We had the good fortune of connecting with Usha & Srini Gowrishetty and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Usha & Srini, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Kids of this generation are very comfortable using Youtube, Netflix, Zoom, Discord, Minecraft, Roblox, Facetime, etc. But most don’t know how these things are built. It all seems like magic to them. This is the gap we want to fill with our coding classes. We want to teach kids the foundational coding concepts that help them solve problems, build games and applications that make a difference.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
At Bitsy Bytesy, we offer online coding classes for kids 11 and up. What sets us apart is that our curriculum and mentorship enable the students to discover their passion for coding. Our students simply fall in love with coding and are eager to learn more about computer science.

You can learn more about our courses and teaching philosophy at www.bitsybytesy.com.

What you are most proud of or excited about?

Our proud moments are when we see kids coming into our program with absolutely no coding experience and leaving as confident coders who are motivated to take on the next challenge and ready to create meaningful things with code.

We are also excited about the fact that we trained more girls than boys in our program. As you may know, there is a huge gender gap in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) related jobs. Hopefully, this is a sign of more girls and women picking up these fields. We are very proud to be part of this change.

How did you get to where you are today business-wise?

The slow and steady progress we made on a daily basis helped us take our business from “just an idea” to what it is today.

Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?

Not at all. By keeping our focus on the horizon and taking things one day at a time! 🙂

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

There are so many to list, but here are the three key lessons:
1) Delivering the promised results to your customers is more important than anything else in the business.
2) Gathering the courage to get started is the key to building anything.
3) Making slow and steady progress is better than no progress.

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?

We want to be known for high-quality coding classes that connect, inspire, get results, and simply make sense.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a fun one! San Diego is a beach city, so we would start there.

A week in San Diego is a short trip 🙂 Let’s start with La Jolla, which has California’s best beaches to watch seals, sea lions, and gorgeous sunsets. You do not want to miss the pandas and koalas at the San Diego Zoo. Everything is awesome at Legoland and a must for all the Lego fans. Check out the museums at Balboa, water sports at Mission Bay, spectacular views from Point Loma, the majestic Hotel Del Coronado, and the beaches on Coronado Island.

You won’t go wrong with most places in Little Italy, Old-town, and Downtown Encinitas for food.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A big shoutout to our friend and mentor, Nishant Kasibhatla, for helping us every step of the way. Thanks, Nishant, for being so generous with your time and wisdom!

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income inspires us in a lot of ways. His honesty, authenticity, generosity, and the way he conducts himself and his business are things we strive for. His book, “Will It Fly,” was so helpful in validating our business idea.

Special thanks to all the friends and parents who trusted us with their child’s educational needs.

Website: www.bitsybytesy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitsybytesysocial

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