Congratulations if you have just obtained your degree. You are qualified to run your own operation. As a supplier of medical goods and dispenser of mostly prescribed medications, you are a qualified pharmacist. In your line, you are mostly going to be involved in the retail sector. Good to know that you already know this much about your medical wares. More work for you in learning how the retail environment operates. At the best of times it is highly competitive. You need to have all your ducks in a row to ensure that you remain open for business, from the early hours to late at night.
Yes, the hours can be long if you are that dedicated to your profession. Forget about longer operating hours in order to realize the bottom line. You are prepared to stay open for longer in order to cater for emergencies, something that is bound to happen quite a lot in your profession. There are ways and means for you to maintain your business as a viable operation and to do a good service to your clients (doctors and patients). Did you know that you can have the most effective and accurate unit dose packaging processes in place by rolling out a custom designed software package, tailor made for your profession?
The moment the doctor has completed his consultation with his patient he simply goes online and records his prescriptive details, something that you can see at a moment’s notice. You have all patient records fully recorded and if the patient is not healthy enough to collect the goods, you can arrange for a prompt delivery to the patient’s home. And why should he or she come into your store anyway when you can do him or her the service.