Your Name: Melissa Reed

Business Name: Placing Pros, a service that provides assessments of long term health care facilities

Type of Business: Health & Beauty

Business Location: Iowa, United States

Reason for starting
Placing Pros is a national company, started after more than 15 years in long term care. We are healthcare professionals providing unbiased assessments of long term care facilities throughout the United States.

How do you define success?
Success is defined by helping one person each make the right decision when it comes to long term care placement for themselves, family member or friend.

Biggest Success
So far, Placing Pros biggest success is attending tradeshows and telling people our story. The incredible feedback and support of our company is something we never get tired of hearing.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Since starting our business, Placing Pros, the biggest challenge we have faced is getting the word out. However, in a very short amount of time due to tradeshows and personal referrals business is booming!

Who is your most important role model?
There are many role models I have looked at and influenced the success of Placing Pros. One of the most influence role models has been other women starting their own businesses and success such as Oprah, Katie Couric and more.