After 20 years in the medical industry, Robin Davis decided she was ready for a change. She then met a patient in the office who complained of being tired after traveling from Jasper to Chattanooga, and right then it hit her, “Transportation!” That day, she started doing her research.
But what was the next step? She had the idea, but needed the direction and support to put her business plan together. Enter LAUNCH.
After hearing about LAUNCH’s Business Entrepreneurship Academy from LAUNCH entrepreneur, and now facilitator, Linda Murray Bullard, she signed up for the 10 week course. Although shy at first, she got comfortable with her class as they went from strangers to a support system for each other.
As a non-emergency transportation service, Loving Hands Helping Hearts Transportation helps get patients to and from doctors’ appointments without long wait times that often come with businesses like hers. Through Loving Hands Helping Hearts, Robin hopes to show communities that love, patience, kindness and respect will go a long way in the world. “Everyone can make a difference if we just work together. We all need a helping hand at some point or another, so why not help each other and do it from the heart?”
With an office and 3 different vehicles, Robin says that LAUNCH played a major part in getting her where she is today. “I could not afford to go back to school, but LAUNCH made it possible for me to make my dream come true,” she says. She also credits the entrepreneurs in class with her who shared their ideas and the struggles they encountered while on the path to starting a business. For future entrepreneurs who join the Business Entrepreneurship Academy, Robin offers this advice, “You have to make an effort to do the groundwork, without breaking in between. Keep moving until you reach your goal.”