J.P. Phillips is the Vice President of Mountain State Waste Headquartered in Weston, West Virginia.  Mountain State Waste provides residential and commercial waste management services to the mountain state and beyond. J.P. has 20 years experience in the solid waste industry.  He received his BA in Accounting from Marshall University and got his MBA in 2004. He is the current president of the Independent Association of Waste Haulers and Recyclers.








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  • 3:30 How did you get started in this line of work?
  • 5:00 What is your elevator pitch for Mountain State Waste
  • 5:39 What are you most excited about for your company right now?
  • 6:27 What got you in the door?
  • 7:34 What counties do you serve in WV?
  • 8:32  How may employees do you have in WV?
  • 9:20 What is your worst business experience so far?
  • 10:59 What did you learn from that lesson?
  • 11:33 How did you recover from that?
  • 13:30 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break
  • 14:05 What is the long term vision for your company?
  • 14:41 What barriers are you going up against?
  • 15:57 How do you go about recruiting new employees?
  • 16:53 How do you attract new customers?
  • 20:40 What is one piece of advice you would give a young entrepreneur?
  • 22:43 What is one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
  • 23:27 What is one resource you can’t live with out?
  • 24:12  What is one book you would recommend?

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  • 26:24 What is your ideal customer?
  • 27:36 Anything you’d like to add?
  • 29:54 Who is your business partner?
  • 30:35  How can the listeners learn more about your company?