Minaz Manekia

Right By Your Side | Lake Mary, FL

Tailoring transportation programs to fit the needs of wheel chair accessible and stretcher-bound patients.

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RBYS transportation providing services in Central Florida.

Company description…

Right By Your Side (RBYS) specializes in Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) for ambulatory, wheelchair accessible, and stretcher-bound patients. We provide transportation throughout Central Florida between hospitals, doctor’s appointments, assisted living facilities, dialysis, and radiation treatment. Additionally, we transport patients to dental appointments, out shopping, and on outings.

I started my business because…

I relocated to Florida in 2016 to be closer to my three children and family. Although I had many job opportunities lined up for me, I opted for a career that served a great need in my city. Since personalized transportation for the sick and elderly was limited in Central Florida, I was eager to start a business and serve the community with my family’s support. It was imperative that I established a long-term venture whereby my children can continue my legacy. Today, my eldest son is my partner… and who could ask for a better partner?!

What makes my company unique…

We transport the most precious and delicate group of individuals. I want to evolve the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation to a white-glove service. I am applying 20 years of my client experience background from a global company to our daily operations. Furthermore, I am a female owner in a male dominant industry, which empowered me to enter this field. RBYS is recognized for the timeliest and most courteous pick up in Central Florida. We are a mother and son team that is committed to being Right By Our Client’s Side.

Mantra I live by…

Do what you love and love what you do!

You should vote for me because…

I strive to maintain my father’s legacy, the desire to work in a non-materialistic industry and help those in need. I seek to revolutionize NEMT and create an outstanding service-providing business. Most importantly, your vote for RBYS will create an everlasting impression on our patients, as it will allow us to grow our business and focus on our goals. Your vote will impact the greater community at large.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Maximize relationships with senior executives of Hospitals and Assisted Living Facilities.
  2. Increase efficiency.
  3. Exceed client expectation.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Abundantly increasing, because we are ambitious, empathetic, humble, detail-oriented, and foster teamwork.

Being a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow would allow me to…

Receive an exceptional mentorship opportunity and a platform to collaborate with innovative and successful entrepreneurs. With the Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship, I will gain a great level of exposure and visibility for my company. The achievement would also allow me to share my learnings and experience with a wider group of individuals I associate with.

Best moment at my company so far…

In honor of Customer Appreciation Day, coinciding with Nursing Home Week, we celebrated by treating our clients and their entire staff with an ice cream truck at their facility. This was a humble gesture of appreciation to the Assisted Living Facilities for their excellent work ethic. The happiness and smiles we observed are the highlights of my journey with RBYS thus far.

I am inspired by…

This quote from Imam Ali, “Be like the flower that gives fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”

I #EmbraceAmbition because…

I don’t let any limitations shape the outcome of my goals.

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