Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in sports and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Davide Manzoni, CEO of LISTHEN SRL., located in Milan, Italy.

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

We deal with sales of sporting products, and we also offer services like courses and online coaching. Our customers are people who like to improve their bodies and muscles.

Tell us about yourself

I live the vision behind my brand. That's the reason why I stay motivated and focused on my work. I've always been a shy guy who wanted to gain more confidence in his body.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having broken the relation between time and money. I love to be free and work from every spot I travel. Money doesn't buy happiness, but they buy freedom.

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

Being "the boss" is a big responsibility. You can never be on vacation, even if you are on vacation. You should marry your business and the idea behind it; otherwise, you won't ever be able to live it.

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

  1. Don't try to be as rich as possible.
  2. Do what you love.
  3. Don't let anybody affect you with their words.

Where can people find you and your business?



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