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Enter to win $100,000 for your business and get tips from other women doing big things.

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THE CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 29th!

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What Would $100,000 Mean To Your Business?

Black women entrepreneurs, ESSENCE® + Pine-Sol™ want to help you take your business to the next level.

Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs AND the most underfunded. ESSENCE® + Pine-Sol™ are partnering to offer a $100,000 Legacy Award to help champion Black women and the entrepreneurial spirit. To enter you must have a registered business (LLC, Inc, etc).

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Thank you to everyone who entered the 2022 Build Your Legacy Contest.
Our 2022 finalists will be announced here in June!

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Deydra Bringas & Shakira Hodges

Trivia For Us

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Djenaba Johnson-Jones

The Hudson Kitchen

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Tyra Moore

A Girl Like Me, Inc.

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Tell Us About You Create a 1-2 min. video introducing yourself, what you do, why you got started and what $100,000 would mean to you and your business.

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Tell us About Your BusinessPrepare a copy of your business plan, business registration, and your investment plan for the money.

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Apply EasilyLastly, fill out a quick application, upload your video and your business documents.

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BUILD YOUR LEGACY CONTEST

For the second consecutive year, ESSENCE® and Pine-Sol partnered to award a Black woman entrepreneur $100,000 for her business and 6 months of business coaching with Nicole Walters. After more than 400 entries, we narrowed submissions down to three finalists, and the world voted to select the 2021 Build Your Legacy Contest Winner.

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Mary Blackford -
Market 7

Tasha Danielle -
Financial Garden

Paulana Lamonier -
Black People Will Swim

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#BuildYourLegacy

In honor of the ongoing legacy of Black women, we invite you to join us in celebrating YOU, and the Black women in your life, by creating your own custom portrait and sharing it on social media.

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Meet the 2021 Legacy
Contest winner!

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niani tolbert

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Passing it forward

Lessons and tips from other women in charge.

Honoring Black Women's Day

The Rise of Black Women Entrepreneurs and How To Pay It Forward For The Future.

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Meet all the winners from the 2021 Build Your Legacy Contest!

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Just Starting Out? Set Yourself Up For Success

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3 Ways to Support Black Women-Owned Businesses Right Now

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3 Places to Find Funding For Your Business

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Networking 101: Why Working Together Creates More Opportunity Than Working Apart

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Why It’s Okay To Take The Lead And Not Feel Self-Conscious

Initiative is always the best way to earn recognition for your work.

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Unbossed Interview: Mary Blackford, Cassandra Lewis and Shaunte Mears-Watkins

Build Your Legacy Contest Winner, Mary Blackford is Bringing Healthy Food Options to Black Communities in Washington, D.C.

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Unbossed Interview: Vicki Chancellor and Elizabeth Campbell

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Unbossed Interview: Bridgid Coulter

Bridgid Coulter Created a Professional Sanctuary for Women of Color with Blackbird House

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Unbossed Interview: Angela C. Styles

How She Made a Way With No Blueprint

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Legacy Lessons

Inspiration and guidance from women at the top of their game.

3 Places to Find Funding For Your Business

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Networking 101: Why working together creates more opportunity than working apart.

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These simple saving tips will help you balance your dollars and invest in your business.

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Why it’s okay to take the lead and not feel self-conscious

Showing initiative is the best way to earn recognition.

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Passing it forward

Lessons and tips from other women in charge.

Honoring Black Women's Day

The Rise of Black Women Entrepreneurs and How To Pay It Forward For The Future.

Read...

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BUILD YOUR LEGACY CONTEST

ESSENCE and Pine-Sol have partnered to award a Black woman entrepreneur $100,000 towards her business,
and we need your help in order to do so! Please check out the video interviews of our semi-finalists and cast your vote today!

Voting ends on July 1st.

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