Episode 12: Stacy Zoern

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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.

Personal Mantra

“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.

Recommended Small Business Tools

  • Basecamp makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. It’s a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates.

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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.

Getting In Touch

Want more of Stacy and Kenguru? You can find out more about her company at www.kenguru.com, on Twitter, or reach Stacy directly at info@kenguru.com