054 | The Art of the Side Hustle & Starting with Why with Lorri Lofton

Hey friends!

Welcome to episode 054 of the Candidly Speaking podcast!

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In This Episode:

  • Entrepreneur, consultant, and events expert Lorri Lofton (@lorriashly) joins Carrie (@carrie.gillaspie) to share her incredible story with the Candid Crew.
  • Lorri tells us about her childhood, going to college at the University of Alabama (roll ride!)
  • The crazy story of how she ended up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • She shares how she found a missing link in the market place in Charlotte and how she turned that knowledge into her side hustle, Gracefully 54:17.
  • Carrie wants the deets on Lorri’s premiere event, Charlotte Brunch Fest.The women talk about charging what you’re worth, seeking out mentors, and setting and pursuing goals for your business.
  • Last but not least, Lorri tells us what’s on the horizon for her and her business for 2020 and beyond.


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