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It's a small business success story, with roots right here in the Tampa Bay area. College Hunks Hauling Junk's simple concept is now taking flight with franchises across the country.
A true testament to the improved economic outlook in both the real estate and small business sectors the move to an expanded space in Ybor City positions the company for future growth and continues to improve the business landscape in Ybor City’s business district.
It seems obvious that the common thread tying together military veterans with the business world is leadership. The ability to navigate a team through uncertainty in order to achieve success is a valuable commodity in any business, and it’s a quality that vets typically possess in abundance.
It all starts with your company culture, the inner company experience felt by employees, vendors, and investors. Think of culture as the guts of a company, the true nature of who you are as a business.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Rickert Visiting Entre-preneur and Speaker Series will welcome Nick Friedman, president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk. Friedman will speak at 7 p.m.
I’ve heard it a thousand times from prospective franchise buyers and brokers alike: “Your company is going through growing pains.”
According to the company’s CEO and Co-Founder, Omar Soliman, “We’re generally a pretty light-hearted company, but this is serious. The magnitude of the storm, the damage it caused, and the lives it affected are all serious matters. And we’re here to offer some serious help.”
Most of us have been there at one time or another: Too much stuff, not enough room and no clear way to fix it. And whether it's overtaking the garage, the closets, the basement or the whole house, it's still the same problem: clutter. When a mess turns to stress, it's time to de-clutter.
Whether you’re a male or female entrepreneur, starting a company feels a lot like giving birth. You went through the planning, the pain, the emotional roller coaster of fear, excitement and anxiety and, months later, you came out of it stronger than ever.
The Tampa Bay Business Journal asked the leaders of three less common types of companies how they got their start, what trails they blazed and what lessons they learned along the way