Reality TV

Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.
Pitching investors

Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.

Scott Salyers, the supervising casting producer for ABC's hit show, offers tips for pitching investors.
Laura Entis
How to Get on 'Shark Tank' and Win
Shark Tank

How to Get on 'Shark Tank' and Win

Rugged Events snagged a cool $1.75 million investment from Mark Cuban. Here are co-founder Rob Dickens' top tips for other hopeful entrepreneurs.
Kate Taylor
Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths
Television

Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network's first foray into business-centric content.
Geoff Weiss
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee
Franchises

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: An Auntie Anne's Franchisee on the Importance of Seeking Advice
Franchises

Franchise Players: An Auntie Anne's Franchisee on the Importance of Seeking Advice

Eleazar Puente, an Auntie Anne's franchisee, answers questions on motivation, challenges of franchising and more.
Kate Taylor
How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV
Growth Strategies

How the Producer Behind 'Jersey Shore' Turned Her Life Into Reality TV

SallyAnn Salsano has taken everything from bad first dates to partying at the Jersey Shore to become one of the most successful TV producers on air.
Kate Taylor
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From a 'Million Dollar Agent'
Growth Strategies

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From a 'Million Dollar Agent'

Star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing on how to be successful in your field.
Josh Flagg
How This Young Founder Went From Reality Star to Disruptive Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

How This Young Founder Went From Reality Star to Disruptive Entrepreneur

Here is how Kim Taylor graduated from the Randi Zuckerberg-produced reality series 'Startups: Silicon Valley' to taking on the bigwigs of for-profit education.
Andrea Huspeni
Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series
Marketing

Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

The mega-retailer is producing a reality television series whose winners will get their products sold on Walmart.com.
Catherine Clifford
How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America
Marketing

How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America

With a focus more on values and less on drama, A&E's Duck Dynasty stands out from the reality series crowd.
Andrea Huspeni
Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost
Franchises

Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost

An appearance on the CBS show 'Undercover Boss' gives a Mr. Appliance technician a moment in the spotlight.
3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'

Can you really trust reality television for sound advice on how to start your own business? Here are three 'Shark Tank' nuggets of wisdom you might want to question.
Stephen Key
How to Get Your Business on Reality TV
Growth Strategies

How to Get Your Business on Reality TV

Think your business has what it takes to make great television? Apply to one of these eight shows for your chance at 15 minutes of fame.
Lindsay LaVine