Thrive with Confidence

Thrive with Confidence

Welcome to “Thrive with Confidence!” Listen to the Advisors from Acquios discuss the Alliance, a buying group that connects private practices with trusted vendors and expert support. We will feature discussion with our Vendor partners and Optometrist members, while we explore topics that will Empower Your Independence! If you would like to learn more about Acquios Alliance, please head to or check out our Facebook page at Our Theme Song is "On My Way" by Kevin MacLeod Link:


February 17, 2024 19 mins

When was the last time you evaluated your website? Are there any pages outdated? 

Michelle, Ellie, Kendall and Scott chat about how to evaluate your website, how to increase the traffic on it and SEO, and updates to consider. 

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for Industry Insights, reach out to us at! 

Thank you to our sponsor of this episode, Charmant! V...

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Join the discussion as Tim Merrigan chats with the Co-Founder and CEO of Dr. Contact Lens, Dr. Brianna Rhue! 

Dr. Rhue's passion for helping doctors improve their business processes and protect the relationship with their patients shines through during this conversation. Dr. Contact Lens provides a simple and easy route for patients to order their contacts through the practice. It not only helps keep contact lens orde...

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Scott, Teresa, Ellie, and Kendall share updates on events that Acquios Advisors is providing for Spring 2024! Listen to learn more about these amazing events!

  • Evolutions - February 16th and 17th
    • Attend our Insurance and Billing, Employee Relations, or Optical Enhancement segment in Omaha, NE!
  • Executive Management Program - March 1st and 2nd
    • The next round of the 6-month program kicks off March 1st in Omaha, NE! 
  • Li...
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Burnout can happen to everyone, especially when finishing a busy time like the End of the Year. 

Listen in as Scott, Tim, Teresa, and Kendall discuss tips for how to avoid burnout, and also how to destress and deal with burnout when it happens! 

To submit a topic for Industry Insights, reach out to us at!

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What is the Corporate Transparency Act? 

Who is affected by it? How to you complete the report required for it? 

These questions and more are answered when Scott Cline chats with Patrick Guinotte, JD MBA about the Corporate Transparency Act. Patrick provides insight on who needs to complete the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report and when that report needs to be completed. 

the BOI report can be...

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 We are less than a month into 2024 and many practice around the country have been impacted by inclement weather like snow and ice. Other regions will experience inclement weather in other forms at different time of the year.  

Do you have a policy in your employee handbook for Inclement weather? How will you let patients know of the practice closing that day? 

To submit a topic, reach out to us at info@acquiosall...

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Join the conversation as Ellie, Scott, Teresa, and Kendall discuss the pros and cons of utilizing a virtual assistant service in a practice! 

To submit a topic for Industry Insights, reach out to us at! 

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It is the start of a new year which means it is a great time to create a marketing plan for 2024! 

Ellie, Scott, and Kendall discuss how to plan our your marketing for the year and some points to consider like budget, time, and tracking the success rate. Acquios Advisors created a Marketing Calendar to make planning easier! 

Tell us what topics you would like to hear from us in 2024 by emailing info@acquiosallianc...

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December 26, 2023 20 mins

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 

2024 is days away! We thank you for listening with us each week and appreciate the support. We love what we do and so thankful to share insights and knowledge with all of you! Please enjoy a recap of a few Industry Insight episodes from 2023! 

Clips featured from these episodes: 

  • Giving Back During Back To School
  • You Either Fail to Plan, or Plan to Fail
  • Importance of Tracking...
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December 15, 2023 18 mins

In the busyness of the holiday season, it can be easy to feel burned out and over worked. Scott, Ellie, Kendall, and Teresa chat about different ways to relieve stress in the office. It is important to remember to take a rest every now and then, even if only for a moment! 

Tell us how you like to relieve stress for yourself and in your practice! 

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With the new year upon us, we want to ensure you are thinking about the goals you want to achieve in 2024! Scott, Teresa, and Kendall chat about how to set goals for 2024. Are they a SMART goal? 

Let us know your goals for 2024! 

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In this episode, Tim chats with two special guests, Michael Hyman, VP of Sales for Visual Eyes Eyewear, and Jeff Sparr, Artist and Co-Founder of PeaceLove Foundation! 

They discuss the gorgeous frame collection that Visual Eyes Eyewear and Jeff collaborated on, the PeaceLove Eyewear! Each frame is inspired by Jeff's artwork to be unique and colorful. Every purchase supports the PeaceLove Foundation, an organization th...

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December 1, 2023 17 mins

Join the conversation as Rick, Scott, Ellie, and Kendall discuss topics for practices to be thinking of as they enter the final month of 2023! Are you ready for the New Year!?

If you have questions or would like to suggest an Industry Insights topic, email us at! 

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Scott, Teresa, Kendall, and Ellie share their thoughts on the Inaugural Virtual Frame Event put on by Acquios Alliance! 

On November 15th, 2023, Seventeen Frame Vendors from the Acquios Alliance came together to share their stories and product with Members for a few hours. It was a great success and allowed doctors, office managers, and opticians to view product easily and connect with vendors! 

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Teresa, Scott, and Kendall discuss a way to reduce chaos at the front desk... implementing a phone room! If the office has space to spare think about creating a phone room where a team member can answer the phone, make confirmation calls, recalls, follow ups and more. This invites your patients to a calm and relaxing environment where they are not hearing the phone ring constantly! 

To submit topics, reach out to us at inf...

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When was the last time you participated in a community event? When was the last time you visited the local businesses near your practice? 

Join the conversation as Kendall, Teresa, and Scott chat about ways practices can get involved in their community! Whether the practice is a year old or twenty years old, being involved in the community helps keep your practice relevant and gets patients to associate your name with thei...

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October 27, 2023 17 mins

In this episode, Scott and joined by Joel Wolf with Optikam! 

Technology is constantly evolving and Optikam is evolving with it. Joel shares insight on how Optikam can still assist opticians when they take measurements without needing to place the device on patients' glasses now. They also discuss an important topic when it comes to taking measurements, posture! Joel and Scott chat about how Optikam can assist utilizi...

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Join the conversation as Scott, Teresa, and Kendall discuss items to consider when preparing for the end of year before the madness sets in! The discussion includes speaking with your accountant, team holiday parties, and marketing. Reach out to us at has a wonderful checklist put together to assist! 

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In this episode, Teresa, Scott, and Kendall answer the burning question of how often should I be reminding patients of their appointment? They will delve into the proper mix of texting, emailing, and calling patients to remind them of their eye appointment! 

To submit a topic for Industry Insights, reach out to us at! 

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October 11, 2023 40 mins

Is it possible for HIPAA compliance to be easy and fun? 

Rick and Scott sat down with Dr. Jeff Brown, Founder of HIPAAMATE. They discuss how HIPAAMATE takes the difficulties and headaches of dealing with HIPAA compliance and simplifies it with their software. They provide easy to follow step by step processes that will ensure HIPAA compliance is customized to your practice! 

To learn more about HIPAAMATE, visit th...

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