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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
'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows
Entrepreneurs

'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

From CNBC's new show 'The Profit' to mainstays like 'Project Runway,' here's a look at Reality TV for the Entrepreneur.
Lindsay LaVine
The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities
Entrepreneurs

The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities

From outcast toys to Victorian wigs, people crave variety and a release from cookie-cutter design. Fortunately for them, Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscure Antiques & Oddities are on it.
Diana Ransom
Traveling With Gold, Cigars and a Diamond Tester
Growth Strategies

Traveling With Gold, Cigars and a Diamond Tester

We ask antiques dealer Billy Leroy, a star of Travel Channel's Baggage Battles, about the unusual items he packs in his carry-on.
Rod Kurtz
Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'
Finance

Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.
Brian Patrick Eha
3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'
Finance

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
Stephanie Vozza
Reality TV Show 'Dorm Biz' Looks to Spotlight College Treps
Entrepreneurs

Reality TV Show 'Dorm Biz' Looks to Spotlight College Treps

Aiming to discover the next Mark Zuckerberg or Def Jam's Rick Rubin, who both famously got their start in their dorm rooms, a new reality TV show wants to talk to college treps.
Andrea Huspeni
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV
Finance

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
Catherine Clifford
How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand
Marketing

How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand

Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight.
Matt Villano
Your Small-Business Could Get a Makeover Courtesy of CNBC
Growth Strategies

Your Small-Business Could Get a Makeover Courtesy of CNBC

CNBC announces casting call for new reality show 'The Big Fix', where small-businesses will receive a makeover from Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis.
Lindsay LaVine
A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise
Franchises

A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise

A new reality show gives star employees a chance to compete for a huge promotion, and gives franchises valuable brand exposure.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)
Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Can't get enough Shark Tank? We take a closer look at the facts and figures about the popular business show.
Catherine Clifford