High Reliability Podcast: Setting your own course, building an HCFM business
High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Healthcare Facilities Management (FM) function.
Today we welcome Beth Edwards. Beth has been a healthcare facilities management market leader for more than 15 years, and she has an interesting career path to business ownership.
She is the founder and CEO of HFM Cornerstone, located in Portland, OR. Beth works with and for healthcare facilities and healthcare facility providers daily. She started her business just a few months before the Covid pandemic began, a difficult time indeed.
This podcast is a bit different from the ones that we have done in the past. It is still healthcare facility management-focused, but if you are thinking of starting your own business, or you are just interested in healthcare facilities management and how business ideas evolve, this is the podcast for you. It is an interesting discussion.
In today’s episode we discuss:
- Astronauts and sanitation workers (2:30);
- “I never thought I’d have the guts to do it,” on creating your own business (11:00);
- Follow the gnaw, and the challenges starting a business (17:00);
- On finding your business niche (30:00).
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