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About Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of Vancouver-based 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, a hyper-growth brand dubbed one of the fastest growing companies in North America. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Currently has more than 300 franchises across North America and Australia. Brian’s leadership is widely recognized by the media and business community.

Part-time effort = part-time success: If you want your company to succeed, you have to be on-site at all times

Dear Brian, I opened a small toy store in Kelowna, Mockingbird Toys, 14 months ago. I have three employees but do not work in the store myself, as I have a full-time job that takes me out of town for …

To franchise or not to franchise – that’s the question as a growing company considers how to expand

Hi Brian, I am the Owner of FROGBOX, a Vancouver-based sustainable moving supply company. My questions revolve around how to expand. We receive requests to franchise on a near-weekly basis, but have not decided if we want to grow through …

A clear vision is the surest way to grow

Dear Brian, My name is Erika and my mom Rosa and I have solely been operating a cleaning service called Butterfly Cleaning Services in Greater Vancouver for the past three years. As Butterfly Cleaning Services we specialize in residential, office, …

Let someone else pay bills at startup

Hi Brian, I am planning to open a retail shoe store in the next few months. I am negotiating with the manufacturer in Brazil. They have one distributor in Ontario and they do not have any stores in Canada. The …

Testimonials help validate new ideas

Dear Brian, I am the CEO of studibudi.com Professional Networking Inc., a new company that developed out of a student-led initiative. We are linking students with businesses to work together on business projects inside the classroom, overseen by professors. The …

Wrapping your car a great investment

Dear Brian, I am the founder of a business downtown Vancouver called Revitalize Now!. We offer a variety of services to help people detoxify the body and lose weight. My company also offers an effective stop-smoking detox program. I have …

Mistakes a part of your business growth

Hi Brian, I have started a communications company called Moontide Creative that focuses on helping businesses craft and tell their unique stories. I’m a strong believer in learning the lessons of others so I must ask you what you would …

Manage cash-flow with 3-year budget

Dear Brian, I am co-founder of Earth Innovations, the exclusive manufacturer of the high-traction eco-friendly mineral for slippery winter sidewalks called EcoTraction. We are in our third year of business and this year we are carried nationally by Home Depot. …

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