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The Junkluggers and their CEO, Josh Cohen are featured on various articles across the internet. Interested in getting to know more about The Junkluggers? Take a look at some of our most recent mentions and listen to some of our most recent podcasts!


2019's fastest-growing U.S. companies

The Junkluggers listed as one of Inc. magazine's fastest-growing companies

Inc. 5000 List

The Junkluggers was listed as number 2,825 out of 5,000 on Inc. magazine's 38th annual ranking of fastest-growing companies for the sixth consecutive year. We also received other honors, including:

  • Ranking number 20 for top Environmental Service Companies
  • Ranked number 18 for top CT companies
  • Ranked number 10 for top Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT companies

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Josh Cohen featured on Waste360™

Saving the Planet One Lug at a Time

Saving the Planet One Lug at a Time

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about growing a green junk removal business, the importance of integrated marketing, and more. Here's a sneak peek into the discussion:

  • Waste360: You have a big, hairy, audacious goal of keeping 100 percent of items hauled away out of landfills by 2025. Do you think that's still doable?
  • Josh Cohen: I do think that's doable. It's definitely big, hairy and audacious — and we're looking for all the help that we can get...

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Josh Cohen featured on StartUpNation

Every Good Startup Goal Has These 6 Ingredients

Starting a junk removal company

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about six factors that will help you determine if you've chosen a quality "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" or BHAG for your organization.

You don't need to hang a carrot from a stick in order to motivate your employees. You just need a good BHAG. This goal-setting concept was introduced in “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies,” a book by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. They explain a BHAG as one of the most effective ways to get everyone on your team aligned and motivated.

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Josh Cohen featured on YoungUpStarts

Why Having A BHAG Is Critical To Your Company's Success

Starting a junk removal company

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about how a company's success is driven by its goal setting — but not all goal setting is equal.

On a monthly or quarterly basis, your team can reflect on the year's objectives and identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) required to hit them. These metrics show the progress you're making to determine if you are on or off track...

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Josh Cohen featured on StartUpNation

4 Steps to Creating Your Company's Strategic Business Statement

Starting a junk removal company

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about goal setting that focuses on growth. That, while not all goals may not be reached, if you're company still grows along the way, then you're always moving up.

While companies take small steps to make sure they're always moving up, it's a cautious approach — but if you want to become an industry name, it won't be enough.

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Josh Cohen featured on SmallBiz-Resources

Embracing A BHAG Helps Your Company In Five Big Ways

Starting a junk removal company

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about how consumers invest in your company story before even buying your product.

It isn't the whole reason you went into business. It's not the money, but the impact you can have on others. It's a journey that details your passions, challenges, and victories that got you here. It's emotional and uniquely you. The same factors create a good BHAG. A BHAG must be clear, bound by time, measurable, focused, and mission-driven.

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Josh Cohen featured on the Founder's Guide™

Four Signs You've Chosen The Wrong BHAG

Goal-setting and starting a business

All business owners set goals in one form or another. Goals can instill accountability and responsibility in people, but not all goal-setting methods are created equally. For companies really looking to increase their growth trajectory, they need a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG).

BHAGs were formally introduced in Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. The book details how some of the most successful business leaders used a BHAG to light a fire under their employees and push their companies to achieve the impossible.

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Josh Cohen on School for Startups Radio

How to Start a Franchise and Be Successful

Starting a junk removal business

In a podcast interview with Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, he talks about what it takes to get your business started off on the right foot.

"If someone wants to franchise their business and do it right, you really should have a million dollars in the bank. Not just for getting started, but for getting to royalty self-sufficiency..."

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Josh Cohen on the Play Big Movement

Overcoming Business Growing Pains with Josh Cohen

Starting a junk removal business

In a podcast interview, Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about how he started his business and how he quickly discovered that the service he was providing was in great demand – which lead to expanding into new markets and new locations.

What you will discover:

  • Why having difficult conversations serves your business
  • How to achieve continued growth in your business

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Josh Cohen on Hack The Entrepreneur

From Hand-Delivered Flyers to 60 Different Markets

Starting a junk removal business

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, talks about how he started his first "real" business. What started as a side hustle in 2004 has grown to an Inc. 5000 company serving 60 markets in 13 states.

What they discuss:

  • Why you shouldn't do too many things by yourself
  • How business coaches are integral for success
  • Why you should utilize an integrated marketing approach

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Josh Cohen on The Franchise Story Podcast

How to avoid the worst advice and to find the best mentors

Starting a junk removal business

Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, graduated from UConn with a masters degree in Business Administration. Seeing a need in the junk removal market for an eco-friendly disposal solution for unwanted junk, 21-year-old Josh started The Junkluggers in 2004.

Armed with a stack of homemade flyers and his mom's SUV, Josh embarked on a quest to responsibly rid the world of junk, one happy customer at a time. Let's learn from Josh about how hard work and commitment can propel you and your business to the next level.

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Josh Cohen featured on Troncast

Having coffee and talking junk with Josh Cohen, founder of The Junkluggers

Junk removal business

Monologues and conversations about business, sales, marketing, management, games, human nature, and society. Talking to old friends, new acquaintances, and lots of interesting people who are doing interesting things.

With Josh Cohen, founder and CEO of The Junkluggers and Remix Market, they are having coffee and talking junk.

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