Semi-finalist Q&A: Moth Attack

Moth Attack designs and builds custom steel bicycles and components. Information from their grant application is available here. Read below for more, and if you have questions for our semi-finalists don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section.

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How did you come up with the idea for your business?

I was doing some retail design and fixture building/painting when I fell in love with bikes. I quit my job to spend a couple weeks riding from Seattle to San Francisco, and decided when I came back that I was going to take the obsession one step farther and build bikes myself.

What makes your business unique? Why do you think it will be a success?

Custom frame-building has grown in popularity over the last 5 years. Anyone can buy an off the shelf bike that will ultimately serve the same purpose, but nothing is cooler than riding a bike that not only fits your body as well as it fits your idea of what a bike should be. I'm also one of a very few women in the field and that has already led to a good deal of my customers being women.

What are some of your top business-related accomplishments, or business lessons learned?

I'm definitely still figuring things out. I knew the skill would never be the problem, but there was a lot I had to learn about the day to day of running a business and filing taxes and maybe eventually paying myself a bit. I'm fortunate to know a lot of successful people that are always offering their wisdom.

Why should the Idea Cafe regulars vote for you?

Because bikes are the best!


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