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WEEKLY RECAP: Stages of Hustle-to-Business Growth

In our thirty-eighth recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 995

We’ve just finished week 38 of Season III! This week featured the massive Kickstarter success that raised $415,000, Atlanta food tours, a data scientist who turns teaching frustrations into recurring income, and more.

In this last weekly recap before Episode 1,000, I want to look at a topic I’m calling stages of hustle-to-business growth. If you have any background in traditional business education, you’ve probably studied stages of companies.

Like so many things, the stages of going from a side hustle to a more sustainable business are a bit different...

So what do those look like?

Listen to the Weekly Recap to learn more!


Today, we have an update from Stephanie from MusicForKiddos.com who was featured on the show in Ep. 397 — Music Therapist Writes Custom Lullabies For Restless Children.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Stephanie!

Learn more about Stephanie's business at her website, MusicForKiddos.com.

Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 989 — When two friends spot an opportunity to create a practical camera accessory, the crowdfunding campaign exceeds their wildest expectations.
  • Ep. 990 — An Atlanta lawyer creates a thriving and unexpected walking tour business that grows to multiple six-figures in annual income.
  • Ep. 991 — An analytics manager and adjunct college teacher creates a time-saving platform to help non-technical students learn coding.
  • Ep. 992 — Wanting to help a family member diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, this serial side hustler invents a sticky solution to a pressing problem.
  • Ep. 993 — A mortgage loan officer combines her nautical roots with a love of design to create geographically personalized jewelry.
  • Ep. 994 — Two Montana coworkers use their skills in welding to start a side hustle making sure brewery equipment is up to codes.
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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Here's what's coming up next...

Each week I'll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week:

  • After painstakingly learning to earn a perfect score on the SAT, this teenager shares his wisdom with other students. It goes on to become an eight-figure side hustle while he’s still in college!
  • When a grocery store manager hits a weightlifting plateau, he creates and sells micro weight plates through hard work and heavy lifting.
  • And much more!

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