That was an amazing and very impressive thing to us. When you can foresee what potentially could happen, unless you make some alterations to prevent that, it’s so much better than having to play catch-up, which is really what we felt we were doing all the time. We would meet in April to catch up from taxes of the previous year.
This way, we’re basically addressing the issues during the existing year. By year-end, things are in check and balanced and in good standing. That stress of going to that meeting to your accountant once a year is no longer a stress to us. We actually have enjoyed it sometimes.
Let’s pivot to the present. What was the best news you heard in the meeting today?
Dr. Jacob Grapevine - My favorite news today is, again, the projected plan that we’re on. Like I said, it’s not just about us. It’s about what we could be able to do for our family, for the business, for the employees and so forth, be able to know, “Hey, this is where you’re headed, and it’s not a situation where there’s going to be less and less for your future. It’s going to be more and more that you’re able to do more and more for others.”
Amber Grapevine - I would definitely say there are some hard decisions you have to make to meet that bottom line that you’re looking at, to know that you’re saving so well for the future and that you do have choices and options.
You’ve been with us for five years. We know we’re not the only game in town, so to speak. We appreciate that, but we want to know, too, how you would recommend us or why you decide to keep working with us?
Dr. Jacob Grapevine - One of the reasons that we continue to work with Four Quadrants is not just their unique style but the individual style that they provide to us. It’s not the same for every practice. Everyone is very different and unique. You get to sit down for a time period and explain your situation.
They think about that. They strategize, and they plan how to help you with where you want to go, versus just, “OK, here’s the numbers. Here’s what you need to do. You need to do this to make it better.” They were coming up with ideas and ways to help us along that path.
We’ve been with them for five years. What they said they could do, they delivered over and above. From our standpoint, it makes sense to continue with them. I don’t see any reason why anybody wouldn’t want to at least take the time just to meet with them and just see what potential is there because I know when we first met with them, they did share a potential that I didn’t see any possibility of that occurring.
At first, it just seemed too far out there. I also know that there comes the point in time where you have to decide, “If what I’m doing is not working, something has to change.” Meeting with them, they didn’t take us and completely do a “180” on us. They just took baby steps with us. They were there with us the whole process.
Anything you want to add to that?
Amber Grapevine - He does have a very custom approach to dentistry. He really treats the person as an individual and not as just a number, herding the cattle through to make the bottom line. He really sees them as individuals.
That’s really how Four Quadrants treats us, as an individual. They care about the choices that we’re making. They want to make sure that we’re happy and comfortable. It’s not just about hitting numbers so that it looks good on paper. It really is about us as a person. We appreciate that.