Be encouraged: How to grow a positive culture from day 1 w/ Derrick Miles



The middle of a downturned economy can be a scary place to launch a business - but when you have an idea that just won’t wait, sometimes you need to dive right in.

But diving in doesn’t always make it easy, in fact, it can be downright shocking, especially if you’ve never been on the entrepreneurial end of things!

Derrick Miles, CEO and President of CourMed left corporate America on the edge of one of the shakiest markets in recent memory and turned a turkey of circumstances into a golden goose.

He created a business model that encourages leadership, positivity, and understands the long-term value of investing in strategic marketing tactics.

So, if you’re into a true underdog story and want to hear about how one entrepreneur successfully launched his company into the stratosphere, have we got an episode for you!


Here are the show highlights:

  • How being unique can help you win big (8:04)
  • Why it’s smart to avoid the ‘me too’ mindset and think outside the box (10:33)
  • If there’s one way to find success, investing in the right marketing is it! (13:14)
  • An 18th-century historical figure uses influencer marketing (17:34) 
  • Why you shouldn’t avoid failure, it’s all part of the success journey (27:38) 
  • This is how you stay encouraged (36:22) 


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Guest Bio

Derrick Miles is President and CEO at CourMed, a company utilizing enterprise software to facilitate the innovative concierge delivery of healthcare products.

In addition, Derrick is also the Chairman and Founder of TMB Equity Partners, a boutique firm focused on investing in and developing innovative healthcare solutions.

A lifelong learner, he received an MSHA and MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a BS in Medical Technology from Bethune-Cookman University, and is pursuing certifications in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

If you’d like to get in touch with Derrick after the show, feel free to reach out to him via LinkedIn at Derrick Miles.