The Optometric Business Academy (OBA) came out with some statistics regarding Walmart O.D.’s revenue growth in 2008.
Walmart practices grew 10% during 2008, on average, as Sam’s Club practices grew 6%.
Growth also varied depending on years at location.
I’ll be interested to see what 2009 stats will say. Anecdotally, my business was up 8% in 2008 while so far for 2009 I currently forecast it to be down over 8% (so back to 2007 levels). So when you think about it, 2009 could see me be down 16-18% from where I wanted to be.
Thanks Obama. That was such a great idea to spend our way out of a recession and have the government take over several private sector industries. Idiot.Tags: economy, Obama, Wal-Mart