Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in clothing but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Philip Billikopf, CEO of Mauna Endurance, located in Oceanside, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Triathlon, Cycling, and Running Apparel. Coaching services for the three mentioned above.

Tell us about yourself

We are a team of triathletes developing apparel products for triathletes. We have a staff of coaches worldwide, providing the best coaching services and sponsor discounts in the industry with a great global community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We have been able to build an amazing community from scratch and help athletes reach their goals in the coaching business. On the apparel side of things, we are developing and providing top-quality products to Profesional Athletes and Amateur athletes to perform better with a great design and at a great price.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

The hardest thing is that you have to work 24/7. You can never really take full vacations, but at the same time, this is our passion, so we love doing this!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Do it well.
  3. Make it part of your lifestyle so it doesn’t feel like “ working.”

Where can people find you and your business?


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