After being let go from his comfortable Wall Street position during last decade’s recession, Chad Rubin turned his family’s vacuum company into the successful online retailer Crucial Vacuum, turning it into an eight-figure business in just seven years. He is also a top 250 Amazon seller and the co-founder of operations software company Skubana. On top of his business ventures, Chad is concerned with the environment and sustainability, planting trees to compensate for the paper used to make his companies’ air and coffee filters.
In this episode, Chad discusses his path from Wall Street finance to ecommerce, the benefits of direct-to-consumer retail, and why mentorship is so important to him.
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Do Well & Do Good Challenge Nomination:
“NYC Mammas Give Back is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that provides infant essentials and support to agencies and shelters in the NYC area serving homeless pregnant woman and families and children (ages 0–5) at or below the poverty line.
“NYC Mammas Give Back provides a means for moms in the New York City area to support other moms and their families in need. We are made up entirely of moms who volunteer their time to this cause, regularly collecting, sorting and delivering a variety of new and gently used baby items for families in need. We also provide self-care services to the women we serve, as well as support for special events such as baby showers and holiday events held in conjunction with our partner agencies across the city.”
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