13 Products Featured on Shark Tank That You Can Now Buy on Amazon

Support other entrepreneurs by buying these innovative products. November 7, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. As an entrepreneur, you’re likely already familiar with ABC’s Shark Tank, the show where aspiring business owners pitch their products to celebrity investors. You may be vying to get on the show some day. Perhaps the coolest part of Shark Tank is that the products and services that are funded really do tend to take off. Even some that didn’t get investment on the show have realized degrees of success as well. The show rewards these hard-working innovators with brand recognition, but then the money from the sharks themselves allow business operations to scale to the point where you […]

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How This Entrepreneur Landed a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

Shaan Patel, Founder & CEO of Prep Expert, talks about what he’s learned since landing a deal on ‘Shark Tank’. September 22, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Shaan Patel, the founder and CEO of Prep Expert and Shark Tank alumnus, discusses how he used his SAT experience to create a multimillion-dollar business and land Mark Cuban as both a business partner and mentor. Patel provides insights on how he handled getting turned down for a book deal by over a hundred publishers before creating a successful prep course, as well as the importance of putting faith in the goals you want to accomplish. Patel and The Playbook host David Meltzer go over topics such as the law of attraction, making money in your sleep, the need to take a long-term approach as an entrepreneur and the biggest lessons Patel has learned from working with Mark Cuban. Related: Reverse […]

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What You Can Learn from ‘Shark Tank’ Contestants’ Successes (and Failures)

You don’t need to face down Kevin O’Leary to learn what ‘Shark Tank’ teaches. A new study does this for you. October 15, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The hit show Shark Tank may be 10 years old, but entrepreneurs still have new opportunities to learn from how its contestants have succeeded or why they’ve failed. Related: Those Deals You See Entrepreneurs Celebrating on ‘Shark Tank’ Don’t Always Come to Pass Over the course of the show’s first nine seasons (the 10th season began Oct. 7), a total 441 teams earned a deal — and 362 did not. What was the key ingredient to those successes? Actually, a multitude of variables impacted the outcome for these millionaire wannabees. Some businesses succeeded beyond their founders’ wildest dreams. Others failed even to respond to the surge of orders that typically follows a company’s appearance on the show. Then there […]

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How ‘Shark Tank’ Helped Shape My American Dream

In 2013, Jaimie Siminoff pitched his wi-fi doorbell, but was rejected by the Sharks. This Sunday, the self-made billionaire becomes one of them. October 5, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I owe a lot of my American dream to Shark Tank. Five years ago, my company, Ring, was called DoorBot, and we were just a few people working in my garage, teetering on failure. We had built and were about to ship a revolutionary invention — the world’s first wi-fi-video doorbell that enables people to see and speak to visitors at their door from anywhere; but the costs and complexities to get it to market were far greater than I had anticipated. Related: ‘Shark Tank’ Stars Dissect Their Show’s Popularity on the Eve of Its 10th Season Even with strong pre-sales, we did not have enough money to cover the massive costs we were going […]

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‘Shark Tank’ Stars Dissect Their Show’s Popularity on the Eve of Its 10th Season

Kevin O’Leary (a.k.a. ‘Mr. Wonderful’) said he was induced to join the show when an executive told him, ‘We’re looking for an asshole.’ September 25, 2018 8 min read The Sharks were let out of their tank long enough this past weekend to trade barbs and blasts of humor and put their usual business acumen on display. The occasion was a panel at the Tribeca TV Festival, and the five Sharks attending — Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoan, Lori Greiner and Kevin O’Leary — promoted their show’s 10th season, premiering Sunday, Oct. 7 (yes, it’s been 10 years). Related: How to Win on ‘Shark Tank’ The episode will the the show’s 200th. Among its new twists and turns: A new guest Shark will be taking his seat — someone who’s been in the Tank before, under less comfortable circumstances: He’s Jamie Siminoff, who pitched his wi-fi enabled doorbell, Ring, in Season 5 and failed to win a deal (though O’Leary […]

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The Story of Super Coffee—from Dorm Room to Whole Foods and Beyond with Jim Decicco

Jim Decicco: Once we got in, we were like, “This is our only account.” We were only in one Whole Foods, it was a local account. We were like, “This is our only account, this is all we got. Let’s make it the best ever.” That first day our product was available on the shelf, this was a few weeks after that initial order. We figured out how to make it, and sort of scale enough for that. That first day, we broke the store’s weekly sales record in the first four hours, because the three of us . . . Pat Flynn: That’s Jim Decicco talking about the story of Super Coffee, and how he and his two brothers created this company, broke sales records, and are now one of the top beverages out there in the sort of niched, super coffee, protein coffee space. This was all born […]

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Lori Greiner of ‘Shark Tank’ Talks Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Few know the ins and outs as well as the Queen of QVC. June 22, 2018 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “When someone tells you that something can’t be done, all it really means is that it hasn’t been done before.” ~ Lori Greiner The digital age has transformed how business is conducted in powerful ways. Thanks to new technology, more educational resources, and alternative fundraising options, it’s now easier than ever to start a business. With so many people launching new startups, savvy business investors like Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner are speaking out and advising entrepreneurs on how to be successful in this digital age. I had the unique opportunity to interview the “Queen of QVC” about how entrepreneurship has evolved, mistakes to avoid when pitching investors, and her surprising advice for women entrepreneurs. Lori Greiner’s rise in the digital age Greiner took […]

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Daymond John Is on a Mission to Help Heroes

The Shark has teamed up with Bob Evans Farms to provide much-needed cash and advice to veteran entrepreneurs. May 22, 2018 3 min read If you are veteran who owns a business, ask yourself this: Would I like a $25,000 grant, a trip to New York City and a face-to-face mentoring session with Daymond “The People’s Shark” John? If you answered yes, read on. Bob Evans Farms has launched their second-annual Heroes to CEOs program, which will award three veteran-owned businesses all of the above. Get your application here.  Registration is open May 22 through June 27, 2018. Related: 12 Daymond John Quotes to Help You Achieve Greatness Daymond swung by Entrepreneur’s office in New York City to discuss the program and why it means so much for him to be part of it. Read this excerpt from the interview, and listen to the entire conversation on an upcoming episode of  Entrepreneur’s How Success Happens podcast. Why […]

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13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Deals

CoatChex, the brainchild of Derek Pacque, is a ticketless coat check system that Pacque pitched in Season 4. Cuban was impressed enough by CoatChex to offer $200,000 for a one-third equity stake, representing a valuation of $600,000 — far less than the valuation of $2 million Pacque originally proposed. Ultimately, Pacque decided he didn’t want to give up that much of his business, but he has found success even without the funding. His CoatChex system has since been used at major events like the Super Bowl, New York Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, according to Business Insider. More recently, Pacque has incorporated Chexology to add additional services to the CoatChex family, including bag checking and rentals. Chexology closed a $1.2 million seed funding round in 2015, according to CrunchBase. Read_more Related posts: 9 Quotes on Success, Money and Entrepreneurship From Millionaire ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Kevin O’Leary The NYC Bagel […]

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Susan Petersen from Freshly Picked on Selling Moccasins and Her BOOMING Online Retail Business

I can’t wait for you to meet today’s guest, who’s an incredible success story from the online retail world: Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked. Since starting out as an early Etsy entrepreneur, Susan’s had an amazing journey, including an appearance on Shark Tank, a partnership with Nordstrom, and now, a million-dollar online business selling baby moccasins. I first met Susan at 1-Day Business Breakthrough Live, along with Chris Ducker, and was blown away by Susan’s success. I’m so lucky to have her here today to share her tips for building a brand and navigating the world of retail. She’ll share how she’s developed her booming social media following, scaled her team, and set goals for the future. Susan’s story inspired me in a big way, and I’m positive it will inspire you, too. Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Are you selling a physical product online like Susan? Leave a […]

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