Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in software development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Trish Kennedy, Co-Founder and COO of Zudy, located in Miami Beach, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Zudy has developed a No Code Application Development Platform enabling anyone from Citizen Developers (no coding experience) to Full Stack developers to build apps without writing code. Our customers range from the Fortune 100 to mid-size businesses who need to automate processes fast and build game-changing solutions for their business.
Tell us about yourself
When we founded Zudy, our goal was to build an end-to-end app dev platform that was easy and intuitive to use and able to handle the most complex use cases for our diverse group of customers. Every business needs apps. Zudy’s goal is to make it easier and faster! We are inspired every day when our customers tell us about the amazing apps they build. Everything from better employee onboarding and engagement apps to apps tracking and measuring carbon capture by industry to help companies reduce and eventually reverse climate change.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Providing a platform that enables humankind to more quickly advance justice and environmental issues and protect democracy.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Saying no. It’s hard to help everyone. If you try to help everyone, then you end up not helping anyone. We focus on people and businesses who are working to better themselves and causes that help slow the existential threat of climate on our planet.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be authentic. Be who you are and focus your energy on your strengths. We have been building platforms for 30+ years that make technology easier to use and more accessible to the masses.
- Be realistic. Yes, have your dream, but pull out a spreadsheet and model your business, please. Make sure you understand your business model and then follow it!
- Be relentless. Everything will stand in your way. Luck happens in the movies. Be prepared for late nights, a seven-day-a-week focus, and a non-stop roller coaster ride. If this does not scare you, or daunt your enthusiasm, then you’re likely a true entrepreneur.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
The world needs your brilliance, your ingenuity, and your new ways of thinking. It will not be easy, and you will suffer failures, but please bring it on! You are the cure for cancer, the fix for climate change, and the end to poverty. We all need YOU to be part of our future.
Where can people find you and your business?
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