Tara Reed is indeed a 26–year–old superwoman and her multi–tasking skills are out of this world.
She started her first company called "Kollecto", which recommends personalized art to people at an affordable price. But, the amazing part of this is that she built this app – and the business – without knowing anything about writing code.
Since the launch of her company, many people were interested as to how she was able to build the app without knowing code – hence her second business, "Apps Without Code". This start–up school was first opened a year ago and accepted 13% of those who applied, offering group classes, individual lessons and online tutorials. Tara Reed even hosts classes herself and helps people turn ideas into fully functioning businesses without needing to hire a developer.
Tara believes in learning through mistakes and experiences and not knowing how to do something has never stopped her from doing something she is passionate about.
Her business now consists of eight employees who work in different parts of the USA, working remotely, and although she doesn't hire developers, she always makes sure to hire a lawyer to handle the fine print of any contract or investment to make sure that she doesn't sign over any control of her start–up school.
She raised venture capital investments for her first company but wanted to control the growth of the school, starting with 5 students and building up to 58. She predicts that the school will produce $1 million in revenue.
Tara says that few apps are successful enough to allow entrepreneurs to quit their day job and that building the app is only part of the process. She focuses on teaching a holistic view and creating a successful business model including pricing and marketing. The biggest emphasis is placed on creating a sustainable and profitable business.
It just goes to show that if you just app–ly yourself, you can do anything.