Top 12- Small Business and Entrepreneur Blogs

The other day, I was tooling around on the web looking for some good business resources for us. Us, being The Optical Vision Site- we need  to be 'Linked In' and connected in the whole social media genre. Got to thinking- the exact same resources for us, are the exact same small business resources for any small business owner and entrepreneur. That … [Read more...]

Techno- Eyewear Hearing Aid Glasses

Could this be another opportunity for those who are hard of hearing? The glasses are great- and certainly trendy enough. I could see these in many situations- at a party- listening in on friends, for your friends who refuse to get a hearing aid (my brother!) I tried to go to the site- Sorry another language- got this from engadget  Check it out~ … [Read more...]

The Weekly Retail Experience

I don't subscribe to many online newsletters. The ones I do subscribe to are inspirational and have great usable information. One newsletter that I actually read and thoroughly enjoy is The Weekly Retail Experience by Doug Fleener of the Dynamic Experience Group. As an example- the last couple of newsletter topics were:  Maximize Your Post … [Read more...]

Can YouTube Help You?

Can Google and YouTube Help Retailers Download Profits? Friday November 14, 2008 Eye Boggling Stats 92 Million People Watch an average of 54.8 videos a year 75% of all Americans view at least 1 online video each month Average Viewer spend almost 6 hours per month watching videos. Google released its latest strategy for turning a … [Read more...]

Green Optical Vendors – The Consumer Wants to Know

I am an admitted treehugger, but this is not about me- this is about the consumer who wants to know who is green in the eyecare industry and who do they support. Go to Green Girls Global and check out the comments if you don't think it matters. So I thought I would do a post on who's doing what in the Environmental Arena. The following companies … [Read more...]

Solid Gold Eyewear – Is It For You?

Many years ago, I worked for Neostyle Eyewear (now Neostyle, Germany and Optylux) One of my favorite collections was the Solid Gold Collection, which was shown every year at Vision Expo. And yes, we placed the Solid Gold collection in eyewear boutiques. Surprisingly, the sell through was good. It's not a product that would sell everyday- or even … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- Vibrating Glasses to Keep You Awake

  In looking for opportunities that create some excitement and enhance the Talk Factor in your office, I came across these interesting Glasses that keep you awake! MyDo Bururu from Japan's Vision Optics. Apparently they vibrate as your head starts to nod off, thus hopefully keeping you awake. I can see this for driving, studying and other late … [Read more...]

Dual Function- The New Rapsta Look

I saw these- and all I could think of is 'The Dudes' - the way they put their sunglasses on the forehead, reversed in the back of the head- now they can wear these- they could still have that ' Rapsta Look' A little funky, could be viable, but definitely interactive and fun. Sorry don't know where they came from! … [Read more...]

Buying Groups 101 By Vision West

We just got our first sponsor- Vision West (VWI)! Vision West is an optical buying group located in Oceanside, California. I want to extend a special Thanks to them for supporting the ECP, education and us!. So I got to thinking- many ECP's probably don't know what a buying group it. So thought I would answer some FAQ's. What is a buying … [Read more...]

Optigami – Folding Glasses

Folding Glasses have been around for years! Remember the old Porsche Design (Original) Of course you have fold up readers- but is there still a market for fold up Eyewear?  I would say yes- the advantages are many! With the Optigami- you don't need an eyeglass cases and it saves space in a purse. Especially important for a women's purse. "The … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- Glasses and Eating Utensils in One

This is definitely one for the Green and Save catergory! Just think of all thousands of chopsticks, trees and energy we could save, if these became a 'Hot Item' . Glasses, eating utensils and a hair ornament, rolled into one. How Economically and Environmentally Savvy is that! From icBerlin  Here's how they would be good: 1.) Travel alot- … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- Spy-Wear- Appeal to the James Bond Fan

      Why would you want to carry this product?  1.) It's cool and fun!  2.) It shows your on the cutting edge of technology 3.) Increases your 'Talk Factor'  4.) Appeals to 'Techies' 5.) Increase Impulse Buys and Gift buying in the office  6.) Adds excitement and drama to the office.  This cool spy gadget features a built in 1.3 … [Read more...]

Recycle Bank – An Opportunity to Earn Rewards

Does your office, strip center, building have a recycling program? Do you have to trudge all your recyclables off to a waste center? If so, this might be an opportunity for you to make money from all the paper, cans and other recyclable materials in your office. Recycle Bank- available now in a few states- will pick up your recycles for you and … [Read more...]

Techno-Eyewear-Mountable Retina Scanning Display

While it's yet to be seen if eyeglass-mountable displays will become as commonly used as, say, Bluetooth headsets anytime soon, Brother Industries at least looks to be making some steady progress at shrinking 'em down to a reasonable size, and it's got a few other tricks up its sleeve to boot. That latter bit comes from its use of a retina-scanning … [Read more...]

Green and Save- Office Furniture

  True Confession- I am becoming obessed with free stuff. My friends all roll their eyes at me- but for some reason, I have to go on Craig's list everyday to check out what is free. There are tons of free desks, conference tables, office chairs - one office was giving away 20 desks and chairs! Last week, another office was giving away a … [Read more...]