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February 19, 2020
As a busy working mom and wife, Chantel Powell found herself shuttling her son Kameron between summer basketball camp and football practice. She quickly noticed that he was starting to smell like a grown man because he was sweating buckets under his armpits, and that’s when her innovative mindset kicked in. Chantel decided to develop an all-natural deodorant for her son. And so Play Pits the brand was born.  Play Pits is a 100% all-natural deodorant for active kids. It’s free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances and other harsh chemicals. While it can be used on the most gentle skin types, it also packs a strong punch against odors.  In today’s episode, Chantel breaks down: How she tested out Play Pits on family to get feedback How customer demand led her to evolve from children’s deodorant to an adult deodorant component as well How she did it all while side hustling Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Get 2 free months of Premium Membership at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode Play Pits Fiverr Big Magic Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Play Pits (Instagram) - @playpits Creator (Instagram) - @chantellovestyling Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 12, 2020
Today in the guest chair we welcome Imani Ellis, Imani Ellis, the Founder of CultureCon and& The Creative Collective NYC (TheCCnyc), a community and creative agency dedicated to facilitating brave spaces for multicultural creatives.  Born in Imani’s one-bedroom apartment as a means to foster meaningful connections, TheCCnyc has since become the fastest growing community devoted to creatives of color in NYC who are looking to cultivate relationships that go beyond the business card.    TheCCnyc’s marquee event is CultureCon, an incredible conference that celebrates the influence creatives of color make on society and the culture that fuels it. Previous speakers have included Tracee Ellis Ross, Will Smith, Regina King, Spike Lee, and John Legend! Through all of this, would you believe that Imani is still a side hustler? Yes, she still has a full-time job as a publicist! Let’s get right into the episode to find out how she’s juggling an impressive career and a game-changing side hustle. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: Thanks Bombas.  Get 20% off your first purchase by going to bombas.com/SIDEHUSTLE  FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode The CCNYC CultureCON Fivver  Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info TheCCnyc (Instagram) - @theccnyc  TheCCnyc (Twitter) - @thecc_nyc Imani Ellis (Instagram) -  @imaniimani Imani Ellis (Twitter) - @imaninaomi Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 5, 2020
Today in the guest chair we have Tracey Pickett, Founder of Hairbrellal. Hairbrella is an innovative rain hat combining fashion and function to protect women's hair from the rain. Hairbrella was launched on Kickstarter and was successfully funded in December 2016. Since then, this passionate entrepreneur, attorney, inventor, and speaker has invested her money, time, blood sweat and tears into bringing Hairbella from an idea and prototype to fully developed product on the market. In today’s episode, you will hear how Tracey began her legal career at a Fortune 5 technology company working in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law. She was an attorney by day and spent nights and weekends developing her passion for entrepreneurship. In 2014, Tracey launched her first entrepreneurial venture, Eboticon – a media design company with a mission to create dynamic and culturally relevant emojis for niche social groups.  In November 2016, Tracey left her job to lead Eboticon full time and to launch her second entrepreneurial venture, Hairbrella.  In today’s episode, Tracey breaks down: The financial investments she made to patent and prototype Hairbrella How she used early user feedback to continue to develop and improve her product How she pushed past the earliest challenges in her business to make a product that is stylish and WORKS Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: HoneyBook is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 50% off when you visit tryhoneybook.com/hustlepro. Payment is flexible, and this promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.  FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro and get 2 free months of Premium Membership.  Links mentioned in this episode TraceyPickett.com Eboticon Hairbrella Jewel Burk Side Hustle Pro episode   The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Tracey Pickett (Instagram) - @ttraceypickettesq  Tracey Pickett (Twitter) - @traceypickett__ Hairbrella (Instagram) -  @hairbrella Hairbrealla (Twitter) - @hairbrella  Eboticons (Instagram) - @eboticons Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 29, 2020
Today in the guest chair we have Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skin care products.  Prior to starting tgin, Chris-Tia, a two-time Harvard graduate, worked at a top law firm in Chicago.  It was there she realized that she wasn’t receiving the support she needed to advance in her career. She wasn’t willing to play the game anymore, so she decided to get out and create her own game.  Like many of us, Chris-Tia struggled with her hair while navigating the corporate world. There weren’t a lot of products for kinky, curly, and wavy hair, so she set out to create a product that made her feel confident about her curls.  Tgin is currently sold at Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Sally’s Beauty, Walgreens, and now Ulta.  Chris-Tia is so transparent in this episode, especially when it comes to the money required to scale and maintain a business. I’m excited for you to hear!   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode Thank God It’s Natural Hire My Mom Guru UpWork  This Is Only a Test: What Breast Cancer Taught Me about Faith, Love, Hair, and Business Thank God I'm Natural--The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Chris-Tia (Instagram) - @tginceo  Chris-Tia  (Twitter) - @tginceo tgin (Instagram) -  @tginatural tgin (Facebook) - @tginatural  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 22, 2020
Today in the Side Hustle Pro guest chair we have Tanya Sam. Tanya is a tech-savvy investor who has made it her mission to empower the next generation of minority entrepreneurs. You also know her from TV. She appears on one of my favorite guilty-pleasure shows, The Real Housewives of Atlanta!  She is currently Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, Co-leads the Ascend 2020 Atlanta program that supports minority and female founders, and Co-founded BuiltxWomen, a business accelerator for female entrepreneurs.  It may come as a surprise that Tanya didn’t always have the desire to pursue entrepreneurship in technology. She actually studied to be a nurse and had a 10-year career in the industry.  She started helping her fiancé with his business on her days off and eventually decided to start her own business. With her background as a side hustler and as an entrepreneur, she has mentored over 60 companies with women and minority founders and helped invest in over 50 companies that have generated a total of over $100 million in revenue.  Making the shift from healthcare to tech wasn’t easy. In this episode, Tanya dives deep into how she conquered imposter syndrome during this huge pivot in her career.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro and get 2 free months of Premium Membership. Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode   TanyaSam.com The Ambition Fund TechSquare Labs Ascend 2020 Atlanta Slack  Mailchimp  The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info  Tanya Sam (Instagram) - @itstanyatime Tanya Sam (Twitter) - @itstanyasam Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
January 15, 2020
I’m back with a solo episode to share how to make money podcasting. Consider this your definitive guide to having a profitable podcast. I’ll be breaking down: How you actually make money from podcasting How and when I started earning revenue from the Side Hustle Pro podcast I am providing a recap, including a sponsorship calculator for this episode. If you would like it, simply visit: sidehustlepro.co/183 And if you would like to attend an even more detailed training where I’m teaching you LIVE and you’ll be able to ask me questions LIVE, sign up for my “How to Build Your Brand Through Podcasting” MASTERCLASS at podcastmoguls.com. Register here: podcastmoguls.com Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro and get 2 free months of Premium Membership. Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode   FREEBIE: RECAP For This Episode Podcast Moguls  Should You Start A Podcast Episode Opening My LLC and Business Bank Account Episode   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 8, 2020
I’m back with an Entrepreneur Diaries episode to share some updates and kick-off 2020. This episode is divided into three parts: 2019 lessons, 2019 wins, and how I’m preparing for this mompreneur life. 2019 was an excellent year (The TODAY Show, Side Hustle Pro Live, and O, The Oprah Magazine!) because I saw a lot of my hard work pay off. But as you may have noticed, I experienced some burnout after my live show in October. I share some of the most important lessons I learned that will be so helpful to seeing Side Hustle Pro continue to grow.    And as you can see from the episode title, I’m going to be a mompreneur soon! Muoyo and I are very excited to experience parenthood. There are a lot of exciting changes coming in 2020 and I’m really looking forward to learning and growing. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro and get 2 free months of Premium Membership. Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Podcast Moguls  Master the Gram  TODAY show Side Hustle Pro episode Side Hustle Pro Live Show episode  My Side Hustle Progress (episode 9 of Side Hustle Pro)  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info  Follow Side Hustle Pro on Instagram – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 30, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND with Sakita Holley, Founder, and CEO of House of Success PR. Sakita started her own PR company when she was 23, but faced a number of financial struggles as she figured out her business model. She has since grown, scaled, and gone on to be featured Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, Women’s Biz Journals, xoNecole, and was named as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 honorees.   Sakita breaks it down and gets real about how to start charging for your expertise and stop doing things for free. After listening to this episode, I want you to have the confidence to start making money from your side hustle and get rid of the intimidation and fear that can come with setting rates and charging people.  Let’s get into it!   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode House of Success PR  Hashtags and Stilettos Podcast  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Sakita Holley (Instagram) - @MissSuccess  Sakita Holley (Twitter) - @misssuccess Hashtags and Stilettos (Instagram) -  @HashtagsandStilettos House of Success PR (Twitter) - @HOS_PR    Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 23, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND with Danielle Leslie, the Creator of  Course From Scratch, an 8-week online intensive that helps people create and launch their profitable online courses. She has been an online marketer in Silicon Valley for almost 10 years and helped personal brands and influencers, including Guy Kawasaki, earn collectively millions of dollars by launching their online courses.  She teaches people like myself to not fall into the trap of creating your course content all before you’re ready to launch and instead, focus on what she calls the 4Cs. Danielle helped me launch my signature podcast accelerator program, Podcast Moguls.  I’m excited for you to hear Danielle’s story and get some inspiration to launch your online course.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro. Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Podcast Moguls  Course From Scratch StartUp Weekend  Udemy 21 Ninety EmpowerHER/Summit 21 Landmark Launch by Jeff Walker Ask by Ryan Levesque Essentialism by Greg McKeown The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Never Eat Lunch Alone by Keith Ferrazzi Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Danielle Leslie (Instagram) - @DanielleLeslie  Danielle Leslie (Facebook) - @DanielleLeslie Danielle Leslie (Twitter) -  @DanielleLeslie    Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  *Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and enroll in Course From Scratch, I will receive an affiliate commission. Course From Scratch is a program I personally used to build my business.*
December 18, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND episode with Melissa Butler, Founder, and CEO of The Lip Bar.   Melissa is a former Wall Street analyst turned Founder and CEO. She describes her move from stocks and bonds to beauty as a natural one, not because she loved makeup, but because she was frustrated with the beauty industry and ready to create a solution. You might not know that Melissa first launched this vegan and cruelty-free product line from her very own kitchen. Now her products are available in Target stores and have been seen on Taraji P. Henson and Ashley Blaine Featherson.  On today’s show, Melissa shares why she was passionate about disrupting the narrative on beauty and creating a line of cosmetics that are safe and affordable. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode The Lip Bar Flora app The One Thing Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Melissa Butler (Instagram) -  @MelissaButler   The Lip Bar (Instagram) - @TheLipBar   The Lip Bar (Facebook) - @TheLipBar The Lip Bar (Twitter) - @TheLipBar Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 11, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND episode with Angel Anderson, Founder and Owner of The SpiceSuite, an interactive spice bar in Washington, DC. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode The SpiceSuite  Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools    Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info The SpiceSuite (Instagram) - @TheSpiceSuite    Spice Suite (Facebook) -  @TheSpiceSuite      Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 4, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND episode with Lisa Price, the Founder of multi-million dollar hair and beauty company Carol’s Daughter. Why do I love this episode? Lisa came from a space of side hustling because she loved her full-time job. She was filled with creative and positive energy after work, so she used that to fuel her love for developing her own products.   If you don’t know, Lisa Price and Carol’s Daughter has been in business for over two decades. In 1992, Lisa dedicated herself full time to creating beauty products. With $100 in cash, her own kitchen, and the simple notion that people should follow their hearts, Lisa started building the collection that would become a beauty revolution.  In August of 1994, Price officially established Carol’s Daughter (the company lovingly named after her mother), and the rest is history!  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro. FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode Carol’s Daughter Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I Followed My Nose and Found My Passion Girl Boss Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Carol’s Daughter (Twitter) - @CarolsDaugther  Carol’s Daughter (Instagram) -  @CarolsDaugther    Lisa Price (Twitter) - @IamLisaPrice  Lisa Price (Instagram) - @IamLisaPrice Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
November 30, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND episode with Kim Lewis, the Founder of CurlMix. Kim and her husband Tim are two entrepreneurs I really admire. They are teammates in life, love, and business and their hard work has really paid off.  Since this episode originally aired, they’ve grown exponentially, appeared on Shark Tank, turned down a $400,000 offer from the Sharks, and have turned CurlMix into a company with a $12 million dollar valuation. In this episode, you’ll hear them in the early days, before they zeroed in on MAKING products and were still selling do it yourself kits.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info KimandTimLewis - @KimandTimLewis CurlMix - @curlmix Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
November 27, 2019
Today’s episode is a REWIND episode with Janice Bryant Howroyd, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ACT-1 Group, the largest privately held, woman-owned workforce solutions company founded in the U.S. I love this episode because Janice exudes confidence, energy, and just makes you want to walk into a room and take up space.  As Auntie Janice (as I now refer to her in my head) likes to say, “knowledge married to experience breeds confidence.” When you have the experience and knowledge you must own that confidence. I listened to this episode twice as I was riding to the Today Show for my appearance in August 2018, and it really did give me confidence.  I often re-listen to this episode whenever I’m nervous about rising to a new level in my business.  I’m excited for you to hear Janice share how she became the first African American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro. Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Act-1 Group Project Upward Bound  Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)  WEConnect International  National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale  As A Man Thinketh by James Allen  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Janice Byrant Howard (Twitter) - @JBryantHowroyd Janice Bryrant Howard (Instagram) -  @jbryanthowroyd   Janice Bryrant Howard (Facebook) -@JaniceBryantHowroyd  
November 21, 2019
I’m in the guest chair this week answering your questions!  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify.  Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode  Podcast Moguls   How To Write a Killer Cold Email  Arsha Jones’s Side Hustle Pro episode  Therapy for Black Girls: Why Do We Procrastinate?  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
November 13, 2019
I’m in the guest chair this week talking about how podcasting helped me figure out what I want to be when I grow up.   Growing up, people often told me I was a good writer and I was fascinated by how people got jobs on TV, so when I learned about the profession of broadcast journalism, I thought the combo of writing and TV was the perfect fit. I pursued a Communications degree in undergrad and had a number of internships for major companies, but I graduated not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.  The quest to determine how best to combine my interests and skills would continue for most of my life.  In the summer of 2015 when I first learned about podcasts things started to take shape. I started contemplating launching my own, and in June 2016 I did just that! I could have never imagined I would be here with Side Hustle Pro a little over three years later. In this episode, I explain how podcasting has allowed me to see how I can use my voice and my experiences to impact others for the better. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify.  This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode  Podcast Moguls   Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements How to Grow Your Brand Through Podcasting Join me THIS THURSDAY, November 14 at 8:00 PM EST to learn how to stand out as a podcaster, how to market your podcast and so much more. Register here: PodcastMoguls.com  Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
November 6, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lisa Pegram. She is a Data Scientist who launched a cutting-edge home laser for melanated skin. Listen to Episode 155 to hear when she was first introduced to Side Hustle Pro listeners.   She has built a career in analytics and is currently in pursuit of her PhD at Columbia where she studies meta-cognition and data sciences. At the time of our last conversation, she was getting ready to launch her business Belle 51; a company dedicated to the specific woes of black and brown skin.   Belle 51’s first product is Solèy, the first home laser therapy device that can achieve rapid clearing results at home for all skin types, particularly black and brown tones for whom existing laser technology has until now been ineffective or unsafe.   Let’s check in with Lisa to see where she is in her entrepreneur journey.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode Belle 51 Tidio chat app   Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Belle 51 - @belle51co Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
October 30, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Lisa Brown Alexander, Founder, and CEO of Nonprofit HR, and owner of the Wellspring Manor & Spa. I’ve interviewed a lot of side hustlers, but it’s not often that I interview a side hustler who is not an employee at their full-time job, but the CEO! Lisa was driven to serve the often-overlooked human resources needs for the social impact sector, and that is what first led her to found Nonprofit HR, now a 50-plus employee organization and the leading talent management firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector.  It took her about 15 years to build a solid team at Nonprofit HR, that would allow her to take a step back and focus on other initiatives. One initiative was opening the Wellspring Manor & Spa with her husband. It is an oasis of peace, quiet, and renewal created for guests seeking a relaxing, wellness-infused experience. Neither she nor her husband had a background in hospitality, but they purchased a property and launched within a year.   In today’s episode, you will find out what led her to create the Wellspring Manor and Spa, even though she already had a booming career AND how she juggles being the boss at Nonprofit HR and at Wellspring Manor and Spa. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify This episode is brought to you by: Heat Free Hair  Heat Free Hair is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 15% off your first purchase when you use our code “SideHustlePro” at checkout. To take advantage of this offer, head over to heatfreehair.com, and use code “SideHustlePro.”    Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Nonprofit HR  Wellspring Manor & Spa  Kendra Barnes’s Side Hustle Pro episode  Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Differentiate Their Way to Success Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Lisa Brown Alexander - @nonprofithrceo Wellspring Manor (Instagram) - @wellspringmanorandspa Wellspring Manor (Facebook) - @wellspringmanor Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
October 23, 2019
Today in the guest chair we are exploring a topic that is near and dear to my heart: legacy wealth building in the African-American community. And there is no better person to break down this topic than today’s guest, Dr. Pamela Jolly. Dr. Jolly is a graduate of Hampton University (B.S.), The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), Boston University School of Theology ((Th.M.), and the Graduate Theological Foundation (Ed.D).  She started her career in banking and eventually saw a need to leverage her corporate experiences to assist minority business enterprises to grow.  So, in 2004, she launched Torch Enterprises Inc., a firm committed to developing minority enterprises capable of arriving at legacy wealth both individually and corporately for their communities. For over a decade, she has been committed to developing data-driven strategies that lead to wealth as a legacy in the African American Community.  Dr. Jolly uses her extensive background in financial services, strategy, community development, and theology, to help entrepreneurs and organizations succeed.  In today’s episode, we get into:  Why if you don’t have a good relationship with money, you don’t have a good relationship with TIME Why wealth is more than money How we can begin to build and chart our path to wealth  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by:  Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter NarrowRoad™ : A Guide to Legacy Wealth  Podcast Moguls   Dangerous Dreamers: The Financial Innovators from Charles Merrill to Michael Milken Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Pamela Jolly - @Pamela Jolly  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
October 18, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Karleen Roy, a woman who is as extraordinary as the events she creates. She is the Founder of The Vanity Group, a boutique creative agency specializing in bespoke events and luxury services.  After graduating from Howard University, she moved to New York to take an unpaid internship at Island Def Jam. Her hard work spoke for itself and she was eventually hired as a senior executive assistant at Bad Boy Entertainment. Her boss, Sean “Diddy” Combs trusted her to coordinate the efforts of his multi-million dollar business entities, external partnerships and talent relationships, and so much more. The confidence, expertise and international connections Karleen developed over the course of her career inspired her to strike out on her own and launch The Vanity Group. Karleen now specializes in producing magical moments and it shows. The Vanity Group quickly became the firm of choice for a variety of corporate clients and A-list celebrities, from Justin Bieber and Kobe Bryant to Cardi B and DJ Khaled. Karleen and her staff of luxury lifestyle curators understand the needs of high-profile individuals, and the “no-excuses” work ethic they expect. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started.  Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter The Vanity Group  Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Karleen Roy - @karleenroy  The Vanity Group - @thevanitygroup Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
October 17, 2019
On Wednesday, October 9, Personal Branding Strategist Maya Elious and I had a live onstage conversation about how to play big and get these coins. Maya went from running a design agency for 6 years to helping women master their message and make an impact in their industry and monetize their gifts. She’s personally helped me to level up in my business and for my very first live podcast, I couldn’t think of a more fitting guest! On today’s episode we dish on: How she evolved from creating MySpace pages to coaching women to monetize their gifts How she went from thinking small to playing big and expecting more How to really use content marketing to serve your community and keep those customers coming back How to get and keep these coins!   OUR LIVE PODCAST CONVERSATION WAS POWERED BY VERIZON Check out how Verizon is supporting small and medium-sized businesses at sidehustlepro.co/verizon  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Heat Free Hair  Heat Free Hair is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 15% off your first purchase when you use our code “SideHustlePro” at checkout. To take advantage of this offer, head over to heatfreehair.com, and use code “SideHustlePro.”    Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Maya Elious - @mayaelious Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 2, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Rochelle Porter, also known as the “Print Queen.” She is a designer who has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. But, she nearly abandoned the idea of being a designer when she learned of the unethical labors practice in the fast fashion industry. After learning this, she pursued a career in a variety of industries including investment banking and communications.  At her lowest moment, she found an eviction notice on the door. It was at that moment she knew something had to change, so she made the move back to Atlanta.  Slowly but surely, clues that she should look into fashion again started coming into her life and she took them as a sign to get moving.  She did her research and launched her lifestyle brand that specializes in responsibly made fashion and home decor all while holding down steady consulting gigs. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Live Show Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Rochelle Porter  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Attend Side Hustle Pro Live! Side Hustle Pro Live is coming to DC on October 9! Featuring a live onstage conversation with special guest Maya Elious, a pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A - the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life! Get tickets here: sidehustlepro.co/live Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Rochelle Porter Design: @roporterdesign  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 27, 2019
This week we have a bonus episode with Charis Jones, owner of Sassy Jones Boutique in the guest chair! Sassy Jones is an award-winning accessory brand that specializes in exquisite pieces for the ‘sassy sophisticated girl on the go. Sassy Jones has both a brick-and-mortar store located in Richmond, Virginia and an online store and thousands of customers all over the world tune in weekly every Wednesday night to shop during their “Sparkle Parties.” I’ve been fascinated by how Charis grew her boutique into a 7-figure business, so I had to have her in the guest chair. If you have an e-commerce business and are experiencing stagnant growth, this is the episode for you! On today’s episode, we talk about: How Charis was first called to side hustling and entrepreneurship after she kept getting laid off How she uses her background as a top-ranking sales professional in major corporations to inform her sales and customer service strategy How being a Mom of 4-year old twin boys kicked her hustle into overdrive Her approach to paid marketing that helped her business grow from $365K in revenue to $2.6M the next year Her fun differentiation techniques including weekly virtual Sparkle parties online which bring in huge sales days and happy customers I learned a TON from Charis in this episode, including the mental shift I need to personally make to take my business to the next level. I can’t wait for you to hear so visit sidehustlepro.co/sassyjones to listen! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Heat Free Hair  Heat Free Hair is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 15% off your first purchase when you use our code “SideHustlePro” at checkout. To take advantage of this offer, head over to heatfreehair.com, and use code “SideHustlePro.”    Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Live Show Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Sassy Jones   Traffic Sales & Profit  Dare To Lead by Brené Brown  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook   Attend Side Hustle Pro Live! Side Hustle Pro Live is coming to DC on October 9! Featuring a live onstage conversation with special guest Maya Elious, a pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A - the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life! Get tickets here: sidehustlepro.co/live   Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Sassy Jones - @shopsassyjones  Charis N Jones - @charisnjones   Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 25, 2019
This week, I chatted with Dr. Tykeia Robinson (also known as Keia). You may know her as co-host of the Gettin’ Grown Podcast, but she is also a PhD in Higher Education and multi-passionate side hustler with over 10 years of experience in higher education. She is also Head Coach of #TeamTypingFast, an online community of practice for anybody with work to do. I started getting to know Keia last year after attending the Gettin’ Grown live podcast show. Fun fact: she and co-host Jade are one of the BIGGEST inspirations for me doing my own live show.  One of the things I admire most about Keia is her commitment to supporting, encouraging, and uplifting Black women.  In addition to Gettin’ Grown and #TeamTypingFast, Keia’s full-time job involves doing research that informs curriculum, policy, and practice, and she develops training for school faculty leaders. In today’s episode, she shares how she juggles everything, and what she’s learning along the way.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher   Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Live Show Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Gettin' Grown Podcast Team Typing Fast  Canva  Your Next Level: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America by Karen Arrington  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Attend Side Hustle Pro Live! Side Hustle Pro Live is coming to DC on October 9! Featuring a live onstage conversation with special guest Maya Elious, a pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A - the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life! Get tickets here: sidehustlepro.co/live Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Dr. Tykeia Robinson - @tykeianicole  Gettin’ Grown Podcast: @gettinggrownpod  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 18, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon (also known as Dr. Key), Founder, and CEO of The Village Market. I was blessed to cross paths with Dr. Hallmon at Summit 21; shout out to past Side Hustle Pro guest Jewel Burks Solomon for introducing us!  Dr. Key started her career in education, but she wanted more freedom and flexibility. She wanted to be able to take her students outside. Soon got the idea for what was then called The Village Cafe, an economical vehicle that empowers the Black community through cooperative economics. From that seed, The Village Market has grown into an economic vehicle for #blackownedbusiness like no other. Prior to launching The Village Market, Dr. Hallmon had no experience at all planning events. She had never even booked a venue for an event, much less create her own event with hundreds of vendors, but she had a vision and she wasn’t scared to make it come to life.  The Village Market is now not only a market, but also offers summits, trainings, and workshops for small Black-owned businesses.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher   Links mentioned in this episode Side Hustle Pro Live Show The Village Market  Who Moved My Cheese  Evently  Calendly  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Attend Side Hustle Pro Live! Side Hustle Pro Live is coming to DC on October 9! Featuring a live onstage conversation with special guest Maya Elious, a pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A - the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life! Get tickets here: sidehustlepro.co/live Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info The Village Market - @thevillagemarketatl Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon - @drkeyhallmon Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 11, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Sonia Lewis, the CEO of the Student Loan Doctor, LLC. Her business has been recognized as the first African American and woman-owned student loan repayment company in the country.  You might be surprised to hear that before starting the Student Loan Doctor, Sonia didn’t have personal budgeting discipline, she was living paycheck-to-paycheck, and grappling with her own student loan debt. Even with a background and passion for higher education, Sonia was frustrated with the process of how to get information about her student loans and knew she had to do something.  She worked on her personal finances and eventually started working with clients to help them manage their student loan debt. Through trials, testing, and gathering feedback, Sonia now runs a six-figure business and employs a team of full time and contractors.     Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode 17hats  Acuity Scheduling  EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Attend Side Hustle Pro Live! Side Hustle Pro Live is coming to DC on October 9! Featuring a live onstage conversation with special guest Maya Elious, a pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A - the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life! Get tickets here: sidehustlepro.co/live Send questions to “Ask Nicaila” You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject. Social Media Info Sonia aka The Student Loan Dr - @thestudentloandoctor Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro 
September 9, 2019
Get Tickets: SideHustlePro.co/Live     Side Hustle Pro Live! October 9, 2019 THEARC Theatre in Washington, DC Doors open: 7:00 Show Starts: 8:00 PM Featuring Special Guest Maya Elious   **Meet & Greet ticket grants access to exclusive meet & greet at 6:30PM w/ Nicaila** Featuring a live onstage conversation, pre-show shopping experience with Black women small business owners, and a live audience Q&A—the show will be an exciting night of the Side Hustle Pro podcast come to life!
September 4, 2019
In the latest episode of the Side Hustle Series, I’m breaking down How to Balance Your Side Hustle With Your J-O-B I break this episode down into two parts:  Part 1: How to side hustle and not get fired Part 2: How to balance the side hustle with your full-time job I’m breaking it down this way because I want to make sure you secure your income BEFORE you worry about balancing your side hustle.  You have to make sure you still have that job because let’s face it, your full-time income is going to provide the capital to fund your side hustle! Grab the Goal Getter Action Plan mentioned in today’s episode here Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher   Links mentioned in this episode  SideHustlePro.co Goal Getter Action Plan  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 23, 2019
I am interrupting the pre-scheduled program for August, which was the Side Hustle Series, to bring you a quick entrepreneur diaries update to share my experience on the TODAY Show!! I was a guest for the “Passion to Paycheck” series during the week of August 19th.  It was a surreal moment for me to see my three years of hard work on Side Hustle Pro lead me to this incredible opportunity. While I watched the beautiful opening montage the TODAY team put together for my introduction, I was reminded of the journey that has led up to this.  In this episode, I share how this opportunity came to be, the behind-the-scenes of what it’s like to be on the Today Show, and the lessons I learned from all of it. Thank you for listening and sharing. There would be no Side Hustle Pro if no one listened, so huge THANK YOU for listening! Watch the full interview here    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher   Links mentioned in this episode SideHustlePro.co Today Show Clip Podcast Moguls Do Your Work Video from CeeDotCee Janice Bryant Howroyd episode Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 14, 2019
In this episode, I'm sharing how to lay the foundation for your business when it’s still a side hustle. When I started my side hustle, I didn’t read business plan books or follow a business plan template. I just started. Now, I’m sharing the six steps you can take to start building your business as a side hustle.   Click here to grab your free recap!    And stay tuned for the next episode in the series. New episodes drop every single Wednesday in August!    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher   Links mentioned in this episode SideHustlePro.co PodcastMoguls.com Maya Elious's Side Hustle Pro episode  Emmelie de la Cruz’s Side Hustle Pro episode Catherine Soliz Reys Side Hustle Pro episode  Courtney Sanders’s Side Hustle Pro episode  USTPO.gov (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Canva    99 Designs  Upwork   Fivver Wordpress   SquareSpace  Skillshare BuiltWith  WordPress Theme Detector   Amy Poterfield  ConvertKit Art Steele’s Side Hustle Pro podcast   InkSecure Podcast      Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 7, 2019
This episode kicks off The Side Hustle Summer Series! This August, I’m doing a series all about side hustling and breaking down: How to not let fear cripple you when you’re starting your side hustle  How to build the foundation of your business even when it’s still a side hustle  Everything I learned about balancing my side hustle with my 9 to 5How to market your side hustle for FREE when you’re just getting started How to finance your side hustle before it’s making Money (AND how to start monetizing) In this kickoff episode, I get open and vulnerable about my journey from side hustle to a profitable business and talk about the disparaging thoughts I used to tell myself. I was so afraid of people thinking I was a failure because I didn’t secure a job offer after earning my Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan. I eventually learned that fear was holding me back, instead of helping me grow. I hope that sharing my thoughts and how I reframed them helps you change your thinking and kickstart your side hustle.     Click here to grab your free recap!  I’m excited about this series! New episodes drop every single Wednesday!  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode SideHustlePro.co Management Leaders For Tomorrow (MLT)  Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 31, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have me. That’s right, I’m back with a solo, entrepreneur diaries episode to share what I’ve been up to and what I’m learning. This is an even more special episode because it’s the Side Hustle Pro three-year anniversary episode! Thank you so much for three whole years of Side Hustle Pro. Thank you for rocking with me and tuning in each and every week. But not only that, thank you for sharing this show with your friends, for supporting me when I speak live, and for shouting me out on social media.  It’s important to remember that this didn’t happen overnight. So for this episode, I took a moment to reflect on the start of Side Hustle Pro, and the lessons I’ve learned while growing it from my Side Hustle to my Main Hustle in the last three years.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Moguls Are you looking to start a podcast? Or have you started your podcast and are not getting the downloads you expected? Register for my next free class to learn how to market and monetize your podcast: PodcastMoguls.com  Links mentioned in this episode Color Noir app Podcast Moguls Masterclass Goal Getter Action Plan Master the Gram MLT: Management Leaders for Tomorrow  Journey to Launch Podcast  Corporate Living Podcast More Than Enough Book by Elaine Welteroth   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements The new and improved SideHustlePro.co is now LIVE!  A three-year anniversary LIVE show is coming! I’m still finalizing the date and location but it’s coming. You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject.  I would love it if you leave me an Anniversary Review on Apple Podcasts in honor of the Three Year Anniversary of Side Hustle Pro. Go to Apple Podcasts, click on the name of this show in purple, scroll down to the Ratings & Review section and select Tap to Rate, then Click on Write a Review to leave me your actual words. Can’t wait to read them. The Side Hustle Summer Series is coming to the podcast in August 2019! Episodes drop every single Wednesday!  If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 24, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Elsa Isaac. Elsa is an NYC-based fashion and image stylist who believes style is really all about self-expression. A seasoned pro with over 17 years in the fashion industry, the east African-born stylist has built quite a noteworthy portfolio, having bestowed her stylish magic on everyone from Marie Forleo to Lenny Kravitz; and Katie Couric to Kris Carr. Nowadays, she helps successful career women and entrepreneurs revamp their wardrobes and create show-stopping ensembles that flatter their unique body shape and lifestyles. A self-dubbed anti-fashion stylist, Elsa doesn’t believe there’s one standard of beauty and strives to empower all her clients to celebrate their own individuality. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode Elsa Isaac: Your Body The Alchemist  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Elsa - @elsaisaac Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 17, 2019
Aliyah Jenkins is the Owner and Founder of Body Treats, LLC. Body Treats is an all-natural, organic, chemical and toxin-free skincare line that specializes in pastry inspired (scented) products. Body Treats uses only raw, organic butter, organic oils, and certified therapeutic essential oils.Working in the healthcare field for eight years as a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse, Aliyah noticed a “Revolving Door” cycle with most of her patients.  They continued to come back to the hospital with the same health problems that they initially left with. Aliyah decided that it was time for a different approach and adopted a Holistic lifestyle herself which includes a plant-based diet, physical and mental exercise and the use of herbs as medicine. While adopting this Holistic Lifestyle, Aliyah was in search of all-natural skincare products that particularly smelled like baked goods and was unsuccessful in finding it, so she decided to make it for herself, right in her kitchen. Through the advice of her sister, she decided to make her personal skincare products into a business. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Luv Body Treats  Skillshare Rich Dad Poor Dad  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Luv Body Treats - @luv_body_treats Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 10, 2019
Meet our new Entrepreneur-In-Residence! Those of you who are longtime listeners may remember that at the beginning of Side Hustle Pro, we had an Entrepreneur-In-Residence by the name of Meiko Drew and we followed her journey for an entire year. Well, today we are bringing back the Entrepreneur-in-Residence feature. That’s right, starting with this episode, we are going to chronicle the life of an emerging entrepreneur as she launches and scales her business. This woman happens to be a dear friend of mine, in fact, my best friend since high school, and her name is Lisa Pegram. Now, if it were up to me, I would have had her in the chair a long time ago, but she prefers to grind behind the scenes. But I think she is so dope, and such a hustler, I finally convinced her to do it.  Listen to hear: How she used her education and jobs to develop ideas for several different side hustles  The research process she used to launch her cutting edge beauty product Why she uses analytics to drive business decisions Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp.  Links mentioned in this episode Belle51 Goal Getter Action Plan  Foundr’s Start & Scale  Playing Big  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Belle 51 - @belle51co Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 3, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Andrea Pitter Campbell, Founder and Head Designer of Pantora Bridal, Pantora Mini and the Andrea Campbell Collection. Andrea’s desire to merge typically incompatible components has created an unprecedented perspective on bridal wear.  Andrea took her first step towards fashion at 12 years old, creating the name “Pantora” in preparation for admission to the High School of Fashion Industries. She later graduated and attended the famed Fashion Institute of Technology.  Andrea went the corporate route at first, holding several corporate designer positions as she ran her design business on the side. In 2013, armed with sharp negotiation skills and sheer determination, she convinced landlords to take a chance on her and was able to open the Pantora Bridal showroom. The road since wasn’t always easy, but Andrea never wavered. Andrea’s mission to represent the underrepresented in mainstream bridal led the Pantora brand to develop a cult following and be carried by several retailers nationally.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro    Links mentioned in this episode Pantora Bridal Goal Getter Action Plan  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Pantora Bridal - @pantora Andrea  - @andrea_pittercampbell Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
June 26, 2019
Today we are back with another Side Hustle Spotlight, featuring a woman who is still very much in the side hustle grind or recently left their job to go full time. Today’s spotlight is Tomara Watkins, the Founder of Loza Tam, an eCommerce brand of satin-lined headwraps that are handcrafted in Ghana by women entrepreneurs.  Tomara (AKA “Tam”) is an eCommerce entrepreneur who has over 10 years of digital marketing experience growth hacking CPG and beauty brands like Bevel, FORM, and Heat Free Hair.  She’s traveled to 10 countries on the continent of Africa so far and as you’ll hear in this episode, it was when Tomara went to Howard University that she fell in love with all things Africa. After traveling to Ghana, the bold prints and colors spoke to her, and she came up with the idea of African print, satin-lined headbands, and head wrap turbans.  Determined to build a business with women, like the women in her family, she ensures that all of Loza Tam’s products are crafted by women entrepreneurs, so they can support their families and continue to plant the same seeds that were planted in her as a young adult.  Tomara has grown Loza Tam to be a six-figure eCommerce brand and she is passionate about supporting and teaching other women how to generate revenue online. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher  This episode is brought to you by: Color Noir You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro    Links mentioned in this episode Shop Loza Tam: https://lozatam.com/sidehustlepro  Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Loza Tam - @lozatam Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
June 19, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Majora Carter. Majora is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She is also the Co-Owner of the Boogie Down Grind Cafe in the South Bronx. Majora has made it her life’s mission to find sustainable solutions for America’s most storied low-status communities. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic development, green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. She combines her corporate consulting practice focused on reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities, and her firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in the South Bronx.   She has served on the boards of the US Green Building Council and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and she is quoted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC: "Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one.” Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Moguls Are you looking to start a podcast? Or have you started your podcast and are not getting the downloads you expected? Register for my next free class to learn how to market and monetize your podcast: PodcastMoguls.com Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Links mentioned in this episode Boogie Down Grind Cafe Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info The Boogie Down Grind Cafe- @boogiedowngrind Majora - @majoracarter Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
June 12, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Kyndra Outlaw. Kyndra is the Founder of Atmospheric Home Staging located in Dallas, Texas. Atmospheric Home Staging specializes in vacant home staging creating lifestyle environments with a competitive advantage. Originally from Starkville, MS, Kyndra graduated from The University of Memphis and then went on to graduate with a Master’s of Science in Merchandising degree from the University of North Texas. She began her career at a home furnishings company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as a visual merchandiser and product developer. She quit her job on a whim in July 2016 and has been an entrepreneur since. When not running Atmospheric Home Staging, Kyndra is a freelance visual merchandiser and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism at The University of North Texas. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Moguls Are you looking to start a podcast? Or have you started your podcast and are not getting the downloads you expected? Register for my next free class to learn how to market and monetize your podcast: PodcastMoguls.com Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp.   Links mentioned in this episode Atmospheric Home Staging RESA RESA Conference Score.org Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Atmospheric Home Staging - @atmospherichomestaging Kyndra - @k.outlaw Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
June 5, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Zakia Blain, the Founder of FCKbeingFAT (FBF Fitness). With no background in fitness, but plenty of background in every fad diet and weight loss trick around, Zakia simply wanted to inspire others, while helping them lose weight the right way. Through the creation of her international FBF Weight loss Challenge and FBF Fitness apparel, she has managed to do just that. While on the journey to expand FBF Fitness, Zakia discovered that her audience was interested in shapewear. So rather than promote another company’s brand, she decided to create her own and, with that, FBF Fitness evolved into FBF Body. The highly sought after shapewear has taken on a cult following of its own, largely in part due to Zakia’s open and honest method of sharing herself actually wearing it and looking amazing while doing so. In today’s episode, we will learn how she got started, how she works through having a brain disorder to grow her business, and the hard lessons she’s learned along the way about hiring and more. Let’s get right into it. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Podcast Moguls Are you looking to start a podcast? Or have you started your podcast and are not getting the downloads you expected? Register for my next free class to learn how to market and monetize your podcast: PodcastMoguls.com Color Noir You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned in this episode FBF Fitness The Go-Giver book Six Bullet Saturday Newsletter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info FBF Body – @fbfbody Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 29, 2019
You guys let me know that once-a-quarter Entrepreneur Diaries weren’t enough, so I’m going to try and do them once a month. Here are just a few of the updates I share: Side Hustle Pro podcast crossed 2 Million downloads. Thank you so much! Muoyo and I launched an app called Color Noir and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes. The three year anniversary of Side Hustle Pro is around the corner, so I’m thinking about ways on how to keep the podcast fresh. Let me know what you think about the ideas I share in this episode. You guys, I had an AMAZING time at the My Taught You Retreat (#MTYRetreat). I share why I loved it so much and why I left feeling so refreshed, motivated, and inspired. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Color Noir You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses. Links mentioned in this episode Color Noir app Color Noir Facebook Group Podcast Moguls Masterclass MTYRetreat Myleik Teele Devi Brown Morgan DeBaun Karleen Roy The Vanity Group Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 22, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Mrs. Taffi Ayodele the co-founder of Thando’s, a Lagos and NY based fashion company. Thando’s shoes are foldable ballerina flats, giving women a compact and comfortable shoe option that they can easily take with them on the go. Thando's is the brainchild of Taffi and her husband J.G. They met while pursuing their MBAs at the NYU Stern School of Business. Their love for each other, love for Africa and love for art, inspired the couple to create an innovative footwear line that facilitates a modern woman’s busy lifestyle while supporting African artists. Thando’s provides a platform for creative talent on the African continent by crowd-sourcing designs from African men and women who would otherwise have limited opportunities to design for a global audience. How amazing is that? That said, it was a lot of work to bring the brand to life. As Taffi shares in this episode, it wasn’t easy picking up and moving to a continent that she’d never lived on, plus learn to navigate the business in a completely different culture and navigate the highs and lows of that. But Taffi and JG were determined and they have created a remarkable product and are making their footprint across the globe (pun intended). Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Color Noir You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses dropping each and every month. Trill MBA If you are looking for a show that’s going to help you THRIVE and navigate corporate America while you’re side hustling and come out on TOP, Trill MBA Show is for you. Search for “Trill MBA Show” in your podcast app. And make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Thandos Trademark Engine Get Backed by Evan Baehr Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Thando’s - @Thandos Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 15, 2019
Today’s spotlight is Dr. Danita Nikki Brooks, the Founder of Zen in a Jar, a zen-focused home and body care line. Dr. Nikki is an entrepreneur from Washington, DC. As you’ll hear in this episode, while working full time in government, and pursuing her Doctor of Science in Information Systems & Communication, she startled hustling. Side hustling that is. She started Zen in a Jar on the side, and it actually supplemented her income and helped pay her tuition. Upon completing her doctorate, Dr. Nikki realized her passion is self-care. Through Zen in a Jar, she creates ways for women to access luxury experiences for the mind, body, and space with an emphasis on the power of aromatherapy. “Respect your magic” is the mantra she lives by and her goal is to pour into other women and create experiences for them to tap into their very best lives. On today’s episode, we hear how she does it. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Trill MBA If you are looking for a show that’s going to help you THRIVE and navigate corporate America while you’re side hustling and come out on TOP, Trill MBA Show is for you. Search for “Trill MBA Show” in your podcast app. And make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode. Links mentioned in this episode Zen in a Jar The Mauve Agency The Four Agreements Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Zen in a Jar - @ZenInAJar Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 8, 2019
Today in the guest chair: Sevetri Wilson. Sevetri is the Founder and CEO of New Orleans based technology startup Resilia (formerly ExemptMeNow) that she founded in 2015 to revolutionize how nonprofits are created and maintained, and how enterprises (who deploy billions annually) scale impact. Whether you’re looking to start a nonprofit, manage an existing one, or deploy capital, the Resilia platform guides customers seamlessly through the entire process. She’s raised over $2M for her startup to date, making her the first Black woman in New Orleans to raise over $1M in venture capital, and one of only 11 black women to raise over $3M. She is also the founder of Solid Ground Innovations, LLC (SGI), a strategic communications and management firm that she founded in 2009. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Gusto Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Trill MBA If you are looking for a show that’s going to help you THRIVE and navigate corporate America while you’re side hustling and come out on TOP, Trill MBA Show is for you. Search for “Trill MBA Show” in your podcast app. And make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode. Links mentioned in this episode Resilia Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Sevetri Wilson - @SevetriWilson Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
May 1, 2019
Today in the guest chair is Courtney Caldwell. Courtney is the Cofounder & COO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. With ShearShare, licensed stylists can rent workspace by the day in cities all over the world, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space.  Prior to co-founding ShearShare, Courtney managed an award-winning salon with her husband and co-founder, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. Before that, Courtney spent two decades building winning teams in tech marketing and ran a boutique consulting firm where she fast-tracked international sales and marketing success for brands such as Zendesk, Zenefits, and Qualtrics. ShearShare is a 2018 Google Demo Day winner, 2016 Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year, and a YC Fellowship and 500 Startups alum. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Color Noir You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses dropping each and every month. Trill MBA If you are looking for a show that’s going to help you THRIVE and navigate corporate America while you’re side hustling and come out on TOP, Trill MBA Show is for you. Search for “Trill MBA Show” in your podcast app. And make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode. Skillshare Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners 2 months of unlimited Skillshare classes for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned in this episode ShearShare Founder Forward Coaching by Robyn Ward From the Ground Up by Howard Schultz Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info ShearShare - @ShearShare Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
April 26, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Katonya Breaux, the founder and President of Unsun Cosmetics, Inc., a Los Angeles-based skin care company specializing in natural sun protection and beauty products for all skin shades and tones. Katonya herself has worn sunscreen diligently since her twenties. In this episode, she shares why she initially became so diligent with her sunscreen, and how as she matured, she became more health conscious. She realized that even someone with her complexion could get skin cancer. As a result, the idea of sunscreen was no longer just about vanity for her. Protecting her skin meant protecting her life. On today’s episode, she talks about the tedious process of creating a product that met her own personal high standards and is a natural SPF 30 sunscreen that doesn’t leave the white “residue” that us women with lots of melanin often experience with other SPF brands. As Katonya says, “Everyone should be able to look their best while protecting themselves from the harmful effects of the sun.” Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Links mentioned in this episode Unsun Cosmetics Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Unsun Cosmetics - @unsuncosmetics Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
April 24, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Anika Hobbs, the Founder of Nubian Hueman, a Washington DC boutique featuring a curated selection of African-inspired apparel, accessories, art, and unique goods. Not simply a boutique, Nubian Hueman is a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora. It has become a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world and serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic brick-and-mortar platform. Nubian Hueman has worked with over 400 artists, in 30 countries, and across 6 different continents and has received recognition from former President Barack Obama, the Washington Post, NPR, and Forbes. On today’s episode, Anika shares how her unlikely career path in retail served as a catalyst for Nubian Hueman. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Links mentioned in this episode Nubian Hueman Retail Math Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Nubian Hueman - @nubianhueman Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
April 17, 2019
Today in the guest chair, we have Jamila Souffrant. Jamila is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), podcaster, writer, and the founder of JourneytoLaunch.com where she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence while helping others do the same. Jamila and her husband saved $169,000 in two years and are debt free besides their mortgage. She is also a mother of three small children and lives in NYC! Her quitting her job to work for herself was made possible, not by monetizing her side hustle, but by SAVING. On today’s episode, Jamila shares: How she and her husband were able to save $169,000 in two years Her approach to the financial independence (FI) movement How she developed and stuck to a budget (without being super frugal) How optimizing her finances helped her to take her leap into entrepreneurship And more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsors:Get two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned in this episode Podcast Moguls Journey To Launch Acuity The Life Coach School podcast JourneyToLaunch.com/LaunchClub Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Journey to Launch - @JourneyToLaunch Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
April 10, 2019
On today’s episode, I’m jumping into the guest chair with an update on what I’ve been working on behind the scenes of the podcast. Find out what went well for me in Q1 2019, what didn’t go so well, and what I’m focused on for Q2. As evidenced by the title, this quote attributed to the late Nipsey Hussle has affected me deeply, and I'm determined to do my part. Rest in Power Nipsey. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsor: Check out Grammarly so you too can type with confidence. Go to Grammarly.com/sidehustle to get 20% off your Grammarly premium account today. Links mentioned in this episode Podcast Moguls (NEXT MASTERCLASS is APRIL 18—DON’T MISS IT!! REGISTER HERE) Goal Getter Action Plan Some of my Podcast Moguls students: Trill MBA Show Game of Grow The Glow Up Podcast by Lene Hypolite Stacks and the City She’s Got Drive Sisters in Loss Coin Gamma The Research Her My 2019 Speaking Engagements Caribbean Startup Summit (May 24-25, Barbados) Summit 21 Conference (June 7-8, ATLANTA) Woman Evolve Conference (July 12-13, Denver, CO) Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
April 3, 2019
On today’s episode, I’m jumping into the guest chair along with my husband Muoyo Okome and we are talking about The Okome Family Hustle! Hear how we both went from being side hustlers to full-time entrepreneurs (him as an app developer and me as a full-time podcaster). Plus, hear how we met, about our experiences getting our MBA (him at Wharton and me at Michigan) and working in corporate, how we juggled love and life, and how we supported each other through the ups and downs on the path to entrepreneurship. Then find out what we talk about the most and what we at preparing for next! If you want to hear more from Muoyo, subscribe to the Game of Grow Podcast (“the most dangerous business podcast in the world”). Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsors:Get two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Check out Grammarly so you too can type with confidence. Go to Grammarly.com/sidehustle to get 20% off your Grammarly premium account today. Links mentioned in this episode Game of Grow Podcast Moguls Management Leadership for Tomorrow Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) Goal Getter Action Plan Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Game of Grow - @gameofgrow Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
March 29, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Kendra Barnes. At the time of this recording, Kendra was an Economist by day and Real Estate Investor by night. Kendra is now a full-time Real Estate Investor and Founder of The Key Resource. Her real estate investments afforded her the ability to retire from the 9-5 life at the age of 32! She created The Key Resource to inspire, empower and educate people about the power of home ownership and Real Estate investment. She currently owns and manages 4 properties (8 rental units total). Her key message to anyone looking to buy a home or a rental property is: “You don’t have hit the lottery or be left an inheritance to buy property. You can start with what you have right now. You are worthy of wealth.” On today’s episode, we get into: What inspired her to get into real estate The mistakes she and her husband made when purchasing their first property The risky move they took to make their down payment The “house hacking” technique that allows you to save a huge amount on your down payment And so much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Links mentioned in this episode The Key Resource Zapier Think and Grow Rich book Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info The Key Resource - @thekeyresource Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
March 27, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Denise Woodard, the Founder of Partake Foods. Partake Foods provides meals and snacks that are delicious, safe and nutritious for conscious eaters. They are free of gluten, the top 8 allergens, and artificial ingredients. Made with real foods like sprouted grains, fruits, and vegetables, Partake products give peace-of-mind to those with dietary restrictions and simple enjoyment to those without. In June 2017, Partake debuted three flavors of mini cookies to independent, natural food stores in the Northeast. Distribution has now grown to include Whole Foods, Wegmans, and over 150 other retailers, as well as Amazon and the Partake Foods website. Partake Foods has even been featured by People, Reader’s Digest, and Babble. Denise was a member of the 2017 Cohort of Project Entrepreneur and Fall 2018 class of the Chobani Incubator, as well as the winner of the 2018 SheKnows Media BlogHer pitch competition and the 2017 Google “Black Founders” program. Prior to launching Partake Foods, Denise spent the past 12 years in consumer packaged goods at various Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, she held the title of Director, National Sales in Coca-Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands division. On today’s episode, we get into: Why Denise is so passionate about gluten and allergen-free food How she, a non-baker, was able to start a cookie and snack brand The pivotal point when she made the decision to leave Coke to pursue Partake full time, and so much more Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Links mentioned in this episode Partake Foods Unfinished Biz podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Partake Foods - @PartakeFoods Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
March 20, 2019
Today we have another Side Hustle Spotlight episode and in the guest chair, we have Danielle Mull, a soon to be graduate of Emory University School of Law and the Founder of Marked By Mull. Marked by Mull provides beautiful, high-quality jewelry that is as versatile as the women who wear it. Danielle founded Marked by Mull in June 2018 (yes, while in law school!), to give the everyday woman access to jewelry at affordable prices. To her, Marked By Mull is for women who are doing the inner work and still showing up with confidence and style. In today’s edition of Side Hustle Diaries, we will find out: How the heck Danielle is juggling law school with starting a business How she manages marketing, shipping, and customer service while being a student and a small business owner And how she plans to juggle her side hustle once she graduates law school Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Thank you to our amazing sponsor: Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Links mentioned in this episode Marked by Mull Canva Great Women of Business Podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Marked by Mull - @MarkedbyMull Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
March 13, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Khadijah "Kay" Polly, the owner and POPrietor of Kay’s Kettle Corn, a gourmet popcorn company based out of Houston, TX. In 2012, Khadijah started Kay’s Kettle Corn while working as a full-time corporate recruiter. She set the plan in motion to leave her job and take Kay’s Kettle corn to the next level. In October of 2014 she quit her job and it’s been POPPIN ever since. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to FreshBooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Kay’s Kettle Corn Rich Dad Poor Dad Small Business Administrations (search in your city) Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Kay’s Kettle Corn — @kayskettlecorn Side Hustle Pro — @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
March 6, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Crystal Etienne, the CEO & Founder of PantyProp.After years of testing hundreds of prototypes, tweaking designs and being her own guinea pig, Crystal has perfected the exact equation of design, fit and most importantly, security behind each PantyProp underwear and swimsuit. Today, we’ll get into how she came up with the concept, how she produces PantyProp, and the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur thus far. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to FreshBooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode PantyProp Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Panty Prop - @PantyProp Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
February 27, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have a new edition of Side Hustle Pro—Side Hustle Spotlights! We are talking to a certified side hustler who is still a side hustler and we are going to find out how and why she got started, how she’s making it work, and squeeze all types of advice out of her. Her name is Timika Downes, she is a Nurse, who is pursuing financial independence by saving over 50% of her income with a family in tow, and she started a 6 figure side hustle when she opened her Lice Treatment Clinic in Boston.  She treats all races, all textures of hair, in this clinic. She also fun fact, has a blog and Podcast about the FIRE movement (which we will talk about in this episode) and she is one of my Podcast Moguls students. So excited to have you Timika in the guest chair. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Zola. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go toZOLA.com/sidehustle  Links mentioned on this episode The Reluctant Frugalist Pomodoro method Five Stars by Carmine Gallo Podcast Moguls Masterclass Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Reluctant Frugalist - @thereluctantfrugalist Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 26, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Adesola Olutola, better known as Addie, the Founder of D’IYANU, a ready-to-wear, African print clothing brand that is taking fashion by storm. Fun fact: If you have seen any of my recent appearances, you have probably seen me in an outfit from D’IYANU. Whether it’s the skirts or dresses, I love the stretch of the fabric and the vibrancy of the prints. On today’s episode, we will hear how Addie got started, how she differentiates her brand in a sea of competitors online, and how she is scaling her company. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: ZipRecruiter. Side Hustle Pro listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/hustle. Skillshare. Get 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode D’IYANU Master the Gram The E-Myth Revisited book Courtney Adeleye, The Mane Choice Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info D’IYANU - @diyanu Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 20, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Rochelle Graham-Campbell. Coined a “beauty pioneer” by Essence Magazine, Rochelle is the CEO & Co- Founder of Alikay Naturals. From struggling college student to YouTube sensation with over 16 million views, Rochelle is a Millennial Beauty Boss who made “getting to the root of you” her mission when she took an $100 initial investment that she earned waiting tables to convert her kitchen into her first laboratory. Composed of the richest natural & organic ingredients, Alikay Naturals is one of the fastest growing beauty brands. The award-winning products are currently available at select Target, Rite Aid, Walmart, JC Penney and CVS stores. On today’s episode we get into: Her early entrepreneurial endeavors How waiting tables at Olive Garden and throwing newspapers funded the early stages of her business How she grew Alikay Naturals into one of the fastest growing beauty brands   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by:  HoneyBook. Head over to HoneyBook.com use promo code HUSTLEPRO for 50% off your first year. Skillshare. Get 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Alikay Naturals Asana Eat that Frog Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info AlikayNaturals - @alikaynaturals Rochelle (blackonyx77) - @blackonyx77 Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 13, 2019
Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Certified Diabetes Educators and co-founders of Food Heaven Made Easy (@foodheavenshow), a one-stop shop for delicious and nutritious living with over 145,000 followers from around the globe. What started as a healthy cooking web series has expanded into a full-fledged business. On today’s episode, hear how they create a living from their passion for nutrition. Find out how they structure their nutrition career to support their burgeoning business, all while building the brand on opposite coasts. Plus, how they continue to make healthy living principles accessible and culturally relevant. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by:  Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to FreshBooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/sidehustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Habitnest Sidekick journal Food Heaven Made Easy Thrive by Ariana Huffington Krystle Rowry Food Heaven podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Food Heaven - @foodheavenshow Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
February 6, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Yene Damtew, an independent hair stylist based in Washington, DC. She is a boss woman entrepreneur who owns her own salonYene, an Ethiopian-American, California native launched her career following cosmetology school and within six months she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC to become one of two personal hair stylists to the Obama Family.  Even while working with high profile clientele, In 2015, Yene actually went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Marymount University. Today, she combines that business knowledge with her stylist skill to own and manage her own salon, Aesthetics salon in Arlington, VA. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks. Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/nicaila Links mentioned on this episode Your First 1000 Downloads Masterclass: SideHustlePro.co/LiveClass Aesthetics Salon Yene Damtew Blitzscaling Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Yene Damtew - @yenedamtew Aesthetics salon - @aesthetics.salon Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 30, 2019
On today’s episode, I am answering: Should you start a podcast? If you or a friend are considering starting a podcast or wondering if it will be a helpful strategy for your business, or if you want more insight into how I launched Side Hustle Pro, this is the episode for you. For full notes, visit: SideHustlePro.co/Podcast Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country —they were even named best online payroll by PCMag. And as a listener, you’ll get three monthsfree when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. ZipRecruiter. Side Hustle Pro listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/hustle. Zola. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go toZOLA.com/sidehustle Links mentioned on this episode SideHustlePro.co/Podcast for all podcast resources and links that are mentioned in this episode Podcast Moguls Masterclass Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 23, 2019
Today in the guest chair is Dreena Whitfield, the founder of WhitPR, a New Jersey-based boutique strategic communications firm. Her clients have been featured on Good Morning America, in The New York Times, Essence, and more. You may be familiar with WhitPR client The Budgetnista, who has graced The Side Hustle Pro guest chair, and has made several appearances on The Real Daytime television show. On today’s episode, we learn how Dreena started WhitPR in her living room in 2009; with no clients, no media contacts, and no mentors, the side job she worked for years to invest in her business during the early stages, and what side hustlers need to know about when and how to get press for your business when you’re just getting started. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. And as a listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/shp. Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/nicaila Links mentioned on this episode Whit PR Help A Reporter Out (HARO) Cision HubSpot WhitPRCollective Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Dreena Whitfield - @DreenaWhitPR Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 16, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Beatrice Feliu-Espada, the Founder of The Honey Pot Company. The Honey Pot Company is a plant-based, chemical-free feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. Powered by herbs, made by women, and 100% natural, The Honey Pot Company is disrupting the industry with a healthy alternative to feminine care. I love their tagline: Made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas. As women, we all have to use tampons, pads, lubricants, and subsequently worry about the contents of the products we are putting into our bodies. Beatrice is solving for all of that. She developed the products right in her kitchen. Armed with a mission, determination, and on the job experience, she is tackling scaling her business, entering multichannel mega retailers like Target, and figuring this out as she goes. On today’s episode, we get into how a message from an ancestor brought her business to life and how she is building her mission-driven brand. Let’s get right into it. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: HoneyBook makes it easy to streamline your process with client and calendar management tools, and custom branded proposals and contracts. To get started at HoneyBook.com today use promo code HUSTLEPRO for 50% off your first year. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/nicaila Links mentioned on this episode The Honey Pot Company HoneyBook.com Skillshare.com Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info The Honey Pot - @thehoneypotco Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 10, 2019
Today in the guest chair we have Krystle Rowry (better known as Kriss), a Web Designer and Brand Strategist majorly obsessed with online marketing, launching and revenue growth. Kriss specializes in strategically building 6, 7 and even 8-figure brands alongside each of her clients.As a professional designer for over 10 years, Kriss has had the pleasure of creating design strategies for New York Times best selling authors, Oprah endorsed thought-leaders, top YouTubers, content creators, leading podcasters and even a Grammy award-winning artist. Some of her notable clients include Marie Forleo, Franchesca Ramsey, Hey Fran Hey, Luvvie Ajayi, Danielle Leslie and moreKriss has designs featured on BuzzFeed, Essence, and Refinery 29 and on television including VH1, TVOne, and The Food Network. On today’s episode, we discuss how she got started, how she built her own web design and brand strategy business, and what YOUR website needs for your business to flourish. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks. Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/nicaila Links mentioned on this episode Clarity.FM KrissDidIt.com Danielle Leslie’s episode of Side Hustle Pro Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Krystle Rowry - @KrissDidIt Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
January 3, 2019
I am back with a solo episode to kick off January!This episode comes highly requested, as people have asked to learn more about the systems that helped me turn my podcast into a six-figure business. Listen in to hear how I eliminate overwhelm, push past mental blocks, how I am still able to get things down in between my reality tv binges, and so much more. Also, I have a special treat for my listeners. For the next week only, you can purchase the newly revamped Goal Getter Action Plan for just $49 with code 2019. The normal price is $98. So get it now, for 50% off while you can. Head over to SideHustlePro.co/GoalGetter to snag your own Goal Getter Action Plan today and enter code 2019 for the $49 price. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: FreshBooks. Try FreshBooks FREE for 30 days. Go to freshbooks.com/sidehustlepro and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO in the how did you hear about us section to get started. Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time New Years offer of 2 months of Skillshare FREE. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/nicaila Links mentioned on this episode Goal Getter Action Plan Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 26, 2018
Today I’m back in the guest chair for the first ever LIVE episode. That’s right, this episode was recorded live on Facebook and Instagram. I’m sharing my first year of entrepreneurship in review. Hear my honest thoughts on how the first year went, where I succeeded and where I fell short. I’m breaking down my biggest mistakes and biggest wins and planning for the future. Interested in learning more about the Podcast Moguls Podcast Accelerator? Start Here Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: HoneyBook. HoneyBook makes it easy to streamline your process with client and calendar management tools, and custom branded proposals and contracts. To get started at HoneyBook.com today use promo code HUSTLEPRO for 50% off your first year. Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Podcast Moguls Podcast Accelerator - Start Here Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 19, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Sakita Holley, the Founder/CEO of House of Success PR. Since 2011, Sakita’s firm House of Success PR has worked with a wide array of clients that include African Pride, Lottabody, KinkyCurlyYaki, Harlem Arts Festival, Heat Free Hair and more. In addition to her PR work, she also hosts a popular business podcast called Hashtags and Stilettos, which is designed to help millennial women win at work, in business and everywhere in between. Sakita has been featured by Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, Women's Biz Journals, xoNecole AND more for her PR and business expertise. In 2017, Sakita was named as one of PRWeek's 40 Under 40 honorees and she is a proud graduate of Howard University. Sakita played a special role in the beginning of this side hustle Pro podcast and you'll hear all about that in this episode. She is someone who inspires me to keep it moving and has always driven home to me that done is better than perfect.In this episode we are going to be breaking down how to start charging for your expertise and stop doing things for free because we are going into 2019 and we are charging for our expertise. You are going to start making money from your side hustle and we are going to get rid of the intimidation and fear that can come with setting our rates and charging folks. You’ll learn How Sakita started her own PR company and the financial struggles that she faced. You'll also hear how she learned how to set her rates and of course we get into how to start charging for your services including when to be flexible. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Care/of. For 25% off your FIRST month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code sidehustle. Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode G Suite for Google Boomerang plugin The Personal Touch by Terrie Williams Dia Simms Mona Scott Young Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Sakita Holley - @misssuccess Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 12, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Briana Owens, the Founder of Spiked Spin. Briana is the perfect example that when you have a vision in your heart it doesn't matter what else exists in the market or what you think the competition might be you have to go after it. For example, by no means does New York City have a shortage of Fitness classes, but after 5 years of spinning across the city, avid cycling fan Briana decided there was a void—one that she was meant to fill. So, balancing her full-time job in advertising she received her certification in spin and got to work.Briana wanted to create an experience specifically with women of color in mind. And so—Spiked Spin was born. Spiked Spin classes are packed with a diverse array of young women and men committed to getting their bodies and lives together.On today's episode, I talk with Briana about how she got started, but also why it’s so important to have a spirit of discernment, a practice of being in tune with what's on your heart and following what's in your soul. We also talk about the importance of checking your ego and proving out your concept, before you take on debt or do things just for show. She is starting her business slow and steady and going about it in a really smart way. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Spiked Spin Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Spiked Spin - @spikedspin Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
December 5, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Nicole Gibbons, the CEO and Founder of Clare. Nicole is an entrepreneur, interior designer, blogger, and on-air personality best known for her fashion-forward take on personal style expressed through the home. Clare is essentially paint shopping simplified. Nicole has created an easier way to paint a space you love with premium paint, designer-curated colors, and the best painting supplies—all delivered to your door. Nicole has been featured in top media outlets such as HGTV, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America and more. She appeared on the Emmy Award-winning Home Made Simple on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, for three seasons as a designer helping deserving families re-imagine their living spaces.  On today’s episode, we will get into what inspired her to pivot and how she got herself prepared to launch, secure funding, and now scale. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play This episode is brought to you by: Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Clare Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Clare Paint - @Clarepaint Nicole Gibbons - @nicolegibbonsstyle Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
November 28, 2018
Today in the guest chair, I’m back with another Q&A episode. This was inspired by a Q&A I did on Instagram stories the other day. By the way, if you are not following me on Instagram, I’m @sidehustlepro, I jump into my stories often to show you the behind the scenes that don’t always end up making it to the feed. So follow and subscribe to updates so you’ll also know when I go live. Today, I get into: When I realized I could do this full time What I invested in first: marketing or PR What I miss about my corporate job How bschool helped me become an entrepreneur The RIGHT way to pitch yourself as a guest on Side Hustle Pro (hint: It’s not in the DMs) And so much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Podcast Moguls Masterclass Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
November 21, 2018
Today in the guest chair, we have Jessica Spaulding, Founder of Harlem Chocolate Factory. Jessica grew up in a home where sugar was not on the menu in no shape or form. But putting her entrepreneurial skills to the test early on, she struck a deal with her mother: if she could make her own candy, then she would also be allowed to eat it. As a Food Network enthusiast she learned to make all types of chocolate at just 10 years old, a passion that would inspire her to eventually launch Harlem Chocolate Factory. At Harlem Chocolate Factory, Jessica produces bars and brownies inspired by the rich ethnic heritage of her native Harlem community. Jessica emphasizes quality, handcrafting her products and responsibly sourcing her chocolate.Now, outsiders discouraged Jessica from starting her own business, saying that there was no money to be made. She was determined, however, and in college decided to take a shot at starting a chocolate company. While she was not successful at first, it encouraged her to take time to learn core business skills, a step that has paid off in the long run. On today’s episode, you’ll learn: How Jessica bounced back from business failure and created success from the ashes The resources and competitions she participated in to buy supplies and make samples How she connected with a mentor that helped her prepare for competitions and think through elements of her business How she found partners that gave her the financial stability to build her dream and take her business to the next level And how she is continuing to develop her business as a young entrepreneur working through challenges and missteps Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: Mented Cosmetics. Side Hustle Pro listeners get 15% off of all their Mented purchases! Head over to www.mentedcosmetics.com/sidehustle or use code SideHustle at checkout. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Accion microlender Quench Your Own Thirst Harlem Chocolate Factory New York StartUp! business plan competition Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Harlem Chocolate Factory - @harlemchocolatefactory Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro  
November 14, 2018
Today in the guest chair we have Brittany Hennessy. Brittany is a marketer and the author of INFLUENCER: Building Your Brand in the Age of Social Media. She was the first-ever Senior Director of Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and the co-founder of Carbon. Before reaching out to Brittany, I read her book and I found it extremely helpful. This year, I found myself on the receiving end of more requests for brand collaborations, partnerships and influencer posts that I ever had before. I used the INFLUENCER book templates to confidently negotiate counter offers or decline opportunities that were not right for my business without burning a bridge. So, as usual, when I discover something useful, I want to share it with you guys. I think that anyone can benefit from Brittany’s knowledge about influencer marketing. Especially if you have plans to build out and monetize your personal brand or ever work with another brand for any reason, for example having them sponsor an event, a podcast, a blog, or if you are invited to speak on a panel, this will be the episode to consult. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. Widows arrives in theaters on Friday! Watch more here. Links mentioned on this episode WIDOWS movie INFLUENCER Book Calendly All the social ladies podcast Valeisha Butterfield Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Brittany Hennessy - @mrsbrittanyhennessy Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
November 7, 2018
Imagine coming up with a marinade that had guests at your bbq forming a line for second and thirds. That’s exactly what happened when today’s guest Monique Wilsondebriano and her husband Chevalo threw a BBQ at their home in Charleston, South Carolina. What they thought was just a secret recipe formed out of their love of food and experimentation, has grown into the nationally acclaimed Charleston Gourmet Burger Company. Their All Natural, Gluten Free Charleston Gourmet Burger Marinade and Gourmet Burger Sauce is currently available in hundreds of retail locations across the country such as Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Kroger Supermarkets, and The Market at Macy’s. In today’s episode, we get into how a company that started by accident has grown into a legacy building endeavor. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie. WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Watch more here. Links mentioned on this episode WIDOWS movie Podcast Moguls MASTERCLASS Charleston Gourmet Burger Company Start and Scale course Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Charleston Gourmet Burger - @charlestongourmetburger Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 31, 2018
On today's episode I am back with my entrepreneur diaries, updating you on what's been going on since I checked in in September. In today's episode, I get into: My experience searching for the right therapist My life-changing appointment with a nutritionist How I am "doing it scared" And so much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud Stitcher This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie. WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Watch more here. Links mentioned on this episode WIDOWS movie Podcast Moguls MASTERCLASS Dr. Joy's episode on Therapy for Black Founders MavenClinic 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating Food Heaven podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 24, 2018
Today’s guest is Jereshia Hawk. Jereshia is an Income Strategist and recent Corporate Dropout who helps content creators, coaches, and consultants 4X their revenue through online positioning and sales strategy. Before starting her own business, Jereshia was a Civil Engineer on the leadership track to become the next generation of leadership at her company. She was the lead engineer on a $400M pipeline project. She had no plans to leave her corporate job to become an entrepreneur. But as she learned to package her corporate training into lessons that could help other entrepreneurs sell their service based business, she shifted her career plans. Today, she teaches others her PROVEN process to build a 5-Figure business selling your services online. On today’s episode we get into: How to develop your signature serviceHow to determine how to price your services Why she continued to side hustle after booking her first $60,000 in sales And so much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play This episode is brought to you by: WIDOWS, the movie.  WIDOWS is a modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from  Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. Widows arrives in theaters on November 16! Check out the trailer here. This episode is also brought to you by Skillshare. Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Links mentioned on this episode Acuity scheduling Draw the Circle book JereshiaHawk.com/Masterclass Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Jereshia Hawk - @jereshiahawk Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 17, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Catherine Soliz-Rey. Catherine is a Self Transformation Strategist for Women and the founder of the Fiercer Woman brand, where she empowers and motivates women with ways to get past their blocks and become their fiercest selves in life and business. Fun fact, when I first started my blog back in 2015, Catherine was one of the first people I come across. I came across Catherine when I was starting out in side hustling. I was attracted to her authentic approach to sharing marketing and content creating tips. She is personally someone I have purchased content from and learned from, and I always like sharing some of my best kept secrets with the side hustle pro audience, so I had to have her in the guest chair. Today, I still look to Catherine for motivation to not let fear of what might go wrong hold me back and just do it. Catherine has used her marketing expertise to train hundreds of entrepreneurs how to build their brand and do the personal development work necessary to breakthrough. She has done this through online training programs, courses, and live speaking events. Helping women elevate so they can step into their true potential, and live to the fullest is her primary goal. On today’s episode we get into: How to overcome the mental barriers that keep you stuck and stagnant How to create habits that move the needle How she overcame her rock bottom moment and is now able to inspire other women to step into their greatness Now, let’s get into it Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode FiercerWoman.com Fiverr.com Speed of Implementation Manifestation Babe podcast Brendon Burchard’s The Charged Life Shanel Cooper Sykes Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Catherine Soliz Rey - @fiercecatherine Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 10, 2018
Today in the guest chair is the one and only, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia.Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Blackwomen and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthierrelationships with themselves and others.She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and Essence. This episode is so important to me because I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health. Like any other part of our body, we need to take care of our mind. And as Founders, sometimes we think what we are experiencing is unique to us, so we go through a lot of internal torment trying to figure things out on our own. As I talk about with Dr. Joy, sometimes I have felt like, I don’t need to speak to anyone, it’s not that serious. But on today’s episode we get into: Why you shouldn’t wait to reach a breaking point before seeking support The truth about self care and why you can’t “self-care” yourself into not going to therapy What self sabotage looks like and how to overcome it How to thrive as a black founder As a reminder, this episode is in no way a substitute to seeking help from a licensed therapist in your state. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Therapy for Black Girls Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe Maya Elious Hey Tiffany Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Sponsors Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/SHP​ Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Therapy for Black Girls - @therapyforblackgirls Dr. Joy - @hellodrjoy Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
October 4, 2018
Today in the guest chair are the ladies of Curly Girl Collective. Curly Girl Collective is comprised of Charisse, Gia, Melody, Simone and Tracey. Curly Girl Collective’s vision is to be a change agent in the beauty industry by connecting, empowering and celebrating women of color around the world. Their mission is to create innovative experiences that celebrate natural beauty and showcase the best brands for women of color. And they have done so with signature events that have taken the natural world by storm. You may know them best for their signature event, CURLFEST, which takes place annually in the summer in Prospect Park. These ladies went from dreaming up a vision for this business during a potluck in one of their apartments to now producing a large scale, activation filled experiences for natural hair women with brand partners like Shea Moisture, Target, BET and more! Most importantly, these women are dear friends, and running a business with your girlfriends is no easy feat. On today’s episode we get into: How to run a successful business with close friends How they each juggle their full time careers with a major and successful side hustle that is Curly Girl Collective You’ll also learn a fun fact about my personal connection to Curly Girl Collective And so much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Curly Girl Collective CURLFEST Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Sponsors Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/SHP​ Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Curly Girl Collective - @CurlyGirlCollective Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 26, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Angelica Nwandu. Angelica is the founder of The Shade Room, a media company that covers celebrity news and celebrates black culture. With over 14 million followers on Instagram alone, The Shade Room has become the it-destination for breaking national stories. Angelica herself was named as one of the Forbes "30 under 30" in 2016 and has created an empire that inspired Refinery 29 to dub her "the Oprah of our generation.” Angelica, as you’ll hear on the episode, is someone who is so fascinating to me, because she didn’t have a blueprint. But her confidence is contagious. She may not have known for sure that what she would create would work, but something inside of her made her believe it would work. That’s the kind of confidence we all need to have. On today’s episode, we’ll get into: How Angelica got her start How her foster care upbringing influenced her life’s path And how she revolutionized celebrity news starting with a laptop, wifi, and an Instagram account Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode The Shade Room Masters of Scale Leaders Eat Last Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: The Shade Room - @theshaderoom Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 24, 2018
Today in the guest chair we have Advanced sales funnel strategist and business success coach Kim McCarter. I’m very excited about this episode because it is more of a workshop coaching training style episode than my usual q&as. Kim and I really go deep on funnels and I’m asking her all the questions that I genuinely have myself. I didn’t even know what a sales funnel was when I first set up my email list. But, as I grow as a business woman, I’m learning how to cultivate a relationship with my email list, and that’s something Kim knows all about. Described as "THE sales funnel strategist and gospel truth on business", Kim's advanced funnel strategies have helped clients clarify their message, build a relationship with their audience and earn multi six figures. She’s also the self described funnel trap queen and is living proof that it’s never too late to make your dreams a reality. She uses her experience to empower other women to live & be their authentic selves. On today’s episode, we discuss: Why every business that wants to make money needs to understand sales funnels and email marketing How to set up your first simple sales funnel How to get clear on who you want to work with How to figure out what you want to sell and so much more!   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Kim McCarter FunnelTrapQueen.com Beyonce Funnel Hack Super Soul Sundays Creative Quest Book Cathy Hughes Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Kim McCarter - @mskimmccarter Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 19, 2018
Today, I am finally back with another solo episode to share my entrepreneur diaries, how it’s been going, 9 months into entrepreneurship.True confession, these episodes are the HARDEST for me to do. I feel like I have so much going on in my head and it’s hard to unpack it or know how to unpack it in the way that will be most helpful to others. So I put it off.Here’s the deal: I have good days, I have bad days, I have days where I feel like I know exactly what I’m doing, where I want to go, and the path I need to take to get there.On other days, I feel like, I don’t what the hell am I doing. I melt into a ball of sadness and confusion because I feel like, I don’t know what this is all leading me to. I’m just being honest. On those days, I feel like I’m supposed to have it all figured out and I don’t and I’m a disappointment to myself and others.Clearly, you can see that I’m very hard, too hard on myself.I’m working on that.So in this episode, I’m going to share with you what I know right now: What’s worked, what hasn’t worked 9 months in, what i’m still figuring out, and what I’m encouraged by.I talk about how I’m dealing with loneliness, imposter syndrome, the highs and lows of having my own business, learning to sell my services, and so much more! Get into it here. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Podcast Coaching Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 12, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Aycee Brown. Aycee is the founder and Chief Sleep Officer of Goodnight Darling Co. Goodnight Darling is a luxury retail line designed to promote healthy sleep habits and provide sleep-inducing wares. Founded in 2016, Goodnight Darling utilizes expert studies to develop products for enhancing the sleep experience. Goodnight Darling has partnered with West Elm Local on the east coast and several luxury boutiques. In addition to Aycee’s extensive work in building a brand trusted for increasing sleep quality, her commitment to educating her community on the effects of respecting rest rituals has made her a voice of authority in the self-care and sleep arena. She is now recognized for her uncanny ability to develop modern, posh products that soothe the body, relax the mind, and put her customers to sleep. On today’s episode, you’ll learn how Aycee successfully side hustled and got her niche brand in West Elm and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Goodnight Darling Co Aycee Brown Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Sponsors Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country. As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/SHP​ Skillshare is offering Side Hustle Pro listeners a limited time offer of 2 months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Goodnight Darling Co - @goodnightdarlingco Aycee Brown - @ayceebrown Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
September 6, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Lisandra Rickards. Lisandra Rickards is Chief Entrepreneurship Officer at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, where she has developed and delivered scaled initiatives to thousands of Caribbean entrepreneurs. As CEO, she spearheaded the Centre’s strategy to support growth-stage entrepreneurs towards investment, raised funding for the expansion of the Centre’s mission, and relocated its headquarters from Montego Bay to Kingston.She previously headed the Programmes department – developing equity, loan, crowdfunding and grant opportunities, designing and developing the core content for the Centre’s free and open online platform, helping to launch the Alpha Angels Network of business angels in Jamaica, as well as impact analysis and reporting. Before joining the Branson Centre, Lisandra conducted economic and statistical research for the best-selling books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics; consulted for the Ministry of Finance in Jamaica; worked at Bain & Company in New York City; and has helped develop a global brand strategy for Caribbean conglomerate GraceKennedy. She was previously a Director of Business Development at the RMP Group, a private investment firm based in Orlando, Florida that targeted businesses in the United States currently servicing Fortune 1000 clients for investments of growth capital.Lisandra has an MBA with First-Year Honors from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Student Marshal. In 2008, she was featured in the CNBC documentary The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode LisandraRickards.com Branson Centre Law of Attraction Planner Mixergy interview with Jeff Pulver Kaneisha Grayson - The Art of Applying Jack Kornfield - The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Lisandra Rickards - @lisrickards Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 29, 2018
Yelitsa Jean Charles has gone from not knowing how to do her own hair at the age 21 to teaching young girls all about their own. While in her Junior year studying Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, Yelitsa redesigned the fairy tale Character Rapunzel as a brown girl with beautiful kinky hair. After speaking with classmates and friends. she saw the opportunity to address the demonstrated need for more diverse toys and representation in children’s publishing.With a grant from of the Brown University Social Innovation Fellowship, support from the RISD E’Ship Program, Masschallenge Accelerator program and 674 dedicated Kickstarter backers, Healthy Roots was born.She was most recently recognized on Essence’s 2017 50 Founders to watch list and won the Startup Stampede as well as the New Voices Fund Pitch competition. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Healthy Roots Dolls Build-A-Bear Founder Venture for America Build, Brand + Launch Facebook Group INC Conference Blavity Afrotech Conference Blavity Summit 21 Conference The Bear Necessities Book Gimlet StartUp Podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Healthy Roots Dolls - @HealthyRootsDolls Yelitsa Jean-Charles - @blackgirlvstheworld Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 23, 2018
Have you ever been in the airport, walked into a store or restaurant, and wondered who owns it or how that particular store got such prime real estate? Well, today’s guest will shed light on an industry I personally knew very little about. And I promise you you will never look at an airport news, gift shop, or restaurant the same way again. Her name is Mary Morgan and she is the President of Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. Mary entered the airport arena initially as a consultant to the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority which sparked an interest in airport concessions. After five years of management consulting, Mary decided she wanted to focus solely on concessions and obtained her first inline retail location (Pen & Prose Boutique), which she continues to operate today. Following five years of retail operations, Mary entered a partnership with HMSHost where she has been able to jointly bid, win and operate food and beverage and news and gift locations within airports. Today, Mary operates independently and in conjunction with HMSHost multiple locations in National, Dulles and BWI Airports. Mary has also operated concessions in Philadelphia International Airport. Prior to founding Morgan Group Ventures, Mary worked in Fortune 100 companies providing financial services, strategy, process redesign and information technology services. She is also a CPA and received her BS in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Today, Mary shares: The barriers to entry in airport retail The inside scoop on getting your business into an airport The keys to success in airport retailing And more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Morgan Group Ventures Pen & Prose Boutique HMS Host Cathy Hughes Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 17, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Janice Bryant Howroyd, entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, businesswoman, author, and mentor. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ActOne Group, the largest privately held, woman owned workforce solutions company founded in the U.S. The ActOne Group also holds a Minority ownership status, and is a multibillion-dollar (USD) award-winning international Talent and Talent Technology enterprise with multiple divisions operating in 19 countries with over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide.  On today’s episode, you will learn how Janice grew to be the first African American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Act-1 Group National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Women Business Enterprise Network (WBENC) Women President's Organization (WPO) WEConnect International The Strangest Secret   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. With ZipRecruiter, you can post your job to 100 plus job sites with just one click. Right now, My listeners can try ZipRecruiter for FREE, Just go to ZipRecruiter.com/hustle. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare.  Skillshare has a special offer just for my listeners: Get two months of Skillshare for just 99 cents. To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/hustlepro to start your two months now. Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 8, 2018
I’m back with another solo episode. I have been promising you a Q&A for months now. And I actually love doing these so I am happy to jump in an answer your Q&As. For those of you wondering how to send me questions or how I choose these questions, I usually ask on my IG story or in my Facebook group and some people email me questions directly. So if you would like to be on the next Q&A episode make sure you’re following me on IG at sidehustlepro, or a member of the Side Hustle Pro FB community or email me at hi@sidehustlepro.co. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode MASTERCLASS: How to Build A 5-Figure Podcast Goal Getter Action Plan Healthcare.gov The Slight Edge How to Start A Podcast with No Experience Zoom Zencastr Small Business Administration Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
August 1, 2018
Today in the guest chair we have Luam, celebrity choreographer and creative director. Luam has worked with artists and projects such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Nike, Rihanna, Kelly, Kanye, Reebok, Janelle Monae, X Factor, American Idol, America's Got Talent, the list goes on. She has obtained cult popularity among the dance community all over the world with her teachings and passion for spreading inspiration.Funny enough, Luam got her start dancing in the very same dance troupe that I danced with in college at UPenn, African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe. Though we were years apart, I relate to her as a creative spirit who finally allowed herself to be led by her soul and her natural talents and calling. Through her work, teachings and mentoring in the entertainment industry and beyond, Luam works to promote spiritual resilience and resistance and advocates for those overcoming all obstacles to do so.If there’s one thing I hope you get from this episode, it’s that you can be an artist and still thrive as an entrepreneur. Do not feel pressured to fit into the boxes that life makes you so desperately want to fit into it. Live unboxed. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Luam Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth Rock the Industry Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Luam - @luamky Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 23, 2018
Today in the guest chair, we have Lindsey Day, the co-founder & Editor-In-Chief of CRWN Magazine; a premium, independent print publication about natural hair and the women who wear it. Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources; CRWN exists to edify and empower Black women across the globe. Since its inception, CRWN has been featured by Forbes, Newsweek, NBC New York, Girlboss, and more; and has partnered with brands and advertisers like Cadillac, Toyota, and a number of beauty brands. In 2017, Day was featured by HuffPost as one of 7 Black Innovators Who Are Creating A Better Tomorrow and Essence Magazine named her one of their 50 Founders to Watch. Through CRWN, Day is on a mission to create the most honest and beautiful representation of Black women in the history of print.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode CRWN Mag Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Bozoma Saint John Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Lindsey Day - @lindseydayy CRWN Magazine - @CRWNMag Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 18, 2018
Today in the guest chair, we have Candice Idehen, the Founder and CEO of York City's Bed of Nails - Nail Bar, an unconventional co-ed salon offering designer nail products, a chic atmosphere and unwavering quality manicures. Mesmerized by art and beauty since childhood, Candice has utilized her passion and education to not only become a successful freelance celebrity manicurist, but also a driven entrepreneur. Her business and contracted nail services have been commissioned by the beauty and entertainment's most prestigious brands, from commercial photo shoots to Fashion Week. She’s been featured by some of pop culture’s favorite websites, including ESSENCE, Refinery29, and Harper’s Bazaar. Candice was also named a Tory Burch Fellows Finalist and Education Program participant. What I love about Candice is she is not only ambitious but relentless. Once she set her mind to open Bed of Nails, there was no stopping her, and she opened a prime location in bustling and expensive Harlem, New York at the young age of 25. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Bed of Nails New York City Business Solutions New York Public Library The Profit Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Candice Idehen - @candiceidehen Bed of Nails - @bedofnailsnyc Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 17, 2018
Tina Wells is the CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group, a marketing agency that creates strategies for clients within the beauty, entertainment, fashion, financial, and lifestyle sectors. For more than two decades, Tina has connected thousands of influencers and consumers to brand clients. Through its network of 30,000 buzzSpotters® and 7,000 momSpotters®, Buzz Marketing Group delivers data and digital strategies that drive the marketing approach for clients  like Dell, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and American Eagle Outfitters. Tina sits on numerous boards, including the Young Entrepreneurs Council and  The Franklin Institute , and THINX. If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and the Academic Director (Practicum) of Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s no wonder her list of honors include, Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Phenom Award, Essence’s 40 Under 40, Inc’s 30 Under 30, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Buzz Marketing TinaWells.com Fast Company Revisionist History podcast Luvvie Ajayi Mackenzie Blue Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Tina Wells - @tinawells_ Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
July 9, 2018
Today in the guest chair, we have a certified boss. If you don’t already know this woman, this is a name you need to jot down and follow. Her name is Ebony Pope and she is the Director of US Ventures at Village Capital. She oversees Village Capital’s work in finding and supporting US start-ups in the five sectors that receive investment from Vilcap Investments. Ebony graduated with her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2015, focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. While at Ross, she traveled to Tanzania, where she developed and taught a business curriculum for agriculture technology entrepreneurs as an Enterprise Consultant for Land O’Lakes. Additionally, she was Education Circle Director for the Ross’s Social Venture Fund. Prior to Ross, Ebony worked at New Urban Learning, a charter education management company focused on preparing Detroit students to successfully graduate from four-year colleges and universities. She is also a former Googler and holds a B.B.A in Finance from Howard University.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Sponsors for Educational Opportunities Village Capital Achievement First Pipeline Angels Camelback Ventures Kiva loan VC Pathways The Lean Startup Venture Deals Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro Connect on LinkedIn: Ebony Pope   Connect on Twitter: Ebony Pope - @PopeNotOlivia Side Hustle Pro - @sidehustlepro
July 1, 2018
On today’s show, we will hear from a woman who actually got laid off as a result of her hustle. Her name is Tela Holcomb, she is a stocks and options trader, investor and serial entrepreneur. In her own words, she’s financially free and living a life she loves!But, it wasn’t always that way. Like many of us, she had to side hustle, and was dependent on her 9 to 5 to pay the bills. And although she got paid very well it just… her heart wasn’t quite in it. So in 2009, she started learning about trading stocks. She learned a system of trading and investing that had the potential of replacing her paycheck but didn't require her to be behind a computer 8 hours a day. But then, she lost her job. So she got to focused on replacing that income. On today’s episode, she will share how she traded her 9 to 5 and how you can too. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Tela Holcomb Investopedia The Complete Turtle Trader   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Tela Holcomb - @telaholcomb Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
June 29, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Amy Anaiz. Amy is a New York City-based intimate editorial wedding and portrait photographer. Her professional journey began as a talent agent for New York City’s top still-life and beauty photographers where she learned the ins-and-outs of advertising and commercial photography and was surrounded by beautiful images on a daily basis. While representing these top talent photographers, she masterfully integrated this knowledge and experience into her own business and refined her skills as a photographer and was able to grow from side hustler to full time entrepreneur. Today, her work has been featured in Inside Weddings, The New York Times, Brides, Huffington Post, NY Weddings, The Knot, Dropbox, VH1, E!, HBO, TLC, Essence, Munaluchi Bride, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, Grace Ormonde, and Style Me Pretty amongst others. On today’s episode, Amy shares how she carefully and thoughtfully, planned her journey from doing photography on the side to owning her own business. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode: Amy Anaiz Photo TAVE booking software Brene Brown Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Amy Anaiz - @amyanaizphoto Side Hustle Pro – @sid
June 20, 2018
Today in the guest chair is Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks. Angelina is a social entrepreneur, an international business and career coach and a digital media strategist. As the founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a career-coaching platform that provides accessible professional development resources to diverse working professionals, Angelina collaborates with employers to create business solutions that empower and educate teams, as well as retain and engage diverse employees. She also facilitates transformative career workshops and experiences that have reached over 4,000 working and aspiring professionals. Angelina’s company C-Suite Coach has a growing global client footprint with companies and individual entrepreneurs and across the United States, Israel, Australia, Canada, and more. C-Suite Coach has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, Essence, and more. Angelina also services small businesses as a Google Digital Coach, joining Google in bridging the digital divide by offering free coaching and resources to over 2500 NY-based diverse small businesses. On today’s episode, you will learn how Angelina successfully side hustled and transitioned from her full time role as a Senior Manager of Digital Business Development at Viacom to owning her own business.   Angelina shares: How she made a business case for her company sponsoring her Coaching certificate How she transitioned her business model from B2B to B2C Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode C-Suite Coach Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun Supernormal Your Local Public Library Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks - @linadarrisaw Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
June 7, 2018
Charreah K. Jackson joins me in the guest chair today to discuss how to thrive in your career and side hustle (without getting fired). Charreah and I first crossed paths in NYC when we were both recent grads, trying to make our way in the crazy world of media. She was always super supportive of other women, always willing to share her knowledge and resources with me and that’s why I have always routed for her. When you see someone who you knew “back when” it’s truly so inspiring to know how far they’ve come and how much more they are capable of and how they are going to keep taking the world by storm. Charreah is an international speaker, coach and you may know her best for her role as ESSENCE Senior Editor, empowering the brand's global audience of 13 million. She’s been featured on CNN, The CW, ABC News, Fortune and TIME and if you saw the movie Girls Trip, you definitely saw a cameo of Charreah on the big screen. She’s also earned a Hearst Award in journalism and has interviewed newsmakers such as Vice President Joe Biden, Kerry Washington and Hillary Clinton. Charreah is the author of Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman's Playbook for Love & Success, which was just released this week. As a certified family life educator and coach, Charreah speaks on tapping into our personal power for success. On today’s episode, Charreah reveals how her playbook for personal power has informed her champion side hustler life. We’ll get into how she maintains a high profile both personally and professionally, while keeping her job and herself happy. On today’s episode, Charreah gets into:   How to thrive at work without sacrificing your personal goals How to side hustle and not lose your day job How to navigate writing your first book   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Boss Bride Essence Magazine ASME program Lisa Nichols ConvertKit Teachable Sponsored Book Great Girlfriends Podcast Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Charreah Jackson - @charreah Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 31, 2018
Up until this year, the last quarter of every year always felt like the most stressful for me. This year is the first year that that's not the case for me. This year, I got better at getting things done, even under pressure. In this episode I’m sharing some of the biggest mistakes I made when I first started out side hustling and what I've learned from them. It’s important that you understand where I and most successful side hustlers went wrong and what I did to turn it around. These mistakes could have easily been avoided if I had only known how to create a realistic goals setting system. Now, I've mastered the "less talk, more hustle" approach, and it’s what has gotten me results. I spend less time thinking and talking about what I'm going to do and more time actually doing it. I learned to cut out all the fluff that makes you FEEL like you're doing something (to-do lists, buying fancy planners, well organized trello boards) and get down to business. By making these mistakes, I also learned some key lessons as to why most side hustlers aren’t making the progress they anticipated. You’re probably not accomplishing your goal, because you bit off too much or not taking action because you want everything to be perfect and are afraid of making a mistake. If you want more guidance on how to actually get things done, consider learning​ ​my​ ​signature Goal Getter Action Plan​. I can show you how to run a side business in 7 hours per week. In this episode, I break down how you can quit stalling and make moves on your side hustle. Listen through to the end to get more info plus an early bird discount code to my signature Goal Getter Action Plan for just $27. Links mentioned on this episode Goal Getter Action Plan Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 24, 2018
Today’s REWIND guest is Nailah Ellis-Brown. I first heard about Nailah from my roommates, Nydia and Stefanie at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. They supported her business as part of the MBAs Across America program that they participated in (and you’ll hear more about this in the episode). I’ve been fascinated by Nailah every since. A Black Woman from Detroit with Jamaican roots, Ellis-Brown has made a name for herself as part of the Detroit manufacturing renaissance. Her distinctive hibiscus Ellis Island Tea, based on a family recipe and bottled in an urban 4,000 square foot plant, has expanded sales into six airports and locations across 12 Midwestern states along with shelf space in regional retailer Meijer, Whole Foods and most recently Sam Club stores. She’s been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30, has been featured on MSNBC for a small business makeover, and she’s only getting started. Her plan was to go to school, work on wall street then quit and be an entrepreneur. But when she realized the student loan hustle, she wanted no parts of it. On today’s episode, Nailah gets into: How she’s been able to brew and bottle a recipe steeped in family tradition How she went from selling out of her trunk to selling in Sam’s clb Learning the science behind her How she took a leap of faith and started over from scratch How investing in herself and her business led to big rewards in major brand partnership Plus how she’s continuing to grow her brand Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Ellis Island Tea Michigan State Product Center Think & Grow Rich Book Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Ellis Island Tea – @EllisIslandTea Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 17, 2018
On this REWIND edition of Side Hustle Pro, I share my experience "meeting" Michelle Obama, launching the newest cohort of my Podcast Moguls training program, then get into this best of edition of Side Hustle Pro with Myleik Teele.  Myleik has revolutionized the way women address their curly hair needs. As the founder of curlBOX, an exclusive monthly subscription box full of amazing products, she has garnered partnerships with Procter & Gamble, Carol’s Daughter, Walmart, Target, SheaMoisture and more. Before creating curlBOX, Myleik honed her talents for a decade in public relations, working with brands such as The Grammy Awards, American Idol and Nike, as well as music artists like the late Prince. Now, as the creator of the premier hair sampling box, she has developed a loyal following of savvy women. She is very much like a virtual big sister, dishing out spot­ on entrepreneurial advice. We all have our thing that #MyTaughtUs, but one thing I learned from her, is to intentionally put myself in the places and spaces to meet the people I want to connect with. This episode felt more like a heart to heart, an opportunity to really connect with a mentor in my head. On Today's show, Myleik shares: What led her to be an entrepreneur The most surprising part of starting curlBOX How we as entrepreneurs can push past the need for approval Her thoughts on taking that leap even when you're not ready PLUS, get ready to hear a special listener edition of lightning round, where she answers questions from listeners in the Side Hustle Pro community Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode curlBOX Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss   Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Myleik Teele - @myleik curlBOX - @curlBOX Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
May 9, 2018
It’s Nicaila here with another special REWIND edition of Side Hustle Pro. Take a listen to this best of episode with Courtney Sanders. This is one of my favorite episodes because Courtney is so thorough! She is an entrepreneur who started making money online by packaging her expertise in productivity systems and goal achievement and has impacted thousands of people. But, even though she was starting to make 4 then 5 figures monthly in her business, she didn’t just quit her job. She planned it out, she was prepared and she really set a high standard for herself of what she needed to achieve before she would allow herself to quit. So Courtney’s episode is one that I came back to many, many times in 2017. I would literally re-listen to it over and over again as I prepared to leave my job. 1) Because it was like talking to a life coach and 2) It was a reminder that I could not just quit impulsively and expect success, I needed to establish a plan. In this this episode, Courtney breaks down: The inspiration for Think And Grow Chick and when she realized she could help other women think and grow into their best selves How she grew her company into a profitable business How she juggles her side hustle with her full time job Financial wisdom she has learned along the way When she knew it was time to take her side hustle to the next level Links mentioned on this episode REGISTER for Podcast Moguls Masterclass Think And Grow Chick website Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 6100 members strong. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Christine Joy Design - @ThinkNGrowChick Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro
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