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How to Start a Sexually Transmitted Diseases Physicians & Surgeons Business

Starting a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice is an excellent entrepreneurial opportunity as long as you separate yourself from the competition. We offer a friendly, comprehensive guide that demystifies what it takes to be successful.

Thinking about opening a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Writing Tips for a Sexually Transmitted Diseases Physician Practice Business Plan

We know - writing a business plan can be a daunting task for a new entrepreneur.

But here's the good news: With a few tips, any entrepreneur can create a successful plan for their business. If you can get past the mystique, you'll see that a business plan just describes where your sexually transmitted diseases physician practice is headed and how you intend to get there.

When you compose a business plan, you formally document the rationale behind your entrepreneurial vision. The information in your plan (and your rationale) are essential for lenders, investors and other people who have a stake in your company.

Before you begin, we recommend reviewing a few sample business plans.

Don't Ignore the Competition

Long before you open a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice in your town, it's essential to find out how you will fit in the competitive landscape. Use the link below to find competitors nearby. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of sexually transmitted diseases physician practices in your town.

Is the established competition doing a good job? It's important to understand their strengths and weaknesses and think through how you'll stake up against those established businesses.

Learn from Others Who Are Already In This Space

If you are interested in starting a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice, be sure to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.

Thankfully, an owner of a a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice in a location that is not competitive to you can be a great learning resource for you, given that you don't compete with them in their area. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Where does one find an entrepreneur who is running a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice outside of your area who is willing to talk?

Simple. Let your fingers do the walking by using the link below.

Purchasing a Sexually Transmitted Diseases Physician Practice

Many experts advise against starting a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice if you can buy an established operation. Yet the process of buying a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice introduces a new set of challenges.

As you would expect, there are a number of steps in buying a business. To stay on track, you'll need to enlist the services of a business broker.

A good business broker serves a number of useful purposes. From locating available companies to helping seal the deal, your broker will have the experience and skills to help you successfully navigate the purchase process.

Consider Buying a Franchise

You should know that your odds of doing well with your venture are higher if you go the franchising route and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.

As part of your process in starting a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice, you would be wise to investigate whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might make sense for you.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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Conversation Board

Do you have questions or comments regarding starting a sexually transmitted diseases physician practice? Sharing your thoughts will help the hundreds of thousands of small business owners who visit this site looking for advice.

David 8/17/2010

I am trying to do a marketing plan for an STD testing clinic. Do you have any suggestions?

Ken Gaebler 8/17/2010

David, I would recommend that you market through partners as much as possible. For example, if you are in Houston, talk to the folks at STD Testing Houston. If you are in Los Angeles, talk to the folks at STD Testing Los Angeles. I found these guys online, but I'm sure you have local STD testing centers who might be able to work with you on a referral basis of some kind. Good luck!


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