Episode 12: Stacy Zoern
Meet Stacy, President of Kenguru Inc., a company that has created a transporter that brings independence and mobility to people who use wheelchairs. Stacy, being wheelchair-bound herself, was frustrated with her lack of mobility and was searching for an affordable mode of transportation when she came across the Kenguru being developed in Europe. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how Stacy helped turn Kenguru into a Big Time Small Business!
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The Definition of Success
Stacy speaks of her biggest success, and how simply keeping Kenguru alive, has redefined how she looks at success.
Big Time Business Blooper
“We lost an entire year and all the money associated with the overhead of that year when we tried to produce this vehicle ourselves,” Stacy says. She goes on to explain when she realized they needed to look into outsourcing.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, and not with it” – Henry Ford
The Road To “Big Time”
Tune in to learn about Stacy’s five-year plan for Kenguru, and how she hopes to see two models of cars on the market and on the road.
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Doing It Over Again
What would Stacy do differently if she could do it all over again? “I would have maybe waited till we had more funding in the bank at the start,” she says.