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1-800-GOT-GOLF? How to socialize your company

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A few weeks ago, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hosted its first annual Fall Classic, which included a golf tournament and a buffet dinner at the golf course. Check out the video from the event here! As a company who takes pride in its corporate culture, word spread quickly following the announcement. We provided two options at the event–golf…

1-800-GOT-JUNK? phone battle!

Members of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? leadership team took over our sales centre for an afternoon of heavy competition. Their challenge: answer calls from potential customers and help them book an appointment. Watch the video after the jump for all the hard hitting action! It’s a great day here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Thanks for calling! You’ve got Brian…

Warhol, Matisse, Van Gogh, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

While some use paint or clay, we prefer junk. Turning junk into art has been a tradition for the Baltimore 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise for the last three years. Partnering with Artscape, North America’s largest art festival, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has helped create fun and fascinating work that has been enjoyed by over a million people. Click link after…

Junk Hauler to be the Next Spiderman?

The upside of being a franchised business is that we are host to almost 200 individual business owners. Our franchise partners throughout North America and Australia come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse interests. As we’ve mentioned, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has jumped on board on international levels with select charities. We have a corporate partnership…

The Fantastic Four (business books you need to read!)

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, C-suite executive or manager, it’s always a good idea to get an outside opinion on best business practices. This second opinion may come from various sources such as mentors, professional development workshops or books. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore wrote on the latter for his column in Profit Magazine. Here…

First 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck retires

13 years ago Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore convinced his good friend, Paul Guy, to drive a shiny blue and green junk truck more than 3,000 kilometres from Vancouver to Toronto to set up the first franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Shortly thereafter, TOR1 went into service. All these years later, with Toronto the top-revenue producer and…