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

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 26, 2012

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.

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About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.