I left Pharmaceutical Sales and Started A Business – Part III

At this point after having negotiated a lease agreement for my retail location, furnished it, got all of the hardware and software in place, and got licensed through the state with the governing agency…I now not only owned a business but was operating one.  Now this was really scary.  As I said in Part II, I had a certain amount of money that I had dedicated to the business endeavor and if I ran out of

I left Pharmaceutical Sales and Started A Business – Part II

The franchise that I landed upon (after flirting with many) was one in which I had professional experience.  By that I mean, in my pharmaceutical career I sold or managed reps who sold many medications with varying indications.  The business that I chose basically allowed me to use my experience within pharma and reinvent it with my new business.  My franchise coach made the connection between my past pharma experience and this particular franchise. If

I Left Pharmaceutical Sales and Started a Business – Part I

Around 2 to 3 years ago, the very popular, very well known pharmaceutical organization that I was working for was acquired by a much larger pharmaceutical organization and despite the great success I had over the years, I was let go.  It didn’t matter that I had never finished outside the Top 12% nationally as a Territory Representative, or that I was the #1 Specialty Representative in the country for three straight quarters or that