Starting a business can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There are so many details to keep track of, tasks to complete, and decisions to make that it can easily consume all of your waking hours!
Starting a mobile phlebotomy business in Maryland is no different. Even if you’ve owned a business before, there will be new things to consider in this niche industry.
In an attempt to make starting a business in Maryland a little easier, the state has created Maryland Business Express, which serves as an online hub for everything related to legally starting a business in the state. You’ll need to create an account, but then you can do things such as register your new business and file your annual report. There’s a place on the site that will even help with things like finding business funding and choosing a business structure.
To register your business in the state of Maryland, you must be able to provide the following basic details:
- Your business address (cannot be a P.O. Box)
- Your business name
- Your business type (sole proprietorship, general partnership, LLC, etc.)
- A registered agent (this can be you, as long as you are a Maryland citizen)
Once you provide this information, you will be given a unique number from the Department of Assessments and Taxation, known as your SDAT Identification Number. You will also need to obtain a federal tax ID number. This is easily obtained online from the IRS.
After you do these basic things that all Maryland business owners must do, you can then focus on tasks that are related specifically to starting a mobile phlebotomy business in Maryland. You’ll likely want to start by leveraging your connections within your local medical community. If you are already a phlebotomist, you likely have a network that you can tap into. Maybe you work for a patient service center that would be willing to refer patients to you who are unable to travel to the lab. You can also contact local doctors’ offices, senior care facilities, or home health agencies to see if they would be interested in contracting with you when they need someone for mobile blood draws. At the same time, you can be building an online presence, so that when people in your area do an online search for a mobile phlebotomist, they find your company.
You’ll likely have a lot of questions as you go along. There are several online resources you can tap into, such as this Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Mobile Phlebotomy Company. This ebook is not specific to starting this type of business in Maryland, but it will provide you with a ton of helpful information nonetheless. The ebook covers topics such as marketing, money management, hiring, equipment, and more. It provides you with the initial steps for becoming a Medicare provider and offers guidance on Medical Directors, which you will likely need if you are not a medical doctor yourself.
While no book or ebook can guarantee your success in the mobile phlebotomy industry, this ebook is a great starting point for those with the drive to succeed and the willingness to put in the necessary work.short url: