Side Hustle Pro

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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!

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Last updated on September 22, 2020, 6:05 pm

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66: An Entrepreneur in Hollywood: ‘Black Love’ Co-Creator Codie Elaine Oliver

October 18, 2017 • 47m

Today, I’m happy to welcome into the guest chair, a woman who is putting #BlackLove on display for people to see on television screens across the country. Her name is Codie Elaine Oliver, and she is the filmmaker and creator of the #BlackLove documentary series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. If you’ve ever wondered how producers, screenwriters and filmmakers of color get their work in front of a mass audience and on major networks or movie studios, this is the episode for you. Codie is a graduate of Howard University and the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. Before becoming an independent filmmaker, she worked in feature film development at Fox Searchlight Pictures, then produced events and supported filmmaking programs at Film Independent, The Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Independent Spirit Awards. She also co-produced the feature film, DESTINED, starring Cory Hardrict and Jesse Metcalfe which will be released in fall 2017. On this episode, we get into: Her journey from Howard to independent filmmaker How she recruited some of Hollywood’s biggest names to participate in #BlackLove The road to pitching OWN network And how to make money as a filmmaker in Hollywood You will love and learn from what Codie had to share. Links mentioned on this episode Black Love Docuseries Side Hustle Pro episode with Blavity Founder Morgan DeBaun Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 4500 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: Black Love Docuseries - @BlackLoveDoc Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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Ep 131: How These Black Women Nutritionists Turned Their Healthy Cooking Web Series into a Revenue-Generating Business (w/ Wendy & Jess of Food Heaven Made Easy)

February 13, 2019 • 58m

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

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134: Side Hustle Spotlight: How This Nurse and Mom Started a Six-Figure Lice Treatment Clinic

February 27, 2019 • 60m

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

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Ep 90: From the Kitchen Sink to Target Shelves: Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar

April 05, 2018 • 54m

Today in the guest chair we have former Wall Street analyst turned Founder and CEO Melissa Butler. Melissa is a visionary who challenges the standard of beauty through the products, pricing, and ingredients in her brand, The Lip Bar. You may have come across The Lip Bar since it’s become a celebrity fave shared by the likes of Taraji P. Henson on Instagram and it is now sold in select Target stores. But before there was Target, there was just Melissa and her business partner, squeezed into a tiny bedroom in Brooklyn. Melissa launched The Lip Bar from her kitchen. 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. Not only that, but she was tired of the harsh chemicals in ordinary cosmetics, so she created a vegan and cruelty-free product line. 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 and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode The Lip Bar Flora app Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 5900 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: The Lip Bar - @thelipbar Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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Ep 18: How To Make Yourself Marketable with Emmelie De La Cruz

October 05, 2016 • 39m

Today’s featured guest Emmelie De La Cruz is best known for her ability to empower entrepreneurs, college students and young professionals to become more competitive in the market. Emmelie will be the first to tell you: “Entrepreneurship isn’t cute. It’s not an exit strategy or an alternative to a job you hate.” As a personal branding strategist and brand auditor, Emmelie is here to empower us all to gain clarity around our personal brands, build a credible brand from scratch and make money on our own terms. Her insights have been featured in Refinery 29, Black Enterprise, Cosmo for Latinas, The Miami Herald, PR Daily, and The Huffington Post. Most notably, Forbes named her site one of the top career websites in 2013.   On this episode we discuss: Why having a side hustle is one of the most empowering things you can do How she streamlined her business processes to provide value while saving time How she cultivated her unique voice and set herself apart as a personal brand strategist The importance of preparing for seasons of drought as an entrepreneur What it takes to make a VALUABLE digital product (not just get rich quick schemes) Why it’s so important to validate your ideas before you create a product Links mentioned in this episode: How to Automate Your Business with $5 and 2 Apps Make Yourself Marketable   Show notes from this week's episode: SideHustlePro.co Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss   Important Announcements:If you listened to last week’s episode, you know I’m gearing up to release the exact email templates I used to land even the most hard to reach guests. Be the first to get it when you subscribe to the Side Hustle Pro newsletter here: SideHustlePro.co/SideHustleCorner   Side Hustle Pro has a buzzing Facebook group! Get the support you need to create and grow your side hustle in the welcoming Side Hustle Pro Community on Facebook. I’m continually impressed by the level of support and candid conversation happening in our community. Join us here: SideHustlePro.co/Mastermind More from Emmelie: http://www.emmeliedelacruz.com/ More from Nicaila:SideHustlePro.co Side Hustle Pro Community Connect with us on Instagram:Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustleproEmmelie De La Cruz – @emmeliedelacruz #SideHustlePro

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Ep 92: How This Fly Sister Duo Built An Epic Online Boutique (Cee Cee’s Closet NYC)

April 27, 2018 • 52m

Today in the guest chair we have self described accidental entrepreneurs Chioma and Uchenna, the Founders of Cee Cee's Closet NYC. What started with selling cute clutches that were brought back from Nigeria has expanded into a full fledged business incorporating products like headwraps, backpacks, and leather goods. Being a black-women-owned business to them meant having an opportunity to create highly functional products that tap into their Nigerian cultural heritage and specific needs. This is especially true when you think about their silk-lined headwraps. As two naturalistas, they wanted to remove the step of having to wear a bonnet or silk scarf underneath our headwraps to protect their hair. Therefore, they created a product that addressed that particular need. Most importantly, Chioma and Uchenna view Cee Cee's Closet NYC as an opportunity to have a positive economic impact on Nigeria. All of their products are made locally in Nigeria. They are making an impact and building a legacy at the same time.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Quickbooks How I Built This Dreams in Drive Masters of Scale Harvard Business Review Accelerate With Google Skillshare Miracle Morning Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 5900 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: Cee Cee’s Closet NYC - @ceeceesclosetnyc Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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202: How To Make Money Podcasting: The Guide To Having A Profitable Podcast (REWIND)

May 27, 2020 • 32m

Questions, questions, questions! I know you’re probably wondering, ‘Should I start a podcast? Should I turn my blog into a podcast? Should I start a podcast to support my business or personal brand?’ Well, I’m here to answer all those questions and more, today! I’ll dig into how to actually make money from your podcast and how to make an informed decision about the idea you might have. Trust me, I launched Side Hustle Pro in June 2016, and made zero dollars in the first few months. I had no idea my podcast itself would turn into my business, a six-figure business! I had no blueprint and had to learn by trial and error. That’s why I’m sharing everything I’ve learned to help you start making money podcasting as well. Grab your free recap and sponsorship calculator for this episode, here: sidehustlepro.co/183 Listen to this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.   This episode is brought to you by: Acuity For a limited time only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling absolutely free - no credit card required - by going to acuityscheduling.com/hustlepro.  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 Side Hustle Pro 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

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206: From “Accidental Artist” to Being Worn by Lupita Nyong’o: This is Melissa Mitchell, Abeille Creations Founder

June 24, 2020 • 67m

Melissa Mitchell is changing the way we view art. She’s an “accidental” artist with a love for vibrant colors, unique shapes, and bold dark lines. In 2014 when the infamous snow storm hit Atlanta, Melissa took to old arts and crafts and began to create. From there, she went on social media to showcase what she was doing, and to her surprise, people expressed their interest in her pieces of art. That birthed Abeille Creations. From then, Melissa has created over 500 original art pieces, and has made her art come to life in the form of  headwraps, home decor, textiles and more! She describes her experience as a “classic case of following God’s voice and never looking back,” which is so inspiring as she’s a self-taught artist. Her head wraps have graced Lupita Nyong'o in Vogue Magazine, and her work was also showcased in ESSENCE Magazine’s ‘My City, My Way.’ Melissa’s story is one that teaches us to not chase after money, but after influence.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  This episode is brought to you by: Gusto As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you roll your first payroll. Sign up, and give it a try at gusto.com/shp   ACUITY For a limited time, only, you can get 45 days of Acuity Scheduling free by going to acuityscheduling.com/hustlepro. No credit card required. Links mentioned in this episode How I Built This podcast Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn YouAreCreators 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.    Guest Social Media Info Abeille Creations (Instagram) – @abeillecreations Abeille Creations (Facebook) – @abeillecreations Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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Ep 119: What It's Like To Launch A Chocolate Factory in Harlem w/Jessica Spaulding

November 21, 2018 • 80m

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  

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70: This Brooklyn-Bred Entrepreneur is Breaking Barriers, One T-Shirt At a Time

November 22, 2017 • 36m

Today in the guest chair is Brooklyn-bred and Baltimore-based entrepreneur, Kalilah Wright. Kalilah is the Owner and Creative Director of t-shirt company, Mess in a Bottle. Through Mess in a Bottle, a cutting-edge brand with timely and to-the-point messaging, she hopes to give voice to the voiceless. Kalilah has always had a business spirit and, in 2016, quit her job and hit the ground running with a fierce work ethic and grind mentality. As an accomplished designer and trained architect, she used her Master's degree from Morgan State University and Bachelors of Arts from Penn State University to establish her brand in Baltimore City, Maryland. I met Kalilah at the Rise Empowerment conference in DC in 2016. All I remember is her dressed in her Mess in a Bottle Gear and handing out free product to the conference speakers. Almost immediately, when I checked the conference hashtag one of the conference speakers had already shared Kalilah's gift on Instagram. I was impressed by her guerilla marketing and hustle mentality then and have been watching her journey ever since. On today's show, Kalilah shares more of the real deal holyfield of what it's like to be a new entrepreneur. Kalilah gets into: Why she left her dream job at Under Armour even though she didn't have everything all figured out How she used craigslist and $500 to buy her early equipment How she found and pays for her first business space ever Her conference hustle strategy that helps her to get her name and brand out there and much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Mess In A Bottle Brand, Build, Launch Facebook Group Saturday Morning Pancakes Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 4800 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: Mess In A Bottle - @messinabottle Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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166: How Charis Jones Crossed the $2 Million Mark With Sassy Jones Boutique

September 27, 2019 • 54m

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

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192: How Kyara Uqdah of Charm City Buyers Is Buying Back the Block

March 18, 2020 • 54m

Today in the guest chair we welcome Kyara Uqdah, the Co-Founder of Charm City Buyers. Her Co-Founder is also her husband, Khalil Uqdah and they started investing in real estate only one year after graduating college.   They had an idea that they wanted to build their own empire, so they developed a plan to do it! They’ve gone from that first investment in a property in a depressed neighborhood in  Connecticut to investing in over 20 properties in Baltimore. They are literally buying the block. Almost eight years later they have been able to officially retire from their jobs and focus all of their efforts on maintaining their empire and helping others to build their own, in addition to being loving parents to their beautiful daughter.  They aren’t just keeping the knowledge to themselves, they lead a coaching program that teaches fellow Millennials and Gen Xers how to build a tremendous amount of wealth in a very short period of time as well. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, 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 Get 2 free months of Premium Membership at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro  Links mentioned in this episode Charm City Buyers Slack  Think and Grow Rich  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 Charm City Buyers (Instagram) - @charmcitybuyers  Charm City Buyers (Facebook) - @charmcitybuyers Charm City Buyers (Twitter) - @CharmCityBuyers Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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Ep 83: Meet the Entrepreneur Training the Next Generation of Startup Founders

February 14, 2018 • 50m

Today in the guest chair, we have Mandela SH Dixon. She is one of the only black women who has navigated the tech space as a VC-backed tech startup founder, global startup ecosystem builder, and VC portfolio services director. Mandela began her career in Silicon Valley in 2011 as a startup founder backed by Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, and Imagine K12 (acquired by Y Combinator). Thereafter, she led a global entrepreneurial program called Startup Weekend Education (acquired by Techstars) that spanned six continents and empowered thousands of entrepreneurs to launch edtech startups. Most recently, Mandela worked at venture capital firm Kapor Capital, where she supported the success of over 120 tech startups and launched the Founders' Commitment, a first-of-its kind initiative teaching founders how to bake diversity and inclusion into the DNA of their early stage startups. To-date, Mandela has shared her frameworks for success on over 65 stages, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and Facebook. She has also received several recognitions, including being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Venture Capital and Startups, and Medium's Top 10% of Writers. Most recently, Mandela co-founded Founder Gym, an online training center that teaches underrepresented founders how to build successful tech startups (applications for Cohort 2 are now open). On this episode, we get into: What it was like to walk away from her first company Why it’s so important to her to democratize access to information in Silicon Valley Why there needs to be more transparency among founders How seeing both sides of the table and all aspects of the startup ecosystem has shaped her experience The start of Founder Gym and more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode Founder Gym Mandela’s Medium articles Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side Hustle Pro is now over 5600 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 This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks. FreshBooks is offering an unrestricted 30 day free trial for all my listeners. No credit card required. Visit FreshBooks.com​/​​SIDEHUSTLEPRO​ and enter SIDE​ ​HUSTLE​ ​PRO​ in the how did you hear about us section. 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: Mandela - @mandelaSH Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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203: How Uncharted Power Founder Jessica O. Matthews Is Bringing Energy Solutions to Underserved Populations

June 03, 2020 • 69m

Jessica O. Matthews has covered every part of the side hustle sphere. She is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning, full-service power and data infrastructure company. At the age of 19, Jessica invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world. At the age of 22, she founded Uncharted Power (previously Uncharted Play), a global full-service power technology company that builds, owns, and operates renewable power infrastructure. Growing up, Jessica loved the idea of tinkering, science and invention. That, paired with seeing her family in Nigeria affected by not having access to reliable, cost-effective power inspired her to do something about it and make an impact, even if it wasn’t linear. After side hustling for five years before running her business full time, Jessica shows that you don’t have to have the roadmap before you start.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  This episode is brought to you by: Skillshare Get two free months of Premium Membership at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro. Links mentioned in this episode “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz 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.  Guest Social Media Info Jessica O. Matthews (Instagram) – @jessomatt Uncharted Power (Facebook) – @unchartedpower Jessica O. Matthews // Uncharted Power (Twitter) – @jessomatt // @upowerco Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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195: How this Jewelry Designer Side Hustled for Over 10 Years Before Becoming An Entrepreneur (Lorraine West Jewelry)

April 08, 2020 • 44m

Today in the Side Hustle Pro guest chair we welcome Lorraine West, the Founder of Lorraine West Jewelry. Lorraine developed an affinity for creating and donning unique jewelry at a young age and says she’s been an artist since the was in the 1st grade. Her mother's love for ornate pieces was the inspiration for her to delve into jewelry design while studying Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  After teaching herself how to manipulate various metals into beautiful original jewelry pieces, and with the increasing demand from family and friends to create custom designs, Lorraine West Jewelry was conceived.  Understanding that she needed a steady income to support herself as she grew her business, she worked for 10 years as a full-time employee prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur in 2010. As a full-time entrepreneur, she started bringing in consistent income by selling her jewelry at the Brooklyn Flea, but it was an organic connection with Erykah Badu, who attended the same poetry event as her, that really grew her business. Her work spoke for itself and she was commissioned to make pieces for Erykah, Andre 3000, Common, and many other artists.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.   This episode is brought to you by: Causebox  Go to causebox.com/hustlepro and use the code HUSTLEPRO to get your first box for 30% off Blinkist  Go to blinkist.com/hustlepro to try it FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription.  Links mentioned in this episode Lorraine West Jewelry Multiply Your Profits - Flourish & Thrive Academy Everything is Figureoutable: How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable 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 Lorraine West Jewelry (Instagram) - @lorrainewestjewelry  Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro #SideHustlePro

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146: Tech Startup Founder Sevetri Wilson is Making it Easier to Create and Manage Nonprofits

May 08, 2019 • 63m

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  

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