[GRRN] new business ideas

Amy Perlmutter (amyp@chelseacenter.org)
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:35:40 -0400

I have a friend who is interested in starting a business that would collect
used stuff-- office equipment, furniture and supplies; machinery; pallets,
etc-- from commercial businesses, manufacturers, and institutions. His
idea is to warehouse it and sell it from there to small businesses,
non-profits, etc. he already does similar work, primarily with machinery
and suplus stock and without a warehouse, but has realized that he's only
getting the tip of the iceburg and that tons of good stuff are getting
thrown away. He is looking for models of similar businesses. I referred
him to urban ore and materials for the arts and goodwill. Anyone have any
other ideas on models-- either for profit or not for profit-- and any
thoughts on the business idea as a whole? Thanks.

Amy Perlmutter
Executive Director
Chelsea Center for Recycling and
Economic Development
University of Massachusetts
180 Second Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-887-2300/fax 617-887-0399
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