Nurse Born specializes in retail/wholesale products that have been designed by nurses
What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?
While working on a busy nursing floor, I noticed that my colleagues were always making inventions to provide patient care - like things to elevate a patient's leg or make an IV work. Often unaware that they had invented a product that would be useful to others. It was these nurses that inspired me to create Nurse Born, Products Designed by Nurses. It is my mission to encourage nurses to pursue their inventions and help them bring their products to market.
How do you define success for yourself and for your business?
Nurses are some of the most innovative people in healthcare. Helping them get recognition for their contribution to products used in healthcare would be very rewarding to me. But, success will come once Nurse Born has the resources and ability to give back by providing jobs for nurses that have been displaced from their jobs due to disability.
How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?
Nurse Born would use the FedEx grant money to recruit potential nurse inventors and assist them in getting their product developed and ready for market. Additionally, funds would be used for advertising products, attending trade shows and helping the business grow.