Stephanie Skernivitz


The new normal: Marketing eyewear in tough times

The retail optical industry is down 2.5% in 2009, according to industry published data.

San Francisco unmatched as a travel destination

San Francisco is nearly synonymous with a high cost of living. The advent and financial success of the early years of the Internet revolution still lures high-income folks to the city by the bay. Property values and household income are among the top in the nation, which enables a profitable restaurant and entertainment scene.

Dining: Please your appetite in Bay City

San Francisco has cuisine to satisfy many taste buds. From dim sum to gnocchi, use this guide to map out your dining tour of the city by the bay.

Wine: Enjoy some downtime at a local vineyard

September 15, 2009

Napa and Sonoma counties, located approximately an hour from San Francisco, are well known around the United States and the world for their superior wine and wineries.

How to maximize patient scheduling and expedite long office waits

December 01, 2007

A system should be put in place to analyze patient flow in the office. Designing an optimized patient appointment schedule and solving some common patient flow problems can make a difference.

Valuations, a good method for certain financial situations

December 01, 2007

If you find yourself in the midst of a buy-in, payout, or sale of your practice, a practice valuation may be worth considering. Typically goodwill is the largest value involved; even though a significant amount of hard assets are also involved. Therefore, it's important to factor in the impact of hard assets on your practice valuation.