Author: Tanea Smith

Tanea Smith is the Owner & Creative Director of She’s Got Papers, a lifestyle greeting card & gift company with designs that are as powerful as they are witty and life-affirming. But that’s only half the story.As New York City’s Side Hustle Expert & an Inspirational Business Speaker she teaches women how to launch their own businesses while working full time. The “juggle” as she calls it is not for the faint of heart but Tanea believes that with passion, the right mindset and the proper tools it is possible for every woman to build the business of her dreams. Easy? No. Worth it? Absolutely.Her mantra: There is life beyond your current gig!Tanea has been featured in Essence, More, About.com, American Express Forum & The Wendy Williams Show.Tanea has spoken at St. John’s University, City College of New York, New York University as well as a host of churches & women’s groups. She has a PhD. in thriving despite the odds. She is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity.See her stationery collection at: www.shesgotpapers.comTake the journey with her & get inspired to begin yours at www.taneasmith.com

The One Time Kanye West Got It Right by @inspiredbysgp

by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Oh Kanye. What can I say? Very little about a man I don’t know personally. What I will say from my own experience is that there’s a Kanye in every family. Yes, yours too! You know the cousin who shows up to the barbecue and everybody dead stops in […]

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The Christmas Tree and the The Side Hustle by @inspiredbysgp

by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Ah, Christmas. Such a joyous time, isn’t it? As a child I’d spend almost every holiday with my family at home in New York City. Occasionally, I’d go to my beloved grandmother’s hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and stay with her niece, Little Zelda. Every family has a Little Zelda. […]

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Diary of a Side Hustler – Surviving the End of the Year Grind by @inspiredbysgp

by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Oh, my dear sweet November. After last week’s election, hostesses across America are changing seating arrangements at the Thanksgiving dinner table with the quickness of birds flying south. Meanwhile retail stores are prepping for Black Friday all nighters. And you’re just trying to simultaneously hit your fourth quarter sales […]

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How the Queen Bey inspires me daily by @inspiredbysgp

Diary of a Side Hustler: The Beyonce Edition How the Queen Bey inspires me daily by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Music to me is everything. Growing up,I could always tell what type of mood my mother was in depending on what record was playing in our house. If it was Marvin Gaye’s, “What’s Going […]

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Diary of a Side Hustler: Why you’ll definitely lose a few friends along the way by @inspiredbysgp

by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Ah, junior high school. It was actually 30 years ago come this September, but it feels like just yesterday that I sat on the bench in the park of the Ronald Edmonds Learning Center. It was the first day of school, the weather was cool and Guess jeans & […]

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Diary of a Side Hustler: What Not To Do At Your Day Job by @inspiredbysgp

Diary of a Side Hustler: What Not To Do On Your Day Job by Tanea Smith | Featured Contributor Oh, dear Winner. You’ve done it. You’ve identified your passion and you’re executing. You’ve got an Etsy shop. Not only are your knitted booties super cute, they’re selling!  Those muffins that you bake using your Aunt […]

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