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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join 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 like Venture Capitalist Stefanie Thomas, named a “Voice of Black Women VCs” by Fast Company, Award-winning financial educator and best-selling author Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, and entrepreneur, speaker and goal ­achievement specialist Courtney Sanders, the Founder of Think and Grow Chick, LLC.

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join 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 like Venture Capitalist Stefanie Thomas, named a “Voice of Black Women VCs” by Fast Company, Award-winning financial educator and best-selling author Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, and entrepreneur, speaker and goal ­achievement specialist Courtney Sanders, the Founder of Think and Grow Chick, LLC.
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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join 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 like Venture Capitalist Stefanie Thomas, named a “Voice of Black Women VCs” by Fast Company, Award-winning financial educator and best-selling author Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, and entrepreneur, speaker and goal ­achievement specialist Courtney Sanders, the Founder of Think and Grow Chick, LLC.

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Episodes

156: Side Hustle Spotlight: How this Nurse Started Her Natural Skincare Business on The Side (Aliyah Jenkins of Body Treats)

7/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:51:49

155: Entrepreneur-In-Residence: This Data Scientist Just Launched A Cutting-Edge Home Laser for Black and Brown Skin (w/Lisa Pegram of Belle51)

7/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:53:45

154: Meet the Black Bridal Designer at the Forefront of the Wedding Industry (w/Andrea Pitter Campbell of Pantora Bridal)

7/3/2019
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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...

Duration:01:00:54

153: From Selling Headbands Out Of Her Trunk To Growing A Six-Figure eCommerce Brand (w/Tomara Watkins of Loza Tam)

6/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:50

152: Meet the Woman Revitalizing the Bronx with the Boogie Down Grind Cafe (w/Majora Carter)

6/19/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:51:02

151: She Quit Her Job On A Whim and Now She’s the Owner of A Successful Home Staging Business

6/12/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:19

150: After a Brain Disorder Forced Her to Retire Early, Her Greatest Business Idea was Formed (Zakia Blaine of FBF Fitness)

6/5/2019
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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...

Duration:01:08:13

149: Entrepreneur Diaries: Launching the Color Noir App, My Experience at the My Taught You Retreat, and more!

5/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:52:17

148: Meet the Co-Founder of Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats (Taffi Ayodele of Thando’s)

5/22/2019
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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...

Duration:01:21:38

Ep 147: Side Hustle Spotlight: Her Side Hustle Zen in a Jar Helped Her Pay Her Tuition

5/15/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:06:43

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

5/8/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:13

Ep 145: This Founder Created A New Way to Rent Salon and Barbershop Space by the Day (w/ Courtney Caldwell of ShearShare)

5/1/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:56:43

Ep 144: The Founder of Unsun Cosmetics is Making Mineral Sunscreen For Every Shade of Brown

4/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:41:25

Ep 143: The Owner of DC’s Nubian Hueman Boutique is Revolutionizing What it Means to Buy Black (w/Anika Hobbs)

4/24/2019
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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...

Duration:00:46:57

Ep 142: The Power of Saving Allowed Her to Quit Her Job and Take Her Side Hustle Full Time (Jamila Souffrant of Journey to Launch)

4/17/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:37

Ep 141: Entrepreneur Diaries: The Highest Human Act is To Inspire

4/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:44:39

Ep 140: Real Talk: Inside The Okome Family Hustle

4/3/2019
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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...

Duration:01:12:51

Ep 139: How Real Estate Investing Allowed Her to Retire From Her 9-to-5 (Kendra Barnes of The Key Resource)

3/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:50:19

Ep 138: From a Vegan Cookie Side Hustle to a Brand in Whole Foods: How This Ex Coke Exec Did It

3/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:46:31

Ep 137: How She Did it: Starting an Online Jewelry Boutique While in Law School (Side Hustle Spotlight)

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:45