GROWING A BUSINESS WITH UINTAH BASIN FAMILIES
Pettit Pediatrics opened its doors in April of 2019. Their mis-sion is to provide quality and compassionate health care, thereby improving the physical and emotional well-being of children and families. Dr. Ethan Pettit and his team make customer service a priority. As they worked to provide that quality care, the patient load increased, requiring the services of another provider. After hiring a nurse practitioner along with additional staff, they are once again looking for more providers. Future growth plans include building more exam rooms within the next few months.
“We realized throughout the difficult challenges of COVID that we needed to make it happen when we did. We have not regretted it a moment and find ourselves encouraging other hesitant entrepreneurs to open their own small businesses.” – Dr. Ethan Pettit
Proper planning and management have guided their success. “Our community resources made all the difference,” Dr. Pettit said. “Mark Holmes at the Uintah Basin Small Business Development Center helped advise us with information specific to small business owners in our field. The most important help rendered was in creating our business plan. Asking the appropriate questions meant we were prepared as we planned. That business plan was vital to our SBA loan approval. Without Mark’s help, we may have never received the SBA loans that allowed us to purchase a building for our startup practice.”
Dr. Pettit has built on the help he received to assist in motivating others. “Taking the steps to open our own business was a leap for us,” he said. “We realized throughout the difficult challenges of COVID that we needed to make it happen when we did. We have not regretted it a moment and find ourselves encouraging other hesitant entrepreneurs to open their own small businesses. We went from never wanting to own our own business to personally managing and encouraging others.” When asked about the secret to their business success, he said, “I want to give people more than what they are expecting.”
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