Serial entrepreneur and author Brian Scudamore has always taken the road less traveled. At just 19 years old, he pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, turning a chore people avoid into an exceptional customer service experience. Then he scaled that success into two more home-service brands, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine, under the O2E Brands banner.
Brian learned the ins and outs of business by running his own, and believes that anyone with a fire in their gut and a vision for doing something incredible can do the same. His philosophy, WTF (Willing To Fail), stems from his belief in the power of dreaming big, taking risks, and learning from mistakes. Through franchising, he’s giving thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to BYOB (Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss), and live their dream of business ownership.
“The best way to see the future is to first create it in your mind”.
In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Scotiabank, we talk about hiring mistakes, treating people well, and the growth and scaling of Brian’s 1800 got junk brand.