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JUNKCON

October 12-14, 2022   |  Raleigh, North Carolina

   

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JUNKCON ™ is the premier networking and knowledge-sharing event for the junk removal industry. Gain invaluable insights, make impactful business connections, and bring home actionable techniques to improve your company and increase revenue.

Junk Removal Authority (JRA) created JUNKCON ™ to bring together like-minded business owners to exchange ideas and learn new ways to grow their business, make more money, and live a better life.

JRA is proud to partner with Workiz to present JUNKCON ™ ’22 at the Raleigh Convention Center Oct. 12-14. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the most successful minds in junk removal. 

❝ There’s so much information that came out of this conference you cannot implement it all. But I think one of the key takeaways is to just take one item and work on it. I guarantee that one item will be worth the cost. ❞

Dan Murdock, Junk Solutions

JunkCon ™ ’22

What You Can Expect

JUNKCON ™ is a must-attend event for anyone looking to start or grow their junk removal business. With more than 500 expected attendees, JUNKCON ™ will bring together the greatest minds in the industry for three days of connecting, learning, and growing. Here’s what you can expect:

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Networking

Connect with more than 500 business owners, crew managers, industry experts, and vendors that are expected to converge in North Carolina for JUNKCON™ ’22.

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Knowledge-Sharing

Exchange ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs. Learn from one another’s mistakes and discover success stories that can be applied to your own business.

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Million-Dollar Advice

Gain first-hand tips and advice from million-dollar junk removal business owners including Junk Removal Authority’s Lee Godbold, Sam Schick, and Christian Fowler.

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Tools of the Industry

Learn about the latest software, equipment, and tools that junk removal business owners are using to streamline their workflows and cut costs. Plus, as a JUNKCON ™ attendee, you will gain exclusive access to deals from event sponsors.

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Dynamic Speakers

Hear from industry-leading experts and motivational speakers who will spark ideas and motivate you to push harder and dream bigger.

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Inspiration

Recharge your entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll leave JUNKCON ™ with a head full of new ideas and a strengthened network of contacts to help you grow your business.

Featured Speakers

Please see below for our featured speakers! To view speakers' topics, please see our tentative conference schedule.

Mike Michalowicz

Keynote Speaker

Mike is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, Fix This Next, and Get Different. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a business makeover specialist on MSNBC. He regularly travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate.

By his 35th birthday, Mike Michalowicz had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies.
Confident that he had the formula to success, he became a small business angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Mike has devoted his life to the research and delivery of innovative, impactful entrepreneurial strategies to you.

Mike is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit. He is the creator of Clockwork, a powerful method to make any business run on automatic. In his 2020 release Fix This Next, Mike details the strategy businesses can use to determine what to do, in what order, to ensure healthy, fast, permanent growth (and avoid debilitating distractions). His latest book Get Different (released September 21, 2021) will give you the tools to stand out in any market.

Today, Mike leads two new multi-million-dollar ventures, as he tests his latest business research for his books. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Mike is a popular main stage keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Get Different, Fix This Next, Clockwork, Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.

Mike Michalowicz

Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule of JUNKCON ™ '22. Stay tuned for our Breakout Session Topics to be announced later this summer. Please note that events, speakers, and topics are subject to change.

7 – 9 PM
Networking Reception

Kick off the conference with live music, drinks, and camaraderie with your fellow JUNKCON ™ attendees! This is the ULTIMATE networking event for the junk removal industry. Mingle with our featured speakers, meet fellow attendees and enjoy live music by local favorite The Shakedown Band. Admittance to the Networking Reception requires an additional ticket and includes two drinks per ticket. You can purchase tickets on our registration page.

The Shakedown Band

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8 AM – 5:45 PM
Exhibitor Hall Open

Visit our Exhibitor Hall at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn about services, tools, and organizations that can help your business grow. Some exhibitors will offer special discounts to JUNKCON ™ attendees.

8 – 8:45 AM
Lee’s Million Dollar Club Breakfast

Enjoy complimentary breakfast with JRA’s Lee Godbold, Sam Schick, and other featured guests and speakers. By Invitation Only.

Networking Room – Raleigh Convention Center

9 – 9:15 AM
Welcome Remarks

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:15 – 9:45 AM
Achieving the American Dream

Achieving the American Dream: How to Grow Your Business, Make More Money and Live a Better Life
Lee Godbold, Founder of JUNKCON™, Junk Removal Authority, Junk Doctors, and Specialty Truck Bodies

Every great American business begins with just the spark of an idea. It’s the job of an entrepreneur to fan that flame to full fruition. Lee Godbold has a proven record of turning ideas into reality – from building his own multi-million dollar junk removal company to creating the industry’s first franchise alternative model (Junk Removal Authority), and launching JUNKCON™ last year. In sharing his story, Lee will inspire you to dream bigger and push harder to achieve his vision of the American dream – to grow your business, make more money, and live a better life.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:45 – 10:45 AM
Junk Removal Business Q+A

Q+A with Bennett Grove and Casey Walsh
Bennett Grove, Owner + CEO of Fire Dawgs Junk Removal
Casey Walsh, Owner + CEO of Stand Up Guys

Running a junk removal business can be extremely lucrative and fulfilling, but it also has its hardships. Join Casey Walsh of Stand Up Guys and Bennett Grove of Fire Dawgs for an in-depth Q+A session to learn about their junk removal experience.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Break

Take this time to network with attendees or visit our Exhibitor Hall

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Growing Your Business with Workiz

Growing Your Business with Workiz: Schedule Jobs, Dispatch, Invoice, and Get Paid All in One Place
Dan Kadosh, Founder of Workiz
Christian Fowler, VP of Junk Doctors

It’s difficult to manage all of the moving parts of your business, especially as your company grows and you have multiple teams on the road. Disorganized calendars, confusing scheduling processes, and multiple means of booking are just a few examples of common inefficiencies that lead to costly mistakes and leave money on the table.

Dan Kadosh, former locksmith, founded Workiz to alleviate these headaches and help service pros like himself have easy-to-use, powerful tools that can turn any service business into a money-making machine. Today, Workiz is the #1 field management software in North America and the recommended software of Junk Removal Authority. Junk removal pros who use Workiz increase their revenue by an average of 22%. Christain Fowler, VP of the multi-million dollar company Junk Doctors, will join Dan to share specific, real-world examples of how Workiz has helped him identify inefficiencies, double online bookings, and increase revenue.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

11:30 AM – Noon
Junk Removal Insurance

Proven Methods to Lower Your Truck Insurance Rates
Tony Stubb, Wisdom Insurance
Lee Godbold, CEO of Junk Removal Authority (JRA)

Careless junk removal truck drivers across the nation are causing you to pay higher insurance rates, but lowering your rates is possible! Junk removal coverage specialist Toby Stubbs of Wisdom Insurance and JRA founder Lee Godbold will demonstrate how you can implement a new driver safety program to lower your insurance rates.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

Noon – 1:30 PM
Lunch

Concession stands will be open with food available to purchase. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants located in downtown Raleigh.

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Breakout Session 1

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

2:15 – 2:30 PM
Transition / Break

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

2:30 – 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 2

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Transition / Break

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

3:30 – 4 PM
Junk Removal HR

Junk Removal HR: Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Good Employees
Representatives from ADP

Finding and managing good employees can be grueling work, even for the toughest junk removal business owners. As a global leader in payroll and HR solutions, ADP has the answers and advice you need to make employment management easy for both you and your employees. ADP is trusted by more than 920,000 clients worldwide and is the industry-leading expert in online payroll and HR solutions, taxes, compliance, benefits administration, and more. Learn from their team of small business experts and discover valuable solutions for your junk removal business.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

4 – 5PM
Mastermind Panel

Q&A Panel: Masterminds of Junk Removal
Broaden your perspective from our Q&A panel of trail-blazing junk removal business owners. They’ll answer your questions and share their hard-earned advice on how they are building successful businesses.

  • John Aguirre, Happy Junk Removal in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jamar Christian, Junk Removal Rangers in Orlando, Florida
  • Drew Douglass, Junk Dawgs in Redlands, California
  • Denise Sparks, Sparks Junk Removal & Hauling in Alton, Illinois
  • Joe Weidman, JUNK Relief Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

5 – 5:10 PM
Wrap Up

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

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8 AM – 5:45 PM
Exhibitor Hall Open

Visit our Exhibitor Hall at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn about services, tools, and organizations that can help your business grow. Some exhibitors will offer special discounts to JUNKCON ™ attendees.

9 – 9:15 AM
Welcome and Announcements

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:15 – 9:45 AM
Main Stage – Topic TBD

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

9:45 – 10:15 AM
If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating Capacity for Your Junk Removal Business to Flourish
Sam Schick, $10 Million a Year Junk Removal Business Owner

You can’t run an eight-figure junk removal business with one truck and no team. Sam Schick knows that firsthand. In 15 years, Sam and his team built a 25-truck, 100-employee junk removal company that serviced 26,000 customers annually and brought in over $10 million in revenue per year. Sam will share his specific insights of how to listen to your business and when to build capacity in all aspects of your company. Through Sam’s demonstrated method on capacity planning, you will discover how to prepare your business for accelerated, but sustainable growth. Topics covered include: Customer Capacity, Scheduling Capacity, Pricing Capacity, Management Capacity, Staffing Capacity, Business Hours Capacity, Truck Capacity, Sales Capacity, Physical Office/Warehouse Capacity, and Marketing Capacity.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

10:15 – 10:30 AM
Break

Take this time to network with attendees or visit our Exhibitor Hall

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Raffle and Networking Boost

Turn to Your Neighbor and Discuss

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

10:45 – 11:30 AM
Keynote Speaker

Profit First: How to Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
Mike Michalowicz, Author and Entrepreneur

Learn how to channel your normal entrepreneurial behaviors to drive profitability. Mike is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and the author of Profit First, a game-changing method that can transform your business from a cash-eating monster to a money-making machine. As a business grows, it often faces the dilemma of expenses increasing at the same rate as sales. This can make profit seem elusive. While most business teachings will tell you the solution is to change your habits, Mike believes that’s unrealistic. Instead, Profit First focuses on changing the structure around you so you can channel any former “bad habits” into your biggest ally. If you employ the system and keep doing what you’ve always done, you will start driving profits 24 hours after the JUNKCON™ presentation.

Attendees will receive a free copy of Mike’s book Profit First and can have it signed by him immediately after his presentation.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

11:30 – 11:45 AM
Group Photo

At this time, we will be taking a group photo of everyone at JUNKCON™ ’22! Please come to the Main Stage area for a quick photo.

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

11:45 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

Concession stands will be open with food available to purchase. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants located in downtown Raleigh.

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Breakout Session 1

Topic Choices To Be Announced Soon!

Various Rooms – Raleigh Convention Center

2:15 – 2:30 PM
Transition / Break

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before making your way to the next session.

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Event Wrap Up

Ricardo Hernandez, Owner of JunkGuys DFW and the “Original YouTuber” in Junk Removal

Ricardo is a 15-year junk removal business expert who owns and founded the JunkGuys brand nationwide. He has also been labeled as the “original YouTuber” for junk removal for the last 12 years and his over-the-top videos have been an inspiration for many entrepreneurs looking to start a junk removal service. With over 2,500 YouTube videos streamed to date, many junk removal companies have tried to duplicate and use his YouTube channel as a platform to help grow their own business. He was the first to start the Mini dumpster service as well as the Brotherhood and Mentorship program for junk removal owners. He has managed to build a successful business by marketing 100% organically and he has never paid a penny for online lead ads. “Marketing organically has been a huge part of my business and is why I have been profitable and able to grow my business to the level it is today.”

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

3:00 – 5 PM
Open for Networking

Use this time to visit the Exhibitor Hall and network with attendees before leaving JUNKCON™ ’22!

Main Stage – Raleigh Convention Center

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JUNKCON ™ was awesome. It was really cool to interact with other guys in the industry from all over the country. Everyone is so encouraging and uplifting. It’s just a great environment. ❞

Joseph Lambert, Joseph’s Junk Removal

Hotel + Travel

JUNKCON ™ '22 will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC) in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. The centrally located facility is within walking distance of award-winning restaurants, nightlife, music venues, shops, and parks. To see all that downtown has to offer, check out the Visit Raleigh website. A list of suggested attractions will be provided prior to the conference.

Raleigh Convention Center

Hotel Accommodations

The Raleigh Convention Center is conveniently located next to several downtown hotels. The nearest accommodations include the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, the Raleigh Marriott City Center, and the Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh Downtown.

Please note that the special-rate block of rooms at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is sold out. However, you can still book a room at the hotel at a higher rate.

Nearest Airport

If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Raleigh–Durham International, located about 25 minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Please note that shuttle services will not be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from events.

Our Sponsors

JUNKCON ™ ‘22 is proud to partner with the following sponsors to make this event possible. Sponsorship benefits include opportunities to present, exhibition booth space, event registration, and more. To become a JUNKCON ™ sponsor, contact Matt Merry at 919-617-1975 or [email protected].

   

Sponsors and Partners

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JUNKCON ™ FAQs

Please see below for frequently asked questions about JUNKCON ™ '22. If you have any other inquiries about the conference, please contact the event's coordinator Matt Merry at [email protected].

What’s included in the JUNKCON ™ ticket price?
JUNKCON™ registration includes admission to all conference keynote and breakout sessions on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registrants will also have access to the Exhibitor Hall during both days to meet with exhibitors and take advantage of promotional deals. Attendees will be responsible for their own food and drink during the event. Concessions will be available to purchase items throughout the day. Admittance to our Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12 requires an additional add-on ticket, available on our registration page. The purchase price for JUNKCON™ ticket(s) is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Will Transportation Be Provided?
Shuttle services will not be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel to and from events.
Will Masks Be Required?
As of 3/21/22, Raleigh municipal mandate is that masks are no longer required inside the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), but it remains highly suggested. RCC staff will continue to wear masks for the foreseeable future. Please note that this is subject to change between now and October, and we will be doing our best to ensure you are kept as up-to-date as possible if policy changes.
What is the Welcome Reception and Networking Event on Oct. 12?
If you want to make impactful business connections, you cannot skip the Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. It's going to be the ultimate networking event for the junk removal industry. Meet fellow attendees, mingle with featured speakers, and enjoy live music by local favorite The Shakedown Band. Admittance to our Networking Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 12 requires an additional ticket. You can purchase that on our registration page. Registration for the networking event includes two drink tickets.

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