Tips for a Great Business Grand Opening

on May 27, 2016

By the time Erin Merritt started writing a business plan to open her own pharmacy, she had internships and work experiences at 14 different dispensaries under her belt. But, when she launched Modern Apothecary in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2014, she wanted an entirely different setting than the one she trained in.

Crossing a contemporary pharmacy with an old corner drugstore, she filled her business with homeopathic remedies, homemade soaps and other natural products, and lined the walls with vintage displays. Merritt works as the pharmacist, offering personalized services like home delivery and medical compounding (the mixing or altering of ingredients of a drug resulting in a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration that have long since disappeared from the big retail chains.

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