Meet Scott Anderson
Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of FastAgencyScale.com
Scott Anderson is a former advertising/digital/branding/PR agency owner (25 years), family business owner (scars to prove it), serial entrepreneur (9 companies and counting), experienced business coach and consultant, licensed mental health therapist, founder and co-founder of two not-for-profit organizations, father of four, and husband of almost 30 years.
With FastAgencyScale (https://www.FastAgencyScale.com), Scott has coached hundreds of small(ish) agency owners, helping them scale fast from six figures to $1 million in revenue — and from 1 million to multi-millions – while giving them more time, more profit and more peace of mind.
Scott Anderson’s FastAgencyScale Story
Hi, I’m Scott Anderson, and I’d like to share a bit of my story with you.
Founded 6 business, one cratered like the moon’s surface.
I’ve started six businesses from scratch so far, including two non-profits (more about them below). Five succeeded. One cratered like the moon’s surface.
What I learned from my family of entrepreneurs
I owe a lot to my family in so many ways. But regarding business, I learned several things by their example that have served me well.
RISK: I witnessed that the risk of starting your own business is high, but not as high as working for a “boss” and putting your destiny in someone else’s hands. (I also saw the stress of risk suck family members, including ultimately myself, into destructive and potentially fatal habits. More about that later). But generally, growing up in the family I did, I was not intimidated by starting my own company. To the contrary, I believed starting your own company was not only possible but infinitely preferable of working for someone else.
Everything we teach at FastAgencyScale was first battle-tested with my own agency, turning our company around from a commoditized generalist agency to a totally differentiated and uber-profitable authority in niche markets.
1976-80: Attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Had a hot dog stand (which as with all businesses in Rhode Island in those days involved paying the mob for the privilege). Started my first advertising agency in college. Did OK. Translated Beowulf from the original Old English. Not a resume building