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National Philanthropy Day Power Hour: Lessons Learned

  • SUBTA Team
  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 2 minute read

Hear from subscription box leaders who celebrate doing good as practicing good business each and every day.

We were incredibly fortunate to have spent National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15) talking to three passionate subscription box entrepreneurs. Below are three highlights from our podcast, as well as details on what activities these leaders are involved in. (This info can also be found in our Nov. 13 promo email.)

Listen time: 56 minutes

Lessons Learned

  1. Think impact first or at least around the same time as you are focused on building your subscription business. A do-good lens helps you grow as well.
  2. Be passionate about the social good you choose to focus on. Don’t just do what’s trendy, do what resonates with you personally. That makes all the difference.
  3. Getting started isn’t that hard. Start small, local or with something you already understand, and remember that it’s okay to say no to certain commitments. You don’t have to solve the world’s problems, you just have to start.

Our Guests

Cindy Nichols, Founder, The Wordy Traveler

Cindy NicholsCindy has been a small business owner for over 10 years and launched The Wordy Traveler in 2017 to improve the lives of females nationwide. Her box has been featured in InStyle Magazine as one of the 12 best “Subscription Boxes That Give Back”.



John Haji, Co-Founder & COO, Gentleman’s Box

John HajiJohn is a successful entrepreneur in the subscription space who specializes in operations including fulfillment, sourcing, shipping and curation. He helps the community by employing STEPS Services team members to pack boxes, and he recently launched Giving the Dollar, a new subscription site that helps individuals give back.

Paul Jarrett, Co-Founder & CEO, Bulu Box

Paul is a subscription box wizard and Midwest entrepreneur. He has launched million-dollar brands and delivered over 8 million Bulu Boxes to those looking to improve their health. Furthermore, Paul gives incarcerated people a second chance and works along Vitamin Angels.




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