Anna Belton – Founder of – YouCode

“The most important thing in life is happiness. Life is precious and fragile, so spend it doing what makes you truly happy.”

Meet Anna Belton


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Anna Belton is a Thirty something year old New York native and entrepreneur. She started her first business From My Heart a hand crafted natural skin care business in 2009. From My Heart stated small in her kitchen to being sold locally and internationally. Learning the ups and downs and in’s and outs of business she has learned that execution over perfection is what keeps her leaning and growing. Thought the ups and down she continues to purse her passion for business and has recently launched app (YouCode) on the google play store that she co founded with her sister. Creating a business that helps individual from idea excites me. You Have to be willing to fail a hundred times to win once!

How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

8 years

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Yes

What is the name of your current project / company?

YouCode

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

YouCode is modernized built law library application that provides New York State laws, resources and information on individual rights to everyday people and legal professionals

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

My sister broke a law in New York City but didn’t know which law exactly and couldn’t find the information easily I needed so I thought there should be an app for that, and now we have YouCode.

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because I know there are people out there just like me that need understanding of the law and their rights and need instant access to this information on the go. We live in a big city that never sleeps and playing by the rules can be confusing at times when you don’t know what the rules are. YouCode is there for the everyday person , professional, student and legal professional to give them the power to make better informed decisions in a moments notice when it counts the most.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

Yes! Don’t expect for everyone to understand your vision and execution beats perfection.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Give it your all, don’t look for instant rewards, let your work speak for it self and networking will lead you to open doors, and run your business with integrity.

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

letting of non working family members. We would all like for our family members to work together to achieve success but just because someone is your family doesn’t mean that they are entitled to a position with your company. Letting a family member go to save your business is the right thing to do but not always easy. I recommend interviewing a evaluation everyone you consider to do business with the same. Its about building the company and whats best for the business.

What does your typical day look like?

On a typical day I am running the app updating the library and homepage , managing the team and the social medias, promoting the business, networking. I’m new to the tech industry so I read up on whats current in my field daily. All of that in addition to being a wife and mother.

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change a thing. I learn from all of my mistakes, they help me grow.

What is the most important thing in life?

The most important thing in life is happiness. Life is precious and fragile, so spend it doing what makes you truly happy.

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

One problem I have encountered as a entrepreneur is expecting everyone to think my idea is great and looking for friends and family to support me just because. Although you have a brilliant idea everyone is not going to be your promoter. Take your time and earn customers and followers. When you earn your following genuinely your work and reputation will carry you to success.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I was one of the first female Harlem shakers, who knew that those silly dance moves we were doing in the skate key in the Bronx, NY would have turned in to a world wide phenomenon.