About Doug Chadwick, CPC, ELI-MP

I've Been In Your Shoes.....

Waking up at 2:30am. Brain is racing. Heart is beating out of your chest. Wondering how in the world you are going to make payroll this week. Lying awake questioning: why there aren’t 28 hours in one day so I can get more done and, how can I be my best when I can’t even get a good night’s sleep?

In my pharmacy, every other week was payroll week. It happened on Wednesday. When I showed up on Monday morning, I had a pit in my stomach knowing that by Wednesday I had to have $140,000 to cover my wholesale bill and payroll. Most of those Mondays we had nowhere close to that amount in the checking account which meant by some miracle we had to make that much before Wednesday.

By Wednesday, the majority of the time, we had enough money to cover all of the expenses and payroll plus a little left over. The miracle had happened once again.

But in all honesty, it wasn’t a miracle. It was simply the fact that we had put the systems and organization in place to make certain that we were financially covered even when it seemed we might not be.

In pharmacy, systems and organization were an absolute necessity. If your system was poor while inputting the prescription, pulling the correct drug, putting the label on the bottle, and verifying the prescription a filling error could be made potentially leading to someone being hurt or even die from the error. When you look at pills all day long there are a lot of round, white tablets on the market. After a while they all begin to look alike. Errors can be made easily.

I found that when I applied the same organizational attention to other parts of the business, including employees, inventory, finances, and customer service, the small details proved to be successful. Payroll Wednesday became much easier because I knew I had done all that I could to keep money flowing through the business. That meant less sleepless nights.

If you own a business and are overwhelmed at the thought that every day is hard and you thought being the owner would give you more freedom, let me help you. We can partner together to put systems in place and pay attention to the correct details to make ownership less stressful and more rewarding. Click the button below to get started and schedule a discovery call today. You won’t regret it!

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