Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Healthcare Pathfinder!
Four questions with Anne McGuire Rodriguez, founder of Healthcare Pathfinder.
Why did you start your business?
As a professional advisor and advocate for 20+ years and a nurse case manager, I wanted to start a business that provides a holistic approach to helping individuals, families, and employees choose, understand, manage and advocate for their health and long-term care benefits and care needs.
There is a significant demand for these services as people are struggling to deal with the complexities of our healthcare system. We are very passionate about what we do and have the expertise to guide our clients through difficult health care situations, life transitions and provide ongoing management support.
What is your best-selling product/service?
We have two. The first: health and long-term care management services require an in-depth understanding of our clients' coverage and advocacy to make sure they get the care they need and maximize their benefits. The second: insurance advisory services, for people who are going through a life-changing transition that impacts their coverage (retirement, divorce, loss of job, turning 65, etc.).
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We work with multiple businesses to support our business and our client's needs. HAYVN has been key in creating a community of support. We work with many medical care professionals, local home care agencies, and community services.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
I have not reimagined my small business, but I am continuing to grow and strengthen my business and looking for more team members to help me do it!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!