1 – Q) Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
A) Nurseio is built to make life easier for healthcare professionals. Our platform allows healthcare facilities to upload their open schedules effortlessly. Then the professional simply has to sign up and they are matched with jobs available for their certification and they choose the shifts they’d like to work. This allows registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, ER nurses, medical technicians, and caregivers to choose where they want to work and when. Then, at the end of each shift, Nurseio pays the healthcare professional for the work they did that day. Nurseio is the answer to providing work-life balance to the lives of these frontline heroes. Currently based out of Arizona, and launching a mobile application very soon!
2 – Q) Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
A) I graduated high school and I did about two years of college classes at The University of New Mexico, I did great at first and then got bored. I read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, and realized this school isn’t going to help me get to where I want to be. I went home to help my father finish a few development projects and started working my way into real-estate. Waiting tables, working odd jobs, and then got a job working in the real estate industry. I had worked up to owning multiple properties, until 2008. I was chasing money and it hit me, money comes and goes. I began helping my father on a few GSA projects to get myself on my feet. Ryan Kober, the Co-Founder of Nurseio, and I had a conversation over some drinks one night, and we decided to start flipping houses. Since 2015 we have been partners. Since then we have purchased Nurseio and devoted our business to changing the lives of other people.
3 – Q) What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
A) We noticed a severe gap in the industry where HR, Pay-Roll, and the individuals were unconnected.
4 – Q) What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A) You’ve got to go all in.
Don’t quit, you’re going to fail more than you succeed.
Sell what people want.
5 – Q) What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A) Make sure your circle supports you; wife, family, friends, etc.
Willing to be patient and suffer through.
You’ve got to know what is important to you.
6 – Q) How many hours do you work a day on average?
A) 10-12 hours, but balance is critical, I make time for my family
7 – Q) To what do you most attribute your success?
A) The support of my wife and perseverance.
8 – Q) How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A) Our marketing is our message. Whoever we tell, however, we tell them, the message always makes the difference.
9 – Q) Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A) We had the cash and the company grew instantly and paid for itself.
10 – Q) What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A) Keep your eye on the prize. Stay focused but be willing to adapt.
11 – Q) Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A) We expect Nurseio to be nationwide, potentially global.
12 – Q) Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A) Oliberté, because they are working to “harness the untapped potential of women in Africa, creating a safe environment for them to develop valuable skills for the workforce. The Oliberté product is eco-friendly, and the company’s business practices are ethical: The high-quality kicks are made with all-natural crepe rubber tapped straight from trees, with 100% pure leather from free-range, hormone-free goats, sheep, and cows.”
13 – Q) How important have good employees been to your success?
A) Our team is everything. Each person handles their jobs perfectly while working together to create a seamless experience.
14 – Q) How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A) When the wheels fall off. I run it until I can’t anymore. If it’s just a test, then not long, but if I believe then I won’t stop.
15 – Q) What motivates you?
A) I just love to see my ideas work and come to life. I love the success of myself and my team.
16 – Q) What are your ideals?
A) God, Family, then work hard.
17 – Q) How do you generate new ideas?
A) I have an idea book, when stuff comes to mind I put it down. I just pay attention to what needs to happen around me.
18 – Q) How do you define success?
A) The fruit that I produce. There is no exact answer to this but I want my legacy to display me and my ideas in the right light.
19 – Q) How do you build a successful customer base?
A) By giving people what they want. Nurses are tired of working long hours, working with teams and for doctors that don’t respect them, and most of all, they’re tired of waiting two weeks to get paid.
20 – Q) What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A) Freedom. Freedom to be and do what I feel is right. Freedom of creativity and exploration.
21 – Q) What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A) Hearing about how we have changed the lives of the people using our platform.
22 – Q) What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A) The boundaries on creativity and expression.
23 – Q) What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
A) We want people to love our service. We are all about helping people create a better life.
24 – Q) In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
25 – Q) If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
A) Nothing, I trust where I am at.
26 – Q) How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
A) It’s been a rollercoaster. It is not easy to always be up in life.
27 – Q) What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
A) My greatest fear is of succeeding at things that do not matter.
28 – Q) How did you decide on the location for your business?
A) The real-estate opportunity and my father coming out here.
29 – Q) Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A) You’re going to get knocked down. The pattern is failure.
30 – Q) If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
A) Jesus, and because he would have all of the answers.
31 – Q) Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A) Robert T. Kiyosaki
32 – Q) What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
A) Rich Dad, Poor Dad
33 – Q) What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
A) I don’t really regret any mistakes, they made me who I am and lead me here. I wish I bought some Amazon stock when they were still just a book company
34 – Q) How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
A) Learn from your mistakes and do not keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
35 – Q) What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
A) Wakeboarding, church/communion, snowboarding, hiking, exercise, and family time. I love vacationing and spending time with my family whenever I can.
36 – Q) What makes you happy?
A) Time with my family.
37 – Q) What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A) My security, there are no guarantees with this lifestyle. And time.
38 – Q) If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
What is your overall drive?
A) To build the kingdom, “well done, good and faithful servant.”