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Young Entrepreneurs Truck National Junk Removal Success Story to Tampa

–Building upon nothing-to-multi-million-dollar success, 26 year-old execs relocate for better workforce–

TAMPA, Fla. (July 7, 2008) — From Washington D.C. with nothing, to $3 Million in three years, and now to Tampa, 26-year-old President Nick Friedman and CEO Omar Soliman, have found a new national headquarters for the junk removal company they refer to as their “baby.” They’re armed with a fast-growth success story, a proven model, an informed plan, not to mention junk removal franchises popping up all over the country – College Hunks Hauling Junk will now be running that operation from their new national hub at the West Shore Club on West Gandy Boulevard.

With a memorably quirky name, logo, phone number, overt color palette, and bright, glossy trucks, they’ll be hard to miss – in addition to the new Tampa-based headquarter, the Tampa franchise, the company’s twelfth, is getting off the ground this month.

‘College Hunks Hauling Junk’ originated when two college buddies set out to earn extra money during summer vacation – they did. After graduating and some stints as executives, they decided the corporate culture wasn’t for them, so they “blew the dust” off an award-winning business plan created in school based on their “extra money” venture. The company hauls large unwanted items of virtually any sort, then everything is properly recycled, disposed of, or donated (over 60% recycled). Additionally, they donate a portion of revenue to local college scholarships, and they offer pro bono services including ongoing programs for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Though the name is playful, the professionalism is not. Principals explain that ‘hunk’ is a subjective term, and in their application they refer to such traits as “clean-cut, hard-working pleasant, educated, friendly, personable, courteous,” contributing to a professional brand that is of utmost importance to their success, and applying a clean, crisp image to work that is not traditionally glamorous. In terms of who makes up the ‘Hunks,’ the company includes men, women, undergraduates, non-students, graduates, athletes, law and med students, and more – as long as they adhere to the “clean-cut” persona.

Company principals are prepared to establish 12 more franchises over the next year and to have franchises in every major metropolitan market at their five-year mark.

The Tampa franchise is owned and operated by Faisal Ansari, 26, who graduated from University of

Miami in 2000, and opened the Orlando Franchise in 2007.

And why they’ve come to Tampa to further their national growth – the call centers. Their phone number, 1.800.JUNK.USA – bought from a doctor’s office for about $14,000 – is a key marketing tool as it connects callers with national dispatchers. Washington D.C., as principals describe it, is not known for their abundance of quality call center professionals.

About College Hunks Hauling Junk

College Hunks Hauling Junk® helps remove unwanted items providing friendly, collegiate teams to remove junk quickly from anywhere within commercial or residential property. The company proudly donates a portion of revenues from each job to local college scholarship programs. Information is available at




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Best Spa Franchises

(Best Franchise Opportunities) Always at Peace is franchising its organic spa concept.

Always at Peace opened their first organic retreat in November of 2004 and then for franchising purposes changed their name to spa*habitat in February of 2008. The business has become the market leader in the organic spa industry. They are projecting 7 franchisees over the next 12 months.

The spa industry is strong and vibrant, and the organics industry is very hot and growing exponentially. Consumers have an increasing awareness that what goes on their body is as important as what goes in their body, and are recognizing the health benefits in using natural and organic skin care products.

The U.S. spa industry generated an estimated $9.4 billion in gross revenue in 2006, on 111 million spa visits. **

66% of U.S. consumers report they use organic products at least occasionally.*

Many spas are starting to include some organic ingredients in their products and services, but many of these products still include very harmful ingredients. spa*habitat has strict standards that make them special and unique.

The spa*habitat Franchise Program offers aid in site selection and facility development, inventory guidance, marketing programs, initial training and ongoing support into your business vision.

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FranchisePick.Com Reports on Pure Weight Loss Franchise Woes

(  is keeping tabs on developments at national weight loss Franchise Pure Weight Loss (formerly L.A. Weight Loss) that is abruptly closing all of its 400 centers nationwide, leaving “employees jobless for the holidays and making members fend off sugar plums, eggnog and Christmas Cheer all by themselves.” is inviting input from employees and customers here:


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D.E.I. Franchise Discovery Day, Scranton/Wilkes Barre

Are you an opportunity-seeker near Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA?

D.E.I. Sales Systems is holding a Franchise Discovery Day Thursday August 16th at 7pm… And you’re invited

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This session is FREE and is designed for you to learn about the opportunity and to join the D.E.I. franchise network.

Location: The Woodlands Inn & Resort at 1073 Highway 315

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Hotel Telephone # 570-824-9831

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ben Alpert

If interested, please RSVP to Ben Alpert 800-224-2140

Franchise Directories

BlueMauMau.Org Launches Franchise Directory

 (FranBest.Com)  Congratulations to our friends at the lively franchise industry forum on the launch of their new franchise directory, which they claim is “one of the most complete, if not the most complete American franchise directory on the Internet. As far as we can figure, it has easily twice as many listings as any other major franchise portal.” 

The new Blue Mau Mau franchise directory has a lot of people very excited, not the least of which is the woman to the left.

While it will take a little time for to finetune and prune some of the listings, I have to say there are a number of active franchisors in their list I’ve never heard of… and that’s saying something since I cruise the web franchise scene pretty frequently.  Here are some I’d never heard of:

Over 2400 Listed, Categorized, and Alphabetized, with Franchisor Website Links

For convenience, nearly all franchisor entries have a hyperlink to the franchisor’s site. They’ve built a lot of tools to help you find and contact the right franchise for you. And of course, you can read members’ remarks and star rankings on concepts.



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