Side Hustle City

Side Hustle City

Step into Side Hustle City, the ultimate podcast for entrepreneurs, creatives, and anyone eager to turn their side hustle into a full-time passion. We bring you real-life stories of resilience, innovation, and success from diverse entrepreneurs who’ve made the leap from side projects to profitable ventures. Whether you're exploring entrepreneurship, looking for business insights, or seeking inspiration to fuel your journey, join us for valuable tips and motivational tales. Transform your passion into a thriving business with Side Hustle City, where dreamers become doers.

Episodes

May 16, 2024 38 mins

Join us on an inspiring journey with Dr. Shaan Patel, MD, MBA, founder and CEO of Prep Expert, as seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” A board-certified dermatologist named one of Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Dr. Patel is not only a renowned dermatologist but also an education visionary. From raising his own SAT score from average to perfect, authoring 10+ test prep books, to helping over 100,000 students improve their SAT and ACT scores,...

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Ever wondered how tech entrepreneurs catapult their side hustles into full-blown AI revolutions? Rajeev Kapur, a visionary in the Artificial Intelligence arena, President and CEO at 1105 Media and best selling author of AI Made Simple, graces us with his story. He illustrating the relentless hustle that propelled him from tech sales to penning the bestseller "AI Made Simple" in the aftermath of ChatGPT's launch. Merg...

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Join the transformational journey with Chuck Rinker on Side Hustle City, as we traverse the fields of gaming and AI in the healthcare industry. Chuck, a former cattle farmer, shares his remarkable pivot to becoming a tech maven, revealing the inception of Personas and its mission to humanize patient care through innovative game engine technology. Our engaging conversation uncovers the intersections of gaming, social media, and pati...

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Join us for a chat with the Profit Architect, Dan Hackett, as we dive into turning your side hustle into a thriving business. In this episode, Dan shares essential tips on the financial details that can make or break your venture. Learn how to set the right prices for your services and discover the often-overlooked costs that can eat into your profits. Dan also highlights the importance of valuing your own work—something many entre...

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Embark on an enlightening journey with US Air Force Veteran John Conafay of Integrate.co, as he shares the exhilarating transition from aerospace to tech entrepreneurship amidst an unpredictable economy.

Previously he was an early employee at three space unicorns – Head of BD at ABL Space Systems, was one of the first ten employees at Astranis, and Interned at Spire Global early on. He also worked at the Office of the CFO ...

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Join us as we journey through the economic landscape of resilient Midwest cities with special guest Jan Almasy of Apex Communications Network. We start in the heartland, exploring Cleveland and Detroit's evolution from manufacturing giants to modern-day economic contenders. Our discussion takes a deep dive into Ohio's untapped potential, where a skilled labor shortage meets a rich cultural heritage, and we look at how pre...

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Unlock the heartbeat of the entrepreneurial world with Jeremy Fritzhand from Alloy, our esteemed guest who brings a treasure trove of startup wisdom straight to your ears. Side Hustle City is your access pass to the vibrant landscape of small business development, where Jeremy shares his own narrative with an artisanal apparel startup and takes us behind the scenes at Alloy. Here, startups bloom under the nurturing canopy of mornin...

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Unlock the secrets to conquering the Amazon marketplace as we sit down with Dan Brownsher, the insightful founder of Channel Key. From his humble beginnings at Ohio State to becoming a powerhouse in e-commerce, Dan's entrepreneurial spirit is a beacon for anyone looking to create a thriving online business. We traverse his story, exploring the pivotal moments and strategic decisions that led to his success. His tales from the ...

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Unlock the full potential of your travel rewards as we navigate the luxury landscapes with Spencer Howard, the expert who turned credit card points into his personal gateway to extravagant adventures. Our chat with Spencer reveals the art of upgrading your travel from mundane to first-class without breaking the bank. From the comfort of lie-flat seats to the allure of upscale dining, we cover it all. Learn the strategies that can t...

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Unlock the secrets of entrepreneurial triumph as we sit down with Jeremy Parker, the visionary behind Swag.com's explosive growth from a modest side hustle to a multi-million dollar behemoth. Jeremy not only reveals the strategic chess moves involved in snagging a premium domain but also gives us an authentic look at the tightrope walk of nurturing a thriving enterprise alongside the joys and challenges of parenting. Get ready...

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Ever wondered how a flair for people skills can transform into a real estate empire? Join us as we sit down with Jacki Semerau Tait, the relational real estate champion and a top one percent realtor, who shares her incredible transition from the world of sales and marketing into the lucrative realm of property sales. Discover the insider's track on how to leverage your network, use client relationship managers effectively, and...

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Unlock the secrets of successful mid-market multifamily property investments with our latest guest, Evan Curtis of Vanamore Investments. Dive deep into the world of real estate as we dissect how a skilled CPA can be your ally in conquering financial complexities and reveal how undermanaged properties can be polished into profitable ventures. We also tackle the thorny issue of taxation, providing invaluable insights for investors lo...

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Prepare to be captivated as we sit down with the ever-insightful Paul Rupert, whose career is as varied as it is fascinating. From the corridors of the Capitol to the front lines of tech revolutions, Paul shares the twists and turns of a journey that's as unpredictable as it is inspiring. Discover the uncharted paths from political campaigns to the Reagan administration, the birth of enterprise zones, and how regional pride sh...

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When Paul Rivera joined us from the Dominican Republic, the conversation ignited with an energy as warm as his home country's sun. We traversed the paths of language mastery, unraveling the threads that bind romance languages and how this skill enhances the entrepreneurial spirit. Our exchanges with Paul, a seasoned economist with a PhD, delved into the heart of economics education—questioning traditional methods and advocatin...

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Unlock the secrets to scaling your small business with expert Dawn Parks from NKU, who joins us on Side Hustle City to share her wealth of knowledge. From the critical shift of managing your business as a professional to the intricacies of financial comprehension, Dawn provides a treasure trove of actionable insights. Prepare to transform the way you tackle accounting, strategic planning, and the crucial transition from working in ...

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Imagine embarking on a journey from the halls of academia to the bustling streets of sustainable entrepreneurship. That's the story of Simon Schillebeeckx, our latest guest on the podcast. Simon, originally a scholar with deep Belgian roots, now stands at the forefront of Singapore's green business scene as the founder of Handprint, a for-profit venture born out of his non-profit initiatives. He takes us through an enligh...

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Ever dreamt of shaking off the 9-to-5 shackles and venturing into the world of freelancing? Get ready to be swept into a world where your side hustle becomes your main gig, and your network is your net worth. Joining us is Ashley Stanford, who'll share her seamless networking strategies that open doors to endless possibilities. As your host, I'll match Ashley's tales with my own route from designer to creative direct...

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Have you ever glanced up at a billboard and felt your destiny shift? That's what happened to Nick Brophy, a Kentucky native whose life took a turn towards service and valor. In our latest episode, Nick, explains the mission of the Disabled American Veterans and the Patriot Boot Camp. He sits down to share his remarkable journey from a bright-eyed recruit drawn in by the promise of education, to a military officer, to a steadfa...

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Embark on a journey through the crypto cosmos with Luke Sestito, our return guest on Side Hustle City, who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Prepare to navigate the highs and lows of the market with our firsthand tales, from the adrenaline rush of buying the dip to the intense debates on Bitcoin's future amidst institutional meddling. We reminisce about the simpler times of Bitcoin's infancy, marvel at the Ethere...

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Prepare to arm yourself with knowledge as cybersecurity expert Josh Hankins joins us on Side Hustle City to discuss the insidious rise of cyber threats. We're not just talking about obscure viruses; we're tackling the real danger lurking behind your screen—data breaches that could expose your most private information. Josh, with his wealth of experience, doesn't just paint a picture of ruin; he equips us with the too...

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