Working on succession planning leads adviser to buy business

July 3, 2018

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Jerrid Bruyer, owner of Stanford Hearing Aids.

Name: Jerrid Bruyer

Age: 38

Title: President and owner of Stanford Hearing Aids

Hometown: Vermillion

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

My wife’s family lives here, and we were starting our family, so we wanted to be close to grandparents.

What keeps you in Sioux Falls?

Our family, the community and the business.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

I get to see our team make a difference in people’s lives each and every day.

How did you get connected to your business?

I was their business adviser, working with a hearing aid company they did business with. We were helping them find a suitable successor for the retiring business owners. I wanted to settle down and get off the road and always had a passion for business entrepreneurship, so we started talking about me purchasing the business.

What’s been the biggest surprise about owning your own business?

How much “busy work” there is. I knew there were many hats a business owner needed to wear, but I didn’t really know what that meant until I started having to wear them. Accounting, marketing, employee development and many more tasks I have to juggle daily.

Describe Stanford Hearing Aids in three words.

Compassionate, patient-centered, team-focused.

What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?

Chic-fil-A.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself continuing to build on the success of this business, possibly providing services to other areas surrounding Sioux Falls.

Working on succession planning leads adviser to buy business

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Jerrid Bruyer, owner of Stanford Hearing Aids.

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