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Author: Nicaila Matthews Okome

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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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Ep 137: How She Did it: Starting an Online Jewelry Boutique While in Law School (Side Hustle Spotlight)
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
Ep 134: Side Hustle Spotlight: How This Nurse and Mom Started a Six-Figure Lice Treatment Clinic
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
Ep 132: From YouTube Sensation to Beauty Pioneer: Rochelle Graham Campbell of Alikay Naturals
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
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)
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
Ep 130: How Her Side Hustle Led to A Full-Time Career As Michelle Obama’s Hairstylist and Opening Her Own Salon w/Yene Damtew
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
Ep 128: How to Get Press For Your Business When You're Just Starting Out w/ Dreena Whitfield of Whit PR
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
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Catherine Heglar

that's weird when I hear your guest say she was a controller I knew it was for an auto dealer. women in that field are go getters.

Mar 6th
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Charli Blanchard

i love listening to you. thank you

Jan 24th
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