336: How Keewa Nurullah Cornered The Kid’s Market In Southside Chicago
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1w ago
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 Check out episode 336 and others on Appl ..read more
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335: How Supermom Trina Small Created A Super Brand For Moms
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1w ago
This week I sat down with Trina Small, the founder of Supermom Culture. After leaving her logistics job, growing her blog, and blowing up on social media, Trina took a leap to start her brand that empowers mothers through streetwear.  Starting off on her own packing orders with her daughter out of her apartment, Trina took risks and bet on herself to build a solid brand.   In this episode she shares: How she slowly and steadily scaled her business while supporting herself and her family How she landed press like Good Morning America and Oprah Daily The real challenges of being ..read more
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334: How to Get Your Side Hustle Up And Running
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
3w ago
So you’ve thought about it forever, but actually launching your side hustle is the hardest part.  I’m here to remind you that it’s OK to try things out, start over, and then try again!   In this episode I share: The first side hustle I tried and why I quickly learned it wasn’t for me  How to find the entry point to break into your side hustle’s industry  How taking my time allowed to me prove the concept of my products Five steps to getting your side hustle off the ground and more Check out episode 334 and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube  This epi ..read more
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333: How to Jumpstart Your Year
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
3w ago
We’re starting off 2023 with a major jumpstart.! No, I’m not giving you a 12-step productivity solution. Instead, I’m sharing five practical tips to help you set yourself up for success and have your best year yet. It can be exciting to start a new year but it can also be overwhelming. I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to have it all together, and you can start over as many times as you need to. In episode 333 I share: How to master your self talk this year Why you should focus on what it feels like and not what it looks like How to change your relationship with money How to make a p ..read more
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332: My Holiday Watchlist and Intentions for 2023
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1M ago
As we count down to the new year, I thought I would share some of the holiday favorites I’m watching (or excited to watch!) this holiday season. Plus, I’m sharing my intentions for 2023. Happy New Year! 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.  Links mentioned in th ..read more
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331: The Best of Side Hustle Pro 2022
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1M ago
One of the best parts of interviewing black women entrepreneurs is the wisdom they share and getting to apply those gems in my own world and share it with all of you. We’re taking a look back on the best of Side Hustle Pro in 2022. From women expanding their businesses into every Target in America, to women inspiring Beyoncé and Kerry Washington, we had some exciting guests this year! Tune in to find out who was dropping that Side Hustle knowledge.  Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube  This episode is brought to you by:  HubSpot Podcast Netw ..read more
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330: ​​What I've Learned 5 Years Into Entrepreneurship
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1M ago
This week I’m walking you down the winding path I took to get Side Hustle Pro to where it is today. Starting in the corporate world at companies like NPR and Google, it took me several years and several career experiences to realize that I was meant for entrepreneurship. Once I decided to be my own boss, I had to develop a whole new set of skills.  In this episode, I’m giving you the inside look into: How and why I decided to quit my job and become a full time entrepreneur  Why I went back to school to get my MBA, and still continue to take courses, read, and seek out mentors to dev ..read more
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329: Side Hustle Pro: 2022 Year In Review
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
1M ago
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328: How Janae Marks Went From Side Hustler To Full Time Best Selling Children’s Author
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
2M ago
This week I sat down with Janae Marks, the critically acclaimed author of middle grade novels From the Desk of Zoe Washington and A Soft Place to Land. We get to hear about her journey from writing as a side hustle to becoming a full time author. Now, her best selling book is soon to be a Disney Original movie, produced by Kerry Washington!  In episode 328 Janae shares: How impactful and important her novels are for young Black kids  How to get started as a new author and the reality of how long the process all takes The pros and cons of self-publishing vs pitching a publishing hous ..read more
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327: How Codie Elaine Oliver Brought Black Love To The Big Screen
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by Nicaila Matthews Okome
2M ago
This week I sat down with Codie Elaine Oliver, the CEO and Co-founder of Black Love, Inc. The 100% Black owned media company, founded by Codie Elaine Oliver and husband Tommy Oliver, is a hub for Black couples and singles to have transparent conversations around relationships, parenthood, dating, and more through their app, podcast network, documentaries, and live events. We get the inside scoop on how Codie built her show from the ground up and grew into a multimedia empire.  In this episode she shares:  How she and her husband Tommy Oliver self funded Black Love, Inc. The strategi ..read more
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