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Entrepreneurship Success Strategy: Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond

Shaan Patel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Shaan Patel

One surefire way to increase your chances of entrepreneurial success is to be a big fish in a small pond. Essentially, it's better to enter a small ma...

Joe's Crab Shack in Hot Water

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It has become en vogue for chain restaurants to decorate in a style that makes them seem more unique and less mass market. This brings up an issue tha...

Star Shark Tank Sisters' Success Story

Renny McPherson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Renny McPherson

Donna Khalife, with her sister Rosy Khalife, founded Surprise Ride, a fast-growing monthly subscription service that helps parents by delivering hours...

From the Tank to the Bank: 5 Small Business Trends You Need to Know Right Now

Janice Celeste | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Janice Celeste

I recently had the opportunity to interview Daymond John, from the hit television show, Shark Tank and Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking at Capital One about business trends for 2016. There are several opportunities that stand out this year for entrepreneurs to capitalize and grow their businesses.

Swimming With the Sharks

Traci Brown | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Traci Brown

'I'll make you a deal'. Hearing that from the mouth of a Shark was like magic. Suddenly I was living the entrepreneur's dream.

Meet The Purlettes -- Do-Gooder Senior Knitters Making A Difference

Laura Dixon | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

On Dec. 4, millions of TV viewers got a glimpse of an up-and-coming purse company with a unique business model -- the bags are all hand-knit by residents in an assisted living community.

In the Shark Tank It's All About Valuation

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Unless you do what I do for a living, "valuation" probably isn't a word you hear every day... but it is a word you hear a lot on Shark Tank. And it's usually a point of controversy.

Shark or Bait? At Risk in the Shark Tank

Jack Garson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Jack Garson

People who have money usually made it at their job or in their own business. The problem arises when they think they have the Midas touch--that they will multiply their savings by investing it with others.

Prime Time Innovation: Why Audiences Can't Get Enough of 'Shark Tank' and Other Entrepreneurial Reality TV Shows

Robert F. Brands | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Move over rose wielding bachelors and cha-chaing celebutantes, reality TV has crowned a new ratings darling: ABC's "Shark Tank."

How Appearing on Shark Tank Inspired Me to Tackle a Major Problem in America

Brittany Hodak | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

It's been almost a year since I flew to Los Angeles to appear on the hit television show Shark Tank to promote my entertainment marketing company, ZinePak. My co-founder and I spent weeks preparing for every possible question we might be asked on the show.

How One Shark Tank Deal Turned Lani Lazzari Into a Millionaire Before College

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Many entrepreneurs with multiple college degrees under their belts spend years trying to start a successful company. But 20-something Shark Tank star Lani Lazzari has already mastered it.

Ladies From the Shark Tank

Amy Wright | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Amy Wright

Excellent advice from two ladies continuing massive growth of their now successful business, a business we're sure to see a lot of in the years to come, and proof that anything is possible.

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down Shark Tank Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

Whatever the reason for not getting funding, appearing on Shark Tank hasn't been the end of the road for a number of companies that have persevered and thrived after their shows aired. We rounded up 13 Shark Tank companies that have gone on to bring in millions without the funding and help of a Shark.

ZOOM Does Shark Tank

ZOOM interiors | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
ZOOM interiors

Well, well, well, the time has finally come to spill the beans. What is it REALLY like to be on Shark Tank? Imagine that feeling, standing in front of the Tank doors as they are about to open.

'Shark Tank's' 'Mr. Wonderful' Says He Makes More Money With Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

"I'm making money with women, so I'm going to put more money into more women,"

Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.

Ted Barber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ted Barber

"I think it's so ludicrous, and so frivolous, and so mindless... that it has merit." That was shrewd venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary talking about the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, a fun way to pan for treasure. Though he could have been talking about any number of products on the market.

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors.

Shark Tank Contestants Share Their Top Lessons Learned

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Jeff Steinmann

I asked former Shark Tank contestants to share their biggest lessons, they generously agreed and candidly shared these 15 valuable business lessons learned from bravely putting their businesses in front of "the sharks."

Inside the Shark Tank

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

When I walked on to the stage of ABC's Shark Tank, and saw my belts hanging there on the rack, I felt a calmness that can only be described as, a peac...

10 Things I Learned By Studying Every 'Shark Tank' Pitch Ever Made

| Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Small Business

I've spent years of studying entrepreneurship and am now involved in a new startup of my own. It might not be surprising, therefore, to learn that I'm...

5 Lessons I Learned From Swimming With the Sharks (Shark Tank, That Is)

CJ Isakow | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
CJ Isakow

The lessons I learned along the way make me confident that one day I'll be sharing a drink by the pool with the Sharks as colleagues, not bait.

Lessons From Wicked Good Cupcakes: One Year After Shark Tank

Tracey Noonan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Tracey Noonan

As we approach our one year anniversary of our appearance on Shark Tank, I am so thankful for all the support and guidance we received along the way. Now it's my turn to share what I've learned by offering aspiring entrepreneurs some words of wisdom and advice that I wish I had known when we first started.

'Shark Tank' Takes Its Biggest Risk Yet

Posted 03.12.2014 | TV

The "Shark Tank" sharks are about to take a huge risk. In a special kids-themed episode, teenage entrepreneurs will face the sharks and try to gain fi...

A Shark in the Tank

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

Could Cuban just be another case of an entitled billionaire who believes he is above the law? Anything is possible, but more likely, Cuban simply believes he is innocent and he is willing to pay to prove the point.

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Spills the Beans

Lauren Rotman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Lauren Rotman

"I'm driven first and foremost by what's my passion. I think that if you love what you do, you're successful at it and everything else falls into place."