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Benjamin Coakley

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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

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

3 Tips For Making Time In The Summertime

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

 It’s Summertime!

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Tags: community pharmacist, pharmacy time management, pharmacy owner time management

Memorial Day: Setting a legacy

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 02:44 PM

 

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Tags: pharmacy legacy, community pharmacy legacy, savings, financial plan

Don't be a fool this month.

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Sat, Apr 01, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

While April 1st is the annual celebration of April Fool's day - this year, don't let your financial plan, or lack thereof, make a fool of you. While everyone is on their own unique path towards financial freedom, there are several mistakes that a lot of people make.

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Tags: savings, financial plan

Do you have the luck of the Irish?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Wishing you all an early happy St. Patrick’s Day! As we spend the day celebrating Irish heritage, the Waypoint team has come around to the discussion of luck. Are you lucky like the Irish, or do you have to work for things?

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Tags: pharmacy owner, debt reduction, savings

Who was your valentine this year?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 03:37 PM


Traditionally, Valentine’s Day has been reserved for couples. But this year, we want you to think of it differently. Your year-round valentine in the pharmacy is someone or something that loves you back. As an example, PBMs are probably NOT your valentines.

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Tags: pharmacy contingency plan, succession development, exit planning, written goals, pharmacy owner