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Honesty Healthcare LLC: Q&A with Tiffany Adjei

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by [email protected]

What is the background story of your business? When/how was it created?
I started in the medical industry as a nursing assistant. I am currently going to school at Kent State University for Public Health and Health Service Administration from Registered Nursing. However, my business started in February 2018. This is when the lightbulb went off in my head. I was working at a nursing home at the time, and one of my friends told me her mother was being abused at another nursing home. I supported my friend and her mother throughout the whole process but quickly saw a flaw in the system. Her mother did not have enough evidence to prove her case for abuse. There are roughly 16,000 cases of abuse in nursing homes reported in Ohio every year. Many of these cases are not prosecuted though due to a lack of evidence. After doing some research I realized I had to do something to help these people.  
 
How has your business experienced growth?
I have experienced a lot of growth. It has been an eye-opening experience for me because I am going from an employee to an employer. I have had to hire a diverse number of employees from all different sectors. I have been learning how to become more of a manager and entrepreneur each day. 
 
Where does the name come from?                 
The name comes from the saying “Honesty is the best policy”. Honesty is what I want the company to bring to the client. I want the clients to understand that they can trust us. We are here for your safety and security. It can be difficult to have a random person come into your home and start working right away. To help with this, I let the client see the nursing assistant with the LPN the first two times to help them feel more comfortable.
 
What got you into the healthcare business?
My grandparents are what helped me develop a passion for adult geriatrics. I think the elderly have such wisdom and information to share with the world. I used to volunteer when I was a teenager at nursing homes to be a companion. I would play games, read books, or help in any way I could. Being around them all the time inspired me to make it my purpose in life to make them happy. Seeing the difference I could make in their day to day lives was amazing.
 
What struggles have you faced in the scale-up of your company or just as an entrepreneur?
I have had to overcome fears within myself when transforming from an employee to an employer. I had to turn myself into a businesswoman and not just an employee. I have some experience as an entrepreneur though as I started off with an e-commerce store. Even though this is not my first company, there is a stark difference between the two. This time around with Honesty Healthcare I have had to adjust to being an owner of a full-blown company and all of the responsibility that comes with it.
 
How do you define growth?
Growing is not comfortable. Growth happens when you are doing something you are not used to doing. You have to adjust if you want to grow to the next level. Growth is a learning experience no matter what aspect of your life it is pertaining to. 
 
What are you most excited about for the MORTAR program?
I am excited about meeting other entrepreneurs that have a similar mindset, getting to know personal mentors, and collaboration with other businesses. I think its an awesome program, and I am so eager for the expansion of my business.
 
How has the Greater Akron region played a role in the evolution of your company/career?
It has been extremely supportive to me personally and to my business. Bounce Innovation Hub has helped me grow too. Their growth program gave me an awesome opportunity to share with hundreds my passion for Honesty Healthcare. They have a great platform to showcase different entrepreneurs in the area. Bounce is helping a lot of minority businesses expand in our area and I greatly appreciate them.
 
Why should people choose to grow in Akron?
There is access to a diverse network of resources here. It is almost impossible for an entrepreneur to do everything. So, seek out help as much as you can get. Trying to do it all by yourself can cause extreme stress and anxiety. Luckily in Akron, you have the opportunity to get in contact with people who can help you grow your business in a multitude of ways.
 
How have you been getting through this pandemic?
First off: self-care. In order for me to help anyone else, I have to help myself. If I crash, I cannot be there for everybody else and the business will not make it. I have been trying to keep my staff and clients as safe as possible with everything going on. I check in on everyone at least once a week to make sure they are doing okay. I want to make sure if there is anything we can do as a company to make their personal lives better; we try and do it. I periodically send out the CDC evaluation on the website and Facebook in case someone wants to take a self-evaluation to check if they have coronavirus.
 
How can someone get in contact with you?
The best way to use our services is to go on our website or Facebook page. We will do a free home consultation if anyone is interested in our health care services. We also have a hotline that you can call 24/7 if you have any questions.
 
www.honestyhealthcare.net
Facebook: Honesty Healthcare LLC
1-855-205-3054
 
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