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Kristin Van Meter, founder of Human Potential Healthcare, which is a GrowFL 2017 Florida Companies to Watch honoree, never learned about the entrepreneurial path in her youth, but in hindsight finds much in common with her grandfather's entrepreneurial journey.
"I had no idea of ever being an entrepreneur," she said. "My parents aren't entrepreneurs nor is anyone in my immediate family so it was never even discussed that there is another way to work. But looking back at the letters my grandfather wrote to his father, I see a lot of myself in him. He launched his own business after World War II and while many other businesses around him failed, his survived."
Human Potential Healthcare is a clinical staffing agency that leverages its network of nurses and therapists to provide hospitals and other medical facilities with the workforce they require.
"Our differentiators are our levels of service, integrity and commitment," Van Meter explained. "Our integrity is illustrated by the high standards we uphold and our adherence licensing authority guidelines. When our staff steps into a facility, they are our reputation so we hand select our staff to uphold our high standards."
Van Meter is proud to be recognized by GrowFL as a Company To Watch.
"To our staff in our office making this a reality, to have recognition from an organization like GrowFL is just huge," she said. "Our customers and employees and family have all loved to hear it. Everyone is proud."
Van Meter's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs consists of two adjectives. "Go after what you want and be persistent," she stressed. "Persistence is the difference between people who have it and those who don't. Be resilient. Those two adjectives are key."