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Side Hustle to Small Business

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A weekly podcast from Hiscox, the small business insurance experts. We’re changing the conversation around the side hustle and featuring founders at various stages of their small business journey. These entrepreneurs are pushing the envelope while keeping their values and have learned a few lessons along the way. Listen each week for conversation, context, and camaraderie. Hosted by Sanjay Parekh, produced by Edgewise.Media.

A weekly podcast from Hiscox, the small business insurance experts. We’re changing the conversation around the side hustle and featuring founders at various stages of their small business journey. These entrepreneurs are pushing the envelope while keeping their values and have learned a few lessons along the way. Listen each week for conversation, context, and camaraderie. Hosted by Sanjay Parekh, produced by Edgewise.Media.

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United States

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A weekly podcast from Hiscox, the small business insurance experts. We’re changing the conversation around the side hustle and featuring founders at various stages of their small business journey. These entrepreneurs are pushing the envelope while keeping their values and have learned a few lessons along the way. Listen each week for conversation, context, and camaraderie. Hosted by Sanjay Parekh, produced by Edgewise.Media.

Language:

English

Contact:

888-917-8793


Episodes

Quit your job with no plan? Sometimes it works out.

11/16/2022
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just quit your job with no plan for what you would do next? In this episode Sanjay talks with Jim Garrison who did just that. Thirty-two years later, Jim has a successful business and reflects on the twists, turns, and lessons he learned along the way. He also has great advice if you are thinking of making the same jump: “Don’t be afraid and start today.”

Duration:00:30:34

Building confidence while building a business

11/9/2022
After getting his first computer at age 9, Larry Dukhovny began his life as a self-proclaimed computer geek. This passion for technology prompted his career path in IT consulting. After freelancing for six years, Larry founded MyBizGeek in 2013. Passionate about believing in yourself and the value of your service, Larry now advocates for building inner confidence to accelerate your business and attract new clients.

Duration:00:37:46

Grant Nichols’ personality type? Entrepreneurial

11/2/2022
When it comes to personality types, there is Meyers Briggs and StrengthsFinder, among others. But Grant Nichols uses a more general term when describing himself: entrepreneurial. He constantly brainstorms new business ideas, researches their market potential, and vets the project’s viability with his friends and family. Grant founded his current business, BluWave Technologies, to help manufacturing companies increase operational efficiency.

Duration:00:25:24

Speaking from experience: Inspiring hope and evolution

10/26/2022
Jacari Harris is an author, sought-after speaker, and social media influencer who uses his experience growing up in the foster care system to inspire hope and encourage transformation. As his tenure as Executive Director of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation closes, Jacari Harris is preparing for what’s next: increasing his influence at speaking engagements and growing his coaching business, Stimulating Success.

Duration:00:29:01

Fostering a fun, inclusive, and professional environment

10/19/2022
After spending ten years in the financial services industry, Jennifer Stine knew she wanted to create something of her own. Inspired by her entrepreneurial dad, she founded Fortune Web Marketing in 2007. Over the past 15 years, Jennifer’s company expanded outside her home state of New Jersey with a growing group of colleagues. As president of her company, Jennifer works to create an inclusive and non-corporate environment where her team can flourish.

Duration:00:29:40

Maximizing discoverability using systems and social media

10/12/2022
Lloyd George, better known by his name on all social platforms, “Lloyd Not George,” is a podcast producer and social media influencer. He creates informative content for beginner podcasters and has accumulated over 300,000 views on TikTok. Lloyd balances his full-time job with his podcasting side hustle by using various systems to manage his time, automate sponsor outreach, and engage with fellow online creatives.

Duration:00:29:35

Straight to your inbox: Email marketing, mastered

10/5/2022
Do you think email is dead? Paige Parrino knows email marketing is alive and well. While working at her first corporate job after graduating, Paige saw firsthand the value of email marketing on a business and realized that her skills were in high demand. With her husband deployed and more free time on hand, Paige dreamed, researched, and started her company, Paige Parrino Marketing, which supports e-commerce businesses' marketing efforts.

Growing together as partners, founders, and business owners

9/28/2022
Ali Green and Mickey Mellen had a history of outsourcing work to one another. After years of back and forth, they realized it would make sense to start a company together. In 2009, they founded GreenMellen Media, a digital marketing agency based in Marietta, Georgia. Since then, Ali and Mickey have opened a physical office, hired a team of six, adjusted their schedules to meet life’s changing demands, and become stronger partners in the process.

Duration:00:34:30

Having courage to fail, reassess, and move forward

9/21/2022
For Matt Davis, Man Cave Basics Plus began as a hobby when he would peruse outdoor flea markets and vintage shows. Three years ago, Matt started developing the Man Cave brand in earnest. Throughout his career - from joining and then leaving the family business, to monetizing his fascination with patent prints, to now growing Man Cave Basics - Matt has taken some risks that paid off and some that didn’t, but he learned from all of them.

Duration:00:25:45

From trading stock options to mastering money mindsets

9/14/2022
Brie Sodano taught herself to trade stock options on the side, while working as a director at a Boys and Girls Club. This hobby inspired Brie to become a financial advisor. As she grew her advising practice, Brie realized most of her clients struggled with issues like credit card debt, student loans, and feeling perpetually broke. In response, Brie founded Sheep to Shark, where she helps women take control of their money and find freedom in the process.

Duration:00:25:36

Inspiring athletes to harness their strengths

9/7/2022
Maureen Monte is a Leadership & Team Consultant. In Season 1, Episode 4, she shared her story of transitioning from a career in IT consulting to running her own business. Maureen is back to answer the question, “Where is she now?” Monte is passionate about optimizing sports teams’ outcomes by focusing on each athlete and their unique strengths. This passion inspired Monte’s new book, which focuses on her work with over 1,400 athletes and coaches.

Duration:00:29:01

Using entrepreneurship as a self-development tool

8/31/2022
At 29 years old, Ben Knegendorf was driving a forklift at a Walmart Distribution Center and needed to make a change. He’s had quite the journey since then —from flipping real estate sale items on eBay, to selling tiny house products, to his newest business, Dropship Breakthru. Ben believes becoming an entrepreneur helped him overcome imposter syndrome. Hear how he built his confidence as he built his business.

Duration:00:28:32

Utilizing skill-based volunteering in The Underdog Family

8/24/2022
The Underdog Family, or TUF, is a nonprofit based in Denver, Colorado, that provides website design services to small businesses 100% free of charge. TUF utilizes a team of highly skilled professionals as pro bono volunteers. Leading The Underdog Family is founder Chin Weerappuli, who believes that skill-based volunteering is one of the best ways to keep volunteers engaged with the mission of any organization.

Duration:00:28:03

Creating a private online community of global travelers

8/17/2022
Shaina Shiwarski is an avid traveler. Friends would ask her about her latest adventure whenever she returned from a trip, and a lengthy WhatsApp exchange would follow. Shiwarski knew there had to be a better way to share ideas and create friendships across the globe. Shaina created Legends, a private community of global travelers inspired by individual experiences. Legends’ mission is to give people the power to authentically connect with themselves, each other, and the world.

Duration:00:33:45

Changing course and inspiring inclusion in auctioneering

8/10/2022
TiWanna Kenney is the founder of Astounding Auctions and shared the story of her side hustle turned small business in Season 1, Episode 5. In this episode, TiWanna is back to answer the question, “Where is she now?” Kenney shares how her business adapted to the COVID-19 event climate, when in-person auctions couldn’t take place and how she continues to be an advocate for diversity in the auction industry.

Duration:00:30:01

Customizing small spaces with bespoke hardware

8/3/2022
Priya Vij is the founder of Hapny Home, a new home accessories brand focused on the small design details that have the power to transform your space, starting with cabinet hardware. The name Hapny comes from the names of all the cities where founder Priya has lived and rented apartments - Houston, Austin, Portland, and New York. The Hapny Home launch collection includes solid brass knobs, cabinet pulls, and appliance pulls.

Duration:00:36:50

Making it convenient for people to be healthy

7/27/2022
Leslie Zinn is the co-founder and CEO of Arden's Garden - a cold-pressed juice, smoothie, and vegan foods company on a mission to cultivate an oasis of health and wellness. Arden's Garden started in Leslie's mother Arden's kitchen in the early 90s. Twenty-five years later, Arden’s Garden has two production facilities in East Point, Georgia, 17 retail store locations throughout Metro Atlanta, and more than 1,000 partners in the Southeast region.

Duration:00:33:32

A serial entrepreneur advocating for other entrepreneurs

7/20/2022
The tables are turned as host Sanjay Parekh is interviewed by friend, colleague, and podcast cohost Adam Walker. Sanjay started his first entrepreneurial venture in 2000 and has lived in the startup world ever since. Riding the ups and downs of startup culture, securing funding, and hiring staff, Sanjay has focused on being an advocate for other entrepreneurs in his roles as a VC, mentor, speaker, and podcast host.

Duration:00:25:37

S1E4: Engineer turned leadership and team consultant helps teams reach their full potential

7/13/2022
Maureen Monte is a Leadership and Team Consultant and author of Destination Unstoppable. Maureen began her career as an engineer but eventually realized she was more than a problem solver; she was a "people problem solver". Hear how Maureen turned her side hustle into a full time business and how you can unlock the untapped talent on your team. This episode originally aired on June 24, 2019.

Duration:00:22:46

S1E5: Going once, going twice. A fundraising auctioneer is born at a talent show

7/6/2022
After serving in the US Army and enjoying a successful career in financial services, TiWanna Kenney found herself on stage hosting an auction. She fell in love with the work and the positive impact it can have on the lives of others. Here’s how TiWanna developed her talent and how she’s bringing diversity and inspiring change in her industry. This episode originally aired on July 1, 2019.

Duration:00:21:50