Roadmap to Opening a Vital Care Franchise

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a pharmacist, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, or all three! You’ve probably been researching for weeks or even months or years to determine how you can become your own boss, own a healthcare business, or create a valuable retirement asset. You comb through articles in your limited spare time, and you are now wondering what this Vital Care infusion pharmacy business involves.

To put it simply: a Vital Care infusion pharmacy helps patients heal at home or in a state-of-the-art Vital Care infusion clinic, far from busy and often infection-riddled hospitals. Infusion drugs, a sector of pharmaceutical drugs, grow year after year, as they are a powerful tool to fight diseases, most of them chronic. Chronic disease sadly grows more and more every year as well. 

If you are looking to grow a business in the healthcare industry and make a positive impact in your community, owning a locally-owned Vital Care infusion pharmacy will do just that. Our franchise owners make a difference in their communities bringing the highest quality care with the best staff and customer experience. That’s why Vital Care continues to grow year after year.

So how do you become a Vital Care owner? We’ve broken the process down for you into five simple steps to opening your Vital Care infusion pharmacy business:

1. Research + Reach Out

You’re already halfway done with the first step! We encourage all potential Vital Care owners to do their due diligence. Read up on the infusion industry, read our research articles, listen to current franchise owners on our podcast… make sure you’re definitely interested in infusion pharmacy and healthcare.

Then, reach out to us by filling out the contact form at VitalStarts.com. We will briefly confirm your interest, information, and available capital. This is a short introductory call, so it should only take about 5 min or less of your time. If you aren’t already familiar with our capital requirements, please check out this article on the startup costs of owning a Vital Care infusion pharmacy.

2. Consultation + FDD Review

If it seems like we’d be a good fit, we will schedule an opening call with more members of the Vital Care team. They’ll provide you with some deeper information on the process of becoming a franchisee, and will learn more about your goals. This is a great chance to ask questions and see how running a franchise will fit into your lifestyle.

In addition to the opening call, you will receive our franchise disclosure document (FDD). This document contains an overview of our franchise offering along with a copy of our Franchise Agreement. You’ll want to review this a few times and follow up with any questions you have after reading it. If you have more questions about franchising in general, the Federal Trade Commission provides resources for those interested in learning more.

3. Inquire + Investigate

This step is all about doing your due diligence. We will follow up with a call to answer any more questions you have about the FDD and make sure those are all answered. You’ll also be given an opportunity to speak directly with Vital Care franchisees about their experiences.

On your call with current franchisees, you’ll get an inside look at what Vital Care ownership is like. They’ve been exactly where you are, and they will provide valuable insight into what life as a Vital Care owner is like.  You can even follow up one-on-one with a Vital Care franchisee about their business’s financials, work-life balance, whatever questions you might have.

4. Prepare + Plan

As part of the candidate selection process, we want to see your plans for your Vital Care franchise. As a potential candidate, you’re provided with the resources and tools you need to begin planning your capitalization strategy, your operational structure, and your goals for growing your business. At this stage, we actively begin to lay the groundwork for your Vital Care infusion pharmacy. 

This part of the process might seem premature, but it’s integral to reviewing your specific opportunity. It also helps us to identify how you’ll operate as a future Vital Care owner. We’re looking for candidates with skills in planning and strategy to work as partners with our corporate team.

5. Dream + Discover

As the last step before being awarded a Vital Care franchise, you’ll be invited to a Discovery Day at our corporate office. You’ll get a glimpse into what Vital Care does on a daily basis to support our franchisees. Spend one-on-one time with Vital Care’s leadership to share ideas and solidify the dreams you have for your Vital Care infusion pharmacy business.

This is the last and final step in the process of becoming a Vital Care franchise owner. If you’ve made it this far, your dreams of becoming an infusion pharmacy owner are just around the corner.

6. New Vital Care Owner!

Now, you’re ready to sign your franchise agreement. We can begin opening or converting your new Vital Care infusion pharmacy! You’ll start your comprehensive infusion pharmacy franchise training and support programs to help you launch your Vital Care. Our team will work closely with you as you implement the Vital Care business model.

Once you’re open for patients, the franchisee support ramps up even more. Our corporate team helps with everything from billing and revenue cycle management, to marketing support, to clinical review and consultation. We know when our owners succeed, our entire brand succeeds!

Are you ready to discover your Vital Care infusion opportunity? Reach out and start a conversation with our team to see if we’re a good fit for your business and career goals.

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