Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Luciano Gonzalez, Founder of Ocean Academy DR, located in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

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

Located in scenic Cabarete, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Ocean Academy DR offers professional surfing, kite surfing, SUP & yoga classes.

Tell us about yourself

I am a watersport professional athlete & international kitesurfing champion.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Doing what makes me happy!!

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

Finding the right team and building a culture of teamwork.

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

  1. Start small.
  2. Keep fun.
  3. Don’t forget time for yourself.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

We only live once, and if you do, the right one will be enough.

Where can people find you and your business?


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