Local businessman Anthony Jones has been selected to appear in an upcoming episode of Dragons’ Den, airing Wednesday, November 20th 2013 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in NFLD) on CBC Television. He is the Owner, Founder and CEO of Surrey based company Hunky Haulers.
(Anthony Jones [plaid shirt] and the Hunky Haulers crew on CBC’s Dragons’ Den)
(Hunky Haulers hunks giving the Dragons a hunky demonstration)
A lifelong entrepreneur, Anthony started his first company, a commercial sub-contracting construction company at the age of 19, with $600 to his name. He grew that company until 2009 to over 400 employees throughout North American and over 20 million dollars in annual revenues.
In 2011, Anthony received a door hanger from a local junk removal company and, being the true Canadian entrepreneur that he is, saw an opportunity to develop a business that could make a difference in his community and take a very different approach to traditional “junk removal companies.” With branding in his veins, Anthony came up with the name Hunky Haulers and started working with a many local and national charities such as Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, to help them service their donors with large furniture items, that which the donation centres did not accept.
I am extremely grateful for all the support I’ve received from my children, family and everyone in my hometown.
– Anthony Jones
Anthony has grown Hunky Haulers to the point where he now is looking to expand nationally and seized the opportunity to be on Dragons Den to create national awareness and partner with winners.
CBC’s Dragons’ Den
Launching a business is no small task. No matter how big an idea you think you have, it still takes a lot of work and a ton of cash. Enter the Dragons’ Den, where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and products to a panel of Canadian business moguls who have the cash and the know-how to make it happen. They’ve all been there themselves, so you better not enter the Den unprepared. It takes more than passion to convince these boardroom barons that your idea is worth their investment. The Dragons are ruthless and rightly so – it’s their own personal money on the line.
DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at CBC and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and encores
Sundays at 9 p.m.