If we thought about it, we couldn’t name very many people we know who are not on some type of social media. This is because there are 3 billion internet users in the world and 2 billion of those have some kind of social media account whether it be Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or one of the dozen or so others.
Here at MCR Medical we recognize that a large number of our customers and our potential customers use social media. We, of course, want to reach them. But that’s not the only reason we choose to use social media. There are several other reasons. 1. It tells us about them: Who they are? What they like? 2. We are able to provide even more customer service: We read and respond to what they need through posts or direct messages. 3. Share information: This can be anything from new products, sales and/or our company culture. 4. Build relationships: We enjoy seeing your posts and responding to them and we hope you do the same. 5. Customer control: We don’t use email for marketing reasons but we do choose to use social media so that customers have complete control over whether they choose to receive information about product releases, notice of sales, etc.
We hope you take a few minutes and follow our social media links on our website to see, first hand, how we use social media.
If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting our owners, Karen and Charlie Morrison, then you already know the type of people they are. Giving doesn’t even begin to describe them individually and as a couple.
One organization that is near and dear to them is the Women’s Small Business Accelerator located in Westerville, Ohio. WSBA is a non-profit organization focused exclusively on women who, while the largest percentage of small business owners, still lag behind men in average sales, employee numbers, and securing funding.
The accelerator offers approximately 35 office spaces, including private offices and cubicles, available to women-business owners at or below competitive market rates. To further assist business owners, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator provides mentoring through monthly, facilitated peer-to-peer roundtables and training classes over a variety of topics ranging from writing a business plan through operational topics that assist business owners in expanding their businesses past the start-up phase.
Last week’s edition had a terrific article regarding alternative
funding sources for central Ohio start-ups. For entrepreneurs with
visionary ideas, it’s great to know there are options outside of
Business First does a fantastic job of covering central Ohio’s
start-up community, trends, and resources. However, there is one
resource that continues to be a best-kept secret; the Women’s Small
Business Accelerator. The WSBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
located in Westerville. Its mission is to assist all central Ohio
women business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, in
starting and growing their businesses through education and mentoring.
I was fortunate enough to be one of the many women to receive the
support of the WSBA, mine through a six-month intensive course called
“Inspired Entrepreneur.” At the end of the program, my five peers and I
graduated with a fully-vetted business plan,
rigorous analysis of our concept, strategy and execution plan, as well
as feedback and practice on our “pitch.” Adding to our confidence after
graduating is knowing we have an army of successful women business
owners who are committed to helping us achieve
our vision. (Note: many of WSBA supporters are on your various “Top
This program wasn’t for the faint of heart; since my peers and I
received a sponsorship, our responsibilities and expectations were made
clear. The WSBA is earnest in its desire for our success and likewise
expected us to take their investment in us
seriously. We did. Our instructor/mentor throughout, Mary McCarthy,
(co-founder) offered us tough empathy during the program to ensure we
beat the statistics while also understanding the challenges facing
My peers, a diverse ethnic and age group, were pursuing ventures
in very different areas, yet we were on the same journey and became a
close-knit group able to celebrate each other’s successes and pick one
another up during those moments of fear/frustration/momentary
The WSBA is a resource that needs to be shared, discussed and
supported. I accidently learned about the program when someone
suggested I connect with Caroline Worley (founder) in my early
networking phase. It should be no accident for women, like me,
to learn of this gem of a resource. Perhaps you’ll send someone to
learn more at next week’s annual fundraiser, Starting the Conversation,
on October 27th, and then add the WSBA to your list of valuable
resources in the future.
Founder & Chief Attunement Officer
Attune Marketing Group
If you would like more information concerning WSBA, please visit their website at wsbaohio.org.
Customer satisfaction is our goal with every purchase.
The Prestan Warranty and Our Promise
We all like to buy products that work and work well and I am sure we all have had terrible experiences of the opposite. Here at MCR Medical our focus is making sure you are happy with our products and are happy with how well they work!
In a previous blog, titled Why We Only Sell Prestan Manikins, I talked about how much BLS instructors, CPR instructors and instructor trainers love Prestan products. One of the many reasons they prefer to use them is their industry leading three-year limited warranty! This warranty means, ANY component of the Prestan training manikin that needs repaired or replaced will be completed free of charge to the owner!
In addition to Prestans warranty, here at MCR Medical we promise that if you ever have a warranty issue on ANY item you purchase from us, we will gladly pay all U.S. domestic shipping charges associated with a warranty request out of our pockets (not the manufacturers), and this includes from you to us (if necessary), and from us to you.
If you would like more information on our products and warranties, please visit us at mcrmedical.com. And if you ever have questions, problems or concerns please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us at 614-782-2100.
As always, thank you for choosing MCR Medical for your CPR training, first aid training and emergency supplies needs.