Describe your success story.
I developed Intercept Insight primarily for two reasons. First, I saw the need within the Vail Valley for research services at a caliber only larger organizations typically possess. Secondly, I saw the opportunity to help make a positive impact on the community in which I live, work, and play. Intercept Insight has been able to provide the right data to the right types of organizations, who can then make that positive impact within our community. We have been able to provide community leaders, business, boards, and organizations with data that has not only allowed them to make smart business and investment decisions, but also understand the wants and needs of our community. For Intercept Insight, it isn’t about trying to sell our services— it is about showing the community what is and can be available to help move forward in a direction that supports business, yet maintains the lifestyles the Vail Valley offers.
Why did you choose to do business in the Vail Valley?
First, I chose to develop my business in the Vail Valley because it is a place in which I have grown to care about. Second, there was a void in sophisticated research services offered within the Vail Valley; thus, an opportunity and a place for Intercept Insight. Finally, the Vail Valley is not only a great place to live, work, and play, but also a great place to raise a family.
What are the advantages of doing business here?
There are several advantages to doing business in the Vail Valley. Much of the community consists of small businesses, and many of them strive off the moto “keep it local.” The “grassroots” type companies, which have become successful businesses with time and effort, will generally lend a hand when it comes to the struggles of creating, developing, and maintaining a business within the Vail Valley. Business owners typically understand and are receptive to the fact that networking and pointing people in the right direction is beneficial to the community as a whole.
What advice would you give to someone entering our mountain economy?
I would advise someone entering our mountain economy to first speak with representatives from as many local organizations and boards as possible. Understanding the goals and foresight of each community is critical, and can help a new business hone in on its strategies, direction, and location.
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