"Started 10 years ago in Vancouver by a young man named Nicholas Brand who had nothing more than $500 and rusted out Honda to get his business idea off the ground and into action."
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Men In Kilts is proud to announce the major editorial feature on their window cleaning franchise. The Canadian Business Journal says of Men In Kilts "In this day and age where competition in business is a constantly surging reality, it goes without saying the need to differentiate oneself from the masses provides a definite advantage, assuming of course the quality of work ranks amongst the elite. The willingness to be creative and think outside the box can directly be attributable for the huge success of Men in Kilts, a company that started 10 years ago in Vancouver by a young man named Nicholas Brand who had nothing more than $500 and rusted out Honda to get his business idea off the ground and into action."
“The kilt thing just sort of came out of nowhere,” Brand tells them. “I was 24 at the time and wanting to start my own business and needing to hate my job enough to leave. I did some research for a few months before leaving my job at the time.”
Brand’s goes on to mention much of his inspiration to go down the entrepreneurial route was based on two of his high school teachers, who owned businesses on the side. They also happened to be two of the teachers he respected most and took notice of what they had done with their careers.
“They did teaching for the love of teaching, not necessarily for the paycheque, and it really came across,” Brand says. “I also have an uncle, who’s now retired, who owned a concrete-cutting business. He’s a trained physiotherapist but there was a time when he was struggling to find work. He got into concrete cutting and retired at 55, has a place in Okanagan Lake, travels all winter. Brand compares those outcomes with that of his own parents, where his mother lost her job due to the Air Canada-Canadian merger and his father was let go from his job after 17 years with a company when a new vice president came aboard.
“They were going through all that, and I saw my uncle retiring to the lake,” Brand recalls. “In my late teens to early 20s I was very highly influenced that I needed to own my own business.”
“I knew I needed to start something on a shoestring budget,” he reveals. “I wasn’t going to open a restaurant. I looked at landscaping, painting, window cleaning – the thing that most people on a tight budget will look at, and I settled on window cleaning.”
Read more about Men In Kilts and the full article here: http://www.meninkilts.com/men-in-kilts-featured-in-the-canadian-business-journal/
About Men In Kilts
Men In Kilts was started in 2002 by Nicholas Brand with $500, a squeegee and a hand-sewn kilt. The first franchise was opened in 2010 in Vancouver with Fraser Valley and Seattle soon to follow. Calgary and Victoria were the first franchises added in 2012, and Edmonton is scheduled to open next. Men In Kilts’ commercial and residential services include:
exterior building cleaning
roof cleaning/moss removal
snow removal services will be available in all colder markets later this year
Men In Kilts plans for fast expansion into all major cities across North America, including Toronto, Houston, New Jersey, San Francisco, LA, and Denver. The company projects a 300 percent increase in system-wide revenue in 2012.
For more information on Men In Kilts, or to see them in action, please contact Melissa McAfee at pr(at)meninkilts(dot)com or visit http://www.meninkilts.com.
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