After having spent 15 years in the corporate world, most recently as a Director of Marketing for a Silicon Valley-based Fortune 100 technology company, Scott Whitney recognized a simple fact:
If you want to work for a great company, it’s never too late to create it yourself.
Armed with “only” a high school education, on November 12, 1998 he decided to #jump into the entrepreneurial waters.
Scott has launched three companies since then, all of which started as hobbies:
- Website Designer: Averaged $20K a website within 6 months of launch
- Professional Musician: Received an average of $400/hour for solo guitar gigs. Sold 55,000 CDs of his own music to a world-wide audience which lead to a company that sold an additional 100,000 CDs
- Online Broadcaster: Among the first to make a full-time living as a podcaster, was profitable within 30 days, have live streamed to over 100,000 people concurrently, and is now the most experienced podcast & live stream producer in Nevada.
All of Scott’s businesses have generated six-figures a year, with his current company having surpassed $2 Million in revenue.
For all three businesses, Scott developed a sales methodology which ensures both he and his future customers are comfortable during the sales process. Scott’s unique approach to telling a company’s “sales story” rejects the notion of “hard closes” yet has an 80% close rate.
For the hundreds of people he’s coached one-on-one, Scott brings a unique perspective. He is proof success is not about formal education. . .it’s about determination, focus, and the willingness to learn what it takes to get the job done. The Scott Whitney Academy has been put into place so Scott may help those not living in Las Vegas learn exactly what it takes to effectively & comfortably handle the sales aspect of their business.