Ep. 010 Ryan Sterling: Finding the Courage to Start Over

The Transformation Blueprint 010 Ryan Sterling

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Ryan Sterling (/RyanSterling) is the CEO and founder of Vertis Technology Solutions, a company which offers IT solutions in Jamaica, the region and Europe. He’s passionate about helping everyone from mom and pop shops to government agencies to leverage technology and education to take Jamaica to the next level.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Ryan used courage and drive to grow his company from just $8,000 – from his parent’s couch;
  • How to identify the right business partner for your startup;
  • How to extract the benefits and navigate the difficulties of working with a significant other; and so much more.

CONNECT WITH RYAN

LinkedIn: Ryan Sterling
Facebook: @Ryan.Sterling.73

Vertis Technology Solutions:
Facebook Page: @vertisjm
LinkedIn: Vertis Technology Solutions Limited
Instagram: @vertistechnologysolutionsltdjm

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RYAN’S BLUEPRINT

  • How Ryan’s passion for helping individuals to leverage technology led to Vertis Technology
  • How education and technology, particularly programming, can help Jamaica move forward
  • Using courage to build a tech startup
  • Funding the startup
  • The challenges of a home-grown startup
  • How a gentle push can lead to great momentum
  • Recognizing that 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing
  • What to look for in a business partner
  • Seeing the difficulties and still accepting the challenge
  • How a sense of entitlement will hold you back
  • The experience of working in business with a husband/wife
  • The immense value of a supportive partner
  • Ryan’s vision
  • The importance of recruiting team members who share in the company’s vision
  • The role of the company in helping team members achieve their own goals
  • The Larididas Effect
  • Competing on a global stage through digital transformation
  • The tools Ryan uses to keep himself accountable
  • The books that Ryan would recommend each and every time
  • What Ryan is most excited about right now
  • The types of people that make up Ryan’s inner circle

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