The First Step Brian Scudamore talked his way into college. He didn’t have the grades to actually get in to college. He didn’t even…
Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK
At 19 years old, Brian Scudamore founded 1-800-GOT-JUNK, a junk removal company with $320m in revenue. Brian learned his lessons the hard way, firing his 11-person team, moving to a franchise model, and facing bankruptcy. He and his team survived it all, and the company remained profitable. Brian has since leveraged this success to launch three more franchised brands, which have made appearances on everything from Oprah to CNBC.