How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Full-time Business with Leah Weinberg – Social Circle
Side Hustler to Full Time Entrepreneur


How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Full-time Business with Leah Weinberg

Do you feel like you’re stuck in side hustle mode? Would you like an actionable plan to turn your side hustle into a full-time business? In this episode, owner and creative director of Color Pop Events, Leah Weinberg opens up about her decision to leave an unfulfilling career as an attorney and pursue her passion of planning weddings.

Leah discusses the steps she took to go from a high paid attorney to starting a successful wedding planning company. Leah also shares actionable advice on how to turn your side hustle into a full-time business. 

Grab your favorite sparkling drink and a notebook and listen to this week’s episode of Hustle with Purpose!

Key Points of Discussion:

(02:22) Leah talks about her experience being a lawyer

(04:24) Leah discuss her brainstorming process to becoming a wedding planner

(05:38) Why Leah is a big fan of short engagements

(08:56) The importance of tracking finances while in side hustle mode

(15:02) How her parents felt about her shift from lawyer to wedding planner

(18:02) Leah shares the most important step to becoming a full-time entrepreneur 


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About Leah:

Leah Weinberg is the Owner & Creative Director of Color Pop Events, a New York City based wedding planning company that lives in the logistics, providing an unmatched focus on event details for clients. 

Celebrating six years of business, Leah continues to leverage the organization skills, calm communication style, and ability to multi-task she initially developed as a commercial real estate lawyer in her previous career. Her colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, the New York Times, People, CNBC, Bravo, Martha Stewart, and The Knot, among others. More recently, Leah was named a 20 on the Rise winner by Honeybook and the Rising Tide Society. Special Events Magazine also recognized Leah as one of the 25 Young Event Pros to Watch in the event industry.

A 2020 WeddingPro Educator with The Knot + WeddingWire, Leah travels through North America sharing insight with her peers regionally, as well as at national conferences such as ALT Summit, NACE Experience, and The Special Event.

To find out more about Leah visit

You can also follow Leah on Instagram at @colorpopevents


About Your Host:

Jacinta Gandy is passionate about small business and a champion of women’s entrepreneurship. She’s the founder of Social Circle, a branding and marketing agency that helps service based solopreneurs turn their passions into profitable businesses.

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