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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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Feb 26, 2020

Today in the guest chair we welcome Tammeca Rochester, the owner and founder of Harlem Cycle, Harlem's 1st and only indoor cycling studio. 

Tammeca's journey to opening an indoor cycling studio in Harlem started when she was looking to find a workout that would both get her back in shape while putting her in a positive frame of mind. After exploring the various workout options, she found herself drawn to indoor cycling.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and her passion for all things Harlem inspired her to start researching how to open a cycling studio. Her entrepreneurial spirit and her passion for all things Harlem inspired her to open the doors to Harlem Cycle in 2016. 

In episode 189 of Side Hustle Pro, Tammeca talks about: 

  • How her academic background and career helped her secure the space for Harlem Cycle 
  • What it took for Harlem Cycle to become profitable 
  • How she brings in new clients and strengthens brand loyalty  

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Tammeca Rochester (Instagram) - @tammeca_rochester 

Harlem Cycle (Instagram) - @harlemcycle

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Feb 19, 2020

As a busy working mom and wife, Chantel Powell found herself shuttling her son Kameron between summer basketball camp and football practice. She quickly noticed that he was starting to smell like a grown man because he was sweating buckets under his armpits, and that’s when her innovative mindset kicked in.

Chantel decided to develop an all-natural deodorant for her son. And so Play Pits the brand was born. 

Play Pits is a 100% all-natural deodorant for active kids. It’s free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances and other harsh chemicals. While it can be used on the most gentle skin types, it also packs a strong punch against odors. 

  • In today’s episode, Chantel breaks down:
    • How she tested out Play Pits on family to get feedback
    • How customer demand led her to evolve from children’s deodorant to an adult deodorant component as well
    • How she did it all while side hustling

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Feb 12, 2020

Today in the guest chair we welcome Imani Ellis, Imani Ellis, the Founder of CultureCon and& The Creative Collective NYC (TheCCnyc), a community and creative agency dedicated to facilitating brave spaces for multicultural creatives. 

Born in Imani’s one-bedroom apartment as a means to foster meaningful connections, TheCCnyc has since become the fastest growing community devoted to creatives of color in NYC who are looking to cultivate relationships that go beyond the business card.   

TheCCnyc’s marquee event is CultureCon, an incredible conference that celebrates the influence creatives of color make on society and the culture that fuels it. Previous speakers have included Tracee Ellis Ross, Will Smith, Regina King, Spike Lee, and John Legend!

Through all of this, would you believe that Imani is still a side hustler? Yes, she still has a full-time job as a publicist! Let’s get right into the episode to find out how she’s juggling an impressive career and a game-changing side hustle.

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TheCCnyc (Instagram) - @theccnyc 

TheCCnyc (Twitter) - @thecc_nyc

Imani Ellis (Instagram) -  @imaniimani

Imani Ellis (Twitter) - @imaninaomi

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Feb 5, 2020

Today in the guest chair we have Tracey Pickett, Founder of Hairbrellal. Hairbrella is an innovative rain hat combining fashion and function to protect women's hair from the rain. Hairbrella was launched on Kickstarter and was successfully funded in December 2016.

Since then, this passionate entrepreneur, attorney, inventor, and speaker has invested her money, time, blood sweat and tears into bringing Hairbella from an idea and prototype to fully developed product on the market.

In today’s episode, you will hear how Tracey began her legal career at a Fortune 5 technology company working in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law. She was an attorney by day and spent nights and weekends developing her passion for entrepreneurship.

In 2014, Tracey launched her first entrepreneurial venture, Eboticon – a media design company with a mission to create dynamic and culturally relevant emojis for niche social groups. 

In November 2016, Tracey left her job to lead Eboticon full time and to launch her second entrepreneurial venture, Hairbrella. 

In today’s episode, Tracey breaks down:

  • The financial investments she made to patent and prototype Hairbrella
  • How she used early user feedback to continue to develop and improve her product
  • How she pushed past the earliest challenges in her business to make a product that is stylish and WORKS

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Tracey Pickett (Instagram) - @ttraceypickettesq 

Tracey Pickett (Twitter) - @traceypickett__

Hairbrella (Instagram) -  @hairbrella

Hairbrealla (Twitter) - @hairbrella 

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