Being prepared to assist or provide CPR during an emergency situation is a training and a skill that everyone should possess. You never know when you will find yourself in a position where CPR is needed, and being prepared to assist can literally save someone’s life. Megan Rhodes, owner of Core CPR Solutions is not only prepared but ready to teach this life-saving skill.
Could you tell me a little bit about your business?
We teach C.P.R. and first aid classes at doctors' offices, dental offices, and schools. We have worked with different cities and provide health and safety courses; including child care and babysitting courses.
We offer the following courses:
How long have you been in business and how did you get started?
My mom and I started our company back in Phoenix Arizona in 2004. We relocated to the Dallas area in 2011 and brought the business with us, and we’ve been training ever since. We’re no longer in Phoenix.
What would you like people to know about your business?
I would like them to know that taking a CPR course may seem to be intimidating, but there's no reason to be scared. It's something that can save somebody's life, and it is vital information to have whether it's CPR or helping someone when they’re choking. Our training can be utilized in restaurants and schools. It's crucial for them to know what to do if a child chokes and not be intimidated. We deliver training material unambiguously and concisely and in a comfortable setting.
What sets you apart from your competition?
The quality of instruction all our instructors have. Each has some sort of medical background whether it be they are EMT’s, paramedics or they're going to nursing school or going to medical school. Our instructors are also well qualified and know how to train others to learn. We’ve invested in them by having them take an instructor course which not every company does.
What do you envision for the future of your business?
The majority of clients that we work with are in Collin County, and so we are looking to expand into Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton County and then the next step next phase would be to expand up into Oklahoma.
How do you market your business?
A lot of it has been word of mouth. We used to make cold calls which resulted later in reoccurring business. These days our business is growing as customers are recommending to others.