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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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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 25, 2020

Side Hustle Pro alum Jerri Evans founded six Turning Natural Juice Bar storefronts in eight years and has employed over 87 people in her community in that time. Growing up in SE Washington, D.C. she watched her mom and others struggle to find healthy options, while carry-outs and corner stores were readily available. Now she is leaving an indelible impact in SE and beyond. 

Jerri first sat in the guest chair in 2017, and I have been endlessly impressed and inspired by her ever since. I love that she makes it a point to transform areas that historically do not have access to fresh produce. She aims to eradicate food deserts (areas that do not have access to such healthy options). 

Now with catchy names like Swizz Beets, Green Latifah, and Mi’Kale Jackson, Jerri has initiated creative ways to invite customers to try out cold-pressed juices they’ve never had.

Listen to this rewind episode to hear how Jerri transformed a tragic life event into an impactful business that’s ensuring better health for underserved communities and so much more.

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Turning Natural - @TurningNatural

Jerri Evans - @jerrichanel

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Sep 18, 2020

Side Hustle Pro alum Arsha Jones has experienced tremendous success with her businesses Capital City Co (which produces a wing sauce called mambo sauce) and Tees in the Trap (a lifestyle brand inspired by pop culture and infused with Black Girl Magic) since gracing the guest chair in 2016. 

Arsha is an entrepreneur and an emerging leader in the e-commerce industry. She has built multiple, highly profitable brands. At the time of this episode, she was operating and managing Capital City Co, keeping you fly through the Tees in the Trap brand, building iOS apps for Apps By The Pound, all while running the website Brand Build Launch. Through Build Brand Launch, she teaches others how to turn their passions into profit with physical products.

On this episode, Arsha shares:

  • How she developed the Capital City Co mambo sauce in her kitchen and ended up on the front page of The Washington Post
  • How she launched her first t-shirt shop with no shirts and no supplies
  • How haters reporting and shutting down her Etsy shop gave her the motivation to launch her own e-commerce site
  • Why you should test and validate your ideas before spending a lot of money on branding and inventory
  • Her number one secret to Facebook marketing

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Arsha Jones - @arshajones

Capital City Co - @capitalcityco

Tees in the Trap - @teesinthetrap

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

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Sep 10, 2020

Side Hustle Pro alum Beatrice Dixon has taken the world by storm since gracing the guest chair in 2019. 

Beatrice is the Founder of The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based, chemical-free feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. 

Powered by herbs, made by women, and 100% natural, The Honey Pot Company is disrupting the industry with a healthy alternative to feminine care. 

I love their tagline: Made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas.

As women, we all have to use tampons, pads, lubricants, and subsequently, worry about the contents of the products we are putting into our bodies. 

Beatrice is solving for all of that. She developed the products right in her kitchen. Armed with a mission, determination, and on the job experience, she shares how she tackled scaling her business, entering multichannel retailers like Target, and figuring things out as she goes.

In this rewind episode of Side Hustle Pro, get to know Beatrice and hear how she is building her mission-driven brand.

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher 

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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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Honey Pot Company - @TheHoneyPotCo

Beatrice Dixon - @IAmBeaDixon

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

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Sep 3, 2020

If you’ve watched the “Entrepreneur” video by Pharrell & Jay-Z, then you may recognize Denise Woodard’s face. That’s because her story of being rejected by 86 investors before getting that one yes from Jay-Z is highlighted in the video. Well, we actually spoke to Denise last year as she was embarking on this process.

So it made my heart swell with pride to see this Side Hustle Pro alum thriving and scaling her business. 

Denise has always had her hands on a winning idea. Partake Foods provides meals and snacks that are delicious, safe, and nutritious for conscious eaters. They are free of gluten, the top 8 allergens, and artificial ingredients. What started as a way for this concerned mom to give her daughter snacks that would not trigger her allergies, has evolved into a brand that’s sold in major retailers. 

In this rewind episode of Side Hustle Pro, meet Denise, the founder behind this amazing brand, and hear:

  • Why she’s so passionate about gluten and allergen-free food and how she actually got started
  • How she, a non-baker, was able to start a cookie and snack brand
  • The pivotal point when she made the decision to leave Coke to pursue Partake full time, and so much more

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher 

This episode is brought to you by:

SkillShare- Get two free months of Premium Membership at skillshare.com/sidehustlepro.

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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

Send questions to “Ask Nicaila”

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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Partake Foods - @PartakeFoods

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

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