For Entrepreneurs | SideBiz SMART

If you’re just selling your lifestyle then sis, what are you doing? Take it from us, selling something of value to your ideal clients is bound for business longevity. There’s no excuse because there are TONS of different options of what you can sell. To show you just what we’re talking about, here’s a list […]

Oct 6, 2021


Graduating with a degree is exciting, and the idea of starting a new life and job makes it even better. But, then you get to this job and you slowly (or quickly) start to realize you 100% hate it. You don’t like the corporate culture, the strict attire, the attitude you have to have to […]

Oct 1, 2021


We’ve all been there: hating our job, feeling stuck, and not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it’s hard to define what makes us hate our jobs. SideBiz SMART has seven questions to ask yourself so that next time someone asks you why you truly hate your job, you have a […]

Oct 1, 2021


Folks are scared of boundaries. We’re scared to have them, and we’re offended or off-put when they are exercised on us. But the truth? Healthy Boundaries make us significantly happier and make all of our relationships better. Creating and enforcing boundaries have single-handedly made the largest impact on my wellness and well-being. Here is how […]

Hey J Guide to Healthy Boundaries

May 1, 2020


“I never want to run my own business.” I used to say those words. Regularly. Crazy enough, I now run two…and manage to half-way maintain a full-time job… I’d say that’s a lesson in never saying never. But a couple weeks ago, I was sitting in a training program at my law firm regarding a […]

Dec 5, 2019


Last week, I hosted an event together with the owners of Blushbaby Lash & Makeup Studio in ATL. It was AMAZING. The program was called “No Need To Quit Your Day Job to Pursue Your Daydream,” and it was a panel discussion with five badass boss babes in the city who have started their own […]

Panel discussion regarding side hustles

Sep 28, 2019


There are so many free or low cost resources available out there. And although podcasts are my new favorite way to learn about the most up-to-date business thangs (you can read about my go to podcasts here), nothing can quite beat the depth of knowledge you can gain from books. That being said, a bulk […]

Janelle, creator of Hey J. Nicole, reading a recommended book for starting a business

Aug 9, 2019


I might be the last person on the planet to jump on the podcast bandwagon. I took a poll for podcast recommendations a few years back, but I never actually opened the app on my phone and took the plunge. Until recently. When I decided I wanted to start an online business, I knew I […]

Julie Solomon, Mattie James, Brock Johnson, Chalene Johnson and Amy Portfield podcast cover photos.

Jul 25, 2019

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