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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

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

A shared sense of Pride in growing a business

6/29/2022
These are the stories of four entrepreneurs, all a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Though their businesses span industries and states, they all have something in common: they’re navigating the challenges of starting a business while also working towards sustainable growth, success, and happiness as queer entrepreneurs. We’re excited to amplify their voices, share their perspective on what needs to change, and learn their hopes for the future.

Duration:00:32:55

Amplifying her clients’ voices to achieve Fame and Fortune

6/22/2022
Do you strive for fame and fortune? Or do you just want to get your name out there? Allie Hembree Martin can help. Allie is the founder of Fame and Fortune, a social media and public relations agency increasing the online visibility of female CEOs. She works to amplify her clients’ voices using creative and forward-thinking social media strategy and PR. In this episode, Allie will share lessons learned and her predictions for how social media will change over the next few years.

Duration:00:30:19

Creating videos: From on-camera to full-package

6/15/2022
Ariana Escalante has worked as an on-camera spokesperson for many years. When her clients started asking if she could offer full production services, she saw a need for a complete package video content agency. Four years later, she and her fiancé, Jon Gluck, have grown Vydeo into a successful business that provides scripting, filming, talent, and editing. They now have a stellar team and a collection of awesome clients.

Duration:00:35:52

Prioritizing perseverance over privilege

6/8/2022
Corey Washington's two startups, POPA and Rishari, weren’t supposed to be companies. They were personal projects that transformed into official companies at the suggestion of Corey’s friends and colleagues. Corey now manages POPA, a clothing brand based in Atlanta, and Rishari, a creative agency serving small businesses. In all of his endeavors, Corey is committed to prioritizing perseverance, encouraging fast failure, and listening to your customers.

Duration:00:31:17

Planning for creativity, balance and financial freedom

6/1/2022
Delaney Driver started Wilder Mind Events, a wedding planning business in Saint Petersburg, Florida, so she could make more money, choose a schedule that fits her lifestyle, and be in full control of the creative process when planning events. Since starting Wilder Mind, Delaney has tackled the challenges of rescheduled weddings during the pandemic, celebrated small business wins like hiring her first employee, and kept her commitment to happiness along the way.

Duration:00:32:16

Turning a lifelong hobby into a full-time career

5/25/2022
Cheyenne Crawford has always been behind a camera. Taking graduation photos and prom pictures in high school, she knew that capturing moments was one of her innate talents. After Cheyenne realized that a traditional college path wasn’t for her, a chance opportunity to shift the subject of her photography emerged. She began focusing her lens on real estate. Cheyenne now works full-time capturing homes for sale in Atlanta at her business, HomeStar Photo.

Duration:00:32:23

Pouring beer and pivoting business models

5/18/2022
Jen Price fell in love with craft beer during her college summer internships in Boulder, Colorado. In her free time, Jen began educating herself on the craft beer scene. She opened Atlanta Beer Boutique, which included a tasting room and tasting classes, and even started writing a book. When the pandemic had other ideas, Jen pivoted her expertise and launched a second beer-focused business, Crafted for Action.

Duration:00:38:16

How Rekindle Candle Co. prioritizes value in handmade goods

5/11/2022
Matthew Mewbourne has been creating things since high school. Starting with ceramics in high school, he transitioned his maker mindset to candles while at the University of Georgia, becoming a regular vendor at the Athens Farmer’s Market. Matthew and his wife started Rekindle Candle Company after graduation and have since focused on high-quality ingredients, environmental sustainability, and prioritizing value in their wooden wicked candles.

Duration:00:26:39

Curating immersive African safaris while protecting wildlife

5/4/2022
While Saurabh Khetrapal was creating tech startups in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas, he was also advising his friends and colleagues on how to plan meaningful and individualized African safaris in his home country of Tanzania. After exiting his third tech startup, Saurabh decided to combine his two passions—preserving African wildlife and entrepreneurial ventures—into his nonprofit startup Fair Trade Safaris.

Duration:00:33:57

How two teachers branched out to Restore More

4/27/2022
Claudine Miles and Kimberlie Milton are friends and experienced educators, who met while working at the same school in Atlanta, Georgia. After a 10-year stint at a top charter school, Claudine was beginning to feel burned out. With the encouragement of now-business partner Kimberlie, Claudine created Restore More Consultants, an education-forward consulting firm rooted in expanding restorative practices, anti-racism, and social-emotional health.

Duration:00:32:08

Recruiting passionate candidates in an emerging space

4/20/2022
Derrick Knudsen was working at a Fortune 500 recruitment firm in Denver, Colorado when he recognized a gap in the industry. Traditional firms were hesitant to help fill open positions at cannabis companies. In response, Derrick created a boutique recruitment firm, Meta Talent Group, which helps fill roles at cannabis, hemp, and psychedelic-focused companies. Derrick’s firm is focused on recruiting top-tier talent while maintaining its core values: People, Planet & Profitability.

Duration:00:24:39

Encouraging creatives to make space for their dreams

4/13/2022
Mary Nakaya and Melissa Porras met at church in Los Angeles, California. While Mary had an art background, Melissa was just excited to play with clay on Mary’s pottery wheel. As their friendship blossomed, they started a ceramic-focused jewelry business: Nomad Artisan Company. Since 2018, Mary and Melissa have expanded their business by going door-to-door to LA boutiques and growing their social media presence.

Duration:00:33:56

How King of Pops refreshes, reinvents, and refines their model

4/6/2022
If you live in the southeast, you’ve seen them - carts with rainbow umbrellas bearing popsicle treats dubbed “King of Pops” - at public parks, live events, and music festivals. Steven Carse, who founded King of Pops in 2010 along with his brother Nick, shares their origin story, how the company innovated through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new programs King of Pops is spearheading, including a “Cartreprenuer” franchise program.

Duration:00:36:50

Leveraging an Olympic javelin throwing career into a customized coaching business

3/30/2022
Sean Furey is not your average small business owner. Sean is an Olympic javelin thrower who represented the United States in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Now retired from full-time javelin throwing, he’s channeled his long athletic career and love of fitness into his business: Furey Athletics. Sean’s side hustle is a coaching and online training resource with the mission of helping athletes and coaches maximize their potential.

Duration:00:31:14

Marrying a love of adventure with photography skills

3/23/2022
Kat Carney knew she wanted to be a photographer – she had always loved taking pictures, particularly in natural settings. She tried being a full-time wedding photographer but found there wasn’t enough variety to suit her. So she started Swell & Stone, and now she plans and photographs adventure weddings and elopements in exciting outdoor locales. Hear what she learned when turning her side hustle into a full-time business.

Duration:00:34:56