If you’re thinking of starting a new business, there’s never an absolutely perfect time. There are always factors that will make it challenging, whether it’s the economy, your stage in life, the ability to secure start-up funding, or something else. You just need to decide if you’re willing to face those obstacles and start your venture anyway.
However, there are also times when a business opportunity seems to be staring you in the face, just begging to be taken advantage of.
With the Coronavirus pandemic, many businesses suffered, but there were also businesses that flourished and new ones that popped up in the midst of it. One type of business that has seen a huge amount of growth in the midst of the pandemic is the mobile phlebotomy industry.
In case you’ve never heard of mobile phlebotomy, it’s a business in which a phlebotomist comes to a patient’s house, or even their place of business, to do a blood draw. Patients can have their blood drawn from the comfort of their own home, rather than having to drive to a hospital, lab, or patient service center. The mobile phlebotomist then delivers the blood sample to a laboratory for testing. It’s safe and convenient for the patient.
Before the pandemic hit, most of the people who used mobile phlebotomy services were the elderly and homebound patients—in other words, those who had difficulty leaving their homes for services like blood draws. However, when people were encouraged to shelter in place and avoid leaving their homes except for the essentials, many turned to mobile phlebotomists for their blood draws. Some insurance companies even began covering mobile phlebotomy services.
Many people were introduced to mobile phlebotomy for the first time during the pandemic, and some don’t plan to stop using the service even after the threat of the Coronavirus has subsided. They may have started using the service out of necessity, but they will continue to use it out of convenience, just like many say they will still use services like grocery and meal delivery companies in the future.
If you have ever thought about starting a mobile phlebotomy business, now is the time! The demand is as high as it’s ever been.
Maybe you’re currently working as a phlebotomist in a patient service center and looking to make more money by going out on your own, or perhaps you’re just an aspiring entrepreneur looking for a great business opportunity. Starting a mobile phlebotomy business could be a great move.
The start-up costs are relatively low—especially if you already own a reliable car that could be used to travel to the homes of your patients. However, there are a lot of details to get right if you want your business venture to be successful. Fortunately, there is a great guide for aspiring mobile phlebotomy company owners, aptly named Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Mobile Phlebotomy Company. It’s co-authored by the founder of a successful mobile phlebotomy company in Southern California, as well as business and marketing experts. It offers great tips and will likely answer some questions you never even knew to ask about starting a mobile phlebotomy business.