NCPA Helps Pharmacy Owners With Jumpstart Your Pharmacy Business: A Seminar for Owners

May 03, 2010


The National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Ownership Academy today announced a new program entitledJumpstart Your Pharmacy Business: A Seminar for Owners, to be held July 17-18 in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Created in response to feedback from existing NCPA programs, especially from the Ownership Workshop, participants will learn how to better analyze their finances, gain access to important tax and accounting information, understand the benefits of investing in technology, utilize merchandising tools, better handle third party audits, enhance their marketing skills, and develop new niche services strategies. 

The seminar's distinguished faculty includes Richard Jackson, PhD, professor and director of Mercer University's Center for Community Pharmacy Practice and Research, and Gabe Trahan, director of retail services for Burlington Drug Company and also an independent consultant. The program provides 11.25 continuing pharmacy education credits and is limited to the first 50 paid registrants. 

"While getting your business up and running is a challenge many independent community pharmacy owners overcome, the frustration of taking their business to the next level is considerable," said Joseph H. Harmison, PD, NCPA president and pharmacy owner in Arlington, Texas. "This program provides the tools to help pharmacy owners tighten up operations, improve profitability, and capitalize on new opportunities." 

"I wish professional assistance of this caliber was available in the early years of my pharmacy business, so I highly recommend today s crop of owners take advantage of this opportunity," added Harmison. 

Jumpstart Your Pharmacy Business: A Seminar for Owners is the latest offering of NCPA s Ownership Academy, which is a "go-to" resource for all phases of community ownership from exploring the community pharmacy path as a student to tools assisting in pharmacy purchase, enhancing practice and growth as an owner, and transitioning out of ownership into retirement. This one-stop source provides valuable information and networking with successful pharmacists and professional advisors to facilitate ownership, enhance success, and solve problems. 

To learn more about Jumpstart Your Pharmacy Business: A Seminar for Owners, either call 1-800-544-7477 or click here. To learn more about the Ownership Academy click here. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,700 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent an $88 billion health-care marketplace, employ over 65,000 pharmacists, and dispense over 40% of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to or read NCPA s blog, The Dose, at

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