The Business Times of Edmond

September 2012 Business Times

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Q&A with CEO Ginger Sloan CEO balances two growing companies Photos by Karen Moore | Special to The Business Times By Van Mitchell Special to The Business Times G she now serves as the owner of two Edmond companies called GT Clean and Encore Professional Medical Services, both head- quartered at 16301 N. May. Sloan said reaching the success she has in business hasn't "I am not afraid to be told no. I am not afraid to fail. Every time that happens I feel like I just come back stronger." Shortly after graduating high school, Sloan married and fol- That entrepreneurial spirit carried on into adulthood where inger Sloan began her business career at a young age with a number of projects including operating a fi re- cracker stand with her brother for several years in Guthrie when she was just 10 years old. contractor I had more work than I could type. I thought I needed someone to help me so I trained another Guthrie girl I went to high school with to be a transcriptionist." Sloan's transcription business, J&J Management, grew and she sold the company in 2008. She started Encore Professional Med- ical Services in 2009. The company now has 55 employees. Encore Professional Medical Services utilizes the latest dic- come without bumps along the way. But, she says, those bumps helped shape her into who she is today. "I can't tell you how many times I have been told no," she said. lowed her husband to Japan where he was stationed in the mili- tary. Following that stint overseas, Sloan returned to Oklahoma with a new daughter in tow. She attended the Andrews School of Transcription in Oklahoma City and began working as a medical transcriptionist in 1994. "I knew that I didn't want to keep my daughter in day care so I tation technology to ensure its clients receive the highest qual- ity service. Options include dictating via a dial-in dictation line, handheld digital recorder or speech microphone. And clients now have the option of dictating on their mobile device and/or tablet. Because Sloan has embraced technology, she can offer her company's transcription services to clients across the country, not just those in metro Oklahoma City. Sloan said she started GT Clean about 10 years ago after a number of her clients asked her if she knew any dependable cleaning services. "I thought to myself I needed another business and I thought I could start a cleaning company and do that," Sloan said. "I got clients immediately. My core at GT Clean is medical. GT was born out of Encore's client base." GT Clean offers a variety of commercial cleaning services in- went to the Andrews School," Sloan said. "Within two months of fi nishing school I got a job at the VA before working for the Cen- tral Oklahoma Medical Group and I went straight to working at home doing transcriptions. Within six months as an independent 6 cluding commercial building cleaning and crime-scene clean up. The company employs 46 people and has a 15-minute guaran- teed response time to all its clients. Sloan said it is her attention to the little details that have helped make GT Clean a success. The Business Times of Edmond, September 2012

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