The Pharmacists First Guardian

Working to Live or Living to Work?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 04:55 PM


Check out our most recent podcast for the Income Outcomes show on Working to Live or Living to Work.

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Tags: Podcast, wealth accumulation, financial security

New Beginnings

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 02:35 PM


Check out our most recent podcast for the Income Outcomes show on New Beginnings.

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Tags: pharmacy vision, financial plan, preparedness, Podcast

Maximizing Employees

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:00 AM


Over the years of working with pharmacy owners across the country, we have found that, for the most part, pharmacy employees are the most underutilized asset available. This isn't because they aren't knowledgeable or good at their jobs, but because they aren't always working to their full potential.

While part of that may be due to the individual employee's work ethic, we have found that there are a few things that owners and managers can do, to help boost the performance and productivity of their team. 

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Tags: community pharmacy employees, key pharmacy employees, Video, Blog

5 Tips For Getting Out Of Debt

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 12:48 PM


Debt is the number one reason people don’t save enough for retirement. While it is always easier said than done, we can help you set up a debt reduction plan to get you on the right track towards being debt free.  

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Tags: debt reduction, financial plan

Ways to Save For Days

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 01:29 PM

Every year November brings the season of stress, and with the holidays just around the corner we can add in just a bit of craziness too. Between parties, decorating, baking, gift buying, and everything else, it is important to focus on ways to save yourself. Whether you are looking to save time, money, or sanity – below are some things that will benefit you most.

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Tags: community pharmacist, holidays, saving money, time optimizer tool

SPECIAL REMINDER: The #1 reason preparing for disaster is good for your business

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:57 AM

Pharmacy owners are constantly making decisions based on risk versus reward scenarios.  In the wake of the recent hurricanes and wild fires, evaluating the risk versus reward of investing in disaster preparedness is getting more attention than ever.

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Tags: community pharmacist, pharmacy disaster recovery plan, preparedness

Developing a Clear-Cut Exit Strategy

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

Once you reach a certain point in your life, you start looking ahead and thinking about life after pharmacy. For business owners, it becomes a bigger challenge because it’s not just about you, but making sure you leave your company in a good place; both financially and from a management/new ownership standpoint.

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Tags: community pharmacist, pharmacy exit strategy, community pharmacist independence, community pharmacy exit strategies, exit planning

Guest Blog - Independent Pharmacies and Social Media Marketing

Posted by Rice's Pharmacy on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 08:55 AM

Some say engaging your business in social media marketing is just jumping on the bandwagon. Everybody’s doing it so you should, too. But what’s the real value and how does that look for us as pharmacies? 

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Tags: community pharmacist, community pharmacist independence, social media, pharmacy marketing

3 Back-to-School Tools for Pharmacy Owner Success

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 08:55 AM

Driving your pharmacy’s success is like driving a school bus on a busy back-to-school day.

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Tags: community pharmacist, community pharmacist independence, pharmacy key employee evaluator, investment policy statement, inspired goals

What's Your Plan for Independence?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

As we spend this month celebrating our independence, take a moment to think about YOUR independence. What is your plan for your life after pharmacy?

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Tags: community pharmacist, community pharmacist independence, bucket list, monte carlo planning, personal retirement