Anything new in the foot care business? Updates on your business? - page 2

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I just happened to come across this speciality thread while reading the wound threads. My dream has always been to become an entrepreneur. My original thought was to branch out into independent wound consultuting; however, after... Read More


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    Quote from Woogy
    I am a sole proprietor. I have a DBA, business checking account, no lawyer, no accountant (for the business...but my personal accountant helps with questions). I use quickbooks. My accountant said that Quicken is a nightmare so to use quickbooks. Be careful about your startup costs since some of us have found that it is really, really hard to get the word out and get business. You can always go LLC once you have established yourself. Also, in some states (like mine) you don't need a business license. My RN license acts as my business license! Best of luck to you and your new venture!!! ps... Hi yrmajesty!

    Are you sure your city/town/county doesn't require a business license to conduct business? A nursing license is not a license/tax permit to coduct business.
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    Quote from LPNMary

    Are you sure your city/town/county doesn't require a business license to conduct business? A nursing license is not a license/tax permit to coduct business.
    NC doesn't. ..I contacted my BON. our nursing license IS our business license (Dr, dentists, pt don't have business licenses either)

    However, each state is different. To be absolutely sure, contact your BON.
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    Quote from LPNMary
    Are you sure your city/town/county doesn't require a business license to conduct business? A nursing license is not a license/tax permit to coduct business.
    Same here. This county and town consider my RN license a professional license to perform specific things. No business license needed! Idaho is pretty easy going though.
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    Does anyone have a good resource for purchasing a dremel with a vacuum. Trying to find a used one to keep start up costs for my business down. Thank you in advance for any info you can share.
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    I prefer medicool drills....
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    I'm from Minnesota. Our podiatrists do not doing any nail trimmings or callus debridements. However, they treat nail fungus, will fix ingrown nails, and debride wounds. We refer patients our to foot care nurses and their small businesses. This starts with Medicare, but we were just told this morning that private insurances are following suit. I am sending out a mass staff message to inform our clinics that no patient, regardless of insurance, can be scheduled for nails OR calluses.
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    Is anyone in the state of Georgia still running their foot care business? I am debating on taking the course at Emory University in Atlanta and taking the CFCN exam. I am wondering if there have been any roadblocks in working independently as a RN. I emailed the GBON, but the reply was very vague and didn’t answer my question clearly of “Can an RN in the state of Georgia practice as a foot care nurse independently?” I will keep searching the forums and web for a definite answer. But if you have some input or advise- it would be greatly appreciated.
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    I have worked as a Foot care RN in the state of WA for almost 5 yrs now (almost 39 yrs in Nursing). First of all, get your Liability insurance. All nurses I know have it, whether it be for hospital work or any area. Great place for that is NSO (website nso.com). You can talk directly to them on the phone also. I've worked under 2 employers for foot care. One went strictly for private pay from pts. The other obtained their operating finances thru grants --United Way etc. You cannot take private pay if you have a grant though.

    If you will be doing wound care + foot care, I would have them on separate days to avoid any contamination. Foot care work is hard on the hands, so I'd suggest a maximum of 4 days a week doing this. Be sure to obtain the Drs OK, either thru a fax or written note on your pts. --especially for diabetics. We are audited each year so be thorough with your charting and all paperwork.

    Dr Julia Overstreet is excellent! She is basically thru the University of WA. She also travels around the country giving seminars & talks. The CE foot care class I went to last yr was thru Pacific Lutheran Univ. , where the professor had a different ways of doing the same thing.

    I would check with your local city about the business license - just physically go to City Hall to double-check this.

    God Bless you in your endeavors


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