Who would’ve imagined that buying a $700 pickup truck would result in a $119 million business? We’re talking with the entrepreneur behind this vision – Brian Scudamore. Brian has proven that starting a business doesn’t require a huge investment. Brian supported himself through college by starting up a junk hauling service business in 1998 with an investment of $700 (Canadian). Fast forward eight years and you will see that this minimal investment was well worth it – today Brian has a $119 million junk hauling business.
Discover how Brian turned this junk hauling business into the household-name franchise, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. If you are considering franchise opportunities, whether as a franchisee or franchisor, this show will help you filter out the junk (the pros and cons) of this business model; Brian shares a process he has developed to systemize his business: “Painting the Picture”. This management process will help you define and achieve attainable goals for your business.
Read more about Brian’s key move, where he describes how painting a vivid picture helped his company achieve business success.
About Brian Scudamore
Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, a hyper-growth brand dubbed one of the fastest growing companies in North America . After founding the business at the age of 18, Brian went on to franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to nearly 200 locations across the United States and Canada . Today the popular service is poised for international expansion.
In 2004, Brian was inducted into the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and previously served on the board of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO). In 2005, Scudamore took home the Best Bosses Award from Fortune Small Business Magazine and was named a Finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award . Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, is a ranked the No. 1 – Best Company To Work For by BC Business Magazine.
Brian continues to mentor young entrepreneurs as a part of Junior Achievement and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Brian also believes in personal and professional development and recently graduated from MIT's 3 year Birthing of Giants program.