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A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition
Sal started A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition?
I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in May of 2017 with a degree in Networking & Systems Administration. During my time at college, I worked for a very large snow plowing business. My boss at the time taught me the ins & outs of running a scalable business, and halfway through my college career, I decided I wanted to be self-employed.
After graduating from college, I took a full-time position doing Systems Administration work for a large company. Within 1 week of working at this company, I realized I could never do this for the rest of my life. I came up with a plan to quit my job within 1 year by starting some type of business.
I did tons of research and realized that the area I am located in (Scranton, PA) is extremely underserved by junk removal companies.
> One of the worst decisions I ever made was to do too many things. We were doing things we had zero experience in doing such as excavating or land-clearing.
All I had to start this business with was a 2003 Dodge pickup truck, a dump trailer, and $300 in my bank account. I funded this business at the beginning with my paycheck from my full-time job.
I began advertising on Craigslist due to it being free to post business ads at the time. Almost immediately, my phone started ringing for people who had junk they wanted to be hauled away.
I had no idea how to price jobs or where to dump the junk we were removing for people. After about 3 weeks of trial and error, I had a general idea of how to run a junk removal business.
After about 2 months of being in business, I realized we needed a bigger truck to haul junk in. We purchased a 1992 Hino box truck with 279,000 miles on it for $2000.
With a pickup truck, trailer, and box truck - we were off to the races. I began dabbling with Google Ads and started investing heavily in website design & SEO.