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Compost Crusader LLC

Submitted by: Melissa Tashjian
Business Website: http://compostcrusader.com
State: Wisconsin
City: Milwaukee

Business Description

We create a culture around sustainability that empowers organizations and residents to divert organic material from the landfill in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

I received more out of the classes. Some of the questions I had were actually answered by peers in the room. The networking opportunities have been great. I have only worked with Phil once and it was about how to set up a consulting side business.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

Every year Compost Crusader has doubled in revenue and number of customers all based upon word of mouth! We have diverted over 4 million lbs of material since established in 2014. A recent commercial customer survey (40 responded out of 100) had this to show: 86% said it was VERY EASY to implement the compost program 72% said the program was COST EFFECTIVE 70% were able to REDUCE a landfill pick up or receptacle size 100% would recommend our service! Now that we have a strong foundation, we will look to actually market our service with a focus on current route density to increase profit. We have doubled the amount of schools we work with and are hiring a teacher liaison so we can focus more on education as we expand to more schools.
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