Small business success – Solutions provider Web-Applications for the healthcare industry
About OnceLogix creators of Sharenote
A $3,000,000+ start-up specializing in web based solutions for the healthcare industry. Their breakthrough product called Sharenote, which is an electronic healthcare software for mental health has been very well received by the industry. These three entrepreneurs left their jobs to continue growing their own company and keep going from strength to strength. The COO Rod Brown has been kind enough to offer some insight into what makes their company a success.
You can visit their website by clicking the screen capture of their website above or learn more about their revolutionary product sharenote by clicking the screen capture below the interview.
Interview with Rod Brown
What keeps you up at night and gets you out of bed in the morning?
Nothing keeps me up at night in the traditional sense. I try hard to function in the “Now”. Losing sleep can often times be attributed to being concerned about negative things that haven’t happened and/or there’s no guarantee that they will happen. Opportunity gets me out of bed.
What are your future goals with the business?
We will exit and move on to the next one.
What is your strongest character trait?
My Leadership ability, everything rises and falls with leadership.
What do you tell yourself when things don’t go to plan?
Be patient, be positive and don’t focus on the negative. Look for the silver lining and look for the lesson. I pray and I mediate to keep balance.
Did you have any help along the way that really stood out?
Yes, even today I have up close and distant mentors. A good mentor has done it before and offers up advice that should save you resources and arm you with knowledge that should make your go at “it” easier. Reading the books of thought leaders has made a big difference in my development as well.
What is success to you?
Success is being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how you want to do it, while making a difference in the lives of as many people as possible.
What sacrifices did you have to make to succeed?
We faced the obstacles of not having industry knowledge that we stumbled into, having to boot strap our company, and working full time jobs while working to build our company. We had to sacrifice our corporate jobs because we knew that we would leave them as soon we would could get our company up and running. We invested our own savings into the company and made other financial sacrifices to make it all work. We also sacrificed time with our families, wife and children and not to mention a good night sleep!
What gave you the AHA moment? How did you wind up in this industry and why did you chose to pursue it?
We started are business together and then left corporate america. The simple answer to this question is we wanted to be corporate america. We wanted the ability to create an enterprise that we could be proud of and create legacy. I like corporate america, I just like being an entrepreneur more. I like birthing an idea, nurturing it, and watching it grow, and all the challenges that come with that. I’m crazy enough to think that I can change the world through the creativity of business.
What are you doing to ensure your product IS and remains the product that provides the best value to your clients?
We listen to our clients. They are very focal about what is valuable and what isn’t. We don’t make decisions in a silo without considering the sentiment of our clients.
About being in a team with Trinity Manning and Tyrone McLaughlin.
We all have different gifts. Our strengths completes each others weaknesses. Each person brings specific experiences that round out our leadership team. We work to continue growing in all aspects of life. The relationship allows the collective to be much stronger than any individual could ever be.