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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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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

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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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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

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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!

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Anima Iris: https://www.instagram.com/anima.iris/ 

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

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