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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 who started out as side hustlers, including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, and more!
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Feb 1, 2023

We’re back with an update episode with Jacquelyn Rodgers, founder of Greentop Gifts.

I first spoke with Jacquelyn in 2020, when we learned Greentop Gifts aims to create products that represent what the holidays look like for Black and Brown families. Since then, Jacquelyn has gotten Greentop Gifts into retailers like Target and Amazon. 

In this episode Jacquelyn shares: 

  • What it took to get into Target retail and the village that supported her journey there
  • The many grant competitions and accelerator programs she’s used to expand her business and network
  • The hilarious mantra she uses to make sure she doesn’t burn out while running a business, being a wife and mom of two, and much more! 

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube

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Jan 25, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Keewa Nurullah. Keewa is mom of two, a fourth generation Black Wall Street descendant, and founder Kido Chicago, a wildly popular children’s brand and destination in the Southside of Chicago.

In this episode she shares:

  • How she scaled her business from a single onesie to carrying 1000s of children’s products online and in her storefront
  • Why she created a community gathering space for parents on Chicago’s Southside 
  • How she’s carrying on the legacy of her entrepreneurial ancestors affected by the Tulsa Massacre

Check out episode 336 and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by: 

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Jan 18, 2023

This week I sat down with Trina Small, the founder of Supermom Culture. After leaving her logistics job, growing her blog, and blowing up on social media, Trina took a leap to start her brand that empowers mothers through streetwear. 

Starting off on her own packing orders with her daughter out of her apartment, Trina took risks and bet on herself to build a solid brand. 

 In this episode she shares:

  • How she slowly and steadily scaled her business while supporting herself and her family
  • How she landed press like Good Morning America and Oprah Daily
  • The real challenges of being a solo entrepreneur
  • Plus so many laughs, this episode felt like chatting with a girlfriend!

Check out Trina’s full story in episode 335 of Side Hustle Pro on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

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Jan 11, 2023

So you’ve thought about it forever, but actually launching your side hustle is the hardest part. 

I’m here to remind you that it’s OK to try things out, start over, and then try again! 

 In this episode I share:

  • The first side hustle I tried and why I quickly learned it wasn’t for me 
  • How to find the entry point to break into your side hustle’s industry 
  • How taking my time allowed to me prove the concept of my products
  • Five steps to getting your side hustle off the ground and more

Check out episode 334 and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

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Jan 4, 2023

We’re starting off 2023 with a major jumpstart.!

No, I’m not giving you a 12-step productivity solution. Instead, I’m sharing five practical tips to help you set yourself up for success and have your best year yet. It can be exciting to start a new year but it can also be overwhelming. I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to have it all together, and you can start over as many times as you need to.

In episode 333 I share:

  • How to master your self talk this year
  • Why you should focus on what it feels like and not what it looks like
  • How to change your relationship with money
  • How to make a plan for the year and put it into action 
  • Why you don’t need to wait for permission

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Dec 28, 2022

As we count down to the new year, I thought I would share some of the holiday favorites I’m watching (or excited to watch!) this holiday season. Plus, I’m sharing my intentions for 2023. Happy New Year!

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Dec 21, 2022

One of the best parts of interviewing black women entrepreneurs is the wisdom they share and getting to apply those gems in my own world and share it with all of you. We’re taking a look back on the best of Side Hustle Pro in 2022. From women expanding their businesses into every Target in America, to women inspiring Beyoncé and Kerry Washington, we had some exciting guests this year! Tune in to find out who was dropping that Side Hustle knowledge. 

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Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

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Dec 14, 2022

This week I’m walking you down the winding path I took to get Side Hustle Pro to where it is today. Starting in the corporate world at companies like NPR and Google, it took me several years and several career experiences to realize that I was meant for entrepreneurship. Once I decided to be my own boss, I had to develop a whole new set of skills. 

In this episode, I’m giving you the inside look into:

  • How and why I decided to quit my job and become a full time entrepreneur 
  • Why I went back to school to get my MBA, and still continue to take courses, read, and seek out mentors to develop my business skills 
  • The honest reality of entrepreneurship and how I’ve navigated it’s pros and cons

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by: 

HubSpot Podcast Network- The audio destination for business professionals with content designed to help you listen, learn, and grow. Listen to Side Hustle Pro and more shows on the HubSpot Podcast Network, at https://www.hubspot.com/podcastnetwork

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

Go to sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.

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Nov 30, 2022

This week I sat down with Janae Marks, the critically acclaimed author of middle grade novels From the Desk of Zoe Washington and A Soft Place to Land. We get to hear about her journey from writing as a side hustle to becoming a full time author. Now, her best selling book is soon to be a Disney Original movie, produced by Kerry Washington! 

In episode 328 Janae shares:

  • How impactful and important her novels are for young Black kids 
  • How to get started as a new author and the reality of how long the process all takes
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing vs pitching a publishing house 
  • How Disney Channel picked up her novel to become an original movie, executive produced by Kerry Washington

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by: 

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Janae’s Website: http://www.janaemarks.com 

Nov 23, 2022

This week I sat down with Codie Elaine Oliver, the CEO and Co-founder of Black Love, Inc. The 100% Black owned media company, founded by Codie Elaine Oliver and husband Tommy Oliver, is a hub for Black couples and singles to have transparent conversations around relationships, parenthood, dating, and more through their app, podcast network, documentaries, and live events. We get the inside scoop on how Codie built her show from the ground up and grew into a multimedia empire. 

In this episode she shares: 

  • How she and her husband Tommy Oliver self funded Black Love, Inc.
  • The strategic moves she made to pitch Black Love to a network while maintaining ownership
  • The systems she has in place to manage a thriving career while being a mom of three

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

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Black Love Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklove/

Nov 16, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Erica Davis, the CEO & Founder of The Sip, a lifestyle brand that focuses on the education and discovery of champagne and sparkling wine. Along with Co-Founder Catherine Carter, Erica has opened the door for many people, especially women, to discover and indulge in the luxury of champagne. As an Oakland native, Erica made it her mission through The Sip to give back to the city through charitable initiatives coupled with every purchase. 

In this episode Erica shares:

  • How working at a startup prepared her for entrepreneurship 
  • How she balances work and relationship with her best friend/co-founder
  • Her mission to change how alcohol is marketed to women

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Nov 9, 2022

In this very exciting episode, I’m chatting with Wilglory Tanjong, the Founder and CEO of Anima Iris, a technology-driven luxury bag brand that is industrializing Africa through retail. Starting with a personal investment of $5K, in under two years Wilglory has scaled Anima Iris into a multimillion-dollar valued company. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she worked alongside artisans in Dakar, Senegal for their craftsmanship and ended up supporting their livelihoods and families
  • Her advice on keeping the faith and betting on yourself and your business every time
  • The crazy story of how she got Beyoncé to rock an Anima Iris bag and post about it on Instagram!

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

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Wilglory: https://www.instagram.com/wilgloryy/

Nov 2, 2022

We’re taking it back to shine the spotlight on Tolu Garcia, host of the UI Narrative podcast. Tolu launched and scaled her podcast using the methods that I teach inside of Podcast Moguls. You’ll hear how Tolu went from just having an idea when she started the program, to launching a podcast that’s sponsored by Google. 

In this episode Tolu shares:

-The actionable steps Podcast Moguls provided when starting her podcast

-How she got Google to sponsor her indie podcast 

In case you don’t know, Podcast Moguls is an accelerator program for aspiring podcasters who want to turn their podcast into their side hustle. Learn more here

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UI Narrative - @uinarrative

Oct 26, 2022

In today's episode I'm sharing inside my playbook, how I landed in the top charts when I launched my podcast.

I’m giving you five tips to make sure your podcast launch is successful. 

I share all these tips and much more in my Podcast Moguls Accelerator. Podcast Moguls is an 8 week, interactive accelerator program that teaches my proven, effective marketing strategies to emerging podcasters who want to make an impact, build a brand, and monetize their podcast. 

To learn more about How To Start Podcasting, sign up for my next free Masterclass: podcastmoguls.com

To learn more about my Podcast Moguls Accelerator visit: podcastmoguls.com 

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Oct 19, 2022

This week I’m sitting down with Rachel Rodgers. Rachel is the creator of the Hello Seven brand and the founder of We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club. Her book, We Should All Be Millionaires is a woman’s guide to earning more, building wealth, and gaining economic power. 

After law school, Rachel decided to put her degree to use and started offering her lawyer services to small businesses. Like most side hustlers, she then reevaluated if that work was truly fulfilling and realized she could be doing so much more. Then Hello Seven was born.

Today, Rachel teaches diverse women how to grow an asset that will last beyond them and how to scale their own business to seven figures.

In episode 322, Rachel shares:

  • Why we must confront the stories we tell ourselves about money
  • How she pivoted from a legal services business to business coaching
  • Rachel even puts me in the hot seat and forces me to confront how I’m restricting my own growth as a business owner! You don’t want to miss this one

Tune in to episode 322 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

p.s. Rachel's Make Money Moves Challenge is happening again next week, October 24-October 28. I highly recommend signing up! I left her last challenge invigorated and also made money each day of the challenge using the tips she shared. Game changer!!! I loved it so much I'm doing it AGAIN. Sign up here

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Oct 12, 2022

Shontay Lundy, Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen is in the guest chair today. In 2016, Shontay realized she was tired of using sunscreen that left a white residue on her dark skin. So she decided to leverage her MBA and knack for business to develop a melanin-friendly option. Since then, Shontay has emerged as a thought leader and innovator in the beauty industry and her success has been chronicled by Forbes, Business Insider, Teen Vogue, InStyle, and countless other national publications. In just a few years, Black Girl Sunscreen has made its way to Ulta, CVS, Walgreens, Macys.com, NordstromRack.com, FSA.com, Ross, TJ Maxx, and specialty retailers across the globe.

In episode 321, Shontay shares:

  • How she grew Black Girl Sunscreen into 10,000 doors and eight retailers 
  • What it took to prove the concept of sunscreen for dark skin
  • How she drives her business on intuition and clever strategizing 

Check out episode 321 and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

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Oct 5, 2022

This week I’m once again sitting down with Angelina Darrisaw, Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach. Angelina is a changemaker and entrepreneur who believes career advancement is a social justice issue. 

Her firm, C-Suite Coach, is a coaching and professional development firm that empowers individuals to reach their full potential through career advancement.

C-Suite Coach supports a range of clients from small business leaders and nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies — providing industry leading coaching and training experiences that develop talent, while fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

In episode 320, Angelina shares:

  • Her journey to becoming a CEO
  • The training and development she went through herself to become an effective coach
  • How she hires and empowers others in order to scale her business

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Sep 28, 2022

You’ve done your research, gathered your materials and are ready to launch your side hustle. Now what? Keep GOING. This is the time to reevaluate, regroup, and dig deeper. A lot of side hustlers who get to this point will start to lose the spark they had when they first started. In episode 319, I’m giving you the tips to keep that same energy and build your side hustle into a sustainable business. 

Tips shared include:

  • How to affirm yourself to build confidence 
  • The next steps to stay on track with your goals
  • How to continue to find inspiration 

I’m also hosting a live Side Hustle Bootcamp next week. Whether you’ve started your side hustle or are still trying to get it off the ground, this challenge is designed to help you get out of your head and into action. Go to sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp to sign up!

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

Go to sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.


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Sep 21, 2022

Our elders weren’t wrong when they said “You’ll never know until you try”, okay! When starting your side hustle, all the research in the world can’t compare to actually launching and testing it out. This may feel like the hardest part, but don’t let perfectionism get in the way. You’ve already done all the prep work, now it’s time to see the fruit of your labors.

In episode 318, you’ll learn the steps needed to launch the side hustle of your dreams. This is part three of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In the episode we discuss:

  • How to put yourself out there and get your side hustle recognized as a brand
  • What platforms you’ll need to set up 
  • How to be brave and just start 

The Side Hustle Bootcamp is designed to help busy, multi-passionate professionals just like you discover your perfect side hustle and get it up and running. Join us over at sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp

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Sep 14, 2022

So, you’ve figured out the side hustle you want to pursue. Now what’s the next step? Hint: It’s finding your audience.

I’m not talking about just anyone who might come across your side hustle, I’m talking about the specific person who needs and wants what you’re offering! It’s time to get creative and identify who it is you’re talking to, and I’ve got a roadmap to help you do so. This episode is part two of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to identify your customer/audience by understanding their habits
  • The benefits of getting hyper-specific in your research 
  • How to reach out to the customer you identify as your target audience 

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

Go to sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.


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Sep 7, 2022

If you’re still struggling to discover your perfect side hustle, you’re not alone. It’s because you’re good at more than one thing. But here’s a tip: just because you enjoy something, doesn’t mean it needs to be your side hustle! Let’s get into how to take all of your many ideas, and truly determine if it’s the best side hustle for you. This episode is part one of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Narrowing down your ideas to find a sustainable side hustle
  • How to lean into your community to get started 
  • The value of the information you already know  

P.s. I’m hosting a live side hustle accountability challenge called the Side Hustle Bootcamp and you can sign up right now.

The Side Hustle Bootcamp is designed to help busy, multi-passionate professionals just like you discover your perfect side hustle and get it up and running

Go to sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp to learn more and save your spot

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant! Go to sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.

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Aug 31, 2022

Today in the guest chair is Jerri Evans, the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars. Jerri was first on the show in 2017 and now she’s back with an update!

As the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars, Jerri Evans has revolutionized juicing in the “hood”.  By bringing better choices to communities that otherwise lack access to healthy options, Jerri dedicated her mission to serving the often under-served and overlooked.  

It was Evans’ late mother Annette Turner, who founded Turning Natural, after being diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. Shortly after her mother’s transition, Evans quit her then excelling career as an Aeronautical Engineer to pursue helping those who were looking to take care of themselves.  

Eight years and six locations later, Jerri has committed to continuing her mom’s legacy and trailblazing her own. 

On this episode, hear how Jerri:

  • Thinks about how and when to expand to a new location
  • Addressed her shortcomings as a manager to make her team stronger
  • Navigates “graduating” from a business she founded and having an exit strategy!

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Aug 24, 2022

This week I chat with Monique Little, CEO & Founder of You Go Natural, one of the nation’s fastest growing natural hair accessory brands. Little founded the company to address the need for easy styling options for women who opt to wear their hair in its natural state. Having started with just a sewing machine, some remnant fabric from her mother’s stash and an idea, in just five years Little has successfully grown a multimillion dollar brand.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How wanting more freedom in her schedule led to the start of You Go Natural 
  • How she got her product to grow in the first six months to a point where she was making more than her full time job’s salary
  • How she went from working with contractors to opening up a facility and hiring full time employee
  • When she decided to raise capital and how she had to explain the black women’s beauty experience to people who didn’t understand the need for her product
  • Her marketing strategy for scaling the business, when she knew it was time to bring in an external team, & how being in your own target market helps with knowing what to say to your audience + much more!

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You Go Natural: @YouGoNatural

Aug 17, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Ericka Chambers, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzles of Color. Ericka and her brother founded this business in the middle of the pandemic. She used that idle time to really think through something that her and her family has done for years, which is build puzzles together. And the one thing they realized was lacking was puzzles featuring people of color. After unsuccessfully trying to convince other people to launch this business, Ericka and her brother finally realized it was up to them to solve this problem.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How they started, how they’re growing, how they’re learning what to delegate
  • Working with artists of color to license their pieces and turn them into puzzles
  • Juggling the business and parenting while side hustling

And so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 

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