Episode 389 features Taylor Sanford, the Co-Founder of Premier Spike, the highest-quality Roundnet equipment on the market, and the only legitimate competitor to Spikeball.
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Taylor has been running his own businesses since he was a teenager, determined to find a career he actually enjoyed and was passionate about rather than taking the traditional 9-5 office job. From running a landscaping business in high school, and a painting contractor in college, to getting into real estate and managing a few rental properties. But his passion has always been in sports, and in 2018 he fell in love with the sport of roundnet (aka Spikeball) and realized this was his “way out.”
He started by organizing some of the largest roundnet tournaments in the world, making a name for himself in the niche sport of roundnet, and being one of the biggest influencers in this growing sport. But it didn’t take long before he got “bored” and needed something new, and he dove into an entirely new world of manufacturing and selling products under his new brand, Premier Spike. Until this point, all his endeavors had been fairly easy for him. There hadn’t been huge risks, and he was pretty capable of figuring things out as needed.
But Premier Spike has been his most challenging undertaking yet, forcing him to educate himself on topics he never imagined, dealing with a wide range of emotions as he competes with a massive company that has a monopoly on the market, defending himself in legal battles, and pushing himself through all the struggles knowing there’s no backing out after investing a large chunk of his family’s savings into this new venture.
If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast Interview with Chris Meade, Co-Founder of CrossNet