A weekly podcast from Hiscox, the small business insurance experts. We’re changing the conversation around the side hustle and featuring founders at various stages of their small business journey. These entrepreneurs are pushing the envelope while keeping their values and have learned a few lessons along the way. Listen each week for conversation, context, and camaraderie. Hosted by Sanjay Parekh, produced by Edgewise.Media.
Building your second business with intention (Replay)
Daniel Roberts is the founder of VidLoft, a cloud-based video solution that includes gear, training, and editing at a tenth of the price of traditional video production, allowing more companies to be video-first organizations. Having formerly owned a video production company prior to founding VidLoft, Daniel shares what he learned about founding and selling a company, managing cashflow, and discovering your niche.
Pitch Perfect: How Rob Friedman became the Pitching Ninja (Replay)
Though Rob Friedman trained and practiced as a lawyer, his passion was coaching and playing baseball. In 2014, he dove into the world of content creation. His niche? Not just baseball, but pitching specifically. Pitching Ninja was born. Since starting Pitching Ninja, Friedman has amassed over 400,000 Twitter followers, 100,000 Instagram followers, and appears on TV networks like Fox Sports and Peacock as a Pitching Analyst.
Starting a business that aligns with your passions (Replay)
Bonnie Mauldin has been hustling since she was a kid. At eight years old, she was knocking on doors offering to shovel driveways. After graduation, she entered the medical field, but quickly discovered it was not for her. Now, Bonnie owns two successful businesses, The Mauldin Group and Mauldin Production Company. Having learned a lot along the way, Bonnie shares her tips on changing careers, side hustles, and running multiple businesses.
The Challenge of Raising Funds for your Small Business
It takes a lot to start a small business, and often, individuals face many barriers along the way. Today, we are diving deep into a common barrier many entrepreneurs face when jumpstarting their small business: a lack of funds. Through interviewing three individuals who have successfully raised money to launch their businesses, we will answer the following questions: How can I raise money for my small business? What tools are out there to help with my money-raising goals? What challenges might I face while doing so?
Balancing a Side Hustle alongside a full-time job
Ada Teme is the Founder and Owner of Cherish August, a destination event planning firm that has been in business for over two decades. Ada and her team at Cherish August want to ensure that your event is tailored perfectly to your needs, whether a small gathering or a large event. Ada and Sanjay discuss charging the appropriate amount, balancing your time, and working around your full-time job.
Helping girls overcome barriers to become entrepreneurs
After working in Silicon Valley, Ebony Peay Ramirez quickly realized that young girls are not being taught entrepreneurial skills like their male peers are. So she launched Build Her World, an online platform aimed at helping girls aged 9-13 to build ideas and develop entrepreneurial skills. Sanjay and Ebony discuss the next generation of leaders, career transitions, and having a creative outlet.
“Break the GLASS”
Absolutely loved this interview! I actually stepped out the box and did the same with my 401k! People thought I was crazy but I believed in my passion! Step out on faith and do your THANG!!!
This is exactly the content I need to listen to while working on my side hustle! Motivational and helpful, the story telling is amazing! Can’t wait for more episodes!
I feel like the stories are super relatable and helpful and inspiring!!