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Learn to work smarter, not harder, from those who started a business while working a full-time job, but never lost sight of the need for balance.

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    Eileen Lee - The Lola

    Creating inclusive spaces for women to collaborate

    Eileen Lee is the founder of The Lola, a digital community and an all-inclusive co-working space in Atlanta. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, The Lola’s focus is on personal growth and development while providing meaningful networking opportunities for women. Sanjay and Eileen discuss starting a business just before the pandemic, the trouble with brick and mortars, and building inclusive spaces.

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    Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, Georgia Genealogist

    Going against the status quo when starting a business

    Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt is the Founder of The Georgia Genealogist, a genealogy business that specializes in Georgia and Deep South Research, Genetic Genealogy, and Forensic Genealogy. Yvonne is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and holds an additional certification from Boston University. Yvonne and Sanjay discuss charging the proper rates, accepting payments, and the challenges of a work-life balance.

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    Building your second business with intention

    Daniel Roberts is the founder of VidLoft, a cloud-based video solution that includes gear, training, and editing at a tenth of the price of traditional video production, allowing more companies to be video-first organizations. Having formerly owned a video production company prior to founding VidLoft, Daniel shares what he learned about founding and selling a company, managing cashflow, and discovering your niche. 

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    Jaliyla Fraser-Frasers Mathematics Solutions

    When defeat becomes a blessing in disguise

    Jaliyla Fraser is the Founder and CEO of Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions. What started as a STEAM summer camp for students, Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions now provides high-quality mathematics learning for administrators, teachers, and parents to help the students in their lives succeed. Fraser’s Mathematics Solutions also produces school supplies for students to help them reach their full potential.

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    Shinika McKiever - The McKiever Group Creative Company

    Quitting your full-time job and taking the leap

    Dr. Shinika McKiever is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The McKiever Group Creative Company, an agency that provides organizations with creative business solutions, including leadership development, non-profit management, and entrepreneurial solutions. Sanjay and Shinika discuss quitting your full-time job to take on entrepreneurship, setting boundaries, and rebuilding and rebranding your business.

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