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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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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!

    277: How Morgan DeBaun is Defying Expectations As A CEO REWIND

    277: How Morgan DeBaun is Defying Expectations As A CEO REWIND

    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 
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    Episode 57- Up Close with Morgan DeBaun: The Millennial CEO Shaping Black Digital Media Blavity.com Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
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    Guest Social Media Info Blavity: @Blavity
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    • 54 min
    276: How Zakia Blain of FBF Body Determines When To Pivot In Business REWIND

    276: How Zakia Blain of FBF Body Determines When To Pivot In Business REWIND

    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 
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    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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    Links mentioned in this episode
    FBF Body Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
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    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
    FBF Body - @fbfbody
    Zakia Blain - @zakiablain
    #SideHustlePro

    • 53 min
    275: Co-Work with me: Brand partnerships, Side Hustle Pro Merch, and Figuring out my Vlogging (and Life!) schedule

    275: Co-Work with me: Brand partnerships, Side Hustle Pro Merch, and Figuring out my Vlogging (and Life!) schedule

    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!
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Facebook Creator Studio Nicaila TV YouTube Channel Podcast Moguls Student Spotlight episode with Tolu Garcia Yahoo Small Business Localworks Dayna Bolden episode Six Bullet Saturday Newsletter 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. 
    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
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    • 33 min
    274: How Charis Jones Crossed the $2 Million Mark With Sassy Jones Boutique (Rewind)

    274: How Charis Jones Crossed the $2 Million Mark With Sassy Jones Boutique (Rewind)

    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!
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    Side Hustle Pro Newsletter Sassy Jones   Traffic Sales & Profit  Dare To Lead by Brené Brown 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
    #SideHustlePro

    • 52 min
    273: How The Spice Suite’s Angel Gregorio Expanded Her Spice Shop Into A Lifestyle Brand (Rewind)

    273: How The Spice Suite’s Angel Gregorio Expanded Her Spice Shop Into A Lifestyle Brand (Rewind)

    In today’s rewind episode we have Angel Gregorio, the founder and owner of The Spice Suite, a growing community-centric spice boutique, located in Washington DC’s Takoma Park community. 
    On this episode, Angel shares:
    The first steps she took to get her very first product made (and how she started all wrong!) How she makes the margins work for her in eCommerce: How her approach to life and business has shaped her business expansion Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
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    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!
    Yahoo Small Business’ Localworks
    Yahoo Small Business’ Localworks is an online service that puts small business owners in control of their business listings across 70+ digital directories, so you can control how your business' information is displayed. By using Localworks, you can ensure that your customers find accurate information about your business—no matter where they search. Localworks even provides actionable reports on how visitors interact with your business listings and also allows you to monitor and respond to reviews across platforms quickly from one place. Yahoo Small Business is offering a FREE personalized report for small business owners to see how your  business appears online here: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local 
    Links mentioned in this episode
    The Spice Suite Angel’s first episode on Side Hustle Pro 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
    The Spice Suite - @thespicesuite
    #SideHustlePro

    • 48 min
    272: Co-Work with me: What I’m Working On Now

    272: Co-Work with me: What I’m Working On Now

    Hey Guys, Co-Work With Me as I discuss what I’m working on this quarter, fourth quarter 2021. I’m sharing what my priorities are and how I plan to get it done. 
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
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    As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you roll your first payroll. Sign up, and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.

    Skillshare
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    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!
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Goal Getter Action Plan (Featuring my 12 Week Sprint Process)  
    Podcast Moguls Nicaila TV YouTube Channel  
    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. You will not pay more wh
    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
    #SideHustlePro

    • 29 min

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