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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...

Emory University Funds, Suspends Student Over AI Tool: Lawsuit
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Emory University Funds, Suspends Student Over AI Tool: Lawsuit

Eightball was meant to be an AI tool that turned coursework into study aids, like flashcards and practice tests. Its creators, Emory University undergrads, won Emory’s pitch competition last year, earning a $10,000 grand prize and promotion from the university on its own social media channels. Though Emory seemed to endorse Eightball at first, the...

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...

How I Started My Own Walking Tours Business
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How I Started My Own Walking Tours Business

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After 20-plus years of enduring increasingly diminished returns as a bottom-shelf member of the media, along with recent “downsizing” at my now-former network, I realized that it was time to stop working for other people and to start working for the man in the mirror. Successful entrepreneurs...

Mother-Daughter Side Hustles Lead to 8-Figure Snack Business
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Mother-Daughter Side Hustles Lead to 8-Figure Snack Business

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features mother and daughter Elisabeth and Gina Galvin, the duo behind artisanal snacking company Stellar Snacks. Elisabeth Galvin is also the founder of snack brand Delyse, which began as a side hustle in an old CVS before growing into a leading supplier of gourmet snack products. Today, Delyse services national...

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...

'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,”...

Simple Health-Focused Product Led to $40M in Revenue in 2023
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Simple Health-Focused Product Led to $40M in Revenue in 2023

Branch Basics founders Marilee Nelson, Allison Evans and Kelly Love “never set out to sell soap,” let alone launch a cleaning brand that would generate tens of millions in annual sales. But the company’s “mission to create healthy homes” while keeping cleaning routines simple continues to resonate with customers — 50% of whom are returning,...