Second Act Showdown: The $5,000 winner is ...

Mahisha Dellinger has a big surprise for all three of our up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
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act showdown." All week long we have so enjoyed meeting the entrepreneurs who traded in day jobs to start their own pursuits. There they are. They're all competing for $5,000 to grow their bidses and today, expert entrepreneur and CEO of curls beauty brand mahisha Dellinger will choose who will taking home that money. But first, let's take a look back at all of our contestants. My name is Brittany green, I'm an author of "Little black girl." I created a company called created custom by daddy cakery. We empower children to contribute their best to society. Now's your opportunity to convince mahisha to give you that $5,000 at the end of the week. With your backing I'll be able to put out more children's books that feature diverse characters and are representative of all of America's children. Your investment would allow me to create a separate design space to run my business from. With more capital, I can scale this company and they can continue to create more educational toys and reach more children at schools and in the classroom. We welcome back all of our entrepreneurs. Mahisha, what's the key piece of universal advice that you would like to leave with our entrepreneurs? To all of my amazing business owners here, anyone watching, there's one key thing you need to remember is that you have to do your due diligence -- failing to plan is planning to fail. If you don't have a road map, how do you know where you're going to go? So you need to know your industry inside and out, your competition inside and out. You need to understand your numbers, your profit margin. You need to make sure that every potential obstacle you have a solution for and because most businesses do fail, and I'm not saying this to be discouraging but to prepare you, I'd rather you really take a really strong hold on your planning structure. So your business plan, make sure you have one, super important and a marketing plan and also, I want to say in this social media climate, you have to make sure you build your awareness and build your presence, create an image that will extract the customer base you're trying to retain and be really diligent about your position and your branding. Super important. I want to make sure you guys understand the importance of planning. Get that foundation right. A structure so you have a solid base to fall back on. I love everything you said. Mahisha, you're putting the power into the entrepreneur, they've got the power to do the right thing, so we're excited to hear more. We're going to announce the lucky winner right after our quick break. You don't want to miss this. We'll be right back. I'm so successful I'm so successful When we started Carvana, they told us that selling cars 100% online wouldn't work. But we went to work. 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