Posts by Tania Venn

Spotlight on WOW 1 DAY! Painting

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? crews know their customers are often in the midst of a renovation, spring cleaning, or moving when they call us up to haul away their junk. The opportunity to recommend complimentary brands happens every day. As a result we have established alliances with a number of service-oriented companies in the moving, renovation, storage, organization…

Working with Hoarders: How do we do it?

To celebrate the triumphant return of A&E’s Hoarders (an all new episode airs tonight at 9pm/8pm Central), I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite moments from the set of Hoarders. As a PR Manager for this company,  I am fortunate enough to go out on the road to oversee our product placement…

The Landfill Harmonic

Every now and then a story, or video, comes along and takes your breath away. The story of the Recycled Orchestra is one of those, especially for us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. The creativity to create something so meaningful from trash coupled with the ability of this town to see such a large project through is simply inspiring….

New Year’s Resolutions

Are you by any chance looking for a way to strike upon a New Year’s Resolution that will actually stick? As we all know, most resolutions fail. They are unrealistic and overwhelming; isn’t that the truth? I recently researched a few of the top 10 lists of resolutions circulating online. I really like this one,…

Holiday Message

I would like to share with you a holiday message sent out by Dr. Suzanne Chabaud to her co-workers on A&E’s Hoarders. Thank-you, Dr. Chabaud, for permission to share! Wonderful were the days of few options and unquestioned beliefs. When being good meant getting something on a simple list of things. When wishing was more…

The Business “Instinct” of Junk Removal

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs arrive at the right business decision? Are decisions made from experience, advice from colleagues and mentors, research and analysis, or intuition? My guess is most seasoned entrepreneurs find the right balance of each. Recently, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore was asked to participate in a CMA Magazine article studying…

Update on Sandy Clean-up

Service-oriented businesses in the North East are facing a battle on three fronts. They are coming to terms with how super storm Sandy has impacted them personally and psychologically. Then, they must run their businesses, whether it’s junk hauling, restoration, sanitation, or another service offering. This is a round-the-clock endeavor! And finally, there is continual…

Brian Scudamore in studio with CKNW’s Bill Good

Recently our Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore sat down with well-known BC media personality and CKNW Host, Bill Good. Their audience was about 100 students from the Beedie School of Business at SFU in Vancouver. The interview covered Brian’s journey building a world class brand and best practices as a CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Here is…