About Scott Letourneau

scottl2When I started my own business back in 1997, I thought it would be smart to follow a start-up model – to pattern my efforts after someone who had succeeded before me. I took the usual path and went to my CPA for advice, then another, then an attorney and a financial coach. Every professional I asked had a different opinion on the best structure and approach. An accountant won’t give the best legal, marketing or business credit advice. Lawyers are great for contracts and compliance but may not offer the best tax planning or general business tips. The mix of conflicting information out there can be overwhelming for anyone who is launching a new business venture. My search for a “business start-up store” kept leading me in circles.

Since my vision was to help others get their own business dreams in action, I figured I’d better have the best information available. I personally invested thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in training and research with experts from New York to California like Deloitte & Touche to study multistate taxation rules and foreign registry requirements.

From there I researched asset protection, real estate strategies and the best kinds of corporate entities to choose for various types of businesses. I started publishing articles on the pros and cons of various incorporation strategies and took on the role of a small business advocate, much as John Stossel and David Horowitz had done on the consumer front. I debunked a lot of the marketing hype and earned a reputation for giving direct, honest guidance to entrepreneurs.

It was troubling to me that 95% of new businesses go under in the first few years, but it turns out that many of these failures are preventable. There are early steps any entrepreneur can take to increase longevity and profitability.

Since 1997, I’ve helped more than 6,500 clients launch their business with confidence and get on the fast start to profits.   Helping e-commerce sellers get into compliance with sales tax has been a huge opportunity to make an impact recently (since the June 2018 Wayfair vs South Dakota U.S. Supreme Court Ruling).

The success of my first booklet, The Insiders Guide to Incorporating Your Business and Protecting Your Assets, has opened doors to speaking engagements on radio, television and with live audiences around the world.

Scott Letourneau at The Ultimate Joint Venture Boot Camp 2012Recently, my team and I,  have been supporting more tax firms with helping their clients get registered for sales tax permits, and also de-registering in the states where the marketplace faciliator (such as Amazon) is collecting and remitting. 

We also work with international sellers from around the globe and in the U.S. Our product, SalesTaxSystem.com has helped hundreds of sellers apply for sales tax permits and get into compliance with sales tax.

Going beyond my BA in Finance and constant personal research, I’ve always been fascinated by the human side of success. I have a Master Practitioner’s Degree in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and continuously refresh my own personal growth with mentors like Anthony Robbins, Dan Kennedy, Michael Gerber, Armand Morin, Spike Humer, Joe Polish, Jason Fladlien, and Jay Abraham.

Most success experts agree that no matter what you set out to accomplish in life, it’s important to start with “why.”

For me, there’s nothing more valuable to me than my family. Practicing what I preach with my clients enables me to provide my wife De Ann and our daughters Gracie, Rosie and Faith with a secure and loving home and a legacy for the future. They’re the reason I get up and do what I do every day – helping others protect what’s most important to them.


Live Sample of Scott's Teaching!

The Best Strategy to Develop Massive Profits

How Much Liability Do You Have

Sales Tax Compliance