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Jul 12, 2023

This week I sat down for a very inspiring chat with Mignon Francois; mom of seven, best-selling author of Made from Scratch: Finding Success Without a Recipe, and founder of a multi-million dollar cupcake empire, The Cupcake Collection. 

In this episode she shares:

  • Why having a great product and determination got her community to support her vision

  • The different financial methods she used, like cash stuffing, to reinvest into her business and employees

  • How she leveraged $5 and turned it into a legacy with over five million cupcakes sold 

  • And much more, you don’t want to miss the gems she’s dropping!

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

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Jul 5, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have a very special episode featuring a real-life Podcast Moguls student of mine, Lori Tharps. She is the founder of the platform and podcast Read, Write & Create, which offers bite-sized, creative pep talks for BIPOC writers. She is also the author of critically-acclaimed books like Hair Story and Kinky Gazpacho. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she knew it was the right time to leave her tenured teaching job at Temple to pursue writing full time

  • Why moving to Spain allowed her to have clarity in her financial and personal goals 

  • How she diversified her offered writing services through coaching, ghost writing and podcasting, and the clients that brought in 

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Jun 28, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Kalyn Johnson Chandler. Starting as a career lawyer in big law, then transitioning to fashion, Kalyn has now evolved into a full time artist and entrepreneur as the founder of Effie’s Paper: Stationery & Whatnot, a lifestyle brand empowering women and presenting on-trend accessories for work, travel and daily life. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she seamlessly transitioned from field to field through confidence and discipline 

  • How she learned entrepreneurial skills through self-teaching, mentors, and business programs

  • How having a solid business model, attending events and making connections landed her products in Walmart

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Jun 21, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Eunique Jones Gibson, a personal entrepreneur shero of mine. Eunique is the creator of the hit-game #CultureTags and CEO/CCO of several brands including Because of Them We Can, The Happy Hues Company, and the innovative agency, Culture Brands. 

 In this episode she shares:

  • How she created one of the most well known campaigns and platforms for Black culture

  • How reinvesting her skills and money into each new venture provided solid foundations

  • Why she describes herself as a cultural architect and how refusing to limit her goals/ideas has created many opportunities for Black creators 

  • And so much more, you don’t want to miss the gems dropped this episode!

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Jun 14, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Len Ellis, the Co-Founder and CEO of Everlasting Love Fulfillment, a brand-centric third party logistics partner that provides next-level fulfillment. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she started her company with multiple clients and while working full time

  • How providing personalized service created loyal client relationships

  • How being one of the only Black-women owned 3PL companies gave her a unique platform to support other black women, and more! 

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Printify- Printing Profits is your new must-listen Podcast from Printify, the platform that allows you to sell custom products around the world, and it’s available on all major podcast platforms, now.

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Jun 7, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Jasmine Taylor, founder and owner of Baddies and Budgets, a financial education platform that aims to make products and provide a community to empower women of color who are struggling with their finances.

In this episode she shares:

  • How she turned her $1200 stimulus check into a $1M business 

  • How she uses social media as her sole marketing platform

  • Her top tips and the resources she provides to take control of your money

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Printify- Printing Profits is your new must-listen Podcast from Printify, the platform that allows you to sell custom products around the world, and it’s available on all major podcast platforms, now. 

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Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@baddiesandbudgets 

May 31, 2023

This week I’m sitting down with Rachel Rodgers. Rachel is the creator of the Hello Seven brand and the founder of We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club. Her book, We Should All Be Millionaires is a woman’s guide to earning more, building wealth, and gaining economic power. 

After law school, Rachel decided to put her degree to use and started offering her lawyer services to small businesses. Like most side hustlers, she then reevaluated if that work was truly fulfilling and realized she could be doing so much more. Then Hello Seven was born.

Today, Rachel teaches diverse women how to grow an asset that will last beyond them and how to scale their own business to seven figures.

In episode 354, Rachel shares:

  • Why we must confront the stories we tell ourselves about money

  • How she pivoted from a legal services business to business coaching

  • Rachel even puts me in the hot seat and forces me to confront how I’m restricting my own growth as a business owner! You don’t want to miss this one

This episode is brought to you by:

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Printify- Printing Profits is your new must-listen Podcast from Printify, the platform that allows you to sell custom products around the world, and it’s available on all major podcast platforms, now.

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May 24, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Seretha Willingham is the Founder and CEO of SJW Logistics, a Third-Party Logistics company providing freight transportation, warehousing and e-Commerce order fulfillment services.

 In this episode she shares:

  • How she acquired her company and quickly and sustainably expanded 

  • The systems she has in place to manage her company’s cash flow and finances

  • How she continues to grow and effectively manage her teams and employees 

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

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Printify- Printing Profits is your new must-listen Podcast from Printify, the platform that allows you to sell custom products around the world, and it’s available on all major podcast platforms, now.

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May 17, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Naseema McElroy, author and the founder of Financially Intentional, a platform about personal finance and living life intentionally. Starting with just under one million dollars in debt, Naseema taught herself financial literacy, paid off her debt, and started side hustling as a consultant teaching others to do the same. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she created an intentional budget that didn’t leave her in a place of lack

  • Why she believes everyone can take control of their finances, and how to actually do it

  • The different income streams and resources she uses to stay financially free, and much more!

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May 10, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have former Side Hustle Pro guest Imani Ellis, CEO and Founder of CultureCon and The Creative Collective NYC. While working as Vice President of Communications at NBC Universal, Imani founded The CCNYC and began her journey to becoming the full-time CEO of her company and CultureCon. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How CultureCon and The CCNYC has hugely expanded since we last spoke

  • The steps she took to firmly make the decision of becoming a full-time entrepreneur

  • How she effectively built and manages a team of 25 people 

  • And so much more, you don’t want to miss this episode!

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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heyimanigirl 

May 3, 2023

This week I sat down with Terri-Nichelle Bradley, the founder of Brown Toy Box, an educational toy company producing STEAM toys, media, and experiences for centering and celebrating Black children. While working full time, Terri-Nichelle took Brown Toy Box from being a side hustle to a full-scale business. 

In this episode she shares: 

  • How she expanded to being sold in every Target nationwide

  • Why she pivoted from being a subscription box to direct to consumer 

  • How she used her network and won investors to fund toy production 

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

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Apr 26, 2023

This week we’re wrapping up the solo series on how to regroup and get unstuck in your side hustle for quarter two, this time we’re talking podcast promo.

In this episode I share:

  • How to grow your brand awareness to a wider audience 

  • The best platforms/apps to promote your business

  • Why you should invest in paid advertisements 

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Apr 19, 2023

And we’re back with another solo episode. This week I’m giving you the easy step by step process of building an effective email list for your side hustle. 

In this episode I share: 

  • How to take the first step to inviting people to your email list

  • How being consistent with my email list quickly grew my audience engagement

  • The best platforms to optimize communication with your contacts

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

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Apr 12, 2023

In 2023, building a social media presence is essential to growth in your business. Whether you’re side hustling or a full-time entrepreneur, in this episode I’m giving you 5 tips to growing your Instagram and TikTok brand pages, including: 

  • How and why you should build a target audience 

  • Why you should try out different kinds of content to see what works best

  • Why you should invest in paid advertising 

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

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Apr 5, 2023

As an entrepreneur, content creation has become a huge part of expanding a business. So this week I’m sharing 4 tips that have helped me take the pressure off creating awesome content while running a business. 

In this episode I’m sharing:

  • How to optimize your recording sessions to get content done quicker

  • My favorite content creation tech and tools, and much more!

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Mar 29, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Quianne Perrin Savoy and Sonja Smith, founders of The Merch Studio. They provide businesses and entrepreneurs with unique and completely customizable merchandise. 

 In this episode they share:

  • How their creative backgrounds set the foundation for starting their own business

  • How they expanded from small business to having corporate clients 

  • The processes they use to ensure high quality and timely customer service 

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Mar 22, 2023

This week I’m sitting down with Cat Peoples, an actor, producer and entrepreneur who is giving us a masterclass in getting in alignment with your purpose. Starting as a side hustler, Cat has become a household voice that you may hear on commercials, audiobooks and more.

In this episode she shares:

  • How she got her start and built her portfolio as a voice actor

  • How she leaned into her natural talents to create a stable income for herself 

  • Why having unwavering confidence and faith has propelled her career farther than ever 

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

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Mar 15, 2023

This week I sat down with Claudia Walker, founder of HBCU Prep School. As a proud second generation HBCU graduate, Claudia authored the best-selling book series, The ABCs of HBCUs and The ABCs of Black Wall Street. 

In this episode Claudia shares:

  • How she balances being a full time entrepreneur while working a full time job

  • The insider financial skills she picked up during her time on Wall Street 

  • How she landed her self-published children’s book on Target shelves

  • And many more side hustle gems!

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Mar 8, 2023

Domonique Brown is the artist and Founder behind DomoINK, a lifestyle brand that contributes art, apparel, and home decor in celebration of Black art. In today’s episode she shares:

  • How her side hustle went from Instagram posts to Target stores

  • How she approaches conversations with major brands regarding pricing and licensing her art

  • How she manages the financial ups and downs of entrepreneurship and so much more!

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

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Comcast RISE

“The Road To RISE” is an inspiring documentary that follows the lives of four small business owners, all on a journey to achieve big dreams, who became RISE grant recipients. From Chicago to Philly, we stop in 4 different cities to see how underrepresented entrepreneurs find success. To watch the documentary, simply say “Comcast RISE” into the Xfinity Voice Remote or visit https://www.sidehustlepro.co/roadtorise

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Mar 1, 2023

In this update episode we are catching up with Jocelyn Delk Adams, author and founder of the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com,  where she shares her cherished generational recipes with a modern spin while preserving their original charm and spirit. 

 In this episode Jocelyn shares:

  • How she went from pitching herself to local news stations to starring on the Today Show, Food Network, and Disney Plus

  • Why her food blog has been so successful and her advice to other aspiring bloggers

  • The huge developments in her brand and business since we last spoke and so much more!

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

This episode is brought to you by: 

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

Comcast RISE

“The Road To RISE” is an inspiring documentary that follows the lives of four small business owners, all on a journey to achieve big dreams, who became RISE grant recipients. From Chicago to Philly, we stop in 4 different cities to see how underrepresented entrepreneurs find success. To watch the documentary, simply say “Comcast RISE” into the Xfinity Voice Remote or visit https://www.sidehustlepro.co/roadtorise

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Grandbaby Cakes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandbabycakes/ 

Feb 22, 2023

This week we're getting a masterclass in entrepreneurship with Ehime Eigbe, Founder & CEO of Sweetkiwi, an extremely sought after frozen yogurt brand. Inspired to make a healthy dessert for herself after a uterine fibroid diagnosis, Ehime has grown Sweetkiwi to be West Africa’s biggest frozen yogurt brand.

In this episode, Ehime shares: 

  • How she’s gotten her products into Walmart and Whole Foods 

  • How she paused her entrepreneurship journey and went back to her full time job before restarting her journey again

  • Why her “I'm global but think local” attitude has helped her successfully builds her teams

  • A step-by-step breakdown of her manufacturing process and what it’s taken to perfect it, and so much more!

Check out episode 340 and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube

This episode is brought to you by: 

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Feb 15, 2023

Abena Boamah-Acheampong is the founder + CEO of Hanahana Beauty, a consciously clean skin care, beauty + wellness brand. As a former 7th grade math teacher and therapist, Abena launched her brand with humanity and intention in mind. Now being sold in stores like Ulta, Hanahana Beauty is quickly on its way to becoming a household name.

In this episode Abena shares:

  • How she was able to pay the Ghanaian women who produce the raw materials twice their asking price

  • The skills she learned from being a teacher and therapist that she uses now as a full time entrepreneur

  • How she’s scaled the brand while staying true to her core values

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Feb 8, 2023

We’re dropping double the gems this episode as I sit down with DMV moms Nikki Osei-Barrett and Simona Noce Wright, founders of the premiere organization for millennial moms of color, District Motherhued ® and the first and only conference for millennial moms of color, The Momference®. 

In this episode Simona and Nikki share: 

  • What it took to successfully launch The Momference® while working full time jobs and raising kids

  • How they secured Kelly Rowland as a keynote speaker at The Momference®

  • How they pioneered a regional and national mommy group movement by focusing on serving their specific audience 

  • How God, coffee, and community got them through all obstacles! 

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Feb 1, 2023

We’re back with an update episode with Jacquelyn Rodgers, founder of Greentop Gifts.

I first spoke with Jacquelyn in 2020, when we learned Greentop Gifts aims to create products that represent what the holidays look like for Black and Brown families. Since then, Jacquelyn has gotten Greentop Gifts into retailers like Target and Amazon. 

In this episode Jacquelyn shares: 

  • What it took to get into Target retail and the village that supported her journey there
  • The many grant competitions and accelerator programs she’s used to expand her business and network
  • The hilarious mantra she uses to make sure she doesn’t burn out while running a business, being a wife and mom of two, and much more! 

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Jan 25, 2023

This week in the guest chair we have Keewa Nurullah. Keewa is mom of two, a fourth generation Black Wall Street descendant, and founder Kido Chicago, a wildly popular children’s brand and destination in the Southside of Chicago.

In this episode she shares:

  • How she scaled her business from a single onesie to carrying 1000s of children’s products online and in her storefront
  • Why she created a community gathering space for parents on Chicago’s Southside 
  • How she’s carrying on the legacy of her entrepreneurial ancestors affected by the Tulsa Massacre

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