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Woman-Owned Vest Company Gets Soaked by Shark Tank and Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Al Norman

On January 13, 2015, entrepreneur Michael Wooley appeared on Episode 607 of ABC's Shark Tank, seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 10 percent of his company, Vestpakz. Although several Sharks said they "loved the product," it took them less than 10 minutes to shred the entrepreneur.

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

The Wine Diagram for Millennials (Infographic)

Dennis Williams II | Posted 01.08.2015 | Comedy
Dennis Williams II

In perfect holiday fashion, we're gift giving a little early for all of you millennials. Generation Y is not only our now but our future so we're shedding some light on what you should be drinking.

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

La Tanya Williams | Posted 01.07.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

The next time that you have that million-dollar aha moment, don't brush it off. Consider the name of your business. Envision your logo, and the colors you'd like to use. Who will your audience include? Think about your potential customer.

Every Day You Wake Up Is an Opportunity

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

The way you start your day defines what happens to your life. Every day you wake up is an opportunity. The better prepared you are, the better the opportunity.

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.

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...

Jimmy Kimmel Isn't Horsing Around On His 'Shark Tank' Pitch

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy

Ever felt weird that animals just walk around without clothes on? Well, Jimmy Kimmel has a solution to make everyone much more comfortable, especially...

Launching a Startup That Outpaces Sharks

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Edelberg

Impact Engine runs an intensive sixteen-week boot camp that gives startups one-on-one mentorships, $25,000 of upfront funding in exchange for 7 percent equity, and free workspace at the city's much acclaimed tech hub, 1871.

Cristela on Cristela

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Cristela Alonzo grew up in a Texas border town surrounded by poverty and drug cartels. Ten years after moving to Los Angeles, the Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central vet debuts her eponymous ABC sitcom this Friday.

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...

I Dance on a Pole and It Isn't for HIM!

Susie K Taylor | Posted 11.01.2014 | Women
Susie K Taylor

I was confused. I had no idea what to do. It seemed insatiable and dangerous. There was no place for this in the life I'd built.

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Be Great in Business

Mark Cuban | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

There are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but IMHO they are 6 of the most important.

Sports 'Shark Tank' for Kids

Rob Taub | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Sadly, today scholar and athlete are not used enough in the same sentence, but the Riverside Hawks are an organization intent on changing those circumstances.

If My Kids Ever Appeared on Shark Tank

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

My kids' current favorite show is Shark Tank, where budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a team of corporate tycoons who double as potential investors. While listening to concepts for, among other things, collapsible kayaks and colored fur spray for dogs, my daughters vigorously interrogate the television.

Affordable Living in Great Amazon Rainforest Location

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from Shark Tank.

Step 1: How to Invent an honest product Tips from a Shark Tank Contestant

Susie K Taylor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Susie K Taylor

If you want to look back at your self many years from now and hold up a product you invented and be really proud of it from the core it takes 10 easy steps.

Billionaire and 'Shark' Mark Cuban Reveals his Softer Side as a Father

Caroline Presno | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a revealing Q&A, I learned how fatherhood changed the self-made mogul, the concerns about his kids' future, and the lessons he wants them to learn.

A Room of My Own at 40, or, How I Averted a Mid Life Crisis

Susie K Taylor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Susie K Taylor

We are in the living room of Susie's Miami home. We see big balloons that say "Happy 39th Birthday," empty paper plates and cups are scattered around. There is an eerie feeling that there was a just huge celebration with lots of people.

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.

How Moms Help Create Entrepreneurs Like Branson, Corcoran and Kiyosaki

Casey Bond | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Think about your relationship with money today -- whether good or bad -- and how your parents influenced the way you manage your finances now. Most likely, your mother played a big role in shaping your attitude toward money.

'The Hard Part on 'Shark Tank' Is Finding A Clever Way To Say No.'

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 06.30.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps the title overstates the case. The tycoons of the ABC reality series "Shark Tank" wouldn't feed on your leg. They're not ev...

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!