Online forums are a great way to network, get new ideas, learn quickly about a pesky problem, but the basics of starting and running a business have not changed. That is where the Small Business Association comes in. Started in 1953, they have steadily grown to assist small business owners start, grow and assist them in all aspects of running a business.
Have questions, set an appointment with a SCORE counselor. All you have to do is go online, put in your zip code for a counselor near you. Not sure you want to do that, you can attend SCORE event at the local level.
It does not make any difference, whether you are an optician, optometrist, wholesaler, importer, retailer, bootstrapper, manager or spouse. This is about business basics, which do not change. Instead of spinning your lenses, take a few hours and go see a specialists.