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
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.