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Spin Cycle

Yesterday's music funds today's schools.

This story appears in the April 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What goes around comes around. Ed and Linda Moran found a way to use that old adage to make money and build their reputation in the Cleveland suburb where they run their DiscGoRound new- and used-CD franchise.

High school students from Brooklyn, Ohio, and other area schools raise money collecting people's used CDs by going door-to-door and setting up drop boxes. The kids take the tunes into DiscGoRound, where they're paid around $2 per CD. DiscGoRound then sells the used CDs to its many local customers.

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