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Name: Judah Longgrear (The Nickel Ride)

Posted By Andrea Perez

Judah Longgrear has an entrepreneurial spirit that at the age of 19 allowed him to own and operate a coffee shop in West Virginia. Today, that force continues to drive him to success. There's no denying that the Nickel Ride - free downtown pickup and delivery in eco-friendly vehicles bearing advertisements and marketing - reflects Longgrear’s passion for marketing, public relations, and customer acquisition. The mission is to develop a unique service company that benefits tourists and local businesses in cities it occupies. And his vision has allowed his team to work directly with local governments and businesses to bring the Nickel Ride’s unique service offering to the forefront of the rideshare industry. Longgrear explains that the Nickel Ride is poised to become the next big thing to disrupt the transportation industry and become the number one free rideshare service across the globe.

Years in Tampa Bay

Less than 1

Hustle (job)

CEO & Founder

What do you do?  

I’m responsible for overall strategic direction and growth, partnerships, sales, and business development at the Nickel Ride.

Why do you do it?

I do what I do because I know it’s making a difference in the communities we partner with. The Nickel Ride is offering something unique and innovative to the riders and businesses we serve, and that is priceless to me.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

The Nickel Ride was founded by a team dedicated to developing an eco-friendly transportation service, to support local communities while also helping local businesses grow.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

Everyone thinks the Nickel Ride costs a nickel to ride it. FYI – it does not! Haha, IT’S FREE!

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

The most challenging part of my Hustle is finding enough time in the day to get to all the things I need to get done. When you’re having as much fun as I am doing what I do, the time in the day flies by so fast! Thankfully, I’ve built a solid team around me to help me hustle it out.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Never forget why I started the Nickel Ride. Always remember that the Nickel Ride is about the communities we serve and the business we help grow.


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