"My name is Collin Austin and I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life." It's a joke I stated when introducing myself to a group I was speaking to. At 37 years old, I know my purpose. It's to build others. IMPACT is how I grade myself.
Lessons to pay attention to:
1:52 - If I had to start my entrepreneurship journey over, what would I do differently?
4:02 - Value is subjective
5:10 - Impact is a reason to build your personal brand
6:21 - Authenticity is what wins - be yourself.
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ABOUT REPAINT THE WALL:
Repaint The Wall is a digital media agency that builds brand and ultimately... LEGACY. We make sure we understand your long-term vision and work from that vision to create a customized strategy to execute upon your vision.
We work in a variety of ways to help you accomplish your goals, but our strengths are:
- Video [Promotional / Vlogging]
- Social Media
- Personal Branding
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T H E J O U R N E Y
Early in 2004, an opportunity presented itself that would forever change the direction of my life and the culture of an entire community. I would sit at a bus stop day after day trying to catch an RTS bus to campus and this bus would pass me by with the words FULL BUS displayed across the top. This opportunity merged with a drop shipping and importing opportunity with one of my best college friends and ultimately led to the creation of New Scooters 4 Less in March of 2004. 14 years later, New Scooters 4 Less (NS4L) is one of the largest scooter dealerships in the United States and continues to break its own records and the sales records for some of the top scooter distributors in the country. NS4L has provided jobs to tons of amazing people, reached millions of dollars in revenue, sold thousands of scooters, and has serviced thousands more.
NS4L has become well known within the business community for it’s unique, eccentric, and innovative culture developed around a single core value: Create and recreate the Ultimate Customer Experience, or UCE.
Since the birth of NS4L, the University of Florida and the Gainesville Community have forever been changed.
Our vision is to be the most trusted, go-to scooter dealership in existence and to revolutionize the entire scooter industry through our core values, innovation, and by creating that ultimate customer experience. We want to make Gainesville, FL the scooter capital of the world!
Over the years, New Scooters 4 Less has been recognized with several community awards including Purpose 20 Award (2015), Impact Award (Collin, 2015), Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year (2015), and many national awards including Gator 100 (2015), Top 3 Dealer for Bintelli Scooters (2014, 2015), Number 1 Southern Dealership for Bintelli Scooters (2016), Top 5 Dealer for Wolf Brand Scooters (2017), Top Ten Dealer for Genuine Scooter Company (2015, 2016), and Number One Dealer in the Country for Genuine Scooter Company (2017).
Today, the dealership is being run by my amazing team as they free me up to build our next company, a customer experience digital media agency. With our number one core value being to create and recreate the ultimate customer experience, we wanted to help other businesses that share our values do this exact same thing. We will help businesses do these things in a multitude of ways that are completely custom to help them achieve their goals.
My team and I also launched the WHOA GNV Podcast that is becoming increasingly popular. The podcast focuses on highlighting people and businesses that make you go “WHOA!” To subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/w...
It’s been 15 years, but hold on… this entrepreneurial journey is only getting started!