American Academy of Physician Assistants

Business Ownership

Owning a practice or other healthcare business is complex and can present special challenges for PAs. These resources can help you decide whether ownership or working for yourself is right for you.

AAPA's “PAs and Practice Ownership” issue brief explains the complexities of state law and practice ownership by a PA.

Owning your practice: on your own, but not alone

Today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment offers new opportunities for PAs to take part in the business side of healthcare. Read about the challenges and rewards of practice ownership as told by PAs who are living it (from the April 2012 issue of PA Professional).

How to start a small business

The Small Business Administration has created this award-winning website for entrepreneurs. It's the best place to begin your business research and planning.

Free business counseling

The SCORE Association is a national, nonprofit association that helps small business owners develop effective business plans and create strategies for growth.

Intelligent business plan software

A software package designed to guide you through the creation of a professional quality business plan.

Small business legal resources

Articles and practical information every business owner needs to be successful and avoid legal problems - from how to make a valid contract to hiring independent contracts to the latest in website law issues.

Finding a lawyer

Locate attorneys by specialty and by location across the U.S.

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

The Internal Revenue Service has a new site for small businesses and independent contractors where you can find all the facts about working for yourself.