“It’s great to be able to wake up everyday and know you are doing something of value! We’re not selling vacuums – we’re selling a service of great benefit to mankind. There’s nothing wrong with selling vacuums – we all need them – but the service we provide is good for our community – and good for the children of the world,” expressed Joshua Cartagenova, CEO of Therapy Source Staffing Solutions in Huffpost article “5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Launched Therapy Source Staffing Solutions: Joshua Cartagenova, CEO”.
“Diagnosis of various conditions have improved, and following that, the number of students receiving special education or therapy services [has] increased. The result has been a heightened demand for organizations like ours. That’s how it works in the pediatric therapy staffing industry – as student needs grow, the demand for our business grows.”
In this illuminating HuffPost article, Joshua Cartagenova reviews how he started and developed Therapy Source, the benefits of the educational staffing sector, what advice he’d offer entrepreneurs launching a new company, and more. So, here are the five things Joshua Cartagenova wishes someone had told him before starting Therapy Source:
- Protect your enterprise. It’s important to invest early in a secure network.
- Allow trust to be earned. You need to get to know people in order to understand their motives – and establish mutual trust.
- Learn from the experience of others – get involved in executive forums and professional groups.
- Refrain from hiring friends and family as employees – it can become temporarily awkward in business situations when change is required.
- Establish a backup team of professionals before they’re needed so you can be prepared for any situation.