Meet courageous entrepreneurs who followed their passion

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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    Ali Green and Mickey Mellon

    Growing together as partners, founders, and business owners

    Ali Green and Mickey Mellen had a history of outsourcing work to one another. After years of back and forth, they realized it would make sense to start a company together. In 2009, they founded GreenMellen Media, a digital marketing agency based in Marietta, Georgia. Since then, Ali and Mickey have opened a physical office, hired a team of six, adjusted their schedules to meet life’s changing demands, and become stronger partners in the process.

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    Matt Davis, Man Cave Basics Plus - Podcast

    Having courage to fail, reassess, and move forward

    For Matt Davis, Man Cave Basics Plus began as a hobby when he would peruse outdoor flea markets and vintage shows. Three years ago, Matt started developing the Man Cave brand in earnest. Throughout his career — from joining and then leaving the family business, to monetizing his fascination with patent prints, to now growing Man Cave Basics — Matt has taken some risks that paid off and some that didn’t, but he learned from all of them.

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    Brie Sodano

    From trading stock options to mastering money mindsets

    Brie Sodano taught herself to trade stock options on the side, while working as a director at a Boys and Girls Club. This hobby inspired Brie to become a financial advisor. As she grew her advising practice, Brie realized most of her clients struggled with issues like credit card debt, student loans, and feeling perpetually broke. In response, Brie founded Sheep to Shark, where she helps women take control of their money and find freedom in the process.

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    Maureen Monte

    Executing consulting skills to build winning teams

    Maureen Monte is a Leadership and Team Consultant and author of 'Destination Unstoppable: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind' and 'Win Like a Girl' (coming soon). A season one guest on the Side Hustle to Small Business podcast, Maureen is back to share what she’s been up to since her first interview, how her business has grown and changed, and the important lessons she’s learned along the way.

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    Ben Knegendorf

    Trading the holy grail of forklift shifts to live out entrepreneurial dreams

    As a forklift operator for a Wal-Mart distribution center, he began looking up business ideas online, he stumbled upon drop shipping and it forever changed his life. His company now lends itself to helping others realize their own potential and grabbing hold of their own drop ship ambitions. With his business partner, they provide an easy approach to getting started in the drop ship business world and being successful in the process.

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