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Dollars and No Sense

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

What I really have trouble getting my head around is how little our society and our country seems to value artists. Is it because we assume that anyone who would do anything for the love of it should believe that is compensation enough?

'Shark Tank' Star And Wife Are Splitting Up

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce

It's over for "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec and his wife of 25 years. Herjavec, who's set to star on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the ...

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Amy Francetic | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights...

After the Shark Attack

Liz Forkin Bohannon | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Liz Forkin Bohannon

So at Sseko, we don't do charity. We're not philanthropists. We're convinced we can use business to make a dent in the universe for women and girls. But, contrary to the feedback we received from the Sharks, we're not going to wait until we get really, really rich to start making a difference

Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.

Ted Barber | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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.

The Rise of the Wisdom Worker

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge worker will reign supreme well into the 21st century. The thing is, many aspects of "knowledge work" are being replaced by technology, most notably artificial intelligence.

How One Young Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.04.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student with a bow tie company, Deck Head. Here's Brandon's story.

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

Al Norman | Posted 01.29.2015 | 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.