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Gen Z-Focused Side Hustle Leads to $40M+ Investment
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Gen Z-Focused Side Hustle Leads to $40M+ Investment

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Dylan Diamond, co-founder and CEO of Saturn. Diamond and his co-founder Max Baron launched Saturn, the calendar app “that supports the complexities of the high school day — even the most chaotic block schedules,” when they were students at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Image Credit: Courtesy of...

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...

College Friends' 'Fun' Side Hustle Gets Them on 'Shark Tank'
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College Friends’ ‘Fun’ Side Hustle Gets Them on ‘Shark Tank’

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features college best friends turned small business owners Jess Blakely and Willow Sprague. Blakely and Sprague founded BarBees, a women-owned business “offering connective and celebratory cocktail classes for any occasion, in any location,” in 2019. Image Credit: Courtesy of BarBees. Jess Blakely, left; Willow Sprague, right. What was your day...

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...

2 Things Young People Should Do If They Want to Buy a House
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2 Things Young People Should Do If They Want to Buy a House

Like many first-generation Americans and college students, Giovanna Gonzalez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who came to California in the 1990s, thought she’d “done everything right” by attending college, choosing a practical degree in economics and settling into an office job. She was earning more money than her parents ever had, but without any of...

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...

Laid Off From Meta, He Took His Side Hustle to $200k a Year
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Laid Off From Meta, He Took His Side Hustle to $200k a Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Scott Goodfriend, who was working as an executive producer in New York City when he launched Ultimate Food Tours. Goodfriend coordinates food tours all over New York City, “allowing the participants to experience the city’s culinary scene in a whole new light.” Image Credit: Courtesy of Ultimate Food Tours....

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,...