The Side Hustle Gal
By Dannie Fountain & Caitlyn Allen
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The Side Hustle Gal, to us, is someone who works harder than anyone else we know. They're focused not only on their business, but also a myriad of other commitments that tug at their time. They dream of seeing their inspiration become reality and they crave deep conversation. This podcast, this space, is a place for us to be authentic and real. We're ready to chat about the gritty parts of business that make us cry. We're ready to talk about how the hell we handle the day to day when life gets hard. We're ready to challenge the idea that you can't be a successful Side Hustle Gal. Dive in, dig deep, and enjoy your journey. We're here for you, babe.
||ExplicitEpisode 108 | Still, I Exist with Tara Tate||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Tara Tate of Arbor Skate Boards. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:We learn a lot about Tara and how Arbor Girls is her inspirationThe accident that changed Tara's lifeMoving past adversity and how it can define their livesHow to get past fear, by trying thingsFinding a family in the business she works withSHOW NOTES:Arbor SkateboardsArbor CollectiveArbor GirlsTARA'S BIO:Tara is an athlete, a skateboarder and eight-year competitive snowboarder. She is currently the head of the Women’s Program for an action sports and lifestyle brand called Arbor Collective where Tara advocates for women’s action sports. FOLLOW TARA:Instagram | Twitter FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 107 | Can Extroverts be Introverts? with Ruth Pitt||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Ruth Pitt of Raise the Ruth Events. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:What made Ruth decide to start her own planning businessLearn a little more about RuthHow Ruth balances her side hustle with a full time jobSetting boundaries as a side hustler and as a full time entrepreneurMaking mistakes in business & #allthethings SHOW NOTES:Raise the Ruth EventsRUTH'S BIO:I’m Ruth, a Virginia Wedding Planner with a big smile, that loves to celebrate the details, create an experience, and cherish the moments! All details of planning, organizing, and production make my heart smile. I have caught every bouquet from every wedding I have attended since the age of twelve. I believe every milestone in life is cause for celebration! Coming from a large family my parents made sure to celebrate every single occasion from a lost tooth to graduations. Building memories is what life is all about, and it is so important to remember that. At Raise The Ruth we love to have fun, throw confetti and dance the night away! We want to work together with you to dream up an unforgettable event for you and your guests that will capture your unique love story. We love, love and believe strongly in helping you make memories that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come. FOLLOW RUTH:Raise the Ruth Events Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 106 | Weirdness and Entrepreneur Depression with Joey Vitale||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Joey Vitale of Indie Law. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:Boundaries and overwhelm with Facebook GroupsBeing an entrepreneur versus being a hobbyistFailing at being a side-hustlerMaking the decision to jump into entrepreneurshipWhat "success" looks like in the creative worldSHOW NOTES:Friends of Indie Law Facebook GroupFueled with Heart Facebook GroupJana Bishop of TwigyPostsRosemary Watson of Rosemary Watson ProductionsRising Tide SocietySavvy Business OwnersAmy Nichols | Amy Nichols Special Events | The Poppy GroupJOEY'S BIO:Joey Vitale is an attorney for thriving small businesses. With his law firm, Indie Law, Joey works with creative small business owners to protect their passions and give them the legal foundation they need to thrive. Indie Law offers innovative subscription plans, flat-fee packages, consultation sessions, and educational webinars. With these services, Joey focuses on the legal issues that matter most to creatives: business formation, trademarks, copyrights, and contracts. While based in Chicago, Indie Law serves business owners all over the country. Affectionately referred to as a “babe dude,” Joey has a reputation for thriving within female entrepreneur communities. FOLLOW JOEY:Indie Law Website Indie Law Facebook | Indie Law Instagram | Indie Law YouTube | Indie Law Facebook Group FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 105 | SimplyBe Yourself with Jessica Zweig||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Jessica Zweig. Dannie and Jessica met in summer 2017 at the Fear Paradox Summit, where Dannie spoke and Jessica hosted. Since then, the girl crush has been mutual. Today we're diving deep into Jessica's career, what makes her 9/10 weird, and the realities of being a woman in this business. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:Starting a business before you're readyOvercoming challenges and seizing opportunitiesWorking with big brands (like MillerCoors and Chanel)Being weird and leaning inLearning to host a conferenceLaunching a personal brandSpeaking at conferencesFear Paradox - inaugural year and what's nextSHOW NOTES:Cheeky Chicago Fear Paradox SummitNicole Yeary & Ms. TechJESSICA'S BIO:Jessica Zweig was named one of the Top Digital Marketers to Watch in 2017 by INC., and is the Founder and CEO of The SimplyBe Agency, a personal branding firm based in Chicago, as well the Co-founder of the Fear Paradox Summit, an annual conference for entrepreneurial women. The SimplyBe Agency helps thought leaders across all industries, from politics to personal growth leaders, from fashion designers to world-class chefs, from global executives to professors, manage and monetize their digital footprints with purpose and impact. Previously she founded CheekyChicago.com, Chicago’s leading lifestyle magazine for women, reaching 100,000 readers locally. Jessica has been featured in Crains, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Suntimes, Refinery 29, Tasty Trade, BizTech Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, Michigan Avenue, NBC, ABC, FOX, WTTW, WCIU, CBS and more as a leading entrepreneur. She’s spoken at Techweek, NEOCON, LinkedIn, The United Women in Business Foundation, 1871, Microsoft and more as an expert on entrepreneurship, digital marketing and personal branding. FOLLOW JESSICA:SimplyBe Website | Jessica Zweig Website SimplyBe Instagram | Jessica Instagram | Jessica Twitter FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 104 | Celebrating the Holidays as an Entrepreneur||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking just the two of them about celebrating the holidays as an entrepreneur and what it looks like to take a break! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:What challenges we face as entrepreneurs taking breaksHow to fit business in during the holidays & struggling to take breaksHow to explain what you do with your familyWhy it is difficult to explain a "hobby" as a businessHow to plan being out of your businessSHOW NOTES:GoogleAmeriCorps VISTALauren Bareiss of Saddleback PhotographyMegan Martin of Megan Martin CreativeRachel Heckmann of Rachel Allene FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 103 | Body Image & Taking the Leap with Leslie Wong||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Leslie Wong, founder of Burgundy Fox. Burgundy Fox is an e-commerce brand on a mission to help women love and own who they are. Their goal is to remove the stress and confusion associated with intimate apparel shopping, by personally curating items for the endless combinations of shapes and preferences that women possess. No one should have to feel ashamed of themselves because there is a lack of options in the market. Burgundy Fox is providing options for all bodies. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:Where Leslie's inspiration came from How lingerie is a narrowly marketed to certain demograpicsHow Burgundy Fox came to be How feast and famine can really effect you and commiting to making changesWhy there is a collaborative nature of Burgundy Fox during photoshootsWhat her visibility strategy looks likeWhat pushed her to create the Burgundy Fox Seamless PodcastSHOW NOTES:NordstromAshley GrahamJen Hyman - Founder of Rent the RunwayHoneyBookRisingTide SocietyNatalie FrankeKrista JonesColleen BiesJoey Vitale of Indie Law CoraSeamless PodcastLESLIE'S BIO:Leslie Wong is the CEO and co-founder of Burgundy Fox, an e-commerce brand on a mission to celebrate all bodies and empower women. After experiencing how unenjoyable lingerie shopping was, she set out to create a more modern and inclusive experience that celebrated all women's bodies and minds. Leslie has 10 years of marketing and partnership experience, is an advisor to companies including HoneyBook, Cloudspotter, Curvy Unicorn and serves on Rising Tide Society's Creative Council. She spends her free time practicing yoga, listening to business podcasts and enjoying the great restaurants and bars Chicago has to offer. Connect with her on social at @lesliewong15 and @burgundyfoxco. LESLIE'S SOCIAL HANDLES:Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 102 | Miscarriage & Trusting Your Gut with Josefina Sanders||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are talking with Josefina Sanders, founder of Love Offering. Love Offering is the platform Josefina uses to Communicate Love, Create Art, Cultivate Community, and Celebrate your Journey! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:Who inspires Josefina in her business & personallyStruggling with pricing to thrive in a communityHow inclusivity is something that she is passionate about How to give yourself grace as an Etsy shop ownerWhy you need to prepare when you decide to take your business full-timeCreating a list of needs & wants for your businessHow having a miscarriage propelled her into going full-timeLearning about yourself in your journey and allow changesUsing pain as a purpose & leaving a legacySHOW NOTES:Etsy josefina's BIO:Love Offering is the platform Josefina uses to inspire people to create a culture of unity, self care, genuine, and slow living. As she continues to bloom in her artistic journey, she's known for her captivating minimal yet elegant fine art and, her incredible talent of communicating intentionality, mood, and emotion in all that she does. Core Values: Community, Creativity, Integrity, and Generosity Josefina aspires to live a life of intention, love people, and serve well through all that she does. She's has been featured in many publications such as, Southern Bride, Borrowed and Blue, The Imperfect Boss, Rising Tide Society and more. JOSEFINA'S SOCIAL HANDLES:Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Etsy Shop FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 101 | Welcome to Season Two!||Today Dannie and Caitlyn are kicking off Season Two of The Side Hustle Gal Podcast! The Side Hustle Gal, to us, is someone who works harder than anyone else we know. They're focused not only on their business, but also a myriad of other commitments that tug at their time. They dream of seeing their inspiration become reality and they crave deep conversation. This podcast, this space, is a place for us to be authentic and real. We're ready to chat about the gritty parts of business that make us cry. We're ready to talk about how the hell we handle the day to day when life gets hard. We're ready to challenge the idea that you can't be a successful Side Hustle Gal. Dive in, dig deep, and enjoy your journey. We're here for you, babe. Dannie's Bio:Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing strategist and whip-smart whiskey drinker. Currently working at Google, Dannie honed her skills working in marketing for brands such as Whirlpool and H&R Block. She has a combined 9 years experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Today, she works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic marketing processes to better their business and increase their sales. Beyond strategy, Dannie is the author of four books on entrepreneurship and a regular speaker on strategy worldwide. Her work has been submitted to and recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, and more. Caitlyn's Bio: Caitlyn is a northern-Michigan country girl turned Arizonan desert rat. About two years ago she moved from northern Michigan to southern Arizona to start her life after college. She joined AmeriCorps VISTA, it’s like domestic PeaceCorps, by taking a job on the spot. She packed up her car and moved across the country in her Chevy tracker. Anyway, long story short, Caitlyn ended her second VISTA term in August. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after two years of public service, that’s where Dannie Fountain stepped in. Dannie introduced Caitlyn into the world of online business management and virtual assisting. After taking a few clients, Caitlyn learned that she enjoys helping others. She loves being there to help in any way necessary, like those multi-purpose tools you can use for just about everything! Fun fact about Caitlyn: when she am not supporting entrepreneurs, she is usually chasing cacti and scorpions out in her back yard of the Sonoran Desert. FOLLOW YOUR HOSTS:Dannie’s Website | Dannie’s Instagram || Caitlyn's Website | Caitlyn's Instagram FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON ITUNES||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 020 | Drew Kutcher, The Kutcher Method||Episode 020 | Drew Kutcher||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 019 | Jam Session: Imposter Syndrome||Episode 019 | Imposter Syndrome||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 018 | Kathy Austin, Boss Rising||Episode 018 | Kathy Austin||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 017 | Eric Campbell, The Blank Bitch||Episode 017 | Eric Campbell||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 016 | Ashley Cox, Sprout HR||Episode 016 | Ashley Cox||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 015 | Jam Session: Authenticity||Episode 015 | Authenticity||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 014 | Rosemary Watson, Jana Bishop, Dannie Fountain: Styled Marketing, LLC||Episode 014 | Rosemary Watson, Jana Bishop, Dannie Fountain||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 013 | Caitlyn Allen, Caitlyn Allen||Episode 013 | Caitlyn Allen||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 012 | Lauren Black , Legacy Loft||Episode 012 | Lauren Black||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 011 | Michelle Stephens, The Beauty Graduate||Episode 011 | Michelle Stephens||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 010 | Joey Vitale, Indie Creative Law (BabeDude)||Episode 010 | Joey Vitale||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 009 | Nicolina McHugh, Nicolina McHugh||Episode 009 | Nicolina McHugh||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 008 | Jessica Charuk, Charuk Studios||Episode 008 | Jessica Charuk||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 007 | Jordan Gill, The Kolada Group||Episode 007 | Jordan Gill||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 006 | Andrea Vehige, Andrea Elizabeth Photography & 28Paperclips||Episode 006 | Andrea Vehige||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 005 | Becca Berg, Dubsado||Episode 005 | Becca Berg||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 004 | Jamie Marquez-Bratcher, Caffeinated Possibilities||Episode 004 | Jamie Marquez-Bratcher||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 003 | Kyrsten Sherwood, Copper Kettle Co||Episode 003 | Kyrsten Sherwood||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 002 | Stacey & Jamie Greene, Twins in Business & Life||Episode 002 | Stacey & Jamie Greene||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 001 | Nicole Hoglund, Honestly Able||Episode 001 | Nicole Hoglund||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 000 | Introduction||Episode 000 | Introduction||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Actionable and fun!
It was so great to chat with Dannie during my podcast interview. Her actionable advice was so great that I went back and listened to my own episode so I could take notes! I loved listening to Dannie and Lola help shape people's businesses in a real and strategic way!
Thank you ladies for having us as a guest speaker! This is seriously, one of my new fave podcasts that all creative entrepreneurs should check out!
Content Too Good To Be Free
Dannie and Lola have nailed the entrepreneurial spirit and heart to share with others. I am honored to be a guest! :)