Our second segment featured a great Tampa success story as we spoke with Nick Friedman, Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk. Started 10 years by Nick and his partner, this business grew into a franchise that now has over 100 locations! The idea was simple, two college guys needing some extra money so they got a van and found some jobs hauling debris out of homes. The name was catchy and a component of the growth factor that Nick explains in this segment. Today, the brand is recognized all over Florida and they are known for their green / orange branded trucks and offices but it was not always that way. Nick describes their path to success and how they committed to great customer service while offering a service that so many others offer too. One of the keys was professionalism and today HUNKS is an acronym for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Students. They appeared on the first season of Shark Tank and Nick shares that experience with the listeners. The College Hunks brand at that time was developed and they were pitching a new division, College Foxes Packing Boxes which would support the moving division of the brand. Females would pack up the home and the males would haul away the boxes. One of the Sharks gave them an offer but wanted an equity stake in College Hunks which they didn’t want to give up. The idea never took off but College Hunks remained and remains today! Nick also shares with the audience why they decided to expand by offering franchises versus opening other offices under their ownership which is a must hear discussion for any business owner in the growth phase of their business. Catch this segment on the 2nd half of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrOt1Uhg-6M and head over to www.tampabayradio.com to learn more and apply for the show at http://www.tbsinterview.com!