"The best way to teach something is to do it yourself first"
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Since things have cooled off a bit from the 2018 Elevate Summit, I've heard from many pharmacists that they love the idea of X, but they couldn't do it because Y and Z....
They said they needed a step by step plan to follow. A turn-key program they could emulate and implement in a few weeks.
So I'm going to go through the entire process of setting up, marketing and planning a brand new business, for the sole purpose of HELPING YOU.
That's right, I'm starting a pharmacogenomic and nutrient deficiency consulting business from scratch called Genetic Consults.
If that sounds a bit crazy, well it is!
It aligns with my commitment to help pharmacists advance their practice in whatever way I can, even if it means being a human guinea pig.
And as my favorite boss always said, he's from the "Show-Me State" (Missouri) so he needs to see it to believe it.
So that is exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to keep track of every expense, every decision, every conversation I have with a provider and document it step-by-step.
We will track the ROI together and determine.
I'm going to offer a large suite of products, software and testing panels in order to share the pros and cons of each. You'll get to see the tests in action as I'll be using myself as the control and then decide which tests would work best for your needs.
I've already purchased my first two consumer DNA test panels 23andMe - Health + Ancestry ($199) and the Vitagene - Health + Ancestry ($79).
Once I get these tests in (2-day Prime shipping) I'll swab my mouth and send off to receive my test results in 4-5 weeks.
Here on the blog, I'll compare results between the two and if the Vitagene test works just as well, it will be the one I'll recommend for your patients.
I'm going to take this new business from A to Z and give you the honest assessment of the program. By the end of this experiment you may literally know more about me than you know about yourself!
In my next post I'll be sharing about how I set up my new (free!) website GeneticConsults.com and which target market I'm primarily focusing on.
Go check it out here and see if you can guess!
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Have questions about starting your own consulting business, email me anytime @ firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD is an independent consultant pharmacist living in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her latest project is the second annual Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit, pharmacy's first virtual conference event. She is also the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online e-Course and Community where she guides pharmacist-entrepreneurs through the process and barriers of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business. More information about Dr. Thielemier can be found on her website.