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by Mourtney Mourtney (New Member) New Member

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Hello Everyone!

I would like to start a CPR/CNA CE business. My husband is totally supportive. We have built up our savings in preparation for this, so we are doing ok financially. I am doing some preliminary market research of competing businesses but it's not the same as hearing from people who've been there and done it. So, for anyone who has established said business, do you have any wise words for a young would-be entrepreneur such as myself? Am I delusional for even wanting to be a business owner? Thank you all in advance!

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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Not a business owner- but I spoke at a conference to a woman who opened a CPR business for night shift people. Hours were 8p-2a and she offered BLS, ACLS, PALS and (?) NRP. She was swamped. The whole work of services for people who sleep during the day is just begging to be tapped.

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That is a wonderful idea! This will certainly help to distinguish me from my competitors. Thank you for your comment!

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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That is a wonderful idea! This will certainly help to distinguish me from my competitors. Thank you for your comment!

You can send my share of the profits to me! :)

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PhyllisMSN has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Staff RN.

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Another place to market your CPR/ACLS business to is a staffing agency. When I worked as an agency nurse, we would always have someone who needed CPR, and they could not find a provider 

 

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Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

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My hospital outsources both BLS and ACLS to an outside company, and they do very well.

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Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

343 Likes; 10 Followers; 81 Articles; 224,832 Visitors; 1,690 Posts

What state are you planning to do CNA CEs in?

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Alex Egan has 9 years experience and works as a Peds PDN.

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I have been in business for about 10 years now. This is not nor do I want it to be my full-time job. I keep expenses low and costs down. You can get a basic setup to do BLS for under $1000. I have two corporate clients that are large staffing agencies. It's a nice low impact gig I do 1-2 classes a week and pulls about  1800 a month gross, about 1500 net (pre tax) I would recommend getting started while you have a fulltime job, and only quit your full-time job only when you can't scale up anymore and keep sane. 

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