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Failure Friday: “I walked away at the last minute…”

In this week’s Failure Friday segment, we hear from the founder of Wastewell, a curbside composting pickup service. After landing a major municipal contract, she began to have second thoughts about the business model.

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What It's About

This deal for a composting pick-up service wasn't meant to be.

Notes from Chris

Episode 1931
I 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...

 
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  • Thanks to Jen for sharing this transparent and truthful story. Check out her website at MyWasteWell.com or follow them on Instagram @wastewell.

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