Young Entrepreneurs' Organization to Present "Three Easy Steps to Free Press" Event for Prospective Members in San Francisco on February 18th

January 28 2004--The event, entitled "Three Easy Steps to Free Press", will feature Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Brian Scudamore founded Rubbish Boys in 1989 and has been its President ever since. Scudamore formed and became President of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in October 1998 as part of his plan to create a North American-wide brand in the junk removal industry. Under his leadership, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has expanded to over 75 franchises throughout North America and earned kudos in the media for system wide growth: Profit 100 Fastest Growing Companies, CNN, Success, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and USA Today, as well as appearing on Oprah and the Sharon Osbourne show. He has been nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst and Young), attended MIT Birthing of Giants (2002), and has been a contributor to the community as a mentor involved with Junior Achievement. Mr. Scudamore also holds a board position with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

With over 5,000 members, YEO is the premier, peer-to-peer global community, network and resource for entrepreneurs. Member benefits include monthly Forum roundtables; monthly chapter meetings that address entrepreneurial issues; regional and international conferences; global networking and business opportunities; and an Inventory of Skills database that allows members to tap into the skills of other members around the globe. Prospective members of YEO and WEO must be under 47 years of age and be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a business with gross annual revenues exceeding (US) $1 million. For more information, visit:

The twelve year old San Francisco Bay Area chapter has a very unique and diverse membership including members in Management Services, Printing / Graphics, Advertising, Marketing, Education, Travel, Food & Beverage, Telecommunications, On-line Services, Legal Services, Employment, Consulting Services, Retail, Industrial Services, Construction Services, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Architecture & Design, and Real Estate. YEO/WEO San Francisco Bay Area members collectively generate $260 million (USD) in revenues, and employ 2400 staff.

     For more information about YEO/WEO or to RSVP for the February 18th event, contact YEO Chapter Development Manager, Erik MacKinnon at (250) 391-6035, or

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