If you are interested in starting a career in mobile phlebotomy, then you probably have a few questions. While there are not many steps that you will have to take to get into the field, it is still helpful to have a guide to get you started. Here is a quick look at what you need to do to start a mobile phlebotomy business.
The first step that you should take to become a mobile phlebotomist, is to acquire your certification to be a phlebotomist. If you already have your certification, then you can check this box and move on to the next step. If not, then that is something that you should obtain, as it will assure your patients that you are experienced and familiar with the proper methods of phlebotomy and patient care.
Handle the Financials
Next, before you jump into operation, you should take care of all of the financial groundwork for your business. This means that you should get a Tax ID number or an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through the IRS website so that you can apply for business licenses and small business loans.
You will also need it to open a bank account, which is another key part of laying the groundwork for your new mobile phlebotomy business. You want to keep your work financials and your personal financials distinctly separate, so opening a bank account to specifically hold your funds for your mobile phlebotomy business is a wise choice.
The final financial step that you should make for your new business is to have a bookkeeping software that will help you manage your finances once you are in operation. This step is important for any kind of business and should not be skipped. In addition to that, ensure that your business has a trusted tax accountant to help you keep up with your taxes throughout the year.
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License Your Business
The last technical piece of this business set-up puzzle is licensing your business. You do not want to be running an illegal phlebotomy business, so be sure to acquire a business license to operate within your city. This should not be very difficult, and there should be no charge to your business to obtain your license.
Once you have the background details of your business lined up, including all your materials, transportation, licensing, and financials, you are ready for operation. To start getting clients, though, you need to advertise yourself. This can be done by creating pamphlets and business cards for your business and putting them in doctors’ offices and in elderly care facilities. Make sure that you are making yourself visible in places that your target audience frequently visit.
In this article, we have talked about the key stepping stones to starting your very own mobile phlebotomy business. Running a business of any kind is going to be difficult, but with some patience, hard work, and guidance, you can be a successful mobile phlebotomist. For an even deeper and more comprehensive look at how to start a mobile phlebotomy business, take a look at this guide to starting a mobile phlebotomy business, written by a successful mobile phlebotomy company owner and small business start-up experts.