EC will be interviewing Entrepreneur Scott Kilmartin on his journey which spans titles such as bouncer, PT, advertiser, developer, international fashion designer, successful online retailer and recently Ice cream peddler. He is also one of the blokes on "Beers, blokes & business", the no #1 ranking business & marketing podcast. On the night Scott will be sharing lessons he has learned which any aspiring entrepreneur or business owner can learn from.
Who is Scott?
Scott hitchhiked around the USA as a teenager instead of going to university - breaking his poor mother's heart.
In a colourful career Scott's been a bouncer, moved furniture, built concert stages and was a personal trainer before the term existed. He ran a hospitality group in the California in the 90's and flogged software in Dublin before landing back on these shores to start haul, an eco design business upcycling used advertising billboards into laptop bags and iPad cases.
He took haul from manufacturing in a garage and selling on a card table at Salamanca Market in Hobart to being stocked by some of the world's leading design stores and leveraged early social media adoption to launched the brand into the US, UK & Japan. In 2008 haul was named the City of Melbourne Business of the Year.
Selling online since 2000, haul had a significant domestic and international eCommerce business.
Scott used social to weave and amplify his brand's story with a quirky tone for customer service and even exploited his dog Gus the Boxer as a brand ambassador with a cheeky voice in the twitterverse.
After exiting haul in early 2013, Scott started two new businesses; co-founding OnlineStoreGuys.com.au a web developer building ecommerce sites recently speaking at PESA eCommerce Conference and pedals ice cream on carts at ShortBatch.co. He's also one of the blokes on Beers Blokes & Business the No.1 ranking business and marketing podcast in Australia.
See you on the 8th