How BungoBox got its name

admin May 07, 2013

Published on ceoblognation.com

I came up with the name PungoBox one day. Pungo means move in Latin, so it seemed like a good fit. I told my cousin, Bob, who co-founded the company with me, and he thought I said BungoBox. Turns out, we liked that name even better and it stuck. We wanted a name that would become synonymous with moving box rental. We were looking for something unique, something memorable. Trademarks were available, domain names were available. We got to create a really...

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Be accountable, follow through, and choose the best people. Tom featured on mashable.com

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Does higher education help in building a business-Tom featured on mashable.com

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Tom featured on mashable.com - How to be effective in multiple local markets

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BungoBox named “Promising Business” by Florida Trend

admin May 05, 2013

Published in Florida Trend

BungoBox: The fast-growing Orlando-based company with the catchy name and edgy slogan -- "We Make Moving Less Sucky" -- was founded in 2009 and recently awarded its 21st franchise to serve the New York City area. BungoBox rents reusable, interlocking plastic moving containers.

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A Backstage Tour of Orlando’s Startups

admin April 15, 2013
 

Published on entrepreneur.com

Founded: 2009 Employees: 7 franchise-company employees

Tom Cannon worked in sales, marketing and distribution for a manufacturing company when a buddy's move inspired a business idea: Give movers access to the same reusable plastic boxes that manufacturers use to store and move small parts. BungoBox was born. Renting from BungoBox costs half as much as buying cardboard boxes, says Cannon, and saves time on packing and...

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BungoBox featured on entrepreneur.com

admin April 05, 2013

Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic is Returning

By Sarah Max, published on entrepreneur.com

Editor's note: We've been taking a virtual tour of U.S. cities to see how the 2008 financial crisis changed the entrepreneurial landscape, for better or worse. Read about New York, Houston, Washington, Baton Rouge, La., Boise, Idaho and Indianapolis.

The financial crisis hit Orlando with a one-two punch.

First tourism took it on...

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7 Specific Ways To Harness The Power Of Social Media

admin March 28, 2013

By Tom Cannon, published on forbes.com

If your company hasn’t learned to harness the power of the social media world yet, here’s one reason you should: According to Google, nearly 60 percent of people talk more online than they do in real life. So where do you begin? There are plenty of avenues to take. Here are some ideas for putting your business into the spotlight, gleaned from a recent Ragan Conference in Orlando, Florida. Host a Google+ Hangout On...

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Meet YEC’s Tom Cannon of BungoBox on #StartupLab

admin March 14, 2013

Published on businessinsider.com

Moving: we’ve all done it, piling Sharpie-labeled cardboard box on top of Sharpie-labeled cardboard box, going through roll after roll of packaging tape. We get to our new place only to see that half of our “nice” dinner dishes are smashed to bits, along with that glass figurine thingy Grandma gave us years ago.

Uggh.

Thing is, we paid for those boxes that did nothing to protect our stuff. And (let’s be real)...

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BungoBox Mentioned In Popular Raleigh Magazine

admin March 06, 2013

Midtown Magazine is the premiere lifestyle magazine for North Hills - one of Raleigh's most vibrant areas to live, work and play!  With Spring finally in the air, their March / April 2013 issue helps prepare readers for the season ahead.  Need the latest fashion?  They have you covered.  March Madness on your mind?  Read on.  How about a Spring move? Buying or selling, Midtown's article by Kurt Dusterberg gives you an update on the market, an outlook for...

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A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the Ephraim Project’s clothing drive!

admin January 23, 2013

If you are familiar with the Ephraim Project, a faith-based Orlando nonprofit, that collects clothing for the homeless, you know just how amazing it is. This cadre of volunteers serves “the poorest among us” in an active demonstration of Christ’s love. They do this by providing a weekly hot dinner to homeless families on Fridays and by providing clothing and other necessities throughout the year. When we heard about these efforts a few years ago, we knew we wanted to be...

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BungoBox announces new franchise in Manhattan

admin January 05, 2013

Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2013) - BungoBox has awarded a new franchise to service the Manhattan area, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 21. Founded in May 2009, BungoBox rents reusable, interlocking plastic moving containers to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding up moving materials by delivering its...

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New Triangle store aims to replace the cardboard moving box

admin December 31, 2012

Published in the News & Observer by staff writers Amy Rue, Andrea Weigl and David Bracken

Retailing notes:

After working in wealth management and financial planning for the past 14 years, Raleigh resident Penn Nugent pined to do something a bit more entrepreneurial.

What he settled on is a franchising opportunity that aims to make the use of cardboard boxes in the moving process a thing of the past. On Jan. 14, Nugent will open the Triangle’s first BungoBox...

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BungoBox partners with Elite Moving Labor

admin December 20, 2012

We are very excited about our partnership with Elite Moving Labor. Just like BungoBox, they work to make your move as easy as possible. Who doesn’t like that?

Elite Moving Labor provides professional movers for residential and businesses that have secured their own transportation method. Their customers typically rent their own truck or portable storage container and use Elite’s team of...

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BungoBox partners with Rental Home Management Services

admin December 13, 2012

At BungoBox, we are all about simplicity. So is Rental Home Management Services. And that’s why we’ve teamed up with them; It’s a match made in heaven.   Rental Home Management Services matches rental properties with tenants. And BungoBox rents stackable, reusable plastic bins for commercial and residential moves. It’s a creative alternative to using cardboard boxes. BungoBox delivers the sturdy bins to your doorstep (free of charge), and after you unpack, they...

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BungoBox announces new franchise in Raleigh

admin December 12, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new franchise in Raleigh, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 20. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving materials by delivering its stackable...

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Want To Franchise Your Small Business? 8 Tips To Get Started

admin December 12, 2012

By Tom Cannon, published on forbes.com

If you have a small business that can be easily replicated, then franchising may be one of the best ways to expand it at a fast pace. And if you tackle it the right way, you can certainly pump up your profitability.

Here are eight tips to help you through the transition:

Get organized. Think through the process of precisely how your business works. Franchisees will need exact details and guidelines to get their businesses up...

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BungoBox is the Outstanding Small Biz for 2012

admin December 08, 2012
BungoBox’s plastic moving bins prove profitable

Originally Posted by the Orlando Business Journal here: http://bit.ly/VF8NI7

Other links associated with this story: http://bit.ly/VVlieX and http://bit.ly/WQA3i6

Moving. No one likes the work involved in doing it. Which is why, in 2009, a small company called BungoBox began its mission: changing the way people move forever.

Cousins Tom and Bob Cannon, cofounders of BungoBox, found a creative alternative to...

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BungoBox partners with Ephraim Project for holiday clothing drive

admin December 04, 2012

This holiday season, BungoBox is partnering with the Ephraim Project, a faith-based Orlando nonprofit, to collect clothing for the homeless. If you are interested in donating items, drop by any of our collection points in downtown Orlando (see list below) before Dec. 19. Items that Ephraim especially needs include dress shoes, running shoes, work boots for men and women; jeans and underwear for men and women; belts, deoderant, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, razors and shaving cream.

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BungoBox teams up with Penske Truck Rental

admin December 04, 2012

Orlando, FL (Dec. 4, 2012) - BungoBox is proud to announce a new discount program with Penske Truck Rental, a company that provides do-it-yourself movers with reliable trucks and moving equipment. The collaboration launches today. Through this relationship, customers will be able to order BungoBoxes when they rent a Penske truck. BungoBox is offering a 5 percent discount to customers via the Penske website and a much deeper discount once they have rented a truck from Penske. BungoBox...

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The War Against Cardboard.

admin November 14, 2012

BungoBox - The War Against Cardboard from Cloudy Logic on Vimeo.

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A Clean Startup: BungoBox

admin October 31, 2012

Text and photo published in the Connecticut Green Guide, a publication of the Hartford Business Journal

Name: Peter Mendlinger Age: 45 Title: Connecticut franchise owner Startup: BungoBox Launch: July 16, 2012 Headquarters: 425 Main St. Middletown, CT Web site: www.BungoBox.com Save Money For commercial moves, BungoBoxes cost 25 cents per box per day for the first week and 15 cent per day afterward. For residential, the cost is $1.75 per box per week with a half-off discount starting...

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BungoBox to open franchise in Albany

admin October 10, 2012

By Eric Anderson, published on timesunion.com

BungoBox, which rents plastic reusable boxes for moving, has awarded a new franchise operation in Albany, the 17th for the Orlando, Fla.-based company. The franchise is expected to begin operations in coming months.

Customers who are moving can rent the stackable boxes for a week or more, packing them and moving to their new destination, then call BungoBox to pick up the boxes once they're unpacked. One catch: You must be...

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Bloomberg The Mentor - BungoBox Full Episode

admin October 04, 2012

 

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Entrepreneurial cousins Bob and Tom Cannon hit early success with their moving box rental business, BungoBox. Already franchising in 11 areas, the cousins turn to CEO Marc Lore, who sold Diapers.com start-up for $570 million, for advice on how to most effectively scale their business. (Source: Bloomberg)

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BungoBox board member Mike Hinn featured in the Orlando Business Journal

admin September 28, 2012

Michael Hinn, CEO, Knight

Michael Hinn, CEO of Knight, this year won the Lifetime of Service Award for his 18-plus years of contributions to the University of Central Florida Alumni Association’s alumni magazine, Pegasus.

He founded his company, formerly known as Knight Images Inc., with Jim Hobart in 1994 as a marketing agency providing different marketing and public relations services to local and international organizations. Its services include branding, design,...

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BungoBox announces new franchise in Albany

admin September 26, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new franchise in Albany, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 17. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving materials by delivering its stackable...

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Executive Profile: Tom Cannon

admin September 21, 2012

Published in Orlando Business Journal

By Anjali Fluker Tom Cannon, co-founder and CEO, BungoBox Holdings Inc.

Tom Cannon likes to be part of the culture in Orlando that brings startup companies to town — considering his own firm was a startup just two years ago.

Cannon, 40, is co-founder and CEO of Casselberry-based reusable, interlocking plastic moving container company BungoBox Holdings Inc., which had nearly $1 million in 2011 revenue and is set to double...

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BungoBox to help Food4Kids

admin September 18, 2012

Sept 17, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2012)– BungoBox Gainesville, an innovative company that rents plastic reusable boxes for residential and commercial moves, announces a partnership with the Food4Kids Backpack Program, a Gainesville-based non-profit organization. 

The program targets children who are chronically hungry and are at risk of not receiving food over the weekend. BungoBox...

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Tom Cannon says Orlando is a Startup Paradise

admin September 05, 2012

Published on tech.co

Tech Cocktail asked: “Why is your city a startup’s paradise?”  Their answers are below.

1. Startup in the New Sin City

The era of sin is over. Las Vegas is now focused on startups, sustainability, spirituality, and social change. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has played a tremendous role in downtown Las Vegas’s startup culture, pledging $350 million of his own money to fund downtown businesses. Las Vegas’s real...

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BungoBox adds new members to its board of advisers

admin September 05, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2012) - BungoBox is pleased to announce two new additions to its board of advisers. Mike Hinn, CEO of creative/marketing firm Knight, and David Whitney, director at Duncan-Williams Inc., have both been selected to serve on the board. Hinn, awarded the lifetime of service recognition by the University of Central Florida Alumni Association, has 20 years of sound marketing and sales fundamentals that provide him a clear understanding of not only creative and marketing,...

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Outside the Box

admin August 06, 2012

Published in Denver's 5280 Magazine

After a months-long search for a Boulder home, my husband and I finally secured that tingly, we-could-actually-see-ourselves-living-here feeling. Our relief, however, quickly turned to dread. We have to pack. Fortunately, a new “green” venture called Bungo Box arrived in Denver and rescued us from the tedium of tape and cardboard. The company rents plastic bins that snap closed, stack, and roll on detachable wheels. The...

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BungoBox on Denver Channel 7

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Greengirl interviews Denver BungoBox

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BungoBox adds franchise location in Austin

admin June 02, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (May 31, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, is proud to announce a new franchise in Austin, Texas, bringing the total number of BungoBox locations in Canada and the U.S. to 16. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company takes the hassle out of moving by delivering its stackable moving boxes to a customers’ doorstep. (A large box of about...

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BungoBox announces board of advisers

admin May 31, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (May 31, 2012) - BungoBox announces its newly formed board of advisers today. Dick Batchelor, founder and president of Dick Batchelor Management Group Inc., and Richard Ungaro, the chief executive officer at RU Investment, LLC, have both been appointed to the board. Batchelor, named one of “The 50 Most Powerful People” by Orlando Magazine, is known as one of the most savvy analysts and coveted strategists in Florida. He is also one of the youngest individuals to...

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BungoBox announces new franchise in Virginia

admin May 31, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (May 31, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new franchise in Fairfax County, Va., bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 15. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving materials by delivering its...

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Local retirees find ways to stay active in community

admin May 23, 2012

Aired on WCNC

 

by DAYVEE SUTTON / Charlotte Today There seems to be a growing trend of retirees who don’t really retire.

 

Jim Amendum, 66, is the former Associate Superintendent for Cabarrus County Schools who retired at the end of 2011. Almost immediately after, he purchased the franchise Bungo Box.  Bungo Box rents plastic moving crates as an alternative to using cardboard boxes. Amendum said he thought of starting his...

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BungoBox announces franchise to cover the state of Connecticut

admin May 02, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (April 29, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new franchise in Connecticut, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 14. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving materials by delivering its...

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BungoBox announces new franchise in South Florida

admin May 02, 2012

Orlando, Fla. (April 27, 2012) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new BungoBox franchise in South Florida, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 13. BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving materials by...

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Be Good To Earth!

admin April 25, 2012

Published on www.xl106.7.com April 20, 2012

If you want to celebrate Earth Day this year, the best way to do it is to treat the Earth more kindly! We were sent this list of ways for Central Floridians to go green and be Earth-friendly! These are local companies that are green and their products are safe for the environment. Now, I haven't used these products, so I can't attest to their effectiveness, etc. These are listener-recommended. There's also this list from MSN and...

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BungoBox Bonanza

admin April 11, 2012

Published in the Denver Business Journal April 6, 2012

“No more dumpster diving for soggy cardboard boxes” is a great summary of the BungoBox business model. The Orlando, Fla.-based company rents out durable plastic boxes for moving. And now it’s in Denver, with franchisee Jim Garner having just opened a territory that stretches from Boulder to Castle Rock.

Garner, 52, left a job as Midwest regional sales manager for 14 years for Poly Processing Co., which...

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BungoBox: Green Moves

admin March 27, 2012

Published in Orange Appeal Magazine

If a move is in your future, you should get to know the easiest and greenest way to pack up. No more buying and assembling cardboard boxes and taping them up. Durable, plastic, stacking BungoBoxes -- in addition to boxes (in two sizes), there are wardrobes for hanging clothes -- are delivered to you on a rolling dolly. After you fill them up, just close the interlocking top, and stack and roll into a corner until moving day. After you move, you...

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Local franchise looking to rethink the way we move

admin February 10, 2012

Published on innovationgainesville.com Feb. 9, 2012 

{image_3rdbromlocalfranchise} A local entrepreneur hopes he can help cardboard go the way of the dinosaur by rethinking the way people move – with reusable plastic boxes, rather than the cardboard boxes which wind up in the garbage more often than the recycling bin. 

David Stockman, local owner of BungoBox, finds it hard to believe that — until now —...

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BungoBox announces franchise location in Denver

admin December 23, 2011

Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 23, 2011) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new BungoBox franchise in Denver, Colo., bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 12. 

BungoBox, founded in May 2009, rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The edgy and innovative company, with a slogan of “We Make Moving Less Sucky,” takes the hassle out of rounding of moving...

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BungoBox CEO meets with Kevin Harrington, star of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank

admin December 13, 2011

Kevin Harrington, star of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, was in Orlando last month to take center stage at Orlando Inc’s B.I.G. Summit, a gathering of hundreds of business innovators. Harrington, and other “sharks” conducted a mock episode of the popular show. Local entrepreneur and CEO of BungoBox, Tom Cannon, pitched his company to the sharks and they loved it. Here's a bit more about Tom's experience:

What was it like being...

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Education On the Go

admin November 16, 2011

With the tough economy locked tighter than a Vegas vault, it's no surprise that many small businesspeople are still proceeding carefully. Some, however, are doing quite the opposite. Like Tom Cannon. He launched his BungoBox franchise in May 2011 and went full steam ahead—without the operation falling apart.

In fact, his two-year-old company, which rents plastic reusable bins as an alternate to cardboard boxes for moving, has added at least 10 franchise locations in the past...

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BungoBox: An Eco Friendly Alternative to Cardboard Boxes for Moving

admin October 24, 2011
Published on inhabitat.com Sept. 23

by Leah Sekula, 09/23/11

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, only about half of cardboard that Americans discard actually gets recycled. But if you’re moving, what choice do you really have but to use cardboard boxes, right? Wrong! BungoBox is a new moving service that drops off durable, reusable containers to people for a fraction of what it would cost them to buy cardboard boxes. Though they’re made of...

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Tom’s Latest Challenge: The Shark Tank!

admin October 24, 2011

Orlando Inc’s B.I.G. Summit is just around the corner. Come Nov. 10, hundreds of business innovators will flock to Full Sail University. And our fearless leader, Tom Cannon, CEO and cofounder of BungoBox will take center stage during a mock episode of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, which gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their products to a panel of acclaimed judges in hopes of turning their ideas into a successful business reality.

One...

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Winning B.I.G.

admin October 13, 2011

Published in Orlando Inc's EveryMonday

Since winning the 2010 B.I.G.* Award, Tom Cannon, CEO and cofounder of BungoBox, has seen his moving-box rental company grow quicker than he could have ever imagined. In fact, the company has grown over 1,000 percent since launching in May 2009, and has expanded to nine new markets. It comes as no surprise, though, when you consider the smart, simple concept his company is based on.

Consider this: Until...

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BungoBox launches its 11th franchise location

admin October 03, 2011

 

Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2011) - BungoBox, a plastic moving-box rental company, has awarded a new BungoBox franchise in Charlotte, N.C., which will provide service to Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and Caston counties.

BungoBox rents the reusable plastic bins to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The concept is simple: A BungoBox truck delivers the stackable moving boxes (a large box of about 2.5 cubic feet rents for $1.75 a week) to a...

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Thinking inside the box

admin September 30, 2011

Published Sept. 30, 2011 in The Chronicle Herald

[caption id="attachment_2293" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Troy McLean, who runs a BungoBox franchise with his partner, on Thursday stands with some of the company’s reusable boxes, available to customers as an alternative to cardboard, in Hammonds Plains. Photo by Christian LaForce"][/caption]

By BILL POWER Business Reporter

IT MAY BE...

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New BungoBox franchise marks 10th location

admin September 28, 2011

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011) - BungoBox, a plastic moving box rental company, has awarded a new BungoBox franchise in Edmonton, Alberta, bringing the total number of BungoBox franchises in Canada and the U.S. to 10. Edmonton and the surrounding area, with a population of more than 1 million, is the second-largest city in Alberta.

In April 2011, BungoBox Canada purchased the exclusive rights to develop and sell franchises throughout Canada. The first Canadian BungoBox franchise was...

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Profile: Tom Cannon

admin September 20, 2011

Published in Florida magazine

Cardboard moving boxes are recyclable, but up to half of them still wind up in landfills, says Tom Cannon (advertising ’96). His company, BungoBox, offers a green, wallet-friendly alternative to cardboard by renting reusable plastic bins for corporate and residential moves.

The company, which Cannon started with his cousin Bob in 2009, has grown to include locations in Canada and Arizona as well as throughout...

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Move Without Cardboard Boxes

admin September 13, 2011

Aired on WCTC-TV Sept. 13, 2011

No more wrestling with that pesky packaging tape.

A new company just opened in Tallahassee, it provides movers with plastic boxes for moving, instead of using cardboard boxes. A BungoBox truck delivers the stackable moving boxes to a customers' doorstep. Once they've been unpacked, BungoBox picks them up at the new residence.

The company says unlike cardboard boxes, their boxes are durable, stackable...

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BungoBox adds ninth franchise

admin September 12, 2011

Orlando, Fla. (September 19, 2011) – BungoBox, an Orlando-based company, which rents plastic reusable moving boxes, announces the opening of its ninth franchise, which is located in Tallahassee, Fla.

The new franchise was awarded to Ken Stevenson, who was hooked on the BungoBox concept after moving his daughter into her college dorm recently. “I really wish we had BungoBox for that,” he says. “BungoBox really takes the hassle out of moving.”

The...

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BungoBox on CBS Radio

admin August 23, 2011

Aired on CBS Radio Aug. 19, 2011

[caption id="attachment_2159" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Reporter Peter King interviews Ann Francis, EcoRollins advisor, and Rollins student Kristin Urban."][/caption]

Rollins College student Kristin Urban recently moved into her eco-friendly dorm in a non-conventional way; she’s did it without using cardboard boxes. When she moved into the Mowbray House, a fully...

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Turning plastic into profit

admin August 19, 2011

Published in the Orlando Business Journal Aug. 19, 2011

 

[caption id="attachment_2146" align="aligncenter" width="594" caption="Photo taken by OBJ"][/caption]

by Kerri Anne Renzulli

Tom and Bob Cannon are waging war on cardboard — and winning. Their weapon of choice: reusable interlocking plastic moving boxes.

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Deals for college students moving onto campus

admin August 17, 2011

Aired on ABC15 August 11, 2011

MESA, AZ - If you're looking for cheap alternatives to boxes, there are two options.

At BoxSmart , they sell boxes for half the price of what you would find at a regular store.

"We carry the standard moving boxes, small, medium, large," said Michael Hidder, a salesman for the company.

For a small box, they charge 90 cents.

The company recycles large amounts of boxes and...

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Rollins student moves using eco-friendly BungoBox

admin August 17, 2011

Published in examiner.com August 8,2011

It takes at least two months for a cardboard box to decompose in a landfill. During the months of August and September the number of cardboard boxes in landfills will increase exponentially with the number of students moving into college housing for the upcoming school year. Rollins College student Kristin Urban won't be part of that number when she moves on campus into the eco-friendly Mowbray House this...

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BungoBox adds seventh franchise

admin August 17, 2011

Orlando, Fla. (August 17, 2011) – BungoBox, an Orlando-based company that rents and delivers plastic moving boxes, announces the opening of its seventh franchise and its fourth in Florida.

The new franchise will be located in Gainesville and operated by new franchise owner, David Stockman, and will serve Alachua and Bradford counties. “From the moment we heard about the BungoBox concept we wanted to be involved,” David Stockman says. “It is exciting to be a...

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Tom Cannon – CEO and co-founder of BungoBox

admin July 29, 2011

Published on Ideamensch.com July 29, 2011

[caption id="attachment_2116" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="Photo by Bill Peck."][/caption]

Tom Cannon is the CEO and co-founder of BungoBox. The largest and fastest growing moving box rental franchise in North America. In just two years Tom and his team have grown from a single location in Orlando, Florida to seven locations. BungoBox has also launched...

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Bad Economy: Good for Business?

admin July 28, 2011

Aired on FOX35 July 28

Bad Economy: Good for Business?: MyFoxORLANDO.com

By Meghan Yost Fox 35 News

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (WOFL Fox 35) - Tom Cannon thinks outside the box ... literally. While working for a manufacturing company, Cannon got the idea to use these plastic shipping containers in a new way, and founded BungoBox.

“BungoBox is a sustainable, convenient, cost effective...

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BungoBox Canada launches Halifax franchise

admin July 18, 2011

Orlando, Fla. (July 18, 2011) – BungoBox, a plastic moving box company, announces the opening of its first franchise in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

BungoBox rents the reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The concept is simple: A BungoBox truck delivers the stackable moving boxes (a large box of about 2.5 cubic feet rents for $3.25 a week) to a customers’ doorstep. Once they’ve been unpacked, BungoBox picks them up at the...

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Franchise Chatter Exclusive: Q&A with Tom Cannon

admin June 30, 2011

Published on franchisechatter.com on June 30, 2011

Ambrosio’s note:  I discovered BungoBox through small Google Adsense text ads that kept appearing on my blog.  When I finally visited their site, I was so impressed with the quality of their content and branding that I knew I had to feature the company. Please visit the BungoBox website to see a great example of a new franchise concept with a distinctive brand message that really stands...

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BungoBox opens packing franchise in Tampa Bay area

admin June 14, 2011

Published in the St. Petersburg Times June 7, 2011

By Mark Albright

One of the pains of moving is rounding up enough boxes. These days, most stores crush their cardboard for recycling. So amateur movers face buying boxes at up to $4 a pop. Now they can rent a four-wheeled dolly and rugged, stackable, plastic BungoBoxes for a week at $1.75 apiece.

It's the brainstorm of two Orlando cousins, Tom and Bob Cannon, whose startup recently set...

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Eco-friendly startup company expands to Atlanta

admin June 03, 2011

Orlando, Fla. – (June 3, 2011) – BungoBox, an Orlando-based company that rents and delivers plastic moving boxes, announced its latest franchise today. It will be located in Atlanta, marking the company’s sixth franchise announced since late February.

The innovative startup company, founded in May 2009, rents the reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods. The concept is simple: A BungoBox truck delivers the stackable...

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BungoBox expands to Jacksonville

admin May 19, 2011

Orlando, Fla. – (May 19, 2011) – BungoBox, an Orlando-based company that rents and delivers plastic moving boxes, added a new franchise today. The new franchise, located in Jacksonville and servicing Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, is the company’s fifth franchise announced in the past 2 1/2 months. Additional franchises are expected to be awarded in the coming months. The innovative startup company, founded in May 2009, rents the reusable plastic boxes to save...

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Ecopreneur Interview Series: BungoBox

admin May 19, 2011

Published on ecopreneurist.com May 18, 2011

 

[caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="Photo by Bill Peck."][/caption] Part 17 in a series where Krates Ng (co-founder of Mokugift the ecard service) interviews fellow ecopreneurs.  Today, Krates interviews Tom Cannon, the CEO and co-founder of BungoBox.  BungoBox rents reusable plastic moving...

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How to Build an Innovative Moving Company – Interview w/ BungoBox founder Tom Cannon

admin April 29, 2011

Published on moomkin.com April 29, 2010

 

 

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Q: Do you think the education you’ve invested in helped you on the road to success?

My education has been very useful to me throughout my career. I studied advertising at the University of Florida. This...

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Smart Move, Indeed

admin April 19, 2011

Published in FirstMonday magazine

It’s no secret that a recession tends to breed great ideas, as well as startups of all sorts. So how well are these new companies doing?

For one, BungoBox, a Casselberry-based startup that rents recycled plastic moving boxes, is doing so well that its owners had more than 50 franchise requests before even launching their franchise option. (The company now has more than 200 applications.) BungoBox's product...

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Investors wrap up rights to moving firm

admin April 15, 2011

Published in the Chronicle Herald April 15, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="aligncenter" width="441" caption="Photo by Bill Peck"][/caption] By BILL POWER Business Reporter

Three Halifax-area investors have scooped up rights to the BungoBox moving franchise for Canada and plan to begin renting plastic moving boxes in the Halifax area within the month.

BungoBox is an Orlando company that has...

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Habitat Orlando Elects Bob Cannon to its Board of Directors

admin April 14, 2011

Published in the West Orlando News April 6, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Orlando recently elected Bob Cannon to its board of directors. Cannon is president and co-founder of BungoBox, a company that produces sustainable plastic containers, specifically designed to reduce waste and protect items during a move.

“I am proud to be working alongside such an amazing organization,”...

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Green moving option touted

admin March 12, 2011

Published in The Arizona Republic March 12, 2011

 

by Luci Scott The Arizona Republic

A company that rents reusable, recycled plastic boxes as a green alternative to cardboard is moving into the southeast Valley.

Chris Smatt has bought the first franchise in metropolitan Phoenix for BungoBox, a Florida-based company that touts its boxes as green, more convenient and more affordable.

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Green Your House Move With BungoBox

admin January 23, 2011

Published on greenlivingtips.com 1.23.11

By Green Living Tips

Moving house is always a pain and sourcing boxes only adds to it. Unlike the good ole' days when we tended to stay in a location for a very long period of time, these days around twenty percent of the U.S. population moves residence each year. U.S. residents will relocate, on average, 16 times in a lifetime. That's a lot of moving and a lot of...

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BungoBox.com – An Eco-Friendly Move

admin November 19, 2010

Published on youngupstarts.com Nov. 19, 2010

by Daniel Goh

Here’s one of the moving industry’s dirty little secrets: of the materials used by Americans for moving purposes – such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts and tape – most of it is discarded, with half of that being recycled. Considering the fact that the average American moves more than 16 times in a lifetime, that’s a lot of waste that...

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BungoBox Wins—B.I.G. Time

admin November 18, 2010

Orlando, Fla. – (Nov. 18, 2010) Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) announced BungoBox as the Judges Choice winner of the B.I.G. (Business Innovation and Growth) Award today at its sold-out, annual B.I.G. Summit held at The Peabody Orlando.

The B.I.G. Award recognizes a Central Florida company with innovative products, services or processes. The panel of judges included local entrepreneurs like Marty Rubin, president and CEO of Smart City Holdings, and other...

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Seminole Voice: BungoBox Offers an Eco-Friendly Move

admin November 10, 2010

Published Nov. 12, 2010 in the Seminole Voice

Tom and Bob Cannon, owners of BungoBox, offer customers an easier, eco-friendly way to move. By Kristy Vickery Guest Reporter Gaby Aparicio knows the stress of moving very well — she has moved nine times in 15 years.

But after moving so many times, she has finally discovered a simpler way of doing it with the help of a new company called BungoBox. "It was a great experience, and I...

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Why We Love Living Here

admin September 09, 2010

Published in Texture Magazine Sept. 2010

By Sarah Sekula

LOCALS REVEAL WHY THEY CALL CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME. Metro Orlando is home to more than two million people, and the reasons are many. For some, it’s the unbeatable weather. For others, it’s because the area is a great place to start a business. Want more reasons? These seven locals are eager to share why they love living here. To see and hear their...

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Eco Effort Awards

admin September 02, 2010

Published in Central Florida Lifestyle September 2010

The winners of our second annual Eco Effort Awards are all local companies that strive to reduce their carbon footprint and offer staff and community members alike ways to be more eco-friendly.

BungoBox “Green” Efforts: Bob Cannon created and rents BungoBox reusable plastic bins as an alternative to the traditional disposable cardboard box and packing tape. When you reuse cardboard boxes, they can last for...

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Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

admin July 08, 2010

Published in The Entreprenette Gazette July 8, 2010

By Sarah Shaw

I often wonder what made someone decide to become an Entreprenette. Do you? When I graduated college and got a job in the movie business, I never thought for a second about being an Entreprenette. I was just going to work in the film business forever and find my fame and fortune there. Even though I come from a long line of entrepreneurs of all kinds (Fashion Designers, Linen & Sheet Designers, Factors,...

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The Moving Show

admin June 28, 2010

Aired on Boomer Alley Radio (KFWB News talk 980) May 30, 2010

Bob Cannon, co-founder and president of BungoBox, discusses "the next big thing in moving" with Boomer Alley Radio show hosts. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

Boomer Alley Interview

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Get to Know: Bob Cannon

admin May 24, 2010

Published in Pegasus Magazine March 2010

When people tell Bob Cannon, ’93, he should be on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, he politely disagrees. Sure, he runs an ingenious company called BungoBox, which rents reusable plastic bins rather than cardboard boxes for moving, but he says he’s doing just fine without the “sharks” (a.k.a. multi-millionaire business tycoons who potentially invest in smart startups).

Why the unfaltering confidence?...

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Smart Move

admin May 20, 2010

Published in FirstMonday Magazine January 2010

 

 

Local entrepreneur hopes cardboard goes the way of the dinosaur. In other words, he is rethinking the way Americans move.

People tend to put on their thinking caps during a recession. Take Jim Henson for example. During the Eisenhower depression he invented his world famous Muppet characters and subsequently launched a behemoth entertainment empire. Hewlett-Packard Development Company also...

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