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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

Ep 103: Ask Nicaila Anything

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:46

Ep 102: How Celebrity Choreographer Luam Went From Pre-Med to Creating Dance Moves for Beyoncé

8/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:37

Ep 101: How Lindsey Day Co-Founded CRWN Magazine

7/23/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:46:31

Ep 100: How Candice Idehen Founded Harlem’s Luxury Bed of Nails Salon

7/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:36

Ep 99: How Tina Wells Grew Buzz Marketing Group into a 7-Figure Enterprise

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:37

Ep 98: How Venture Capitalist Ebony Pope Is Paving The Way For Startups To Get Funding

7/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:42:39

Ep 97: Tela Holcomb Was Fired For Having a Side Hustle Then Taught Herself How To Trade Stocks And Retire Early

6/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:30

Ep 96: How Coveted Photographer Amy Anaiz Turned Her Side Hustle Into A Successful Business

6/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:58

Ep 95: From Side Hustler to C-Suite Coach With Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks

6/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:28

Ep 94: How to Thrive In Your Career and Your Side Hustle with Charreah K. Jackson

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:11

REWIND: How to Run Your Side Hustle in 1 Hour A Day

5/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:40

REWIND: From Selling Tea Out of Her Trunk to Selling in Major Retailers: Nailah Ellis-Brown of Ellis Island Tea

5/24/2018
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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....

Duration:00:47:45

REWIND: Myleik Teele On Why You Should Leap Before You’re Ready

5/17/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:54:33

REWIND: From Drowning in Debt to Making 5 Figures A Month (Courtney Sanders of Think and Grow Chick)

5/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:52

REWIND: Find Your Niche, Create a Sales Funnel and Monetize with Maya Elious

5/3/2018
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It's a special REWIND edition of Side Hustle Pro. Side Hustle Pro is on a brief hiatus in May and I’ll be back in June with fresh new episodes. I can assure you, this is no vacation for me. Behind the scenes I am cooking up something great. In the meantime, I’ll be checking in each week with a quick update at the top of each REWIND episode. So you’ll still here from me. Now take a listen to this best of episode with Maya Elious. Maya is the first ever coach that I purchased an online...

Duration:00:58:11

Ep 93: How Brandice Daniel Grew Harlem’s Fashion Row Into A Premier Fashion Hub

4/30/2018
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Today in the guest chair is the legendary Brandice Daniel, the Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row. Harlem's Fashion Row is the most prestigious platform for multicultural fashion designers. Founded in 2007, Harlem's Fashion Row began as a project of passion, aiming to fill the void for multicultural fashion designers and high profile professionals in the industry. Today, HFR’s mission is to partner with designers to build profitable and sustainable businesses that will leave a legacy...

Duration:00:42:32

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

4/27/2018
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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....

Duration:00:52:20

Ep 91: Entrepreneur Diaries: I'm My Own Boss, Now What?

4/11/2018
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Hi Guys, I’m back with a check-in. Hear how my first quarter of entrepreneurship went. I share how I’m learning to master my self, master my time (now that there is so much more of it!), master my energy and so much more. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play Links mentioned on this episode The Gifts of ImperfectionBorn A CrimeMore Active Lifestyle Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Side...

Duration:00:40:14

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

4/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:03

Ep 89: Meet the Woman Behind DC’s SpiceSuite and Entrepreneur Hub

3/28/2018
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Today in the guest chair we have the oh so fly and oh so dope Angel Anderson. Angel is the Founder and Owner of the The SpiceSuite, an interactive spice bar in the Takoma Park neighborhood in NW Washington DC. Angel opened this space in 2015 after only 3.5 weeks of planning and dreaming. Now, The SpiceSuite is not only a store that sells fragrant spices, but also serves as an incubator for fellow dreamers. Angel provides the space to showcase other local female business owners, free...

Duration:00:47:02