University of North Georgia (UNG) students Cameron Ackerman, Tyler Blaylock, Ethan McKay and Anthony Grutadaurio have staked out a corner of their dining room table to complete their tasks for the day.
Tasks range from completing class assignments to working part time to pay the bills and help finance their college education. But the quartet have one task in common, operating their business Clean Canz.
"We make a list for the week and the day," said Grutadaurio, a sophomore pursuing a business management degree. "And we spend half of the day on school and half the day on the business."
Their 8-month-old company provides 95-gallon trash bin liners to subscribers in Hall County. The liners help maintain the quality of the trash bins, which are used by residents with waste management pickup.
Ackerman, Blaylock, McKay and Grutadaurio launched the business plan while two were in high school and two were in college. To advance the business plan and expand, all four enrolled at UNG and moved into a house in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Now, they continue to work on the business.