The Pharmacists First Guardian

Community involvement: good for your town, your pharmacy and you!

Posted by Matt Coakley on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 08:50 AM

Among the many reasons we love taking care of independent community pharmacists is they represent all that is great in small town America. Few, if any other community members are as entrepreneurial, work as hard, or are more dedicated to the community than owners of a hometown pharmacy.

While it may seem I am preaching to the choir, our very best clients have found getting more involved in the community where they do business – and on many cases – where they live, is a great way to meet more people and, indirectly, increase their customer base.

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Tags: community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist, community pharmacy benefits, Community Pharmacist Lifecycle, business, vision, profitability, pharmacy value, family business owner, family business, behavioral economics

From Behind the Counter: Mentorship creates community pharmacy legacy

Posted by Rick Coakley on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 07:28 AM

To find out what really works for community pharmacy owners, we frequently conduct interviews with well-established and successful community pharmacy owners. This is the third of many that we will be sharing over the next year.

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Tags: community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist, pharmacy exit strategy, pharmacy succession, pharmacy junior partner, pharmacy junior partners, profitability, pharmacy value, exit planning, independence, summerville, asheville

3 Internal Keys to Profitability for Community Pharmacists

Posted by Matt Coakley on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

When even one causes us heartache, you might think the growing number of phone calls we receive from community pharmacists struggling to keep their doors open would lead to despair.

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Tags: community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist, profitability