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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: November, 2021
Nov 25, 2021

In this rewind episode, we have Morgan DeBaun in the guest chair, who is a serial entrepreneur and corporate advisor. As the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading digital media company for Black culture and millennials, Morgan has grown the company into a market leader for Black media, reaching over 100  million readers per month through a growing brand portfolio which includes: Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, Shadow & Act, and Lunchtable

In this episode Morgan shares:

  • An update on what she is working on these days, how she juggles and prioritizes each one of her businesses, & how she works her personal brand into her entire vision for her life and her different companies.
  • How she navigated the pressures of being a young CEO
  • How she pivoted during early COVID days to protect Blavity’s legacy and the team’s salaries
  • How she reframed her mindset to appreciate the tiny moments of joy everyday in order to avoid burnout and be the best CEO she can be
  • How she is shifting the business for her team to work fully remotely & how they still find a way to stay connected. 
  • Some of the mistakes she made while starting her companies 
  • The differences in running a digital business vs a physical products business
  • How her “Why not me?”  attitude has led to her success and how others can use the same mindset to achieve their goals. 

Listen to learn more about how to get mentorship from Morgan Debaun with the WorkSmart Program!

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Spectrum Reach

Free Production of a :30 Video Offer: Our friends at Spectrum Reach have always been fully committed to helping businesses succeed.  Claim production of your free 30 second video that you can use across all screens.  Yes, that’s Instagram, YouTube and even TV!  Create your video on www.waymark.com/spectrumreach using the offer code HUSTLEPRO at checkout.  Just click the “coupon” link at the top right and it’s 100% free.  So claim your free 30 second Waymark video today!

Explore the Spectrum Reach Ad Portal: Visit go2.spectrumreach.com/hustlepro to build your TV campaign online! On this page, you’ll learn more about the Ad Portal, with a link to register for online access.

Then you’re ready to start building your own TV campaign, on your time, with your budget – all right from your laptop!

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Blavity: @Blavity

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Nov 18, 2021

In this rewind episode, Zakia Blain, the CEO and Founder of FBF Body is in the Side Hustle Pro podcast guest chair today for an update episode! Zakia is the master of the pivot. 

Her company started with a fitness challenge, and when her doctors told her that she couldn’t work out anymore due to an illness, she pivoted into shapewear. 

Then, when the pandemic hit and people were not going outside and didn’t need as much shapewear, FBF Body pivoted into athleisure apparel.

FBF Body’s highly sought after shapewear and fitness apparel has taken on a cult following of its own, largely in part due to Zakia’s open and honest method of sharing herself actually wearing it and looking amazing while doing so.

On this episode, Zakia shares:

  • How she builds anticipation for her products
  • How she manages and plans out her inventory seasons in advance
  • Her monthly drop technique for new items and so much more

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Spectrum Reach

Free Production of a :30 Video Offer: Our friends at Spectrum Reach have always been fully committed to helping businesses succeed.  Claim production of your free 30 second video that you can use across all screens.  Yes, that’s Instagram, YouTube and even TV!  Create your video on www.waymark.com/spectrumreach using the offer code HUSTLEPRO at checkout.  Just click the “coupon” link at the top right and it’s 100% free.  So claim your free 30 second Waymark video today!

Explore the Spectrum Reach Ad Portal: Visit go2.spectrumreach.com/hustlepro to build your TV campaign online! On this page, you’ll learn more about the Ad Portal, with a link to register for online access.

Then you’re ready to start building your own TV campaign, on your time, with your budget – all right from your laptop!

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Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

FBF Body - @fbfbody

Zakia Blain - @zakiablain

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Nov 11, 2021

Hey Guys, Co-Work With Me this week as I discuss upgrading brand partnerships, working on side hustle pro merchandise, and figuring out my Vlogging (and Life!) schedule

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Spectrum Reach

Free Production of a :30 Video Offer: Our friends at Spectrum Reach have always been fully committed to helping businesses succeed.  Claim production of your free 30 second video that you can use across all screens.  Yes, that’s Instagram, YouTube and even TV!  Create your video on www.waymark.com/spectrumreach using the offer code HUSTLEPRO at checkout.  Just click the “coupon” link at the top right and it’s 100% free.  So claim your free 30 second Waymark video today!

Explore the Spectrum Reach Ad Portal: Visit go2.spectrumreach.com/hustlepro to build your TV campaign online! On this page, you’ll learn more about the Ad Portal, with a link to register for online access. Then you’re ready to start building your own TV campaign, on your time, with your budget – all right from your laptop!

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Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend or share. If you purchase those items through my links, I may earn a commission. 

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Nov 4, 2021

In today’s rewind episode we have Charis Jones, owner of Sassy Jones Boutique.

Sassy Jones is an award-winning accessory brand that specializes in exquisite pieces for the ‘sassy sophisticated girl on the go. Sassy Jones has both a brick-and-mortar store located in Richmond, Virginia and an online store and thousands of customers all over the world tune in weekly every Wednesday night to shop during their “Sparkle parties.”

If you have an e-commerce business and are experiencing stagnant growth, this is the episode for you!

On today’s episode, we talk about:

  • How Charis was first called to side hustling and entrepreneurship after she kept getting laid off
  • How she uses her background as a top-ranking sales professional in major corporations to inform her sales and customer service strategy
  • How being a Mom of 4-year old twin boys kicked her hustle into overdrive
  • Her approach to paid marketing that helped her business grow from $365K in revenue to $2.6M the next year
  • Her fun differentiation techniques including weekly virtual Sparkle parties online which bring in huge sales days and happy customers

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

This episode is brought to you by:

Spectrum Reach

Free Production of a :30 Video Offer: Our friends at Spectrum Reach have always been fully committed to helping businesses succeed.  Claim production of your free 30 second video that you can use across all screens.  Yes, that’s Instagram, YouTube and even TV!  Create your video on www.waymark.com/spectrumreach using the offer code HUSTLEPRO at checkout.  Just click the “coupon” link at the top right and it’s 100% free.  So claim your free 30 second Waymark video today!

Explore the Spectrum Reach Ad Portal: Visit go2.spectrumreach.com/hustlepro to build your TV campaign online! On this page, you’ll learn more about the Ad Portal, with a link to register for online access. Then you’re ready to start building your own TV campaign, on your time, with your budget – all right from your laptop!

Skillshare

Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/hustle and get a one month free trial of Premium Membership

Links mentioned in this episode

Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss

Announcements

Join our Facebook Community

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

Guest Social Media Info

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

Sassy Jones - @shopsassyjones 

Charis N Jones - @charisnjones  

Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro

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