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Brian Scudamore: founder and CEO 1-800-GOT-JUNK?


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 upon an individual who is currently building a successful business venture. The recipient need not be an IFA Immunofluorescent assay (IFA)
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 the "entrepreneural sprit" that franchising represents. He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and be a risk taker tak·er  
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 in a franchise that has been in operation for at least three years, while remaining active in his or her community.

When he was just 18, Brian Scudamore Brian Scudamore (born March 16,1970) is the Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. In 1989 Scudamore started a single truck junk hauling business named The Rubbish Boys Disposal Services as a way to pay for university tuition [1].  invested $700 in an old pickup Pickup

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When the present yield is relatively low compared to the longer-term yields, pickups will be done by investors trying to increase the yield and duration of their
 truck and founded The Rubbish Boys, a company that 10 years later became 1-800-GOT-JUNK? As CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of the Vancouver-based company, Scudamore began franchising his brand and in just five years guided the company to expand to more than 275 franchise locations. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is now the world's largest junk removal service with more than 330 locations in three countries, 45 U.S. states A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States, although four states use the official title "commonwealth". The separate state governments and the federal government share sovereignty, in that an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and  and nine Canadian provinces Noun 1. Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
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Scudamore's public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most  tactics drove his business to the state it is today. While creating brand awareness for his company he also generated a positive awareness for franchising. As CEO, he has taken it upon himself to mentor thousands of franchisees and prospective franchise entrepreneurs. The company's corporate headquarters, the Junktion, hosts weekly tours of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? business model and offers a question and answer session guided by Scudamore himself. More than 1,500 individuals have learned about franchising through the tours.

In addition to being featured in more than 4,000 news stories for its successes, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been honored as 97th on the Franchise 500 list and tenth in Franchise Business Reviews' Top 50 list for franchisee satisfaction. Scudamore was inducted into the Young President's Organization in 2004, served on the board of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, won the Fortune Small Business Best Bosses Award and was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a VetFran participant; and Scudamore currently sits on the IFA's Franchisor Forum.

YEAR   WINNER                     COMPANY

2006   Paul R. Hogan              Home Instead Senior Care
2005   John Hewitt                Liberty Tax Service
2004   Mary Ellen Sheets          Two Men And A Truck
2003   Russell Umphenour          RTM Restaurant Group
2002   Steven J. Greenbaum, CFE   PostNet International
                                    Franchise Corp.
2001   David G. McKinnon          Service Brands International
2000   Sidney Feltenstein         Yorkshire Global Restaurants
1999   Robert Funk, CFE           Express Services
1998   Frank Belatti              AFC Enterprises
1997   Richard B. Rennick, CFE    American Leak Detection
1996   Anthony W. DeSio           Mail Boxes Etc.
1995   Abe Gustin, Jr.            Applebee's International Inc.
1994   Julie and Bill Brice       The Brice Group
1993   Shigeharu Komai            Duskin Co.
1992   Joseph Francis, Sr.        The Barbers, Hairstyling Inc.
1991   U. Gary Charlwood, CFE     Uniglobe Travel International
                                    Limited Partnership
1990   Anthony Martino, CFE       MAACO Enterprises
1989   Al Copeland                Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
1988   Frederick A. DeLuca, CFE   Subway Restaurants
1987   W. J. Hindman, CFE         Jiffy Lube International Inc.
1986   Thomas Monaghan            Domino's Pizza Inc.
1985   John Brown, Jr.            KFC Corp.
1984   J. Willard Marriott        Marriott Corp.
1983   Frank Carney, CFE          Pizza Hut, Inc.
1982   Kemmons Wilson             Holiday Inns Inc.
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Title Annotation:Entrepreneur of the Year
Comment:Brian Scudamore: founder and CEO 1-800-GOT-JUNK?(Entrepreneur of the Year)
Publication:Franchising World
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Date:Feb 1, 2008
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