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Side Hustle Pro: Female Entrepreneurs | Black Women Business Owners | Sidepreneurs

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Nicaila Matthews, Senior Manager of Social Marketing at NPR by day and Chief Side Hustler by night, 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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Apr 28, 2017

This episode actually wraps up our theme for the month, which is How to Make a Living Doing What You Love.

Today on the show, we have a woman who truly epitomizes the theme of this show, Her name is Christine Llewellyn and she is the Founder of Christine Joy Design. Christine Joy Design, LLC is a Brooklyn-based surface pattern design studio specializing in the home goods, apparel and consumer product markets. I first learned about Christine from a video on Facebook, that shared her journey to entrepreneurship and a partnership with West Elm. I actually saved this video two years ago for inspiration, before I even had any plans to start the Side Hustle Pro podcast. When I did start the podcast, I knew I would eventually need to have Christine in the guest chair.

One of the reasons I was so intrigued by Christine, is that she already had a successful career as a marketer, when she said, you know what, this is not what I really want to be doing with my life...and she  pivoted to found Christine Joy Design.

How many of you have ever thought, oh it's too late or I've been doing this for so long, I don't want to start over. Well today's episode just might just make you rethink all of that.


On today’s episode, Christine gets into:

  • Why shouldn’t be afraid to pursue your passion...no matter what stage you are in your career
  • How she took a leap of faith and started over from scratch
  • How investing in herself and her business led to big rewards in major brand partnerships
  • All of the revenue streams in her business
  • Plus how she’s continuing to grow her brand

I really love what Christine had to share.

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Apr 26, 2017

I’m answering your questions on all things side hustle. On this episode I get into:

  • What are good resources for researching your target market effectively, to include in your business plan?
  • What are the other measures to use aside from profit to know when it's time to leave your full time job?
  • How do you recharge when you hit a wall in your side hustle, full time job, or life in general?
  • + much more

I’m going to try to do more of these, maybe like once a month. If you find it helpful let me know and that honestly is what will determine if I keep ‘em up.

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks. To get your free, unrestricted 30 day trial of Freshbooks, just go to FreshBooks.com/SideHustlePro ​and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO ​in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section

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Side Hustle Pro is almost 2000 members strong and the group is growing by hundreds each week. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/mastermind

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Apr 19, 2017

Continuing with ‘How to Make a Living Doing What You Love’ month, today in the guest chair we have Jocelyn Delk Adams of ‘Grandbaby Cakes.’ You may know Jocelyn for her awesome recipes, including the mouthwatering Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. She is better known as a founder, author, national television personality and brand ambassador behind the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com, which gives her family’s, particularly her grandmother’s, cherished generational recipes her modern spin while preserving the most important ingredient- tradition. Jocelyn is also TODAY Show Tastemaker and a cast member one of the Cooking Channel’s longest running most popular shows, “Unique Sweets”.

Nowadays, being a food blogger is no easy feat. Jocelyn and I get into how you really have to be scrappy and identify what’s going to set you apart.

On this episode, Jocelyn dishes on:

  • What made her start a blog in the first place
  • How she knew when it was time to make the leap
  • Her approach to forming partnerships and relationships with major brands
  • Plus ALL of the revenue streams in her business

Get ready to jump into the kitchen with Jocelyn.


This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks. To get your free, unrestricted 30 day trial of Freshbooks, just go to FreshBooks.com/SideHustlePro ​and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO ​in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section

 

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Side Hustle Pro is now over 1900 members strong and the group is growing by hundreds each week. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/FACEBOOK

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Apr 12, 2017

Today on the show, we have Makeup Artist extraordinaire Tiyana Robinson. Tiyana is a Washington DC-based Makeup Artist, Brand Ambassador, and International Beauty Educator. I first came across Tiyana on...you know it, Instagram. I was looking for someone to do my makeup for my Side Hustle Pro photoshoot and after viewing her Instagram portfolio, I immediately reached out and booked an appointment.

On the day of my shoot, I went to her studio to get my makeup done and of course we got to chatting about entrepreneurship and side hustle, and I was just so captivated by her story I knew I had to have her in the guest chair.

On this episode, Tiyana breaks down:

  • How she transitioned from working for a hair care line to being a full time makeup artist
  • Why making an investment in a Coach and Mentor transformed her business
  • How she sets herself apart and stands out in an oversaturated market
  • The different revenue streams in her business (she’s not just a makeup artists)
  • Her top tips for side hustlers who are just getting started

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks. To get your free, unrestricted 30 day trial of Freshbooks, just go to FreshBooks.com/Side Hustle Pro ​and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO ​in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section

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Side Hustle Pro is now over 1800 members strong and the group is growing by hundreds each week. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/FACEBOOK

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Apr 5, 2017

To kick off How to make a living doing what you love month,  I want to address something that I've been asked a few times, both in the side hustle pro community on Facebook and in one-on-one emails and text messages. And that question is: how do I side hustle without getting fired? I think it’s so important that I pause to address this concern, because it may be the thing that’s preventing your from taking your side hustle to that next level.

On this episode I break it down into three main points:

  1. Don’t Assume Your Employer Will Tell You No
  2. Create A Schedule that Doesn’t Conflict With Work
  3. What’s in it for them: Know the Benefits of A Side Hustle For Your Employer

 

This episode is brought to you by Freshbooks. To get your free, unrestricted 30 day trial of Freshbooks, just go to FreshBooks.com/Side Hustle Pro ​and enter SIDE HUSTLE PRO ​in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section

Listen on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Google Play

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Important Announcements:

Side Hustle Pro is now over 1700 members strong and the group is growing by hundreds each week. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/mastermind

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Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

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