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1-800-GOT-JUNK? On Launching Multiple Businesses

By - October 23, 2012
1-800-GOT-JUNK? On Launching Multiple Businesses

Brian Scudamore, Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has started a second brand called 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting. The concept is that your home or business is painted in one day. This new painting company has grown quickly, having gone from 1 to 18 franchises in just over a year with a goal of 150 locations by 2016. It took 20 years to build 1-800-GOT-JUNK? into the $100 million company it is today. Brian learned a lot about business along ...

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Use Your Smartphone to Become an iPhone Millionaire

By - August 21, 2012 Use Your Smartphone to Become an iPhone Millionaire

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The Quiet Revolution, Women Entrepreneurship

By - July 10, 2012 The Quiet Revolution, Women Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Baptist was amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. As a result, she has decided to take matters into her own hands and has set out on a course to produce a documentary titled, “She Means Business.” The documentary will ...

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Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

By - May 8, 2012 Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

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