"I need money to get going," admitted one of 13 women at the Youngstown Business Incubator Wednesday.

So go the early stages of starting your own business. Those 13 women are just trying to get to the next stage.

Delmara Daniels started her business, Blueprint Industries Management, in October.

"We handle multi-family investment properties for the investors so they make money while they sleep," she explained.

She and the 12 others took part in Wednesday's "pitch night" at the business incubator.
It's part of the women entrepreneurship program.
It's also a chance for one winning boss to feather her nest with a $500 grant.

"As you know, social media and an online presence is so important to the success of a business, so that's what we'd use that money for - to tap into our social media presence and to tap into our website," said Daniels.

"They pitch their business to local entrepreneurs," said Tanisha Wheeler, director of women and youth entrepreneurship at the YBI. "We have a panel of five judges tonight so it is a bit like 'Shark Tank', just a lot less pressure and a lot smaller audience."

Two more opportunities for the women of this program to get some help lie ahead this Summer.
While the grants are finite amounts, the potential buoy to a successful business is priceless.

"We definitely just want to continue to empower women and make sure they're starting their business with the proper tools to expand at some stage," said Wheeler.

The owner/CEO of The E Spot beauty spa won the $500 grant.

You can find out more about the program by CLICKING HERE.