Newfoundlanders are known as a warm and welcoming people. Of course, warm and welcoming doesn’t necessarily mean they will embrace change.
Trey Metcalfe and his wife, Jennifer, knew that opening a new Bin There Dump That franchise would likely present some challenges when they became franchise operators in 2011.
“The first year was a bit touch and go,” Metcalfe says. “Our culture is a little bit different anywhere else in Canada. We’re about 4-5 years behind the rest of Canada.” Continue reading “Franchise Operator Spotlight: Persistence and Perseverance In Newfoundland”
James Spink spent 15 years living out of a suitcase. He worked around the country coordinating events for motor sports and decided it was time to spend time with his newly expanded family.
“That’s one of the reasons this was appealing to us,” says Spink, franchise operator for the Indianapolis Bin There Dump That franchise. Spink didn’t want to miss out on watching his now 2-year-old son Kanon grow up.
Spink and his wife, Lori, spent nearly a year and a half exploring a number of career paths and business options before settling on a Bin There Dump That franchise. He cites just one regret: not starting it sooner.
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Entrepreneurs choose franchises for a variety of reasons: being their own boss and making a great profit are just a few of them. But the Bin There Dump That franchise operators in Thunder Bay, Ontario, had an additional reason.
Patrick Fenlon and Wayne VanderWees already own a logistics business and found a Bin There Dump That franchise dovetailed perfectly with their existing company. Through the pair’s existing operation, they develop strategies for other companies to move material back through the supply chain where it can be recycled or disposed. It’s all about zero waste, and the Bin There Dump That is a step in the process.
“We know how to document a chain of custody, but we wanted a better way to do the front-end collection,” Fenlon says. “That’s why we got into Bin There Dump That.”
This is a particularly important issue in Canada, where government agencies are getting involved in waste stewardship (zero waste) programs. “We’re collecting the material and do it in a way that is economically sustainable,” Fenlon says.
Before they purchased a Bin There Dump That franchise. the duo hired other bin companies but were never really satisfied with what those companies had to offer. Owning the franchise give Fenlon and VanderWees control over the front end of the process.
Continue reading “Franchise Operator Spotlight: Creating Synergy in Thunder Bay”
Larry Williams thinks big, at least he plans big.
The relatively new Bin There Dump That franchise operator got his training in October 2013 and “flipped his first bin” in February 2014.
And while many new business owners start small, working from their homes and counting only themselves as employees, Williams purchased a 9,000-square-foot building with plenty of rooms for trucks he doesn’t have and space for employees he hasn’t yet hired.
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You’ve heard the saying: “You can’t buy this kind of publicity!”
Well, in this case, you could…but it’d cost you a lot of money in product placement.
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Dallas and Tanya Storey wanted a business that allowed at least one of them to be at home with their two young children. That meant a business they could run from home. After a little research they gravitated to a disposal company for sale in Kelowna, British Columbia. But by the time they talked with the owner it was sold.
But the seed had been planted, and after talking with Bin There Dump That, they were on board. The entrepreneurial couple made first their call in April and by August, their Bin There Dump That franchise was up and running. The business has been doing well and has seen a lot of growth in the past 18 months.
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Who would have expected that two of the most newsworthy events of summer 2013 would be humongous floods hitting Calgary and Toronto, two of areas of Canada that are least likely to flood?
Continue reading “Summer 2013: Toronto & Calgary Flooded – How You Can Prepare Next Time”