Young people used to be able to walk into a restaurant or retail store and easily get a job, but Scott Bennett found that wasn't the case with his kids. Getting a job today is not as easy as it used to be. So Scott created a solution for his kids and a huge number of teens through his startup Skratch.

PPP094: Scott Bennett on Skratch & Teen Entrepreneurship

Young people used to be able to walk into a restaurant or retail store and easily get a job, but Scott Bennett found that wasn’t the case with his kids. Getting a job today is not as easy as it used to be. So Scott created a solution for his kids and a huge number of teens through his startup Skratch. Learn more in this week’s episode of the Personal Profitability Podcast.

What We’re Chatting About This Week

Hey there Profiteers! Today’s episode is a little different from our usual episodes: we’re talking teen entrepreneurship! As the economy has shifted in the last few years, the quintessential teen experience of getting a part-time job has almost disappeared. More adults are staying in those types of jobs, some of those jobs are outsourced or are “doing more with less” – and all this means teens are struggling more than ever to find those typical teen-jobs.

Our guest, Scott Bennett, found this out first hand with his own kids. Instead of just saying “oh well”, he created a company to help teens find jobs. We talk about Scott’s entrepreneurial journey of starting this company, plus entrepreneurship for teens and how teens can get business and work experience.

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This Week’s Guest

Scott Bennett is the founder and CEO of Skratch. Building on a 25-year career focused on sales development, revenue generation, and marketing, Scott leads Skratch and oversees management, marketing, and operations.

As a father of two teenage daughters, Bennett first hand saw how teens struggle to find part-time work due to hectic extracurriculars and school schedules, thus prompting him to launch Skratch.

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Young people used to be able to walk into a restaurant or retail store and easily get a job, but Scott Bennett found that wasn't the case with his kids. Getting a job today is not as easy as it used to be. So Scott created a solution for his kids and a huge number of teens through his startup Skratch.