Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The story of how and why Matt and Stephanie started Range Urgent Care
  • The details of how they got started (Note: a walk-in clinic was NOT the original business idea!), including the steps they took to open the business (creating a business plan, getting funding, and “first principle” thinking)
  • The meaning behind basic healthcare terms, plus answers to questions like: “Do I still need health insurance if I go to a walk-in clinic?” or “What are affordable healthcare options for small businesses?”
  • How Stephanie and Matt work successfully together as a husband and wife team
  • Tips for motivating employees and aligning incentives

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Range Urgent Care (yes, they’re also our guests in this episode!), an Asheville-based clinic that offers affordable healthcare, transparent pricing, and streamlined, friendly service. Learn more about Range Urgent Care.

*Enjoy your first month free of annual membership at Range Urgent Care. Use code ‘makingitinasheville’ at checkout. Offer valid for a limited time only.

About Stephanie Trowbridge

Stephanie is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Range Urgent Care. She grew up in Virginia Beach and North Myrtle Beach and graduated with a degree in Biology from Clemson University in 2007, followed by a MD from the University of South Carolina. She has more than six years of experience working in Emergency Medical Services.

About Matt Trowbridge

Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Range Urgent Care. He grew up in Houston, TX and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University in 2008. After graduating, he spent several years working in Construction, Project Management, and Land Development Design across the southeast. In 2015, Matt started a professional MBA program at the University of South Carolina. He graduated in 2017, the same year Range UC opened its doors. Matt is passionate about innovation, technology, and improving the healthcare experience.

About Range Urgent Care

Range Urgent Care is an Asheville-based walk-in clinic that offers a simplified healthcare experience, transparent pricing, and an open, friendly environment.

Other Notes from this Episode

Score Mentorship Program is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. We have helped more than 11 million small business owners since 1964.

First Principle Thinking is the practice of questioning every assumption you think you ‘know’ about a given topic, problem, or scenario and then building new knowledge and solutions from scratch. Aristotle was the first to define this first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.”

Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO of Tesla. He’s known as one of the world’s most innovative thinkers and is famous for his “first principle” way of thinking.

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a type of savings account that lets you set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses.

Daniel Pink is an award-winning author that writes about business, work, creativity, and behavior. We reference his book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, during this episode.

Bold Rock: Mills River Cidery is a cider house and taproom located in Mills River, about 15 minutes outside of downtown Asheville.

Sierra Nevada is a craft brewery with a taproom located in Mills River, about 15 minutes outside of downtown Asheville.

The Rise of Asheville by Marilyn Ball is a non-fiction book that outlines the history of Asheville over the last 50 years, tracing the bonds of community that gave rise to Asheville today.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer is a historical war novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Music by Commonwealth Choir

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