After separating from active duty in the Navy, Dr. Albert Licup decided to move forward with his ambition to establish a state-ofthe-art optometry clinic in his hometown of Oak Park, Illinois.
His company, Compass Eye Care, is a full-service eye care practice with cutting-edge equipment which provides comprehensive and personalized eye care in a warm and inviting environment. It also offers high quality eyewear and eye care products to improve the patients’ vision and promote their eye health.
Dr. Licup needed a business plan to enable him to obtain a bank loan and to guide his growing practice. To accomplish this, he came to SCORE for assistance and received the advice and counsel of SCORE counselor Brian Stinton. His practice is now beginning to thrive and, as Dr. Licup said: “Brian from SCORE was a key player in guiding me along the first steps toward business ownership. He helped me hone my business plan for use to secure a bank loan and for use as an ongoing guide for growing my practice. His encouragement, sound advice and feedback gave me the confidence to make the move from clinician only to business owner/eye care provider.”
Compass Eye Care’s website is: www.compasseyecare.com