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In this episode of "Success Story: Lessons," we're joined by Brian Scudamore, the entrepreneurial force behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Throughout the conversation, we delve into several pivotal topics:
• Leadership Lessons: Brian shares the importance of self-awareness, emphasizing that entrepreneurs often become their biggest roadblocks.
• The Right Fit: Brian elaborates on his journey of finding the right team members, specifically mentioning the impact Eric Church had on his company's growth. He highlights the necessity of ensuring hires are not just a good fit for the company, but also apt for its current stage of growth.
• Hiring Missteps: Drawing from personal experiences, Brian discusses the potential pitfalls of hiring based on credentials alone. The story of a previous hire from Starbucks serves as a lesson in understanding the intricacies of working with entrepreneurs.
• Franchise Model: The discussion pivots to the merits and challenges of franchising. Brian provides insight into why this model was beneficial for his brand expansion.
• BYOB - Build Your Own Business: Brian touches on his book, emphasizing the importance of understanding one's unique entrepreneurial journey.
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