The Pharmacists First Guardian

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

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

How Do You as a Pharmacy Owner Define Independence?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 01:25 PM


The Statue of Liberty was a joint effort between France and the United States, intended to commemorate the lasting friendship between the peoples of the two nations. Today, it remains an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy, as well as one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Nothing symbolizes independence more than America's Great Lady. Read More

Tags: community pharmacist, life after pharmacy, community pharmacist independence, community pharmacy independence

Pharmacy Owners: What is Your System for Personal and Family Success?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

A system is defined by Merriam-Webster as a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole. Everything that works very efficiently and effective is the result of a good system. The human body is a great example of this. Community pharmacy owners are no strangers to systems. They have systems to keep track of drugs, process payments for their patients, keeping employees happy and paid, along with hundreds of others that we don't have time to mention here. Then, why is it so difficult for them to have a system of personal and family success? This is the million dollar question.

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Tags: community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist, community pharmacist success

3 Things that Can Improve Your Life Outside the Pharmacy Today

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

Most community pharmacy owners almost always tell us in our complimentary goals workshop that they want to improve their quality of life outside the pharmacy.  They also almost always tell us that things would have to be different for this to happen. When pressed on what would have to be different, the answers depend on each unique situation.  We will address more of these in our next blog.  For now, we are going to focus on three things that you can do today to improve your life outside the pharmacy today.

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Tags: community pharmacist, life outside the pharmacy