Founder and CEO of 02E Brands (1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine)
Starting with just one truck and a great idea, Brian Scudamore grew 1-800-Got-Junk? into one of Canada’s most successful companies (it’s now a household brand and a major player in three countries). He’s poised to do the same with ventures WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and the most recent addition to his home service-based empire, Shack Shine. Creating a globally admired brand like 02E, Scudamore says, comes down to articulating your vision and building a culture around the right people. With his entrepreneurial, marketing, and leadership experience, he offers plenty of compelling takeaways, but also the belief that businesses can—and must—strive to become better every day.
As the founder and CEO of 02E Brands, Scudamore and his companies have received widespread recognition in the media and business community, with features on CNN, ABC Nightline, Undercover Boss, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, and Oprah. Scudamore has shared his impressive story in Fortune Magazine, Business Week, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. In addition to interviews and guest appearances, he writes on building business and entrepreneurism in many national magazines, including Forbes, PROFIT, and The Globe and Mail’s Leadership Lab.
Teaching Old Industries New Tricks
To most people, entrepreneurship means being on the cutting edge of the next bubble-du-jour—creating a product that no one knows they need, getting three rounds of financing, then going under while the founders cash out. But old industries, proven industries, are ripe with potential. Everyone can reinvent not just their company, but their entire industry in a way that redefines strategy and competition. In this talk, Brian Scudamore, the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT JUNK? shares the business ideas that helped his company thrive in one of the oldest industries in the world—taking out the garbage. How did he grow from a single truck to become the only for-profit global player in a field where there is no obvious competitive advantage? Scudamore's business blueprint created a company that redefined an entire industry, and allowed him to become the dominant player. In a fun, entertaining and energetic keynote, Scudamore outlines how anyone can approach their company and industry with the same revolutionary zeal and fervor that made his company an unlikely success.
It All Started with a Vision: Business Lessons from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Brian Scudamore walks you through 20 years of exhilarating growth at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to show you what it takes, day to day, to build a world-class brand, whatever your company. It boils down to vision, people and systems. Scudamore tells you what vision really means, explaining how to create, as he did, a "painted picture" of a company's future successes, and how to make that picture a reality. How does his animating philosophy—"It's all about people"—affect the bottom line? Positive, proven and practical, Scudamore's talk offers plenty of take-aways, but also a sense that businesses today can—and must—strive to become better every day.
It's All About People: Culture, Attraction and Retention Lessons from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Why is 1-800-GOT-JUNK? routinely named one of the best companies to work for in Canada? In this talk, Brian Scudamore takes an in-depth look at how to build a company around the right people, how to find and evaluate them, and how get the most from them. "It's all about people." Scudamore has harnessed a unique set of attraction, selection and retention tools that have created a workforce second to none. This is a definitive look at why employees are the cornerstone of your business—of any business.
Three Steps to Free Press
Learn how 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has received its glowing press profile—the most effective, cost-friendly way to get its brand out. Scudamore shows you how easy it is for any company to attract a ton of positive media attention, sharing anecdotes, strategies, and bottom line results.
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Brian was engaging, very genuine, and all of our guests hung on every word. While you have a certain amount of credibility when you've bootstrapped a $170 million business, perhaps the most refreshing thing about Brian's presentation was his candour about his own weaknesses, the mistakes he made along the way, the way that he corrected them, and how those corrections contributed to growing his business. He was very open, very direct, and I think every one of our people had something to take away from his presentation. We measure and get feedback on every single piece of our conference. For Brian’s keynote, 94% rated him Excellent, 6% Good. A typical comment was: “Brian was a wow!!! Honest, interesting, inspiring.” When we asked about ‘Best elements of the conference,” Brian’s name came up repeatedly. As the organizer, that’s pretty gratifying. If you’re looking for a very compelling, grounded presentation that works for an audience from senior leaders on down, I can enthusiastically endorse Brian, based not just on my own reaction, but that of my “customers.”
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