Episode #236

20/20 Money Episode #236-Buy vs Build Convo #1: purchasing a low-revenue optometric practice vs cold starting with Erich Mattai

May 15, 2023

Welcome to another episode of 20/20 Money. My guest on today’s show is Erich Mattai with Akrinos. My conversation with Erich is essentially one of two conversations that I had with two different guests (the second guest/conversation will be next week’s episode), all focused around one question: what should someone do if they’re considering buying (or selling) a low-revenue private practice. To put context around this number, we’re talking about private practices that are grossing somewhere between $400-700k in collections. The question that I posited to Erich was how a future owner should think about the decision matrix of whether to buy a “fixer upper” practice with possible latent potential or whether they should forego that practice and just strike out and cold-start on their own. We discuss financing the purchase of an existing practice compared to a cold started. We also have a spirited discussion around this topic as well as how an owner can evaluate the ROI of an established practice vs a cold start over the long term.

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And with that introduction, I hope you enjoy my conversation with Erich Mattai.

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