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.
Going against the status quo when starting a business
Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt is the Founder of The Georgia Genealogist, a genealogy business that specializes in Georgia and Deep South Research, Genetic Genealogy, and Forensic Genealogy. Yvonne is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and holds an additional certification from Boston University. Yvonne and Sanjay discuss charging the proper rates, accepting payments, and the challenges of a work-life balance.
Building your second business with intention
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.
When defeat becomes a blessing in disguise
Jaliyla Fraser is the Founder & CEO of Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions. What started as a STEAM summer camp for students, Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions now provides high-quality mathematics learning for administrators, teachers, and parents to help the students in their lives succeed. Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions also produces school supplies for students to help them reach their full potential.
Quitting your full-time job and taking the leap
Dr. Shinika McKiever is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The McKiever Group Creative Company, an agency that provides organizations with creative business solutions, including leadership development, non-profit management, and entrepreneurial solutions. Sanjay and Shinika discuss quitting your full-time job to take on entrepreneurship, setting boundaries, and rebuilding and rebranding your business.
Remote Work: How employers continue to evolve
Even before COVID, companies have been adopting and adapting the remote work model. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of remote work and speak with three different entrepreneurs who have had to evolve their businesses to fit the changing needs of their employees and clients. Join us as we uncover the opportunities and challenges of getting the job done remotely and embrace the future of work.
Where hospitality, wellness and business meet
Darius Davie is the Founder of Groom Guy, a wellness hospitality agency that specializes in everyday and special occasion self-care for men. With locations in Washington DC and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Groom Guy offers a fresh perspective on men’s grooming and wellness. Sanjay and Darius discuss the importance of cold emailing, understanding your employees, and managing multiple locations.
“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!!