Why Take Time to Share Knowledge?

January 27, 2016

One of the many great benefits of doing business in Nashville is the spirit of collaboration and support that thrives here. We’re honored to be a part of it. Sharing knowledge makes us all stronger, and it’s one of the reasons we’re so committed to actively engaging in our community, contributing our expertise and ideas, and giving back.

Recently, I saw the finished episode of the program where I had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Cornwall for his web series, The Entrepreneurial Mind. We discussed some of the ways Virsys12 is helping healthcare organizations leverage technology to address their needs and the lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur starting up and successfully growing our business.

These sharing opportunities are often mutually inspiring. When my alma mater, East Tennessee State University, invited me to speak to students about the keys to business success, it was encouraging to see the attention, enthusiasm and talent of the students in that room. It left me excited and energized for the future.

Generosity and collaboration are two core values of Virsys12, and our team lives them every day in their work. It’s why they offer their time and expertise to non-profit organizations ranging from Goodwill Industries to Governor’s Books from Birth to our current initiative with the Nashville Chamber’s ScaleUpNashville. It keeps our culture centered and balanced.

When people ask me what it takes to be successful in business, especially as an entrepreneur, my advice is this: stay connected with your community, and be generous in sharing your time and expertise, because it will always give back to you in many ways, many times over.

There never is enough time. But from my perspective, whether it’s moderating panels like Health:Further and NAMA or participating in the Nashville Business Journal’s Mentoring Monday and being involved in my community with Go Red for Women, it truly is time well spent.