Pharmacy Ownership Workshop

Ownership Workshop


June 22-23 - New Orleans

If you're going to IdeaShare, join us beforehand and take your pharmacy to the next level, or finally, take those first steps toward opening your own pharmacy.

Oct. 24-25 - Columbus, Ohio

This offering will take place immediately before NCPA's Annual Convention.

Check back here for the latest information. Have questions about the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop or are interested in having a Pharmacy Ownership Workshop in your area? Contact Kathy Doucette.

Owner Spotlight

Past Ownership Workshop Participant

Stephanie Wise, PharmD

Owner, Oasis Pharmacy


Ownership Workshop's Value to me:

"One of the most valuable aspects of the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop has been the connections made with vendors and other owners. I've reached out to several vendors who have provided invaluable insight and have become trusted advisers.

"Ownership Workshop was a worthy investment in my entrepreneurial pursuit."

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 First Financial Bank and Pharmacists Mutual Companies.

It's an intensive two-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 .

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
  • How to be successful in your first year of ownership

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.

Tory Grooms Testimonial

Whether you’re considering buying a pharmacy one day or you’re ready to take the leap, the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop is education that benefits everyone interested in ownership.

Joe Moose Testimonial

“I realized that it gave me a skillset I didn’t get at on-the-job training or working in the family business for years.” – Joe Moose, PharmD, co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and director of strategy and luminary programs with CPESN® USA