I cannot believe it! We worked really hard and WE WON!
On Saturday, August 6, 2016 we attended the National Urban League Small Business Summit as one of the finalist of the Business Pitch Competition. The day was absolutely amazing; filled with awesome speakers, tons of information, and beautiful people. We had the opportunity to meet so many phenomenal people, businesses, and organizations; and I am so grateful to have been afforded this opportunity; the National Urban League did an superb job! During lunch, 10 finalist (from a nation wide application process), which included us, had the distinct pleasure of pitching our businesses to the audience filled with hundreds of dynamic business owners and a panel of distinguished judges. There were two rounds. In the first round the top 10 Contestants had 60 seconds to pitch their business. After we pitched, the top 6 businesses were chosen and we had 30 seconds to pitch our businesses again (check out a clip of our second round pitch below).
Photo and Video Credit: Andre Dunston of Epic Media Photography
Can I be honest and say that I was absolutely nervous...the sick kind of nervous. You know, the kind of nervous where your stomach hurts. I survived off of a half bottle of water and 10 m&m's because I was afraid that eating anything would have me in the bathroom (TMI, I know). But we did it, and guess what??? They called our name as the grand prize winner!
Beauties, I am so honored! I mean, the real kind of honored. They kind where I still can't believe that this is happening, that we did it. Please DON'T pinch me because I don't want to wake up. I have always dreamt of being a business woman, walking to work with my briefcase in hand and tennis on my feet(with my heels in my purse of course). And today, I am the owner of my own business! Dreams do come true.
Thank you to all of the GLAMBULOUS people, including you, for all that you do to support and encourage me! I couldn't do it without you and I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you.