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She Left Her Finance Job for a $65,000 Remote Side Hustle
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She Left Her Finance Job for a $65,000 Remote Side Hustle

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Ruta Drungilaite, founder of A Twist of Date, a business that helps couples plan date nights with its digital offerings — cold case files, conversation starter cards, romantic board games and more. Image Credit: Courtesy of A Twist of Date. Ruta Drungilaite. What was your day job (or other...

Brothers Start Side Hustle, Build Business With $50M Revenue
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Brothers Start Side Hustle, Build Business With $50M Revenue

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Sam Lewkowict, co-founder and CEO of men’s grooming brand Black Wolf Nation. At 22, Lewkowict launched Black Wolf Nation with his brother Alex Lewkowict; the business has since grown to achieve more than $50 million in revenue and establish a major retail presence in Rite Aid, CVS, Best Buy...

Amazon Side Hustle Made $1.5M in 1 Year, on Track for $30M
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Amazon Side Hustle Made $1.5M in 1 Year, on Track for $30M

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Achal Patel and Russell Gong, longtime friends and founders of Cabinet Health, which offers over-the-counter medicines and supplements in glass bottles that can be reused. Image Credit: Courtesy of Cabinet Health. Achal Patel, left; Russell Gong, right. What was your day job when you started your side hustle?Patel: I...

How CRUMBS Bakeshop Started a Global Cupcake Obsession
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How CRUMBS Bakeshop Started a Global Cupcake Obsession

Entrepreneur Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm partnered with Entrepreneur Media that is dedicated to backing passionate and innovative founders as early as day one. In this series, we are profiling the amazing entrepreneurs that Entrepreneur Ventures is working with to share their insights on building and growing a thriving business. Back in 2003,...

How I Navigate High-Pressure, Multi-Million-Dollar Deals
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How I Navigate High-Pressure, Multi-Million-Dollar Deals

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Lylette Pizarro, founder and co-managing partner of Influence Media Partners, a New York-headquartered music and entertainment company “whose mission is to transform the music space by partnering with artists, songwriters and creative executives to steward legacy works and build future brand value.” In 2022, Pizarro secured...

Mother and Daughter Behind OSEA Talk Success, Growth Secrets
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Mother and Daughter Behind OSEA Talk Success, Growth Secrets

“All good stories start with your grandmother,” Jenefer Palmer, founder of Malibu-based skincare and body care brand OSEA, tells Entrepreneur. The story of how her business came to be begins with her own grandmother, who turned to the ocean for healing after an accident left her bedridden with a torn ligament in her leg. After...

His Side Hustle Turned Full-Time Business Makes $10M+ a Year
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His Side Hustle Turned Full-Time Business Makes $10M+ a Year

Michael Morgan, now the 25-year-old owner of Iconic Watch Company, sold his first Rolex Submariner when he was just 13 years old — a sale that came about primarily out of boredom. “When you’re 12, 13, you usually get bored of things very, very quickly,” Morgan tells Entrepreneur. “So within six months [of buying it],...

His Side Hustle Out-Earned His Day Job, Now Makes $1M a Year
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His Side Hustle Out-Earned His Day Job, Now Makes $1M a Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Kyle Needham. In 2011, he co-founded Oyster Party with Samuel Keller. The company serves private parties, weddings and corporate events by shucking oysters on the half shell, popping up raw bars and seafood towers, providing caviar bumps and more. Oyster Party hosts pop-up events at Smorgasburg, in Manhattan’s FiDi...

His $2,000-a-Month Side Hustle Now Sees $10+ Million a Year
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His $2,000-a-Month Side Hustle Now Sees $10+ Million a Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Darpan Munjal, founder and CEO of Atom, the AI-powered startup ecosystem “on its way to becoming the go-to naming and branding destination.” Image Credit: Courtesy of Atom. Darpan Munjal. When did you start your side hustle, and where did you find the inspiration for it? The inspiration for my...

'Lucky' Uber Side Hustle Leads to $100k and Biotech Business
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‘Lucky’ Uber Side Hustle Leads to $100k and Biotech Business

Today, Joshua Britton is the founder and CEO of Debut, a biotechnology company delivering “high-performing” cosmetic bioactive ingredients “at unprecedented speed.” But before the startup began to innovate in the biotech space, it was just an idea, one that stemmed from “some academic research,” “a lucky Uber ride” and a “vision for the beauty industry,”...