Since Mr. Lubbat founded the Houston, Texas-based company, David Lubbat Development has enjoyed a remarkable rise while serving an expanding and increasingly global client base featuring individuals, small business owners and large corporations. When discussing the inspiration that led him to pursue this successful entrepreneurial endeavor, Mr. Lubbat immediately cites his lifelong passion for computer software and web development as the initial source of inspiration behind the founding of Lubbat Development.
While his profound interest in computer software and web development provided the early direction, it wasn’t until Mr. Lubbat began taking classes at the University of Houston-Downtown that the entrepreneurial component provided a greater level of clarity for his professional future. Even as Mr. Lubbat’s course load continued to feature classes relating to his passion for computer software and web development, he also began to incorporate electives focusing on business and entrepreneurship as well.
With his degree from the University of Houston-Downtown in hand, Mr. Lubbat confidently began a process that culminated in the founding of Lubbat Development. In the years since its founding, Lubbat Development has only continued to grow and has earned a reputation for consistently exceeding the expectations of a diverse client base.
How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?
Creating Lubbat Development represented the greatest opportunity to dedicate my career to web development and computer software, which is what I am most passionate about.
How do you make money?
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
Roughly six months, which was just a bit quicker than I initially projected.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
There were times when I questioned the decision to build a company from the ground up, but I mostly ignored those thoughts and focused on the things that would help the company be successful and prosperous.
How did you get your first customer?
I worked with a consulting firm to develop an initial marketing plan to attract our first customers.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
We simply emphasize the measurable value provided to clients through our services, which is unsurprisingly appealing as a component of our larger marketing strategies.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
We tend to attract some of the most talented and highly qualified candidates for our job openings, making our hiring decisions especially tough.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
I’ve worked very hard to cultivate an environment capable of not just attracting the most talented professionals in the industry, but also succeeds in inspiring those professionals to be consistently outstanding while exceeding their own personal expectations as well as the expectations of the clients they work with.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Simply pursuing the vision for Lubbat Development so diligently until it became a reality has been the most satisfying experience of my professional career.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
I’m excited about showing clients the full range of benefits available to them through our highly customizable web development services.
What business books have inspired you?
Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is one of the most inspiring books I’ve read about startups and the future of entrepreneurship.
What is a recent purchase you have made that’s helped with your business?
It’s important to me to look for different ways to reward my team. It’s important to show thanks to team members for working hard and helping to grow the company.