Ownership: You can dream about it or you can do something about it.

Maybe you've talked about it: owning your own pharmacy someday, but you're not sure you have the skills or the resources.

Or maybe you've been running your own pharmacy for a little while and you're ready to take it to the next level.

In either case, the NCPA Innovation Center offers a proven resource just for you: The Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, sponsored by McKesson and in part by Live Oak Bank and Pharmacists Mutual Companies

2018 Dates

October 4 – 6
Boston, MA

2019 Dates

March 8 – 10
Charlotte, NC

June 14 – 16
Dallas, TX

It's an intensive three-day event for pharmacists considering pharmacy ownership or current owners looking to polish their management skills. It's a soup-to-nuts crash course on pharmacy ownership, whether you're starting from the ground up, purchasing an existing store, or expanding to become a multi-store owner.

Our team of experts answer the nitty-gritty questions about the loan approval process, licensure agreements, creating a start-up checklist, writing a business plan, designing an effective store layout, and much more (see the full program agenda here).

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Building a successful pharmacy practice
  • Business owner roles, responsibilities, and management styles
  • Financial planning for success and growth
  • Marketing your pharmacy practice
  • Assessing technology needs for the pharmacy
  • Legal and accounting counsel for the new owner, including pitfalls to avoid
  • Floor planning, pricing strategies, and product placement

In short, you'll learn what it takes to run a successful pharmacy...or even pharmacies.

And get this: More than 2500 pharmacists have attended the Ownership Workshop and more than 50 percent of past workshop participants now own their own pharmacy.

If you're serious about exploring ownership or polishing your skills, stop talking about it and do something about it.

Register for the Ownership Workshop, sponsored by McKesson, and grow the skills you need in order to become an effective pharmacy owner.

There's one coming up soon...

What previous Ownership Workshop attendees are saying:

"The NCPA Ownership Workshop was a crash course in everything needed to successfully run a pharmacy–either a startup operation or an established store. The wealth of knowledge is invaluable to anyone in the pharmacy business." — Jody Reel

"I thought I knew a lot from participating in the Business Plan Competition in school ... I was wrong! Now I know a lot!" — Allison Harland

"This workshop has helped me through junior partnership and acquiring a second pharmacy. Hopefully it will help in opening a third store." -- Jason Spencer

"Ownership Workshop is a meeting of all of the top experts in independent pharmacy ownership and the most insightful and bright minds among potential/ current pharmacy owners. It was definitely a great jumpstart to my pharmacy ownership journey! I would recommend it to all serious potential owners." -- Dana Zimpelman

"This workshop is a must for anyone even thinking about pharmacy ownership." -- Andrew Mize

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NCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program will provide up to 19.75 contact hours (1.975 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.


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