Shark Tank

Shark Tank

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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Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

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

Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

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

Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?

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.
Barbara Corcoran on the Secret to Handling Rejection

Barbara Corcoran on the Secret to Handling Rejection

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

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

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

Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

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.
Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There'

Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There'

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

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

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.
Barbara Corcoran on Inspiring Creative Ideas in Business

Barbara Corcoran on Inspiring Creative Ideas in Business

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

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

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

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

Case study: Barbara Corcoran's business management style is uniquely her own.
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?

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.
How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
Live Chat with Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban

Live Chat with Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban

The investor and 'Shark Tank' star took your questions in a live interactive discussion.
Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

This week's upcoming 'Shark Tank' episode spotlights the importance of learning one often-overlooked overlooked skill: When to stop selling and close the deal.
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

One of the sharks from ABC's hit entrepreneur reality show answers your questions about pitching, investing and what it's like in the shark tank.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says being able to 'take a hit' is vital for entrepreneurial success. The show's stars hear 30 or more pitches a day and listen for passion and persistence as they make investment decisions.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran describes how she grew the Corcoran Group, one sales person at a time. Starting from her couch, her real-estate firm eventually expanded to 1,000 people. Her bootstrapping followed a simple formula.
How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says it paid off to back an entrepreneur with passion and sales savvy. Her best investment so far has been Daisy Cakes (www.ilovedaisycakes.com). Here's why.
How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

Here's how Jonathan Boos of Wurkin Stiffs swam with the 'Sharks' and lived to tell the tale.
Mark Cuban: Three Tips for Startups

Mark Cuban: Three Tips for Startups

The tech billionaire is joining reality series 'Shark Tank' and shares advice for entrepreneurial success.
Reality Check: TV Shows Starring Entrepreneurs

Reality Check: TV Shows Starring Entrepreneurs

A look at television programs that follow the lives of small-business owners.
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