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You Don’t Have to be a Tech Wiz to Build a Successful Business

| April 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

You don’t have to be a tech wiz to build a successful business. That is the message in a recent video on MSN’s Business on Main that highlights one of our favorite companies, College Hunks Hauling Junk.

Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman started College Hunks Hauling Junk as a way to make some cash during the summer while in college. Today, the company has expanded to 40 franchises nationwide and millions in sales.

You can see their profile below from our 30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2011.

Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman

Company: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Age: 27, 27

The numbers: $10M+ in revenues (acquired)

Nick and Omar started a franchise of junk collection and removal from a summer business they had started in 2002. A way to earn some summer income during college turned into a company that has over 38 franchises and 654 employees. The company was acquired by full-service waste management and recycling company 1-800-Junk-USA in August 2011.  These guys can be seen making appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank and Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker.

View the full video interview with the two and see their story first hand.

This article is brought to you by MSN’s Business on Main

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  • Suzane Kaplan

    Thanks for posting this. It’s an important message to get out – you don’t need to be a tech wiz to be an entrepreneur. We are so tech-centered these days that it seems like people forget that there is room for creativity and money to be made outside of the tech-world.

  • Suzane Kaplan

    Thanks for posting this. It’s an important message to get out – you don’t need to be a tech wiz to be an entrepreneur. We are so tech-centered these days that it seems like people forget that there is room for creativity and money to be made outside of the tech-world.

  • Suzane Kaplan

    Thanks for posting this. It’s an important message to get out – you don’t need to be a tech wiz to be an entrepreneur. We are so tech-centered these days that it seems like people forget that there is room for creativity and money to be made outside of the tech-world.

  • Suzane Kaplan

    Thanks for posting this. It’s an important message to get out – you don’t need to be a tech wiz to be an entrepreneur. We are so tech-centered these days that it seems like people forget that there is room for creativity and money to be made outside of the tech-world.

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Assistants

    I loved reading this post. Very inspiring! It’s great to know that so many made it so big, it’s stories like these that motivate people to do so much better in life and gives a lesson to never give up. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  • Psalmsonlarinre19

    this awesomely nice i love yo b an enterpreneur too