Through a collaboration with the UGA College of Pharmacy, the UGA SBDC offers high quality, confidential, consulting services to independent pharmacy owners geared to improving efficiencies and profitability. There is no charge for the consulting, which depending on the needs of the pharmacy, can focus on any of the following areas:
- Financial Analysis/Industry Comparisons
- Business Plan Development
- Buying/Selling a Pharmacy
- Marketing and Advertising
Pharmacy Management Rotation
Many services are expanded through the UGA College of Pharmacy Independent Pharmacy Management rotation with 4th year PharmD students. This rotation provides an exciting and motivating “entrepreneurial” educational experience that gives students in-depth exposure to the essential business skills needed to manage a successful pharmacy. Not only will pharmacy students learn how to observe and implement core business principles through their “one-to-one” interactions and observations, participating owners will also gain insight into their pharmacies and identify opportunities for improvement, efficiencies, or growth.
This unique opportunity is offered to independent pharmacy owners at no cost, other than travel expenses. Owners with sincere interest in improving their pharmacies and helping educate the next generation of pharmacists can participate in the rotation. All information through this rotation is kept strictly confidential.