Thinking about opening a nurses referral service? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Business Plan Mechanics for Nurses Referral Services
Haven't created a business plan for your nurses referral service yet? You could be in big trouble.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Ultimately, your business plan is intended to be a resource for you, the business owner.
If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your nurses referral service's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.
Prior to launching a nurses referral service within your community, it's essential to see how many competitors you have. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors near you. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of nurses referral services in your community.
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 nurses referral service, the next step is to talk to somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby nurses referral services will give you advice, think again. What's in it for them?
Fortunately, somebody who runs a nurses referral service on the other side of the country may be more than happy to give you a few tips, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. In that case, the business owner may be more than happy to discuss the industry with you. In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.
How do you find a nurses referral service manager who is willing to talk to you but doesn't live nearby?
It's not that hard. Just use the handy link below and enter in a random city/state or zipcode.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Nurses Referral Service
It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.
Yet a healthier and safer strategy may be to purchase an existing nurses referral service.
When you buy an existing company, you get a functional (and presumably profitable) company from day one. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.
Explore Franchising Options
Being part of a network of franchisees makes it a certainty that you benefit from feedback and ideas that have been tested and proven over time.
If your goal is to start a nurses referral service, a smart move is to determine whether buying a franchise could make your life much easier.
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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