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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 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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Apr 7, 2021

I know you’re probably wondering, how’s Nicaila TV going, right?! If you didn’t know, I have a YouTube channel where I post videos about natural hair, lifestyle, and beauty content. I’m already one month in, and I wanted to give you all a little update on how things are going since my channel launched on March 1.

For the first time in a while, I gave myself the freedom to do something fun, again, and didn’t put pressure on myself with creating videos (or even to monetize). This was the start of expanding what I’m known for beyond podcasting, and I actually love doing YouTube! It’s my TV show, and anything goes.

This side hustle has also given me insight into what I see myself doing in the future (more on that in the episode).

In this episode, I’m sharing all that I’ve learned in a short amount of time of doing YouTube, and giving you insight into why I think it’s way harder than podcasting, and how I’ve gotten videos with over 1K views!

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Mar 31, 2021

Cora Miller became the solution to the one recurring question she had after becoming a new mom: Why aren’t there specific hair products representative for boys of color? 

As she was looking for products to style her son’s hair that were clean and plant-based, to her surprise, there were none, and that bothered her. After seeing this gap in the marketplace and talking through her frustration with her husband, Young King Hair Care, the first multicultural beauty and wellness brand for young men, was born. 

Unlike other hair care brands, it didn’t start in the kitchen for this CEO. Instead, she did months of market research and found a research and development partner who understood her vision. In that search, Cora and her husband found a Black female chemist who had been working in the natural hair care industry for years, and their partnership took off! In a matter of a year, from research to final product, Young King Hair Care was ready to show young boys that it’s okay to groom themselves, and have a self-care moment just for them, too.

From the official launch date in Dec. 2019, to starting with a table set-up in her home hallway, which she affectionately called “Young King Fulfillment Center,” to now being sold on Target shelves, the Millers are well on their way to redefining male grooming for the next generation.

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Mar 24, 2021

For Mikaela Pabon, she is living a dream that would make her 8-year-old self ecstatic! She is the founder of the statement-making athleisure brand, Dressed in Joy. It’s interesting to think that she never thought she would be able to live out her fashion dreams, but here she is, today, doing just that as a full-time entrepreneur.

Her initial career path, although she didn’t like it, was in information technology (IT). Eventually, Mikaela found something in that line of work that she did enjoy in working with databases, which she did for about 15 years. But in 2015, the fashion enthusiast took her first dive into entrepreneurship and decided to call it quits after four years, and no profits made. 

After some time away, her dreams started to come back to her, and she was reminded of her days of watching fashion shows and “House of Style” on MTV, and it led her to design. Not for profit, but for herself. And if you ask Mikaela, she did not intend for the business she has now to be a business. For her, she was just designing something she wanted and didn’t see in the market. And to her surprise, people loved what she had to offer. After learning from her past mistakes, facing her limiting beliefs, and responding to customers, she built a successful and expanding brand and business.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

☞ How Mikaela went from closing one business to opening another wildly successful one

☞ How she was able to leave her full-time job to focus on Dressed in Joy full time

☞ How Instagram Reels helped her to boost her audience in a short amount of time

☞ And why she believes that no matter the obstacle when it’s meant to be yours, it will be

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Mar 17, 2021

If you take a look at Danielle Finney’s body of work, you’ll see two common themes: warm expressions and joyful faces. Her signature style as a natural light photographer has connected her to clients and taken her places she never could have imagined.

Danielle originally began her professional career on the administrative track with aspirations to be an executive assistant because she had a desire to help people. And one thing’s for sure, she never saw herself doing photography full-time, even though she had taken a liking to it over time. It was just a side hustle.

Initially, her work was experimental and friends and family-centric — reaching out to them, trying new things, and learning by trial and error. And even after about four years of developing her creative eye, gaining clientele and finding her photography style, Danielle still didn’t see what she was doing as a “profitable means of making a living.” 

That was, until life gave her a reason to put herself out there and believe in herself.

And the rest is history! Now, after 13 years in the photography arena, she helps women see themselves in their best light through beautiful, joy-filled photos. As well as, teaches other photographers how to improve their natural light portraits and enhance their client experiences.

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Mar 10, 2021

For Eniola Oshodi, nursing was all she knew. Her mom did it, so you could describe it as a generational transfer. But after over a decade of working in the medical field, she knew something had to change…

The scrubs, they had to change.

For something that healthcare workers had to wear for shifts on end, everyday, Eniola didn’t think traditional scrubs were flattering, comfortable, or looked good on her. And it was that push that made her create Dope Scrubs, a medical apparel brand that allows healthcare professionals to express themselves through their attire while working on the frontlines.

Upon having the revelation of wanting to make the lives of those like her better in the work wardrobe department, Eniola set out on her “journey of creation” to figure out how to make scrubs more stylish and comfortable, yet still functional. And after that, she designed the first versions of Dope Scrubs and wore them everyday, but never told anyone she designed them. Even though she didn’t say a word, people started asking about what she was wearing. Talk about a marketing plan!

With a little help from her family, she stopped sitting on what she had created (figuratively and literally), and pressed the “go” button on becoming the entrepreneur she was made to be.

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Mar 3, 2021

For Alexia Grant aka “Chef Lex” aka “The Bubble Chef,” cooking was always a family affair, or how she puts it, “a collaborative effort.” And that motivation has taken her very far. She has cooked for the likes of Carmelo and LaLa Anthony, Malcolm Jenkins, Meek Mill, Angela Simmons and Lauryn Hill, and worked with brands like Lululemon and Verizon. 

Growing up with a garden outside of her home, and a loving family who made sure she had a good breakfast in the morning, food was a big thing for her. Although Lex wasn’t sure of what she wanted to do post-high school, it was her grandfather who was her motivation to pursue a career in cooking. Before he passed, he had a real sit-down moment with her about next life steps, which encouraged her to eventually apply to culinary school.

At 19, Lex got her first high paying catering job that catapulted her into the side hustle of catering, which ultimately led her to full-time entrepreneurship. Not to mention, after that catering job, she started telling everyone that she was a “chef” and no one could tell her otherwise. 

From contracting her services to now running her own lifestyle management firm, and having her own pop-up restaurant, Comfort Kitchen, Chef Lex is a force to be reckoned with. And as my Jamaican sista, I must say, her grind is impeccable.

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Mar 1, 2021

Hey Guys, I'm excited to announce that my new side hustle is here. That's right, my new YouTube channel is live: https://www.youtube.com/c/nicailatv

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Feb 24, 2021

Marvina Robinson is the founder and CEO of her own boutique brand champagne company, B. Stuyvesant Champagne that was launched in February 2020.

Her journey was anything but “ordinary.” She puts it this way: “There was no direct correlation.” With a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Master’s degree in Statistics, and the career path of working in finance on Wall Street for over 20 years, the entrepreneur bug hit her, big time. Prior to Stuyvesant (as it’s affectionately called), Marvina had her own indoor cycling studio, which she later converted into a café. 

After the landlord of the building the café was hosted in wouldn’t allow her to sell beer or wine, she took his “no” as a lead to make her vision a reality, and open up a champagne bar. So she took the next lead, and ventured to France to make connections in the champagne and wine world.

While sitting down eating crepes in France at 5 a.m., she met someone who would help her make the introductions she needed to succeed, and the outcome of that is what you see today. 

Although Marvina didn’t know what she was looking for, at first, and her business plan was in her brain, notebook and laptop, she’s proud that she built her business incrementally, and her “true business” is now falling into place. The insane grind included red eye flights between Manhattan and France for almost a year. For Marvina, it was all worth it.

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Feb 17, 2021

You’d probably think that launching a new business in the middle of a pandemic wouldn’t be the most “received” idea, but for Temidayo Adedokun, she accepted the challenge. In 2020, Temidayo launched Ade + Ayo, a collection of beautifully crafted pieces that make the African aesthetic practical for even the littlest among us. Her pieces keep things modern and affordable for parents, too.

Interestingly enough for Temidayo, she’s no stranger to the entrepreneur world as her parents paved their own way, although they encouraged her to take a more “traditional” path. And for her, that was law. While attending Yale for her studies, during her second semester, she became dissatisfied with the path she’d chosen. After Yale, the future entrepreneur decided to pursue corporate law to pay off debt (so relatable!), but ended up hating it and leaving that firm after nine months because she felt like she sold her life to the firm.

Upon trying to figure things out and working at a boutique law firm, Temidayo became pregnant with her first baby. She immediately became hooked on watching YouTube videos and finding ways she could bring Nigerian and African culture into her son’s life. After searching on Etsy and other places, she couldn't find what she was looking for, which was African prints and colors on soft fabrics, that she’d feel comfortable putting on a baby, but also felt modern. 

Enter Ade + Ayo. 

Here’s what you’ll learn about Temidayo and her business from this episode:

  • How the plan to work at the firm while working on Ade + Ayo on the side, until it got enough traction didn’t quite happen
  • How she learned effective e-commerce while simultaneously becoming a mom
  • How she positioned herself for years to be in the position she’s in today

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Feb 10, 2021

If you’ve ever seen Canishiea J. Sams’ Instagram account, you know that her nail art style is far from basic colors and french tips. Her designs are fun, vibrant, eclectic and, most certainly, the future of nails. Canishiea is a nail artist and owner of “NailsbyCanishiea,” where she specializes in hand painted luxury press-on nails and nail care.

What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion for the nail art guru, and after much practice and encouragement from her sisters, friends, and husband, Canishiea decided to pursue her dreams and attend nail school. But get this, by day, she was still attending university and studying criminology, and by night, going after her dreams. Needless to say, everyone was questioning her life plan, except her.

In 2016, Canishiea finished nail school, gave birth to her son, and graduated from college all in the span of months. With a move on the horizon, she took that as a sign to go after what she wanted and do the type of nails she wanted to do. Her step of faith, ended up being an amazing leap! Now, even in the midst of a pandemic, she’s found a way to pivot and change her business model after being forced to close her nail studio’s doors.

In this episode you’ll hear:

✔︎ How Canishiea launched her business and gained clientele as a young mom

✔︎ How transparency on social media jump started her as an entrepreneur

✔︎ And how she spent the earnings from her first client

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Feb 5, 2021

It’s the final week of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp, and we’re going to ACT! That’s right, you’ve officially entered a “no excuses allowed” zone.

For the past three weeks, we’ve built up to this moment by getting in the zone, kicking our doubts to the curb, finding virtual mentors, starting to do the basics, and limiting the opinions of others. You’ve been equipped for this. You’re ready!

In three tips, I’m sharing how to take action and get things done, and put your side hustle out in the open because like I’ve said before...2021 is the year that we’re talking our side hustle seriously. We want to launch that product, write that blog post, record that video, and tell the world about what we did. You can’t just keep it on your computer. 

We want people to root for you when you’re starting, even if it’s not perfect, because it doesn’t have to be. Like we talked about in week one of the bootcamp, just start! You have to make your product or service in order to make it better. Think of it this way: you can be making sales while you’re improving.

And don’t forget your homework: Announce your side hustle if you haven’t already! I’m rooting for you.

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Jan 27, 2021

You’ve already gotten the motivation you need to stop procrastinating and just go for it. We’ve even talked about pushing past the fear and doubts that might come from ourselves and others. So, this week, I want to tell you my 3-step process for taking action, making moves, and progressing on your side hustle.

It’s a tried and true formula that I’ve been using for the past five years. When I looked back on how I approached creating my podcast as a side hustle, and now, how I’m approaching creating my YouTube channel as a side hustle, I recognize that there are three things I always do.

In this episode, I’m sharing what those three things are.

I’m giving you real-world examples that I’m implementing right now, and that you can start working on too! If you’re diligent with these steps, they will work for you too. Remember, we are making moves by any means necessary in 2021.

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Jan 20, 2021

Life happens, right? So here we are with Week 2 of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp!

I’m sharing my thought process and tips on how to push past the doubt and move forward with your side hustle idea. 

After Week 1 of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp, a lot of people reached out to me to share the doubts and fears that have been holding them back. 

I get it. Starting a new hustle is 90% mental in the beginning. 

You’ve got to work up the mental courage, because staying in the “indecision zone” is NOT beneficial to where you want to be.

Plus, you’re withholding your greatness from the world. 

Why not you? 

You’re just as capable, talented, and dedicated as anyone else. Your idea and side hustle are worthy of your attention and focus.

In this episode I’m sharing real practices I use to break out of analysis paralysis and get down to business.

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Jan 6, 2021

For the next four weeks, you’ll have a chance to be a part of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp. Don’t worry, there are no pushups, workout plan, or anything of the sort, but what you will get a grasp of is how to break things down into super small achievable steps to actually achieve your side hustle dreams. This week’s episode is all about how to START.

No more procrastination. No more playing around. In 2021, we’re going to commit and do this! Besides, the hardest part of the battle is actually starting your side hustle, but after that, it gets easier. And to be honest, you’re probably stalling because of the drive to be perfect. Stalling and overthinking can create a hamster wheel effect that’s very hard to get out of, even when you know it’s counterproductive and not necessary. Instead of focusing on the wrong things, let’s focus on the right things.

I’m taking you through the journey of: saying “no” to your own stall tactics and saying “later” to your own excuses, all while giving you three tips to actually start your side hustle. 

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Dec 23, 2020

The phrase “side hustle” has become such a buzz word these days, but I’ve learned that “side hustle” means different things to different people. I, personally, define it as a passion project you’d do even if you don’t make money from it. That’s how I got here with Side Hustle Pro. 

In this week’s episode, we look into how to figure out what your side hustle should be, right in time for 2021! For me, it took a lot of figuring out and stumbling, but I got it together and was able to cultivate it into what you see today. If I can do it, so can you, and I’m walking you through how to do it.

And it starts with these three questions:

  1. What am I good at?
  2. What do I enjoy doing in my spare time?
  3. What would I do even if I wasn’t getting paid for it?

I even touch on unlearning internalized messages we’ve believed about ourselves, and doing away with boxes we’ve been placed in, in order to succeed. Your 2021 side hustle is waiting for you to start, so go get it!

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Dec 16, 2020

In this week’s episode, we talk about building and leaving lasting generational wealth in the African-American community. Dr. Pamela Jolly shares how our human, cultural, intellectual, social, and spiritual capital all play a part in the fulfilled life we should all strive for when it comes to wealth. 

She also explains how her various educational experiences and degrees (MBA, Ed.D, Th.M, and more) allowed her to assist minority business enterprises to grow, and redefine the way they saw money. But, her journey wasn’t always this stable. Her journey with learning about money started when her dad withdrew all financial support from her in college (á la Whitley Gilbert). It forced her to understand what money really is, and set her on the path to learning all about wealth.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

⦿ Why you need to have a good relationship with time to have a good relationship with money, 

⦿ How we can all begin to build and chart our path to wealth, and

⦿ The importance of understanding history as it relates to wealth

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Dec 9, 2020

Whether you’re thinking about starting a podcast or already have one, one of the biggest questions that you might have is: “Will I even make money doing this?” And the short answer is: “yes!”

After a year of earning consistent revenue with my podcast, I was able to quit my job to focus on Side Hustle Pro full-time, all in the name of monetization. I didn’t start out with the mindset of making money off my podcast, but I quickly began to test and see that it was possible. Trust me, I secured a $4,000 multi-month sponsorship contract on my first try.

In this week’s episode, I help you set realistic expectations when it comes to podcast monetization. I also breakdown how, exactly, to make money podcasting, and how and when I started earning revenue. There are tons of ways to do it, and we’ll focus on the big three:

  • Creating valuable content for future clients
  • Developing products listeners love and need, and 
  • All things sponsorships 

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Dec 2, 2020

Have you been thinking about starting a podcast? Pondering on if it’s the right move for you? If you’re worried that the industry is too saturated, let me tell you...there’s always going to be competition.

If there isn’t any demand, you don’t want to be there. I want to encourage you that what’s in your mind hasn’t yet come into the atmosphere.

And that’s okay because podcasting is exponentially growing, and it’s going to grow when you release your show.

In this week’s episode, I’m here to help you figure out if it’s time to stop sitting on that idea, press record, and start the podcast you’ve always wanted to. Here’s a hint: you have to start before you’re ready.

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Nov 25, 2020

Honesty is the new mantra for me. I’m bringing you the real in this week’s episode. Trust me, I’m not holding back with this Behind the Hustle update. I wasn’t emotionally ready to discuss everything yet, but I felt like there is no discussing my personal experience of juggling being a new mom, and having my own business without sharing a bit about what I’ve been going through.

If you’re ready for it, I’m sharing what I’ve learned, and what has helped me navigate through this time in this solo episode. Here’s a sneak peek:

⦿ Why it does no good, for new moms like me, to keep how we’re feeling to ourselves

⦿ How exclusive pumping saved my postpartum life

⦿ My challenges with breastfeeding (don’t @ me)

⦿ How I found my mom tribe, and my newfound boundaries, and

⦿ How my plans were shot once the realness of postpartum life set in

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Nov 18, 2020

Today in the guest chair we have Grace Eleyae, the Founder of Grace Eleyae Inc. 

Grace Eleyae Inc. began with their now trademark product, the Original Slap, which stands for (Satin-Lined Cap)®. The Slap is a stylish cap that retains moisture (satin-lining), stays on your head at night (with its signature elastic band) and is fashionable enough to wear outside.

It all started in 2014 when Grace took a trip to Kenya that changed her life. 

During a bumpy 8-hour car ride, all the hair on the back of her head broke off - the result of her chemically straightened hair and constant friction against the headrest. And the rest would be history.

Later that year, Grace started working on a solution to her completely damaged, broken and dry chemically straightened hair, and the first prototype of the Slap was created. 

In this episode, Grace shares:

  • How a bumpy car ride and hair breakage led her to develop a prototype for her ideal cap
  • What happened after she created that prototype, including the reaction from her family
  • How and when she decided to start selling her products on Etsy
  • What made her decide to fully launch Grace Eleyae
  • What happened when she initially reached out to get beauty bloggers to review the Slap, and so much more

One thing that just happened, Grace Eleyae’s Foldover Satin Lined Beanie just made Oprah’s Favorite Things List for 2020!

Let’s find out all about the brand that Oprah and more are giving rave reviews.

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Nov 11, 2020

Caroline Owusu-Ansah is the Founder and Smooth Operating Officer at LUV SCRUB, which is a company that focuses on smooth skin by the way of exfoliation. 

The LUV SCRUB is an exfoliating mesh sheet that will have you trading in your rags, wash cloths and loofahs. It was a staple in Caroline’s home growing up. 

Born to Ghanaian parents, she graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Apparel

Marketing and went into a career of Branding and Retail Merchandising. 

With the skills she learned from her career, she was able to bring LUV SCRUB to life.

In this episode, I really appreciate what Caroline had to share about:

  • Her approach to branding her packaging for the LUV SCRUB
  • The starts and stops of entrepreneurship (she took a four year break after launching!)
  • Going back to work for someone else for a while, and then returning to her business once she was better equipped to scale the company and so much more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more: sidehustlepro.co/luvscrub

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Nov 4, 2020

It’s not often that you hear about two co-founders meeting on Tinder. But that’s actually the business origin story of this week’s Side Hustle Pro guest, Angela Jennings of BOOMBOX Boxing Club.

BOOMBOX is a boxing-inspired, hip-hop-fueled fitness studio. 

A finance professional at a global accounting firm by day, Angela always knew she wanted to tap into her interest in food or fitness. 

After being introduced to boxing three years ago by Tinder match and co-founder, Reggie Smith, Angela became passionate about the sport's potential to be a fun and powerful workout to people of all fitness levels and backgrounds. 

The pair launched their first studio in Washington, DC in 2019 and it's now host to members who sweat through themed boxing workouts or private training with coaches. 

In this episode, I really love what Angela had to share about:

  • Deciding on a location when each co-founder lives in a different city
  • Building buzz leading up to opening day
  • Navigating the fitness industry during covid and how they are working to adapt
  • How she’s doing this all while side hustling during a pandemic and so much more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more: sidehustlepro.co/boomboxboxingclub

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This episode is brought to you by:

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Oct 28, 2020

Vera Moore always had an interest in creating something of her own. 

Like many of us, she didn’t know what that would look like, but she knew that she wanted to take ownership of her future.

After dabbling in other hustles, from a swimwear line to a tax business, Vera was drawn to creating her own lingerie line.

She saw the lack of representation of Black women and women of all sizes from the brands on the market, and knew there was a great opportunity for something better.

So she created her own inclusive lingerie line: Love, Vera. All while side hustling.

In this episode, I really love what Vera had to share about:

  • Her experience taking a sourcing trip to look for products
  • Creating the brand identity for Love, Vera
  • Storing inventory in her parents basement and fulfilling orders herself until 1AM in the morning!
  • Transitioning to custom creating private label designs for Love, Vera

And so much more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more: sidehustlepro.co/lovevera

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Oct 25, 2020

Hey Guys, This message was on my heart so I decided to record a quick #hustlebomb for my younger self. Hope this helps you too!

Oct 22, 2020

Have you ever gone to the store looking for a product only to find that it doesn’t even exist? 

That’s what Jacquelyn Rodgers, Founder of Greentop Gifts, experienced one Christmas season when she went looking for wrapping paper featuring a Black Santa. 

Frustrated and surprised, Jacquelyn decided she would make her own. But not only that, she realized the gap in the market and got to work building a company that could fill this need.

What started as a side hustle took off like a rocket, with features by ESSENCE, PEOPLE, NBC News, and recently Beyonce’s Black Parade, and more! This year, she finally had to leave the side hustle behind and take it full time.

In episode 221 of Side Hustle Pro, find out how Jacquelyn started the company along with her husband, navigated the challenges of finding the right fulfillment partner, and what’s next for Greentop Gifts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more!

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