It started as a hobby at college, and was also the way he met his wife but now ‘Dumpster Diving’ has become a major business opportunity for Dave Sheffield, Founder of Buffalo Bottle Craft.
In today’s show Dave talks to Dan about how a Vice documentary, currently watched by nearly 1.5M people, and subsequent media interest has made him consider the many different ways a ‘Dumpster Diving’ enterprise could grown: from selling physical products from dumpster finds, to creating online content showing how others can do the same:
“If I find some new material in the dumpster that I know that I can source at scale … I just make a video and I say, ‘Hey, guys, look at this cool thing. What do you think I could make from it? What would you make from it?’ And that’s my product research right there.”
Listen and Learn:
- Dave’s strategies for successful Dumpster Diving
- How a Reddit thread led to a Vice Documentary
- Why the media attention has allowed Dave to research his ideas in public
- The opportunities an existing business gives you to testbed ideas
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