Why I Started WP Site Care

This is an internal memo I shared with our team at WP Site Care that I wanted to share with the world so they can get a small taste of what drives me every day. If you’re involved in a small business, what drives you? I’d love to hear about in the comments!

Most of you know that small businesses are important to me, and it’s why I love working at a company that serves them and helps them be successful.

What I realized recently is that I’ve never gone into much detail about why it’s important for me to support small businesses.

Growing up my mom was an office manager at an engineering firm and my dad was a welder. They both always worked. It was never weird. It was just how things were. When I was twelve years old my dad decided the long days and hard labor of welding weren’t something he wanted to do forever and he took a chance.

He went back to school to earn his nursing degree of all things. Welder to Nurse is one of the more dramatic career changes I’ve ever heard of, although I guess you’re frequently putting things back together in both professions.

During his time at school I watched my dad work part time as a welder, go to school full time, and work graveyard shifts as a janitor to make sure bills were always paid.

After working about 10 years as a nurse, he took another chance. He looked at the home care agency he was managing and decided he could do things better. Run the business more efficiently, provide better care to patients, the works. He left his full time job and started an agency of his own. Less than a year later my mom left her full time job too and joined my dad at their new company.

I’ve watched them build relationships, have success financially, and most importantly, I’ve seen all the lives they’ve impacted in a positive way.

Seeing the “American Dream™” fulfilled first hand is exhilarating. It’s my personal drug of choice 🙂 And it’s also extremely gratifying when we’re able to play a role in that success. Creating these stories again and again are my “why” for showing up at Site Care every single day.

What’s your why?

Thanks to @igorovsyannykov for the awesome photo of the construction worker that reminded me of my dad.

By Ryan

I wanna be a writer, so I'm writing. In this space I muse about being a dad, tech stuff, the joy of cooking, and hot takes about bad movies.

9 replies on “Why I Started WP Site Care”

Thanks buddy that guy spent a lot of sleepless nights but it was an awesome family that kept me strong. We did help a lot of people and it was very satisfying. You are doing the same thing stick by your loyal workers and customers and they will stick by you.

Thanks for sharing, sir! Incredibly inspiring reasons for doing what you’re doing. My own why is similar. My parents were the first in their family to go to college, get out of their small Southern town and differentiate themselves economically. I’ve always felt blessed to be able to not only rest on their shoulders, but build on their foundation to improve not only myself, but out family as well.

Hey Ryan, excellent post! For me the goal was to because completely debt free and to learn in the process. I never want my family to have to worry about money and to be able live life. I’ve had so much drive that I have worked a day job and ran a business for the past 4 years just to reach my goal quicker, but at the end of this year I will have reached my goal! 🙂 0 debt, house, cars paid for, kids have college money. etc. Cheers to the “American Dream™” Oh any by the way I’ll be quitting my day job a the end of this year to focus on business full time.

This is awesome! I’m curious what motivated you to get debt free? There are obviously massive benefits but what lit the fire to have that be a goal in the first place?

Biggest thing for me was that if everything were to go bust in my business or something were to happen to me; I’d have something to show for it and my family would be ok. Plus the sense of freedom it provides is really indescribable.

What a nice surprise to read this, Ryan. Dedication and hard work are definitely critical components of small business success, but I believe an even more essential key is a desire to do good for ALL the people who make up your team—those providing service and those being served. We built our business believing if we took good care of our employees, they would take good care of our clients, our clients would be pleased and refer us to others helping the business to grow, and the team circle would be complete. It worked for us, and we feel in the end, our whole team won. We are so very proud of you, continue to build on what you have started, put people first, and your path to success, as well as the path to success of those other businesses you serve, will constantly move forward.

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