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Nick Friedman

PresidentCollege Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

Tampa, FL

Member Since March 2012


Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, the largest and fastest growing junk removal and local moving franchise opportunity in North America. Nick started the business in college with his childhood best friend in a beat up cargo van, and has grown to over 100 franchises nationwide. He has since been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine and was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg as one of the 30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30. Nick is a three-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist, and he won the prestigious award in 2018. He has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune and many other national publications. Nick’s company has appeared every year on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing US Companies, and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Nick is also a TV personality, having appeared as a guest on shows, including the first episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and CNBC’s BlueCollar Millionaires. He is also a Board Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). As an author, Nick co-wrote a bestselling book entitled Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions

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While there are numerous benefits to remote work—schedule flexibility, lack of commute and a more relaxed workspace, just to name a few—isolation is still one of the downsides to remote work that many employees regularly report. However, these feelings can be mitigated with a few key changes to their routine and the support of their leadership. If you or one of your remote employees starts to feel isolated during the workday, consider the following advice from the members of Young Entrepreneur Council. Here, they discuss solutions that have worked for them and their teams and what they recommend you do to help your own employees feel more connected during the day.

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As the demand for eco-friendly products and services—as well as consumers' interest in protecting the planet—grows, more and more businesses are looking to reduce their carbon footprints and adopt more eco-friendly business practices. However, many companies may not know where to start, and certain efforts may come off as disingenuous if not handled properly. To help, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council recommend several ways companies can start going green and discuss the impact doing so can have on a company’s overall success.

Team Too Big for Regular One-on-Ones? Try These 11 Communication Strategies Instead

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When your company starts to grow steadily, it can become nearly impossible for you as a leader to find time to meet with staff individually on a regular basis. Instead, consider alternative communication strategies to save time while ensuring you and your team stay on the same page. To help you do this, 11 Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members answered the following question:

Expanding to a Second Store? 10 Tips for Choosing the Ideal Location

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Expanding your business can be exciting and a real show of success. However, there are many factors to consider when deciding on a second location for your brick-and-mortar store.  To help business owners in their search for the perfect spot, 10 Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members weighed in on the following question:

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One of the best ways to ensure your company is always in good hands—whether you are at the helm or not—is to make sure your team is made up of great leaders. And while careful hiring can deliver a similar result, another and perhaps more effective strategy for achieving this is to create those leaders through your company culture and values. Whether it’s by giving employees more autonomy or encouraging curiosity, there are a multitude of ways you can ensure your company culture breeds successful leaders. To share a few of their favorites, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council list their recommended methods for building leaders within your company and why this is important for the long-term retention of your employees and overall growth of your business.

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With the advent of social media, companies are now closer than ever to their buyers' feedback. However, these buyers may or may not be charitable with their opinions. Occasionally, a business may encounter a consumer who wasn’t happy with their experience or the product itself. However, it can sometimes be difficult for a business owner to separate their personal feelings from the criticism of the brand. For some tips on how to deal with this issue, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council look at how businesses can avoid taking customer criticism personally and extract the necessary feedback to grow and improve.

Company details

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

Company bio

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is a national moving and junk removal company and an established, award-winning franchise business. We currently have over 100 locations across the United States and one in Canada! We are the only nationwide moving company that offers full-service residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and moving labor services across the United States and Canada. H.U.N.K.S. is an acronym which means Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable Service. We strive to be a socially conscious, values-based organization. Our national partner is Feeding Children Everywhere, and we donated two meals for every service we provide. We will donate over 1 million meals within the first 3 years of our partnership. College Hunks' company mission is to Move the World - both literally and emotionally.


Consumer Services

Area of focus

junk removal

Company size

1,001 - 5,000