Nurse Entrepreneur Roll Call! - page 4

I would love to get an idea of what other nurse entrepreneurs are up to. Would anyone be willing to share what their business is? Even if you haven't yet implemented your business plan, I'd love to... Read More

  1. by   Deja63
    Thanks for that tip about the NNBA. Never heard about it. A lot of good information for nurses.
  2. by   Nurse Beth
    I'm a blogger at nursecode.com and I just published my first book, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job" on Amazon. I started blogging 3 years ago and it's been a wild journey- wild in a good way, but I couldn't have predicted all the ins and outs, and all I've learned.
  3. by   Pfiesty
    Wow. I am sorry. Been so busy that I never got back on until now. PM me and I'll answer your questions. I am really loving this role.
    A client got into some trouble last September with a federal regulatory agency that I do not cover. But they were desperate and put their action plans on hold until the deadline. So, with warnings that I don't do that agency, I stepped in and made the fixes and they came out pristine with all deficiencies fully addressed. Wow. Nurses can do anything. We are so familiar with standards and rules and whether we like them or not, we can help others comply when they just don't get it, or they get too panicked to make a good plan and policies.
    Anyway, that is what I do. I work from home mostly with meetings and trainings for staff and management sometimes. But the hours are my own and I work from my sofa.
    Lovin' life!
  4. by   fullefect1
    Update... My business went from 1 facility (August 2016), to 9 facilities (last post- Jan 2017), and we are now at 35 facilities with my On-Demand Staffing company. I've been able to build my internal team from 5 to 25 , and our Provider pool from 100 to 600 (since the last post). We have raised some capital at this point, and will began expanding / launching our service across several Northeast States.

    My recommendation, get a good team (that has more experience than yourself)... and implement technology that can streamline your process to an efficiency level that was not thought to be possible (at least this has worked for my business).
  5. by   penniv
    Update:

    August 1st will my first day seeing patients in my new practice. I am opening an integrated medicine clinic. I have hired a chiropractor I know well as an independent contractor. I will be doing cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, physical rehab, PRP & stem cell therapy and more. My background is ortho so that has helped a lot. I am very anxious for this new venture to begin.
  6. by   NyemaE410
    Hi, I would like to hear more about your business and how you began it. Congratulations on the growth!!!
  7. by   RN Entrepreneur
    I am interested in getting more information. Please PM me.

    Thanks!
  8. by   Nurse Elisha
    I started my own foot care nursing business and my own nurse consulting business. I built these up and sold them after 3 years. What I do now is Nurse Elisha. I help the aspiring nurse entrepreneur start their own businesses. It is great I love the nurses I work with. I help them gain clarity and direction and provide actionable steps that get their business up and running.
  9. by   laughingmoon
    How are you doing in this venture? It sounds great. I wish you the best.
  10. by   JulsGirlBoss
    Hi! I started a home care business in January. It has been pretty slow from the start but it seems to be slightly picking up. I provide non-medical companion and personal care to seniors in California. There are lots of regulations so it have a a little difficult finding my way through liability insurance, workers comp, payroll taxes, etc. I have learned a TON, I just hope 2018 is the year I can earn a paycheck! LOL I am paying for the name through my cousin but plan to make my own brand when the contract is done in a couple years. Anyone else doing this?
  11. by   JulsGirlBoss
    How is your business going? Did it get off the ground? I started one this year and so far it's slow.
  12. by   Angel_11
    Hello JulsGirlBoss ,

    I too am in CA and have been looking for ways to become an entrepreneur, specifically in home care. However I am not yet an RN (applying this Fall) just a CNA at the moment. But I was hoping you can share with me the process it takes to open such a business? Resources, cost, California laws, policies, Insurance etc ? I am pretty much planning my long term goals and would appreciate any info you may have
  13. by   JulsGirlBoss
    Quote from Angel_11
    Hello JulsGirlBoss ,

    I too am in CA and have been looking for ways to become an entrepreneur, specifically in home care. However I am not yet an RN (applying this Fall) just a CNA at the moment. But I was hoping you can share with me the process it takes to open such a business? Resources, cost, California laws, policies, Insurance etc ? I am pretty much planning my long term goals and would appreciate any info you may have
    Hi Angel_11,
    Honestly, because this business has not taken off after 18+mos., I have decided to close it in June. It has been way to expensive here in CA for me to continue, having had the same 2 clients for the past 7 mos. and no more. My community just can't support this since it now seems that most of the seniors here in the Central Valley are on gov. assistance and cannot afford care. There is a lot of private care here which costs a lot less. It is very sad as there is no other agency here in town or within 45 min.

    The state has raised the licensure fee $500 and I can't afford $5600. Payroll taxes are also awful. Make sure you do your research. Depending on where you are at, it could be a very lucrative business! I have a great scheduling system that was pretty expensive but so worth it. Quickbooks cost money for bookkeeping but makes things very easy. Advertising costs $$ as well (newspaper and Facebook) and to keep some costs down, I went to all the churches, hospital, rehab, hair salons, doctors, PT, chiropractic, social workers, and lawyers in town to distribute a folder of info. I only received 4 clients from all that marketing. Neither are my current clients.

    Other factors involved in start up are your phone service(I used an Ooma phone - internet based), website, your liability insurance, surety bond, and workers comp ($$$). And hiring costs a fair amount to be considered as well: I spend around $150 per person which includes finger printing, drug screen, TB test, and uniform, not to mention supplies, paperwork, locking file cabinet, etc. The license app itself is about a 20 page app and must include your paid insurance, w.c., LLC, policies/procedures, etc.

    I got my biz name from my cousin in MI and am paying her for the use of the name. MI has no regulations at this time so it was tons easier for her to get going. She's got a great business going! But it has been an incredible learning experience and I wouldn't have changed a thing! It was a big risk and I wouldn't have known if it would fly, had I never tried.

    So, if you still have questions, feel free to email me

    Julie
    juliesellinrn@gmail.com

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