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Side Hustle Pro

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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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!

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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.

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Oct 14, 2020

We all know that unemployment levels are at an all time high due to the effects COVID has had on businesses.

In the last week alone, I have seen many friends and acquaintances get furloughed or laid off and my heart goes out to everyone.

I decided to share my own story of unemployment and some tips that may be able to help to get through this time as a side hustler. And yes, you will get through it.

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