When it comes to starting your own business, one of the biggest challenges you can face is having to go it alone.
But not for a Specsavers partner.
The beauty of a partnership with Specsavers is that even though you own your own business, you’re never truly alone.
All our audiology businesses are located within an established Specsavers Optical store. This enables you to introduce audiology to a new audience, many of whom would never have encountered audiology before, and to start them on their journey to recognising the value of their hearing. It also means you have access to a support network from day one, who are there to be your cheer squad and your sounding board – people who are invested in seeing you succeed and grow your audiology business.
Most optical stores are owned and operated by an Optical Partner, who manages the clinical side of the optical business, and a Retail or Dispensing Partner, who manages the retail aspects of the optical business.
For Lisa Pratt, audiology partner at Specsavers Bundaberg, having two Optical Partners on hand to encourage and guide her has made the world of difference to her business journey.
“I have a great working relationship with both my Retail and Optical partners,” she says.
“We communicate regularly, both in formal meetings and more informally on a daily basis, and we’ve developed a strong relationship.”
“They’re always available to support me with business challenges, and we work together as partners to ensure that everybody is on the same page and our individual businesses are growing in the right direction. ”
For Francis Slabber, the audiology partner at Specsavers Rockingham, collaboration between the optics and audiology sides of Rockhampton is one of her favourite aspects of being an audiology partner.
“I have a very strong relationship with my optical partners. We function as a team. They involve me with everything, and I am always aware of what is happening in their business. We have weekly partner meetings outside the store, and they are always available when I need them. They are very supportive of my business and they will go above and beyond to help me grow my business.”
“I really enjoy having them as colleagues and supporters, to share goals and challenges with,” she says.
And it’s the same for Loretta Brown, the Audiology partner at Specsavers Highpoint, in Victoria.
“My Optics Partners provide great support and are always willing to answer my questions and listen to any concerns. We have regular catchups about how the audiology business is tracking and share ideas on ways to improve our businesses in general.”
If you’re interested in owning your own business, you don’t have to go it alone. Talk to us today to find out more about how a Specsavers partnership could be right for you. Call Julia Hewagama on 0409 015 419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org