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July 9, 2013

How to Create a Successful Franchise with Brian Scudamore, the Founder of 1-800-Got-Junk? (Episode 17)


Brian Scudamore was one class short of graduating from high school when he dropped out to focus on his business. Brian had seen an old beat-up truck hauling away junk and thought he could create his own business hauling away junk and take it to the next level. Since its start in 1989, 1-800-Got-Junk now has 173 Franchise partners in Canada, the United States, and Australia. Brian has found a great deal of success and modeled his business to become a franchise from the beginning. During the interview, what really stood out to me is how modest, and down to earth, Brian is. He is so friendly, outgoing, and willing to help other entrepreneurs.


Brian's 1-800-Got -Junk? website can be found at www.1800gotjunk.com.

Episode 17 Show Notes – In this episode Brian talks about

  • How he got the idea to launch 1-800-Got-Junk?
  • The importance of building all businesses with the franchise mindset
  • The benefits of buying into a franchise
  • How to franchise your own business
  • The cost and legal requirements to start a franchise
  • How to get massive PR – (1-800-GOT-JUNK? was on Oprah!)
  • Why you have to hire slowly
  • How brands can cross promote
  • How to take the road less traveled

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Brian's Favorite Book and Podcast

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber  – Audio Version – Get 1 Free Audio Book by Clicking Here

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber – Paperback or Ebook

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Favorite Quote

Take the Road Less Traveled” – Robert Frost

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