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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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169: How Karleen Roy Created A Boutique Creative Agency for Celebrity Clients

10/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:54:55

168: LIVE PODCAST! How to Play Big and Get These Coins, Sis

10/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:19

167: How Rochelle Porter Launched Her Apparel and Lifestyle Brand While Working Full-Time

10/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:41

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

9/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:53:47

165: How PhD, Gettin’ Grown Podcast Host, and Coach of #TeamTypingFast Dr. Tykeia Robinson Juggles it All (Side Hustle Spotlight)

9/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:21

164: How The Founder of The Village Market Is Bringing National Exposure To Black-Owned Businesses (w/ Dr. Key Hallmon)

9/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:36

163: From Side Hustler to CEO: Meet Sonia Lewis, Founder of The First African American & Woman-Owned Student Loan Repayment Company

9/11/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:26

SIDE HUSTLE PRO LIVE PODCAST! OCT 9 in DC

9/9/2019
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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!

Duration:00:02:58

162: How to Balance Your Side Hustle With Your J-O-B (Side Hustle Series Pt 3)

9/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:55

161: Entrepreneur Diaries: I was on the TODAY show!

8/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:26:12

160: How to Lay the Foundation of Your Business When It’s Still A Side Hustle (Side Hustle Series Pt 2)

8/14/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:40:47

159: How to NOT Let Fear Cripple You When You’re Starting Your Side Hustle (Side Hustle Series Pt 1)

8/7/2019
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This episode kicks off The Side Hustle Summer Series! This August, I’m doing a series all about side hustling and breaking down: 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...

Duration:00:36:14

158: The 3 Year Anniversary Episode: 5 Lessons in Growing and Running My Business

7/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:47:09

157: How Personal Stylist Elsa Isaac Made a Name For Herself And Attracted Celebrity Clients

7/24/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:15

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