By Tim Slevin, an EO Orange County member, and president and CEO of Healthcare Data Solutions
As any entrepreneur can attest, you have to count on yourself when you first get started. It’s just you and your big idea, and it’s up to you to turn that idea into a reality. That’s what I did in 2006, when I founded Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) with US$50,000 of my own money. I had self-reliance down to a science. It wasn’t until I had to rely on a team of experts to achieve our company goals that I discovered the one thing standing in the way of our continued success— me.