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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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Now displaying: April, 2022
Apr 27, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Rana Campbell, Founder and Chief Dream Driver behind Dreams In Drive; a platform that helps millennial creatives learn how to take their dreams from park to drive. Rana is no stranger to exploring her many dreams. In addition to running Dreams In Drive, Rana works in Marketing and Partnerships at Paramount's Internal Branded Content Studio, helping to make brand partnerships come alive for some of your favorite brands. As a multi-passionate and lifelong storyteller, Rana knows all about how to put your side hustle dreams into drive.

 In this episode she shares:

  • How and why she started the Dreams in Drive podcast and how it’s changed her life
  • Why it’s important and smart to have a 9 to 5 while chasing your dreams
  • How she approaches exploring various side hustle ideas as a multi passionate side hustler
  • How having a child made her think about her purpose and future & so much more!

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Dreams in Drive- @DreamsinDrive

Apr 20, 2022
This week in the guest chair we have self described dreamer and doer Lola Banjo, the Founder, Creative Director and Designer of Silver & Riley, a premier luxury travel and fashion leather goods brand made exquisitely in Italy. Lola launched Silver & Riley in October 2019 with one main goal—creating stylish, functional and luxurious pieces that do not break the bank, yet make you look and feel like a million bucks. This Black-owned and Black-woman owned luxury handbag line is making waves. And it took years to get here.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • What inspired Silver & Riley and why it took her 10 years to finally launch her business
  • The painful lesson that cost her $20,000 due to a shady manufacturer
  • The response she received once she launched in October 2019 and what happened once the pandemic hit!
  • & so much more!

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Silverandriley.com

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Silver and Riley- @SilverandRiley

Apr 13, 2022

In this episode we speak with DeNeitra Burnett, the Founder and CEO of Savvy Events, a Los-Angeles based event production and creative agency. With an MBA from Cal State San Bernardino and BA in Communications from Howard University, DeNeitra has used her creativity and grit to climb to the top of the events industry. She’s a regular on the BizBash 500 list of the nation's most influential event planners and works closely with entertainment titans and Fortune 500 companies like HBO, Netflix, and HP, among others.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear how when the events business was shut during the Pandemic, she pivoted her business to custom mailers. Her clever thinking, creative problem solving and ideation led her to scale her business to a 7-Figure Business.

In this episode DeNeitra shares:

  • How she made her first custom mailer during the pandemic and created a whole new division in her business
  • How she structures her pricing to make sure she is fairly compensated
  • How she’s expanding her business and team to incorporate both event production and creative mailer production and so much more!

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Savvy Events- @savvyeventsllc

Apr 6, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Olivia Owens. Olivia is the Vice President of Entrepreneur Success at IFundWomen and the Creator of IFundWomen of Color. IFundWomen is the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections.

In January of 2020, Olivia developed IFundWomen of Color, a program dedicated to advancing entrepreneurs of color by addressing the unique pain points diverse founders face when it comes to accessing capital for their businesses. This funding ecosystem is designed to empower early-stage, women entrepreneurs and bridge the funding gap for women of color.

In this episode:

  • Olivia shares what IFundWomen is + how & why she started IFundWomen of Color within the established company.
  • We dispel myths about what crowdfunding is, who should crowdfund, and what kind of network you need to have to have a successful crowdfunding campaign. 
  • We speak about the mental blocks that prevent some of us from launching a crowdfunding campaign, and so much more

This is an episode, you’re going to want to bookmark plus share with every woman business owner you know.

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