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Shark Tank is an American reality TV show on ABC that features a panel of business executives and investors (called 'Sharks') who consider offers and listen to pitches from entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking funding for their business, products, or services. The panel includes Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner.

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Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

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A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
October 19, 2012 in Startup Financing
Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
October 9, 2012 in Business Ideas
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

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Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Financing
Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success

Barbara Corcoran's Secrets to Success

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At the 2012 World Business Forum, Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran shared the lessons that helped her business grow.
October 4, 2012 in Startup Basics
The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

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You don't have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here's how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.
September 28, 2012 in Startup Financing
Photos: The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

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Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Financing
One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

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One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
August 24, 2012 in Starting a Business
From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 2, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

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Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
July 19, 2012 in Startup Basics

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

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When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.
June 11, 2012 in Financing
Mark Cuban: Outwork and Outlearn Your Competition

Mark Cuban: Outwork and Outlearn Your Competition

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The billionaire tech entrepreneur and popular 'Shark Tank' star on working hard and finding success.
June 8, 2012 in Your Website
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

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Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
June 7, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

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Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
May 18, 2012 in Angel Investors
Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

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The 'Shark Tank' investor shares his thoughts on youth and entrepreneurship, as well as business trends and using social media.
April 24, 2012 in Leadership
Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?

Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?

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If you found an investor for your business right now, would you know how to value a stake in your business? A recent 'Shark Tank' episode highlighted how important it is to be realistic about valuation.
April 19, 2012 in Financing
Video: Barbara Corcoran on the Secret to Handling RejectionPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on the Secret to Handling Rejection (Video)

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In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the Shark Tank star and angel investor shares why failing well has always helped her in business.
April 3, 2012 in 'Trep Talk
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

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Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
April 2, 2012 in Angel Investors
Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

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Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.
March 29, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There'Play Video

Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There' (Video)

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In 'Trep Talk, the Shark Tank star and angel investor shares life lessons, her surprising secret to growing a business, plus the humbling moment that still brings her to tears.
March 28, 2012 in The 'Treps
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

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Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
March 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
Video: Barbara Corcoran on Inspiring Creative Ideas in BusinessPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on Inspiring Creative Ideas in Business (Video)

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In this 'Trep Talk Extra, Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank angel investor explains why fun is one of the most important, yet overlooked, tools in business.
March 8, 2012 in The 'Treps
Want to Wow Investors? Bring Your Kids to the Pitch Meeting

Want to Wow Investors? Bring Your Kids to the Pitch Meeting

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See how two inventors fared when they brought their children along to pitch the 'Sharks.'
February 23, 2012 in Angel Investors
Barbara Corcoran's Leadership Style: Rainbows and Steel-Toe Boots

Barbara Corcoran's Leadership Style: Rainbows and Steel-Toe Boots

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Case study: Barbara Corcoran's business management style is uniquely her own.
February 22, 2012 in Leadership
Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

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Few business owners expect to get a fat buyout offer while their startup is still on the launch pad. Here's what one business owner did when confronted with an offer.
February 16, 2012 in Angel Investors

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