235 | Judy Briggs: Franchise Owner 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Men In Kilts Boston, MaidPro Metrowest
If you tell me I can’t do something, I’m gonna do it 10 times better than you ever thought I could.
- Judy Briggs
We’re on the road for this episode of The Story Behind Her Success, featuring the story of Judy Briggs, mother of 4 and franchise owner of 3 thriving synergistic businesses: 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Men in Kilts/Boston and MaidPro Metrowest. Recorded in Judy’s offices in the little town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts which is famous for being the location of the starting line of the Boston Marathon, this interview is full of wisdom for entrepreneurs, both future and present! After pursuing a career in the insurance business, Judy purchased her first franchise in 2003 and has never looked back. She loves what she does, often appearing at the town dump in a skirt and heels for a 1-800-GOT-JUNK drop-off. Her four sons have played a role in the development of her businesses, and Judy speaks candidly about the joys and challenges of a family business while always maintaining the belief that no success in business can trump her loyalty to her family. Judy’s tireless work ethic comes from watching her mother, a single mom who earned her living in a hospital cafeteria work endless hours just to make ends meet. Judy became a mother at 21 to twin boys and in this interview, she shares how she taught her boys the value of an education by doing her homework around the kitchen table with them, completing her undergraduate degree, and achieving her master's degree in business. As an employer, Judy vowed to never treat an employee the way she was treated and prides herself on creating a family environment where relationships are everything, especially when it comes to growing her businesses. A supporter of the Genesis Fund www.genesisfund.org Judy was the first woman to rise to board chair for the organization. Her best advice? “Don’tsweat the small stuff. Do what you love and most of all, don’t ever allow anyone to tell you that you can’t do something. If you are passionate about it,
do it!” For 20 minutes of plain talk from a fearless entrepreneur, hit that download button. #entreprenuer #franchise
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