Two local entrepreneurs wanted to create a community among other driven individuals seeking to enter entrepreneurship. To help guide other determined business owners living in uncertain economic times, they launched Side Hustle City.
“Side Hustle City is a community of like-minded, driven people at various stages of entrepreneurship,” Co-Founder Adam Koehler. “Ideally it will become an ecosystem that birts vibrant start-ups and ideas that create economic inclusion and financial stability for all people willing to bust it.”
Koehler, who is also the founder of Revered Out as well as other numerous ventures, launched Side Hustle City alongside Kyle Stevie, the self-proclaimed Forrest Gump of the Cincinnati start-up scene.
The inspiration for Side Hustle City came from the desire to help entrepreneurs take care of themselves.
“Generations of Americans have relied on subsidies from the government and it’s created a death cycle for families and communities,” says Koehler. “Side Hustle City was established on the principle that the only person, or entity, that can take care of you is you. We want to give access to tools and education that allow people to provide for their own needs. We believe that it is going to take more than one stream of income and we want to provide examples of people who have successfully navigated that course.”
Koehler says that he hopes those who connect with Side Hustle City will give people the opportunity to walk away as the captain of their own voyage. “Economic independence is accessible to everyone,” he says. “The more wealth in each community, the better each community becomes.”
Within Side Hustle City is a community offering up real life examples of people who have achieved economic freedom through multiple streams of income. “We also provide access to organizations and people who can help advise entrepreneurs on meeting important check points in their growth from an idea into a company with employees,” says Koehler.
The concept behind Side Hustle City is as unique as the individuals in the group. “We aren’t reinventing the wheel,” he says. “We are only centralizing information for people to have access to. The success of the group isn’t driven by the organization, it’s driven by the desire of the individual members of the community.”
As Side Hustle City continues to expand its reach to the region’s entrepreneurs, they plan to host meet-ups and social networking events. For now, Side Hustle City connects with others on social media and through their podcast.
“We are going to continue to bring interesting and inspiring success stories and informational interviews that will benefit business owners,” he says.
To learn more about Side Hustle City, check out their Facebook page.