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When Money is Tight

When Scott and a business partner "bootstrapped" their business, finances were tight. Struggling for three years with barely any income, Scott finally discovered what he needed to do. Read Transcript


Reporter: IN 1991,

SCOTT OWENS CAME UP WITH A

GROUNDBREAKING IDEA.

WE WANTED TO TAKE THE

WHOLE DEFENSIVE DRIVING TO

THE NEXT LEVEL.

Reporter: SO HE AND A

BUSINESS PARTNER LAUNCHED A

COMPUTER-BASED TRAFFIC

SCHOOL.

BUT GETTING THE BUSINESS OFF

THE GROUND TOOK A LONG TIME

AND A LOT OF MONEY.

MY PARTNER AND I TOOK ALL

OF OUR INVESTMENT CAPITAL

AND INVESTED IN THIS.

Reporter: WITH ALL OF

THEIR MONEY IN THE START-UP,

THINGS WERE TIGHT.

IT WAS A STRUGGLE.

DUE TO THE FACT WE HAD NO

INCOME.

IT MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO

PAY THE BILLS.

TO THE POINT WHERE OUR

ELECTRICITY GOT CUT OFF.

WE DIDN'T EAT VERY WELL.

WE ATE RICE AND TUNAFISH,

AND PECANS WE HAD IN THE

BACKYARD.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT STRUGGLE,

BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT.

Reporter: THEY

STRUGGLED FOR THREE LONG

YEARS.

SCOTT BELIEVES IT WAS THEN

GOD TOLD HIM TO GIVE TO A

LOCAL CHURCH.

I HAD ABOUT $400 IN A

COFFEE CAN.

I WENT HOME AND STRUGGLED

WITH IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE,

AND THEN TOOK IT DOWN TO THE

CHURCH AND PUT IT ON THE

DOOR STEP.

Reporter: FINALLY

THINGS TURNED AROUND.

THE COMPANY GREW AND DID

EXTREMELY WELL.

I CAN ATTRIBUTE IT BACK TO

THE $400 COFFEE CAN.

Reporter: IN 2007 HE

MARRIED, AND SHE CONVINCED

HIM TO START TITHING, AND

THE COMPANY DID.

THE COMPANY STARTED

THRIVING.

EVENTUALLY, SCOTT DECIDED TO

SELL THE COMPANY, BUT SCOTT

HAD A FALLOUT WITH THE

SHAREHOLDERS, AND HIS

PERCENTAGE WAS CUT 10%.

I LOOKED AT THE TITHE,

AND

I THOUGHT THAT

IS A

SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF

MONEY.

THAT'S THE AMOUNT OF MONEY

WE'RE SHORT.

AND I REALLY STRUGGLED WITH

THAT.

AND HE WOULD SAY, THIS IS

THE AMOUNT WE TITHE, SO

MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP FOR A

WHILE.

I SAID, NO, THAT'S THE LAST

THING WE SHOULD DO.

IF WE'RE GOING TO STAY

STRONG AND STAY FAITHFUL,

EVERY TIME GOD WILL SEE YOU

THROUGH BETTER THAN YOU CAN

ASK OR THINK.

Reporter: THEY DECIDED

TO KEEP TITHING TO THE

AMOUNT THEY WERE TITHING

BEFORE THE PAY CUTTER.

WE HELD TO IT.

WE STUCK TO IT, AND

SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, EVERY

MONTH ADDITIONAL INCOME

WOULD COME IN THAT WOULD

COVER THE REMAINING PORTION

OF THE BILLS.

Reporter: FOR THREE

YEARS THE COUPLE TITHED

FAITHFULLY AND TRUSTED GOD

TO VU SURVIVE.

AND EVENTUALLY THEY CLOSED

THE DEAL, AND SCOTT MAY 70

TIMES HIS INITIAL

INVESTMENT.

I WAS IN SHOCK.

I WAS IN AWE.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING THE

BLESSINGS GOD HAS GIVEN ME

AND MY FAMILY.

Reporter: SCOTT

BELIEVES IT WAS THEIR

FAITHFUL GIVING THAT MADE

ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE.

JUST TRY IT, DO IT

FAITHFULLY.

I GUARANTEE YOU YOU WILL SEE

GOD'S BLESSING.

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