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Side Hustle Pro

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur 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 including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!
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Sep 11, 2019

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 frustrated with the process of how to get information about her student loans and knew she had to do something. 

She worked on her personal finances and eventually started working with clients to help them manage their student loan debt. Through trials, testing, and gathering feedback, Sonia now runs a six-figure business and employs a team of full time and contractors.    

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Sep 9, 2019

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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!

Sep 4, 2019

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 going to provide the capital to fund your side hustle!

Grab the Goal Getter Action Plan mentioned in today’s episode here

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Aug 23, 2019

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 reminded of the journey that has led up to this. 

In this episode, I share how this opportunity came to be, the behind-the-scenes of what it’s like to be on the Today Show, and the lessons I learned from all of it.

Thank you for listening and sharing. There would be no Side Hustle Pro if no one listened, so huge THANK YOU for listening!

Watch the full interview here 

 

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You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject. 

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Aug 14, 2019

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! 

 

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You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject. 

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Aug 7, 2019

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

  • How to not let fear cripple you when you’re starting your side hustle 
  • How to build the foundation of your business even when it’s still a side hustle 
  • Everything I learned about balancing my side hustle with my 9 to 5How to market your side hustle for FREE when you’re just getting started
  • How to finance your side hustle before it’s making Money (AND how to start monetizing)

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 learned that fear was holding me back, instead of helping me grow. I hope that sharing my thoughts and how I reframed them helps you change your thinking and kickstart your side hustle.    

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I’m excited about this series! New episodes drop every single Wednesday! 

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Jul 31, 2019

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 for shouting me out on social media. 

It’s important to remember that this didn’t happen overnight. So for this episode, I took a moment to reflect on the start of Side Hustle Pro, and the lessons I’ve learned while growing it from my Side Hustle to my Main Hustle in the last three years. 

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  1. The new and improved SideHustlePro.co is now LIVE! 
  2. A three-year anniversary LIVE show is coming! I’m still finalizing the date and location but it’s coming.
  3. You can now send questions for the new “Ask Nicaila” segment that’s coming to Side Hustle Pro. Once I get a critical mass of questions, I can start rolling out this segment. Just email hi@sidehustlepro.co and put hashtag #AskNicaila in the subject. 
  4. I would love it if you leave me an Anniversary Review on Apple Podcasts in honor of the Three Year Anniversary of Side Hustle Pro. Go to Apple Podcasts, click on the name of this show in purple, scroll down to the Ratings & Review section and select Tap to Rate, then Click on Write a Review to leave me your actual words. Can’t wait to read them.
  5. The Side Hustle Summer Series is coming to the podcast in August 2019! Episodes drop every single Wednesday! 

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Jul 24, 2019

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 show-stopping ensembles that flatter their unique body shape and lifestyles.

A self-dubbed anti-fashion stylist, Elsa doesn’t believe there’s one standard of beauty and strives to empower all her clients to celebrate their own individuality.

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Jul 17, 2019

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 hospital with the same health problems that they initially left with. Aliyah decided that it was time for a different approach and adopted a Holistic lifestyle herself which includes a plant-based diet, physical and mental exercise and the use of herbs as medicine.

While adopting this Holistic Lifestyle, Aliyah was in search of all-natural skincare products that particularly smelled like baked goods and was unsuccessful in finding it, so she decided to make it for herself, right in her kitchen. Through the advice of her sister, she decided to make her personal skincare products into a business.

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Jul 10, 2019

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 dear friend of mine, in fact, my best friend since high school, and her name is Lisa Pegram. Now, if it were up to me, I would have had her in the chair a long time ago, but she prefers to grind behind the scenes. But I think she is so dope, and such a hustler, I finally convinced her to do it. 

Listen to hear:

  • How she used her education and jobs to develop ideas for several different side hustles 
  • The research process she used to launch her cutting edge beauty product
  • Why she uses analytics to drive business decisions

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Belle 51 - @belle51co

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Jul 3, 2019

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 Technology. 

Andrea went the corporate route at first, holding several corporate designer positions as she ran her design business on the side.

In 2013, armed with sharp negotiation skills and sheer determination, she convinced landlords to take a chance on her and was able to open the Pantora Bridal showroom. The road since wasn’t always easy, but Andrea never wavered.

Andrea’s mission to represent the underrepresented in mainstream bridal led the Pantora brand to develop a cult following and be carried by several retailers nationally. 

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Jun 26, 2019

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 Hair. 

She’s traveled to 10 countries on the continent of Africa so far and as you’ll hear in this episode, it was when Tomara went to Howard University that she fell in love with all things Africa. After traveling to Ghana, the bold prints and colors spoke to her, and she came up with the idea of African print, satin-lined headbands, and head wrap turbans. 

Determined to build a business with women, like the women in her family, she ensures that all of Loza Tam’s products are crafted by women entrepreneurs, so they can support their families and continue to plant the same seeds that were planted in her as a young adult. 

Tomara has grown Loza Tam to be a six-figure eCommerce brand and she is passionate about supporting and teaching other women how to generate revenue online.

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This episode is brought to you by:

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Jun 19, 2019

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, green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. She combines her corporate consulting practice focused on reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities, and her firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in the South Bronx.  

She has served on the boards of the US Green Building Council and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and she is quoted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC: "Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one.

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Majora - @majoracarter

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Jun 12, 2019

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 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as a visual merchandiser and product developer. She quit her job on a whim in July 2016 and has been an entrepreneur since. When not running Atmospheric Home Staging, Kyndra is a freelance visual merchandiser and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism at The University of North Texas.

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Atmospheric Home Staging - @atmospherichomestaging

Kyndra - @k.outlaw

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Jun 5, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Zakia Blain, the Founder of FCKbeingFAT (FBF Fitness). With no background in fitness, but plenty of background in every fad diet and weight loss trick around, Zakia simply wanted to inspire others, while helping them lose weight the right way.

Through the creation of her international FBF Weight loss Challenge and FBF Fitness apparel, she has managed to do just that.

While on the journey to expand FBF Fitness, Zakia discovered that her audience was interested in shapewear. So rather than promote another company’s brand, she decided to create her own and, with that, FBF Fitness evolved into FBF Body. The highly sought after shapewear has taken on a cult following of its own, largely in part due to Zakia’s open and honest method of sharing herself actually wearing it and looking amazing while doing so.

In today’s episode, we will learn how she got started, how she works through having a brain disorder to grow her business, and the hard lessons she’s learned along the way about hiring and more. Let’s get right into it.

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This episode is brought to you by:

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Are you looking to start a podcast? Or have you started your podcast and are not getting the downloads you expected? Register for my next free class to learn how to market and monetize your podcast: PodcastMoguls.com

Color Noir

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May 29, 2019

You guys let me know that once-a-quarter Entrepreneur Diaries weren’t enough, so I’m going to try and do them once a month.

Here are just a few of the updates I share: Side Hustle Pro podcast crossed 2 Million downloads. Thank you so much!

Muoyo and I launched an app called Color Noir and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes.

The three year anniversary of Side Hustle Pro is around the corner, so I’m thinking about ways on how to keep the podcast fresh. Let me know what you think about the ideas I share in this episode.

You guys, I had an AMAZING time at the My Taught You Retreat (#MTYRetreat). I share why I loved it so much and why I left feeling so refreshed, motivated, and inspired.

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This episode is brought to you by:

Color Noir

You have never seen a coloring book app like this—it celebrates black girl magic in all of its glory. To get it, open up your iOS app store app, search for “Color Noir” and enjoy! And make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE in the app so you can get all the amazing images and bonuses.

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May 22, 2019

Today in the guest chair, we have Mrs. Taffi Ayodele the co-founder of Thando’s, a Lagos and NY based fashion company. Thando’s shoes are foldable ballerina flats, giving women a compact and comfortable shoe option that they can easily take with them on the go.

Thando's is the brainchild of Taffi and her husband J.G. They met while pursuing their MBAs at the NYU Stern School of Business. Their love for each other, love for Africa and love for art, inspired the couple to create an innovative footwear line that facilitates a modern woman’s busy lifestyle while supporting African artists.

Thando’s provides a platform for creative talent on the African continent by crowd-sourcing designs from African men and women who would otherwise have limited opportunities to design for a global audience. How amazing is that? That said, it was a lot of work to bring the brand to life.

As Taffi shares in this episode, it wasn’t easy picking up and moving to a continent that she’d never lived on, plus learn to navigate the business in a completely different culture and navigate the highs and lows of that. But Taffi and JG were determined and they have created a remarkable product and are making their footprint across the globe (pun intended).

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This episode is brought to you by:

Color Noir

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May 15, 2019

Today’s spotlight is Dr. Danita Nikki Brooks, the Founder of Zen in a Jar, a zen-focused home and body care line.

Dr. Nikki is an entrepreneur from Washington, DC. As you’ll hear in this episode, while working full time in government, and pursuing her Doctor of Science in Information Systems & Communication, she startled hustling. Side hustling that is. She started Zen in a Jar on the side, and it actually supplemented her income and helped pay her tuition.

Upon completing her doctorate, Dr. Nikki realized her passion is self-care. Through Zen in a Jar, she creates ways for women to access luxury experiences for the mind, body, and space with an emphasis on the power of aromatherapy.

“Respect your magic” is the mantra she lives by and her goal is to pour into other women and create experiences for them to tap into their very best lives. On today’s episode, we hear how she does it.

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May 8, 2019

Today in the guest chair: Sevetri Wilson. Sevetri is the Founder and CEO of New Orleans based technology startup Resilia (formerly ExemptMeNow) that she founded in 2015 to revolutionize how nonprofits are created and maintained, and how enterprises (who deploy billions annually) scale impact.

Whether you’re looking to start a nonprofit, manage an existing one, or deploy capital, the Resilia platform guides customers seamlessly through the entire process.

She’s raised over $2M for her startup to date, making her the first Black woman in New Orleans to raise over $1M in venture capital, and one of only 11 black women to raise over $3M.

She is also the founder of Solid Ground Innovations, LLC (SGI), a strategic communications and management firm that she founded in 2009.

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May 1, 2019

Today in the guest chair is Courtney Caldwell. Courtney is the Cofounder & COO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. With ShearShare, licensed stylists can rent workspace by the day in cities all over the world, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space. 

Prior to co-founding ShearShare, Courtney managed an award-winning salon with her husband and co-founder, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. Before that, Courtney spent two decades building winning teams in tech marketing and ran a boutique consulting firm where she fast-tracked international sales and marketing success for brands such as Zendesk, Zenefits, and Qualtrics.

ShearShare is a 2018 Google Demo Day winner, 2016 Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year, and a YC Fellowship and 500 Startups alum.

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Apr 26, 2019

Today in the guest chair, we have Katonya Breaux, the founder and President of Unsun Cosmetics, Inc., a Los Angeles-based skin care company specializing in natural sun protection and beauty products for all skin shades and tones.

Katonya herself has worn sunscreen diligently since her twenties. In this episode, she shares why she initially became so diligent with her sunscreen, and how as she matured, she became more health conscious. She realized that even someone with her complexion could get skin cancer. As a result, the idea of sunscreen was no longer just about vanity for her. Protecting her skin meant protecting her life.

On today’s episode, she talks about the tedious process of creating a product that met her own personal high standards and is a natural SPF 30 sunscreen that doesn’t leave the white “residue” that us women with lots of melanin often experience with other SPF brands. As Katonya says, “Everyone should be able to look their best while protecting themselves from the harmful effects of the sun.”

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Apr 24, 2019

Today in the guest chair we have Anika Hobbs, the Founder of Nubian Hueman, a Washington DC boutique featuring a curated selection of African-inspired apparel, accessories, art, and unique goods. Not simply a boutique, Nubian Hueman is a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora.

It has become a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world and serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic brick-and-mortar platform.

Nubian Hueman has worked with over 400 artists, in 30 countries, and across 6 different continents and has received recognition from former President Barack Obama, the Washington Post, NPR, and Forbes.

On today’s episode, Anika shares how her unlikely career path in retail served as a catalyst for Nubian Hueman.

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Apr 17, 2019

Today in the guest chair, we have Jamila Souffrant. Jamila is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), podcaster, writer, and the founder of JourneytoLaunch.com where she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence while helping others do the same.

Jamila and her husband saved $169,000 in two years and are debt free besides their mortgage. She is also a mother of three small children and lives in NYC!

Her quitting her job to work for herself was made possible, not by monetizing her side hustle, but by SAVING.

On today’s episode, Jamila shares:

  • How she and her husband were able to save $169,000 in two years
  • Her approach to the financial independence (FI) movement
  • How she developed and stuck to a budget (without being super frugal)
  • How optimizing her finances helped her to take her leap into entrepreneurship
  • And more!

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Apr 10, 2019

On today’s episode, I’m jumping into the guest chair with an update on what I’ve been working on behind the scenes of the podcast.

Find out what went well for me in Q1 2019, what didn’t go so well, and what I’m focused on for Q2.

As evidenced by the title, this quote attributed to the late Nipsey Hussle has affected me deeply, and I'm determined to do my part. Rest in Power Nipsey.

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Apr 3, 2019

On today’s episode, I’m jumping into the guest chair along with my husband Muoyo Okome and we are talking about The Okome Family Hustle!

Hear how we both went from being side hustlers to full-time entrepreneurs (him as an app developer and me as a full-time podcaster). Plus, hear how we met, about our experiences getting our MBA (him at Wharton and me at Michigan) and working in corporate, how we juggled love and life, and how we supported each other through the ups and downs on the path to entrepreneurship.

Then find out what we talk about the most and what we at preparing for next! If you want to hear more from Muoyo, subscribe to the Game of Grow Podcast (“the most dangerous business podcast in the world”).

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