Trailer Park Boys (102) “fuck community college let’s get drunk and eat chicken fingers”

As I said last week, Ricky and Julian play dramatized versions of themselves, now I will relate their story as I know it;
Ricky and Julian opened up a successful chain (8) of pizzerias in their native Nova Scotia (of all places). Eventually they grew bored and came up with the idea for Trailer Park Boys. After a couple of films in 1998 &1999 they pitched the idea for a television series to The Comedy Network, who declined, and the chance decision was made to try Showcase who accepted and here we are with the second episode of season one.
However, the natural question arises; how did they come up with the capitol to start a chain of restaurants at such a young age?