, sales, strategic alliances and new service offering development.  In addition, he will lead…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global independent optical association CECOP continues to grow North American market share, acquiring The Alliance Buying Group. Second US transaction executed on the heels of the exponential and accelerated growth of its first acquisition, Combine Buying Group. Monmouth, Illinois, January 6, 2020—CECOP announced today that it has acquired The Alliance Buying Group…

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NEW YORK—CECOP USA, the global independent optical association, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Digital Optometrics. The partnership aligns with CECOP USA’s aggressive strategy for growth, which includes forming alliances with the largest and most innovative brands that deliver value to optometrist and optician Members. The two companies are launching…

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New York, New York, May 5, 2020—CECOP announced today that it has acquired Combine Buying Group (“CBG”), marking its entry into the North American market and increasing its global membership of opticians and optometrists by more than 10%. The acquisition is the first step in the firm’s aggressive strategy to acquire significant market share in…

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