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Matt Coakley

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Spring Football- Pharmacy Style

Posted by Matt Coakley on Sat, Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:53 AM


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Topics: Blog, peer-to-peer, networking, pharmacy collaboration

3 Tips for an Effective Pharmacy Golden Handcuffs Plan

Posted by Matt Coakley on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Pharmacy golden handcuffs planning is critical to protect your pharmacy. And, if you are like most pharmacy owners, your pharmacy is your "Golden Goose." It is the asset that drives the financial engine for you and your family, as well as, your employees and their families.

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Topics: community pharmacy, pharmacy golden handcuffs plan, community pharmacy benefit plan

Do you know what replacing a key pharmacy employee actually costs?

Posted by Matt Coakley on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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Topics: key pharmacy employee, replacing a key pharmacy employee, costs to replace a key pharmacy employee

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

What's Next for Your Pharmacist Career Path?

Posted by Matt Coakley on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

There are as many different reasons that people decided to become pharmacists as there are pharmacists out there.  In other words, it is different for everyone.  However, choosing your own path as a pharmacist doesn't start when you finish pharmacy school and it doesn't end when you decide to retire.  I had a nice young lady sum it up this way, "Once I became a pharmacist, I quickly understood that I will always be a pharmacist."

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Topics: community pharmacy owner, Community Pharmacist Lifecycle, pharmacist career path