Summary of Business:Blocworx is a no code platform that allows managers, supervisors, or citizen developers to build software for their company or clients without needing a software developer. In 2017, Blocworx was founded by a team of expert software and technical enthusiasts with over 65 year’s industry experience. Today, hundreds of organisations across Ireland use our enterprise software to manage and run their business operations.
What led you to starting your business?We had a great relationship in a previous company and an opportunity came up that allowed us to create the Blocworx Platform that we had talked about for a long time.
How did you raise the funds you need for your business?Initially, we invested our own time and money and we received match funding from the Limerick Local Enterprise Office. We also worked hard to ensure we found and kept our customers so we have cash flow to manage the cost of sales activities.
What is the most significant lesson you have learnt in running your business?Every course, every meeting, and every workshop will teach you something – Life Long Learning should be embraced.
What has been the proudest moment in your business so far?The launch of the new Blocworx Branding.
What have been the biggest challenges in your business to date?Getting Customers to see the unlimited potential of Blocworx.
What advice would you give aspiring entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business?Solve a problem and stick to your core competencies.
What’s the best business book you’ve ever read?I have two: Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed & The Monk That Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Who is the entrepreneur you admire the most?Denis Brosnan & Michael O’Leary
What’s your website?https://www.blocworx.com/
What Social Networking sites does your business use?https://www.linkedin.com/company/blocworxprocessovercode/
How has the SFA helped you in your business?We have only joined the SFA recently but the Mentorswork.ie programme has been of great benefit.
Contact details:Mark O'Sullivan
Address: Unit 1 B, The Grange Centre, Annacotty, Co.Limerick