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Business Scott Carson, president of U.S .Medical, Inc., was accepted into the Micro Enterprise Hall of Fame in March 2000. This honor, developed by Fred DeLuca, the co-founder of SUBWAY? Restaurants, honors entrepreneurs whom began their successful businesses with less than $10,000 as well as have a full-time staff of more than 10 people or perhaps assets of more than $1 million. The Micro Enterprise Hall of Fame was created to raise awareness of the microcredit movement and to honor business leaders whom have reached an extraordinary level of success from humble beginnings. Scott Carson and his business partner Doug Roesener began U.S. Medical, Inc. in 1996. The medical equipment resale .pany fast outgrew its humble beginnings in a home basement. In its first six months and with just five employees, You Medical, Inc. went from having no appreciable capitalization to topping $1 million in sales. U.S. Medical sells everything from MRI machines to cotton balls, but its primary focus is selling and leasing medical equipment. Sales are split evenly between new and used equipment. ?Our strategy is to first own the used market then grow our new equipment business,? Carson mentioned. Definitely not only does U.S. Medical provide a choice between new and used equipment however customers have the option to purchase equipment online or through traditional channels. U.S. Medical is a pioneer in selling capital medical equipment online and Carson attributes a lot of the business?s success to Doug Roesener, his vice president of technology. U.S. Medical has been profitable every year since its inception. It is 70 percent employee-owned with every one of its 70 employees having a share of the business. It is currently in its second round of private placement financing and plans to go public in 2002. Carson says growing any kind of business requires good people, stamina, and thick skin. ?Transforming any kind of industry takes stamina,? Carson said. ?Getting the healthcare industry to change can be especially frustrating. It moves very slowly. You?ve heard of the turtle? Well this really is a two-legged turtle.? Carson said knowing he is making a difference empowers him to his staff. ?When I began I, such as most entrepreneurs, was interested in financial independence,? Carson mentioned. ?But this is a great industry that affects just how health care is delivered. You affect cost, top quality and access to health care. I have the chance to leave a legacy that few people do,? Carson mentioned. U.S. Medical, Inc. was named to Entrepreneur Magazine?s Hot 100 list of fastest growing small businesses in 1998 and 1999. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: