I interviewed Hassan, co-owner of Road Star Motor Sports, because his business is extremely innovative and growth-oriented. The purpose of this interview was to learn the following: §how to identify a business opportunity
§ how to successfully launch a business
§ how to deal with perceived risks prior to start-up
§ how to solve problems encountered during start-up and over the lifetime of a venture
I was introduced to Hassan through a mutual acquaintance that knows I am truly fascinated by the ability to customize vehicles, but more specifically, expensive luxury vehicles. Hassan, originally from Ghana, moved to California with his family twenty years ago. Coming from a large family with 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Hassan was determined to be financially successful. After graduating from Loyola Marymount and working as a financial advisor/broker for Morgan Stanley, Hassan decided he was not happy working in corporate America. After resigning from Morgan Stanley in 2001, Hassan decided his dream of being financially successful would be much easier to accomplish if he launched his own business. Driven by his passion for classy and stylish vehicles, Hassan launched a motor sports company in 2002.
Hassan, co-owner of Road Star Motor Sports, shared his vision to launch a motor sports business that customizes expensive European vehicles with his younger brother, Hussein, and cousin, John. Just 3 years ago, this trio put their capital resources together and launched Road Star Motor Sports. Road Star Motor Sports is not just another motor sports business, it's a motor sports business that focuses on customizing each vehicle to the owner's perfection and guaranteeing that attention to detail is carried out in every aspect of their operation ranging from custom paint and restoration to leather and suede headliners. The owners of Road Star also pride themselves on making each and every one of...