“NuVinAir Nine” with Brad Scott
What is the best advice you have ever received, and from whom?
Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many great leaders. One of them gave me advice early in my career.
“If you want to be successful in Business, you have to master three things, People, Process, and Product.”
No matter what role I had, focusing on these three things always made the new role manageable.
What was your life journey before NuVinAir?
Since I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, I have been in the Rental Car Business. I have always wanted to own my own business but never had the backbone to pull the trigger. Then COVID hit, and I took the opportunity to RESET, like many, and do something new. I quit my corporate job, moved my wife and me back to North Carolina, and kicked off the business 30 days later. The entire process went so smoothly; it was clear it was meant to be.
What do you enjoy most about owning a NuVinAir franchise?
What I enjoy the most about owning a NuVinAir Franchise is knowing my success is solely based on me. I believe in my abilities, and it has been rewarding to see the business grow.
What has been your biggest challenge in owning a franchise, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge in owning a franchise has been conquering the Rental Car vertical. Coming in, I thought I had all the contacts with Rental Cars, and getting them to purchase from me would be easy. I quickly realized those contacts would not get my business where it needed to be. To overcome this, I had to pivot and learn a new vertical. I went extremely hard with the Dealerships and made it a mission to hit every dealership in my market as quickly as possible.
What is your best skill as a franchise owner?
My best skills as a franchise owner are my interpersonal skills and relationships with decision-makers. I have always been in sales, but cold calling is something I have no experience with; developing relationships is what I believe has shortened the gap in hitting my business plan.
What does success mean to you?
My previous career succeeded in developing my team to reach or exceed their goals. Today it means providing for my family while having enough personal time also to be there when they need me.
If you could invite any four people to dinner, dead or alive, who would you invite and why?
I can’t just pick 4, but 5 people would be my mother’s parents, Lucy and Claiboune, my wife Samantha, and my two children, Morgan (22) and Caroline (20).
My grandparents passed way too early in my life, and neither was present for my college graduation, my wedding, or the birth of my children. I would love to spend time with them so they could meet the most important people in my life.
What is one unique thing about you someone wouldn’t learn until they got to know you?
Although I come off as having a hard exterior, I am one of the most sensitive people you will meet. I don’t let many people in, but when I do, I will do anything for the people in my circle.
What’s the number one item on your life “bucket list”?
One of the biggest things on my Bucket List is to take my entire family, including my daughter’s significant others, on a trip to Hawaii.