Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dat Nguyen, Owner of Pharmedico, located in Sarasota, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Pharmedico Compounding Pharmacy & Wellness is a holistic wellness center with integration of Western and Eastern medicine to promote patients' well-being with a holistic approach and to provide a path to better health. A compounding pharmacy specializes in customized medications in various dosage forms to meet patients’ unique needs.

Pharmedico is also a DME and Medical Supplies store for our patients with special needs, as well as offering Functional Nutrition and Family Medicine in-person or virtual appointments.

Pharmedico's wellness center offers Professional Nutritional Supplements available in-store or online for health support. We serve mostly the adult population of all ages, including our furry-friendly pets.

Your well-being is our Mission.

Tell us about yourself

I'm the founder/owner and pharmacist in charge of Pharmedico. I love being an investor and business entrepreneur. At the same, I love learning new things and helping people to improve their quality of life and well-being.

This passion has always been in me since I was a little boy and has become much clearer as I grew up. Pharmedico was incorporated in the late Fall of 2017 and opened its door for business by the Spring of 2018.

Pharmedico offers so many different products and services in one location, which makes the environment very dynamic, fun, and challenging. This is what motivates me to come to work every day. Never a dull moment here.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment at Pharmedico would be being able to manage and run three main core businesses without going under water or financial debts. Perseverance and Motivation are the main keys to this success.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The hardest thing about being a business owner is long working hours and trying to find work/life balance. Being able to endure the constant beating mentally, physically, and possible financial hardship. Lack of quality time for yourself and your family. An average of 65 hours/week is normal, and I've been doing this for almost five years now.

No vacation yet or even a long three days weekend break. And no sick days!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Make sure you do what you are really passionate about and set goals to succeed. You'll never look at that clock again.
  2. Find a niche in the market and try to fulfill that market. Be aware of your competitors.
  3. Make sure your loved ones support and understand you. Be ready financially, mentally, and physically and make lots of sacrifices to grow that seed.

Where can people find you and your business?


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