Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. I'm a strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development and I like to show others how to use goal-setting to take the lead in their own business. I'm passionate about people, and I've created a corporate culture where we are all building something bigger, together. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


4 Questions You Should Ask Before Going Global

Done right, international expansion can produce great returns. An entrepreneur's guide to making the decision

The 2 Tests Every Job Candidate Must Pass


Your business is only as good as the people that work within it. What one entrepreneur does to ensure new hires will fit into his company’s culture

Why You Should Befriend the Competition

1-800-GOT-JUNK? CEO Brian Scudamore with coopetitor Barry Hartman of 505 Junk

Trying to beat a rival almost destroyed this successful entrepreneur. How cooperating instead made his business better

The First Step to Successful Entrepreneurship


Raising capital is crucial, but it’s not just about the money. Three reasons to master the art of fundraising early

What Skipping School Taught Me About Business

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Cutting class helped this founder learn some valuable lessons about entrepreneurialism and responsibility

The 7 Most Important Minutes of the Workday

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How one short daily meeting helped Brian Scudamore’s O2E Brands to higher profits and a better company culture

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Branding (or Rebranding) Your Business

The new brand identity. Photo: Raymond Chou/WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

It takes time and care to craft the perfect public profile. Four things you need to do to get it right

3 Tricks to Help You Get More of the Important Things Done

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Stop letting your task list and the many distractions of modern offices get in the way of your growth. How one entrepreneur made more time

Why You Need to Stop Using the F Word

Some of O2E's young entrepreneurs repping their brands. Photo: O2E Brands

It may sound like branding doublespeak, but entrypreneurship is a different model to traditional franchising. What it entails, and why you should embrace it

How to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Exceptional

The early days of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Photo: O2E Brands

A few simple tweaks can go a long way. What you can learn from the amazing success of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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