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This deal for a composting pick-up service wasn't meant to be.
Notes from Chris
Episode 1931I believe we can learn as much from failure as we can from success, if not more. It’s with this principle in mind that I offer you a weekly segment called Failure Friday: a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure. Just like our Throwback Thursday segment, you’ll hear directly from side hustlers who have struggled to get something off the ground. They’ll tell you a short story of something that went very wrong. The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned. Today’s short story features Jen Panero from the Pennsylvania and Delaware area. She’s the owner of Wastewell, a curbside composting company that also provides educational resources. As you’ll hear, Jen had the opportunity to undertake a major contract with a municipal government. In fact, she committed to it! But as the start date drew closer, she began having some real regrets. She’ll give us the story… Listen to today's episode to learn more...
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Thanks to Jen for sharing this transparent and truthful story. Check out her website at MyWasteWell.com or follow them on Instagram @wastewell.
- Worm Composting Empire Brings in $400/Month: Texas man stumbles upon a worm composting method that turns into an interesting hobby and a fun side hustle. Don’t let your hustle idea wiggle away!
- Environmentally Impassioned Citizen Designs Plastic-Free Bags: A Washingtonian carries her passion for sustainability on her sleeve with a line of eco-friendly grocery bags.
- Lather, Rinse, Recycle: Soapy Problem Leads to Clean Solution: An account manager solves the mystery of “What happens to soap after it’s used in a hotel room?”—and turns it into a sustainable side hustle.
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