In this week’s episode, we spoke to Scott J. Bintz, founder of RealTruck.com and author of Principles to Fortune: Crafting a Culture to Massively Grow a Business. Scott founded e-commerce RealTruck.com in 1997, but after selling the successful business in 2015, he turned his attention to Red Headed Rebel, advising companies on their e-commerce & digital marketing ventures.
Scott used his passion for business to develop the Red Headed Rebel brand further, launching entrepreneurial coffee company RHR Brews and RHRswag.com, a website selling parts for drag race cars.
In this interview, Sean and Scott discuss a number of different topics, including:
- How Scott made his transition from his non-business background to e-commerce.
- The strategies RealTruck.com used Scott to onboard suppliers to take a risk on e-commerce when they were used to selling in brick and mortar stores.
- How ‘the endless pursuit for more’ caused Scott to lose interest in business, and how his interested in dirt track racing and the development of RHRswag.com helped him stay inspired.
- The importance of overcoming failure. How testing something, reviewing its impact and making changes accordingly can make a bigger difference than getting it right first time.
- The importance of being humble. Scott discusses how transparency and treating people right is the most important advertising method of all, and how he can balance this with running a successful business.
- How both new businesses and developed businesses can take heed of Scott’s advice. He says it’s simply a matter of trial and improvement in getting a business to run smoothly.
- The importance of nurturing the culture of a business in order that it outlives the CEO, and how Scott has been involved with RealTrucks.com since he sold the business in 2015.
Scott had some incredibly useful insights to share in this interview. If you’d like to know more, or have any further questions, these links may help:
Buy Scott’s book on Amazon.
As always if you have any questions you can get in touch via Twitter @SeanClark.