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Entrepreneur’s lonely path leads to enthusiastic support of larger company

The following article originally appeared in Columbus Business First.

Jeff Harper has practically lived in airports in a six-month frenzy of software sales meetings since his Duet Health LLC was acquired by MEDNAX Inc. –but in a way it’s a relief to work as an employee again after five lonely years as the boss. Harper started the Columbus company after losing a financial job in the recession. Today he’s gratified to see Duet’s mobile apps becoming part of the daily work life of doctors nationwide – perhaps finally replacing pagers. “I spent the last five years of my life building this thing, to finally see it being used,” he said. When he gets a spare hour, Harper’s writing a book about building a business – a labor of mostly unrequited love. “It’s an awful, awful process,” he said about developing a business. “At some point it gets better.

Sean Biehle

Sean is Director of Creative Services for MedData, overseeing all content, design, and communications. With over 20 years of experience spanning multiple disciplines and media, Sean has helped launch several successful companies and grow business for multiple clients. He is a proud graduate of Northwestern University. Go Cats!

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