Leslie Eisen was tired of taking her trash out to the street. After calling the local refuse company and finding out that no matter how much she offered, they wouldn’t provide the service, she started her own company to do it.
The Times Herald:
At that point, I went to my husband and said, ‘I’m starting a business,’” she said. “When I told him what kind, he said, ‘Well, honey, that’s going to be a problem. You don’t even like doing the dishes.’”
Donning what would become her trademark bright green and hot pink gear with pearls as an accessory, Eisenman set out to learn the ins and outs of running a small business in the refuse industry.
Soon, Trash Talking Ladies was born.
As she began to market her business, Eisenman was surprised at the types of people who were interested in the service, particularly elderly people on fixed incomes.
“We thought at first it would be people with long driveways. But we have clients who don’t even have paved driveways or garages,” she said. “And it’s amazing that folks on fixed incomes with no extra money are interested in this service.”