#003: Tony Renta: From Fighting Fires to Dominating Markets

OVERVIEW:

Tony Renta – Licensed Paramedic and Founder and CEO of On-Call Training Solutions, talks to Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast about how he evolved into a successful entrepreneur. Learn valuable strategies from Tony about the importance of differentiating businesses from hobbies, how to balance family and business, the secrets to keeping customer service at the forefront and maintaining a premium team. Tony even shares what he went through to invent a healthcare product and secure the patent.

 Episode Highlights:

  • Tony discusses his upbringing.

  • What were Tony’s first jobs?

  • Where did Tony go to school?

  • How did Tony become fascinated with medicine?

  • What was the fire academy like while he was involved there?

  • What is Tony advice for anyone juggling a full-time job and a business?

  • What was Tony’s entrepreneurial experience prior to On-Calling Training Solutions?

  • What did it take to get On-Calling Training Solutions up and running?

  • What were some of the challenges Tony faced when he was starting to scale his business?

  • How does Tony maintain great customer service?

  • Small businesses need to be branded in their local area by replying to all customers and potential clients.

  • How do you put together a strong and capable team?

  • How does Tony find potential clients?

  • What does it take to get in front of the right person to close the deal with a client?

  • What is Tony mostly looking for when viewing resumes for a job at his company?

  • Tony discusses how he created the physical stethoscope.

  • What did the patent process look like?

  • What advice does Tony give to people looking to get a patent issued?

  • Which resources does Tony recommend?

 3 Key Points:

  1. On-Call Training Solutions has provided more than 1000 American Heart Association courses to over 5000 healthcare professionals.

  2. You need a thorough understanding of whether your passions are businesses that provide income or hobbies that provide joy.

  3. Don’t expect anything and be willing to work for everything.

 Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The final decisions you make and what you decide to do is always going to be based on what’s going to make you the happiest. We have one life to live and in this opportunity, what are you really going to get done?” – Tony Renta

  • “Fund everything you possibly can from your normal income on a regular basis.” – Tony Renta

  • “Listen to your customer. Solve a problem and then get paid to do it.” – Tony Renta

 Resources Mentioned:

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