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Advantages of a Franchise with Brian Scudamore
168: Advantages of a Franchise with Brian Scudamore

168: Advantages of a Franchise with Brian Scudamore



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1-800-GOT-JUNK founder Brian Scudamore on the advantages of joining a franchise system.

While in the drive-through at McDonalds, Brian Scudamore had an idea for a business. 25 years later, it is a multi-million dollar company and Brian has applied what he learned to two new companies, Wow 1 Day Painting and You Move Me. On this episode of the How to Quit Working show, Brian talks about his story of founding 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and the advantages of a franchise.

About Brian

Brian Scudamore founded 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989. He bought a beat-up truck for $700 and called his company The Rubbish Boys.

His focus on customer service and professionalism quickly generated buzz, and his business blossomed. Ten years later he changed the name to 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and in spite of being told it was impossible, franchised the company.

Now, it’s the world’s largest junk removal service, with professional junk haulers in over 170 locations throughout Canada, the United States, and Australia.

in 2014 1-800-GOT-JUNK? celebrated it’s 25th anniversary, and its trusted reputation has enabled Brian to successfully launch two other brands. The once-unemployed college student is well on his way to owning a home-service empire.

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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