The Pharmacists First Guardian

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

The 5 best ways to keep your pharmacy New Year's resolutions

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 09:45 AM


Keeping New Year’s resolutions is difficult for everyone – especially when they revolve around your pharmacy and livelihood. The stakes are higher and the pressure to succeed is significantly greater than resolutions pertaining to yourself. So, why is it that setting and achieving goals for your pharmacy year after year is such a difficult task?

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

3 Tips for Creating a Succession Plan for a Community Pharmacist

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 09:59 AM

As the community pharmacist baby boomer generation continues it's inevitable march towards life after pharmacy, creating a pharmacy succession plan is becoming more of a focal point for them.  However, many pharmacists do not understand how comprehensive a succession plan should be.  The comprehensive nature of succession planning is due to the magnitude of importance to most community pharmacists.  Many of them are counting on the proceeds from the sale of the pharmacy to help support their life after pharmacy which makes this one of the most vulnerable times in their pharmacy lives.  The following are three very imporant tips for creating a successful pharmacy succession plan for a community pharmacist.

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Tags: community pharmacist, pharmacy succession, succession, written goals

3 Prescriptions for a Community Pharmacist

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:49 AM

If you are just getting started...

If you are just getting started as an independent community pharmacist, it is essential to remember to ask for help. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of a new business and try to do everything on your own. But, if you take the time to ask for help, your business will benefit from the wisdom and support of others. Remember, you are independent but you’re not alone.

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Tags: community pharmacist, business, written goals