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His High School Project Would Solve a Problem Worth Billions
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His High School Project Would Solve a Problem Worth Billions

In 2018, Vasya Tremsin, now COO of outdoor fire sensor company Torch Sensors, was a senior in high school when he saw a familiar but troubling sight on a drive back from Lake Tahoe: a “really big” California wildfire. “I thought to myself, Why does this happen over and over and over?” Tremsin recalls. Image...

Mom's Facebook Side Hustle Now Averages $14,000 a Month
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Mom’s Facebook Side Hustle Now Averages $14,000 a Month

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Heather Freeman. Her Facebook page Coffee. Mom. Repeat. boasts 850,000 followers and brings in six figures a year. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Image Credit: Courtesy of Heather Freeman What was your day job (or other sources of income) when you started your side hustle?Before becoming...

Roommates Started a Side Hustle With $4k and Made Over $500k
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Roommates Started a Side Hustle With $4k and Made Over $500k

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Rachael Leina’ala Soares and Heather Aiu, co-founders of ALOHA Collection, which carries “versatile bags and pouches designed for everyday use.” Responses have been edited for length and clarity. What was your day job (or other sources of income) when you started your side hustle?Back when we were roommates starting...

The One Secret Ingredient That Turned This Chocolate Bar Into a Success
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The One Secret Ingredient That Turned This Chocolate Bar Into a Success

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After college, Jake Karls thought he wanted to be an investment banker. But he never got past the first job interview. Saddled by learning disabilities and a lack of enthusiasm for corporate work, the Canadian was forced to move back into his parents’ house. “I could not...

Artist's LLC Leads Absolute Equality Juneteenth Mural Project
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Artist’s LLC Leads Absolute Equality Juneteenth Mural Project

“I’m the little boy who loved to draw, who never grew up,” Reginald Adams, professional artist and founder of Houston-based public art and design firm Reginald C. Adams LLC, tells Entrepreneur. “And thanks to an incredibly supportive family, I’ve always been encouraged to do what I loved.” As Adams entered his teenage years and added...

Here's How Piece of Cake's Founder and CEO Pushes the Limits
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Here’s How Piece of Cake’s Founder and CEO Pushes the Limits

At 20 years old, Voyo Popovic, now the founder and CEO of Piece of Cake Moving & Storage, immigrated to the U.S. from Montenegro and took a job at a McDonald’s to make ends meet. However, just a few months in, Popovic was already looking for his next opportunity, one that would allow him to...

Hairstylist's Side Hustle Turned Into a 6-Figure Business
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Hairstylist’s Side Hustle Turned Into a 6-Figure Business

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Kayla Valerio. Valerio owns Haus of Color, a six-figure salon business specializing in vivid hair colors. Image Credit: Courtesy of Haus of Color. Kayla Valerio. What was your day job (or other sources of income) when you started your side hustle?I was still a hairdresser and doing hair but...

How Erika Kullberg Grows and Monetizes Her YouTube Channel
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How Erika Kullberg Grows and Monetizes Her YouTube Channel

Erika Kullberg now has more than two million subscribers on YouTube and over 21 million followers across her social media accounts — but five years ago, she started off at zero subscribers, just like all new YouTube creators. Kullberg makes personal finance videos for YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, with content focused on helping people...

His College Side Hustle Made $70k Monthly, $1.9M Last Year
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His College Side Hustle Made $70k Monthly, $1.9M Last Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Kyle Morrand, founder and CEO of 302 Interactive, a company providing “an all-in-one solution” for augmented reality mobile applications, game development, virtual reality and immersive experiences. In addition to its gaming offerings, 302 Interactive develops experiences for projects including assistive tech devices for the visually impaired, training simulators for...

The Etsy Side Hustle She Started in College Hit 6 Figures
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The Etsy Side Hustle She Started in College Hit 6 Figures

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Kirstie Wang, owner and founder of A Jar of Pickles, the stationery, accessory and gift brand that launched on Etsy and is now a six-figure business. Image Credit: Courtesy of A Jar of Pickles. Kirstie Wang. What was your day job (or other sources of income) when you started...