This week we talk with Linda Otterbridge, founder of Hook a Sista Up and purveyor of connections between women business owners. HASU is a membership based sisterhood, movement and platform for women entrepreneurs who share a common goal. “Entrepreneurship.” HASU brings women together to share valuable experiences and resources that help each other as they travel on their business journey. Linda shares the challenges and triumphs she’s seen with many women owned businesses including her own and offers great advice for making connections and getting support.
In this episode we talk with Sara Grey, founder of WANNABE. We’re meeting Sara at the beginning of her fempreneur journey. She is launching WANNABE as a side hustle, alongside her day job as an attorney and litigator. She walks us through the process of launching her side hustle, which will be selling protein blends for women starting this winter, and how she keeps her mindset focused on the hustle and her list of priorities day to day. Keep an eye out for new episodes featuring Sara, as we follow her as she launches her business and starts selling her products.
This week we talk with entrepreneur Brook Powers about the art of the side hustle and the internal drive to build businesses. Brook offers great advice to other women entrepreneurs on how to trust your instincts in business and be confident in your own abilities. This is a conversation we know we needed and we’re certain you’ll also find some wisdom from Brook.
Brook is Chief Operations Officer of Griffin Properties, a residential real estate firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In just 5 years at Griffin, Brook has doubled the size of the team, added expansion partners, and grown sales volume from 27m to 60m. In this episode, Brook talks about how she has embraced leaning out and how she got her start as an entrepreneur with a myriad of side hustles or hobby jobs as she calls them, while working a full time job in the publishing industry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her drive to build businesses always kept her going and she lept out of a job she’d known for over 20 years to be an entrepreneur full time.