Explore Independent Ownership



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Wondering what it’s like to be a pharmacy owner, and more importantly, whether pharmacy ownership is right for you? Independent pharmacies represent approximately 40% of all community pharmacies in the United States and employ more than 60,000 pharmacists nationwide. Independent pharmacy offers young pharmacists a setting where they can develop a more clinically focused practice and establish niche services based on their personal interests or market opportunities. Independent pharmacies also provide a level of care that both patients and consumer organizations identify as the best.

Being an independent owner isn’t for everyone, but it is a highly rewarding career for the pharmacy practitioner who wants to create a distinctive practice and who is willing to embrace the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship. Below are a few helpful articles and insights from industry professionals to help guide you through the decision-making process.

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"A business owner
who fails to plan,
plans to fail."

Joseph Covello
& Brian Hazelgren

Should I Become a Pharmacy Owner?

Starting a Pharmacy

If you decide that pharmacy ownership might be right for you, we’ve got some tools to help you get started.

Buying a Pharmacy

Operating a Pharmacy


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Business Plan Resources

A business plan is a vital tool for business success. When considering a career in business ownership, it’s important to establish attainable and measurable goals, analyze the market, and estimate cost and revenue before starting your business. Completing a business plan is the first step to getting you on the right track.

State Boards

To stay up to date on pharmacy regulatory issues in your state, visit the website of your state board.