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From Registered Nurse To Successful Entrepreneur With Jeff Mehl

From Registered Nurse To Successful Entrepreneur With Jeff Mehl

“You need to be able to once in a while stop and put your head up, and look around and see where you’re going … and I think this is where most small businesses fail, there’s no plan.”

Jeff Mehl takes us on his fascinating journey from registered nurse to two-time business owner and entrepreneur. Today, he discusses his three fundamental rules for building a successful business and how to find the best insight from the places you’d least expect.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • His three principles of success.
  • Why the craziest notions can lead to brilliant business decisions.
  • How offering free services can build your business and raise your retention rates.
  • Why you need a long-term plan that transcends finances and numbers.
  • The value of seeking outside perspectives to identify your blind spots.

Jeff Mehl and his wife Valerie are both Registered Nurses. After working as nurses for a number of years, they decided to start their first business, which they closed in 2009 after 22 years. From that experience, Jeff learned two important principles: 1) Your business should support your lifestyle, not become a lifestyle, and 2) Be content with what you have, whether a little or a lot, because there are no guarantees in life!

In 2006, Jeff and Valerie founded Daybreak Virtual Staffing with a mission to provide clients the kind of support they lacked in their previous business. Jeff is a passionate entrepreneur and business owner. He describes his entrepreneurial journey as “a really great ride!”

Learn more about Jeff on LinkedIn and Twitter.







About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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