Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman started the multimillion-dollar franchise College Hunks Hauling Junk when they were just twenty two, and they’ve been having the time of their lives ever since. What’s their secret?
That's just itthere isn't one. There's no fancy software or complicated business schemes. No outside investors or quirky market niche. They just followed 10 common-sense commandments to building a straightforward, fun, and successful business that does a simple job well. Anyone can understand it, and anyone can do it.
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About the Author
NICK FRIEDMAN and OMAR SOLIMAN started College Hunks Hauling Junk in 2005 when they were only twenty-two years old. Since then, College Hunks Hauling Junk has grown into a multimillion-dollar franchise and the nation's premier junk removal service, and has been profiled in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Nick and Omar have been named among the top Under 30 Entrepreneurs in America by Inc., and in 2007 the International Franchise Association named them the Youngest Franchisors in America.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Michael E. Gerber ix
Chapter 1 From a Van to An Empire: Nurturing Our Inner Entrepreneur 5
Chapter 2 The Business Commandments for the Twenty-First Century Entrepreneur 32
Chapter 3 Get Ready: The Making of an Entrepreneur 44
Chapter 4 Hustle and Grow: Creating Your Business Foundation 63
Chapter 5 Till Death Do Us Part: Creating Partnerships Without Fists 87
Chapter 6 Playing the Game: A New Spin on a Traditional Idea 102
Chapter 7 People Equity: Building Staff and Client Loyalty 113
Chapter 8 Evolution of a Brand: Standing Out in a Crowed Landscape 136
Chapter 9 Generation Text: New Technology Meets a Traditional Business 162
Chapter 10 Death of the Salesman: Optimizing Your Ability to Make the Sale 181
Chapter 11 Systemizing Your Business for the Long Haul: Using a Franchise Model Even If You Don't Franchise 198
Chapter 12 Simple Business, Smart Money: Turning Ideas You're Passionate About into Profit 214
Chapter 13 Keeping Your Edge: Working Smarter and Playing Harder 233