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Center for Entrepreneurship

The newest initiative by the Ohio Pharmacists Association and Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, the Center for Entrepreneurship provides pharmacists and student pharmacists with the business skills needed to be successful in today’s economy. A valuable resource for Ohio’s new and existing entrepreneurs, it serves to foster the skills necessary to develop viable, sustainable business models and to create novel practices within pharmacy practice by providing resources and education to Ohio’s pharmacists.


  1. Provide highest level continuing education
  2. Promote the exchange of ideas
  3. Prepare the resources for success

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a key aspect of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Through its offerings, pharmacists and student pharmacists have had the opportunity to learn critical business management skills and leadership development. Over 1000 pharmacists and student pharmacists have attended Center for Entrepreneurship programs and furthered their careers. Past offerings have included education on:

Individuals Interested in Pharmacy Ownership

The Center for Entrepreneurship has created an online form for those interested in future pharmacy ownership. This brief form will help the Center for Entrepreneurship provide those interested in ownership with critical information and will aid in connecting them with pharmacies which may be transitioning ownership. This form is kept confidential and the information will be used only to help you on the path to ownership. Please use the following link to fill out the form if you are interested in future pharmacy ownership: Individuals Interested in Pharmacy Ownership Form

Key Websites for Independent Pharmacists & Pharmacy Managers

How to Open a Pharmacy Manual

The first of its kind, the How to Open a Pharmacy manual contains Ohio-specific legal and regulatory information for starting a pharmacy. Developed by OPA and American Pharmacy Services Corporation (APSC), it is the one stop for the forms, websites and applications necessary for a successful start-up. Purchase one below!


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