We can all learn something from the successes and failures of others. Not with judgmental scrutiny, but by simply exploring what works and what doesn't. Often, we can be inspired by a failed notion, make a change or adjustment, and find success. That is truly the way with entrepreneurs. We have an inspiring young entrepreneur, who has forged his own path, to introduce to you this weekend. Scott Vaughn is the owner and CEO of Widespread Electric. At the young age of 32, he has established his business and employs some management techniques that might leave more seasoned employers scratching or shaking their heads. But, there's no question, his methods work!
Scott started the electronics recycling, refurbishing and resale business out of his home while learning every aspect of running it inside and out. He used that time to create a business model that would allow for a web-based business, and the ability to run the company from anywhere in the world. (Wait 'til you hear where he chooses to work remotely!)
When he felt established enough to move Widespread Electric to a warehouse location, he designed a unique space incorporating what he considered a must-have - a skateboard park where he and his employees can exercise, blow off steam and relax before and after work hours. Scott maintains a casual work environment for his staff of millennial-generation employees - while still demanding a strong work-ethic, which he enjoys from all of his employees.
Tune in, as we'll spend the whole hour with Scott, learning about how he developed his business as well as his strategy.
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