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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 30

By Carolyn  3 months ago

How did 30 episodes go by so fast? Season Five has come and gone, but it went out in a blaze of glory with tonight’s finale episode. Featuring everything from baking equipment to box systems, tonight’s entrepreneurs really brought it in the Shark Tank. So how did they fare on the final episode of the […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 29

By Carolyn  3 months ago

From origami boats to sunken treasure at the bottom of the ocean (yes, really), the latest episode of Shark Tank certainly had some interesting businesses being pitched to the Sharks. So did anyone strike it rich? Read on to find out! First into the Shark Tank are Anton Willis, Ardy Sobhani and Roberto Gutierre, owners of OruKayak, who asked […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 28

By Carolyn  3 months ago

April showers bring May flowers— at least, they do in the Shark Tank! From flower delivery companies to compostable and disposable party decor, the latest episode of Shark Tank seemed to have a little of everything. But the question always remains, do the Sharks become nicer or even more brutal as we near the end […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 25

By Carolyn  4 months ago

From magical forts to smart light bulbs, the latest episode of Shark Tank had a little bit of everything. Here’s the skinny on how it all went down in the tank, in case you missed the action: First into the Shark Tank were Corey and Swapnil, representing their smarter spin on lightbulbs, Ilumi. The men […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 24

By Carolyn  5 months ago

In day two of the unprecedented two-day Shark Tank extravaganza, the Sharks are heating up… and the negotiations are too. This latest episode of Shark Tank featured a little bit of everything, from water-generated power pots to trackless mall trains. Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! In case you missed all of the action […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 23

By Carolyn  5 months ago

Shark Tank on a Thursday night? You asked for it and ABC delivered! In unprecedented Shark Tank fashion, the Sharks were in the tank for TWO nights in a row, feistier than ever. In case you were living under a rock (or just didn’t hear about the Shark Tank double-header), here’s what went down in […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 22

By Carolyn  6 months ago

First into the Shark Tank was a well-branded twist on a balanced breakfast: Kodiak Cakes founders, Joel Clark and Cameron Smith, seeking a $500,000 investment in exchange for 10% equity in their company. Kodiak Cakes offers a line of whole grain pancake/flapjack mixes made with no added fats or sugars. In addition to the mix, […]

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Recap of Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 21

By Carolyn  6 months ago

Shark Tank is nearing the final episodes of Season Five, but the Sharks are still as thirsty for deals as ever. From some creepy crawly treats to an interestingly-title product to fight bedhead, there was certainly variety in the latest episode of Shark Tank. In case you missed the action, here’s what happened: First into […]

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Follow Up Q&A with Nate from Mission Belt

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By Andrew  12 months ago

Question: Nate, when you appeared on Shark Tank, was there a particular Shark you were looking to work with? Answer: Yes, Daymond was always the dream — it was hard to imagine that anyone would pick me, but Daymond was the dream. I actually wrote his name on a piece of paper and put it […]

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Post-Finale Q&A with LugLess Owner, Brian Altomare

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By Andrew  1 year ago

Brian Altomare is the owner of LugLess, a door-to-door luggage service that appeared on the Season 4 finale of Shark Tank. Unfortunately a deal wasn’t struck with the Sharks, but Brian did a nice job with his pitch and I was curious about his experience, his thoughts on the Sharks’ strong reaction to his business […]

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Shark Tank Q&A: Stella Valle Sisters on Landing Their Shark

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By Andrew  1 year ago

The 4th season of Shark Tank ended last Friday with an entertaining pitch from two sisters and former West Point cadets, Paige Dellavalle and Ashley Jung. Their pitch and subsequent deal with Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban was seen by nearly 7 million people in the U.S. Recently the founders of stella valle stopped by […]

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Post-Tank Q&A with J. Jones from Jones Scones

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By Andrew  1 year ago

Last Friday’s finale opened with J. Jones pitching his scones business, Jones Scones, to the Sharks. Unfortunately they didn’t make a deal, but it struck me how the Sharks seemed to have built a great rapport with J. and kept mentioning his likeability. Suffice it to say that after reading his answers to my questions […]

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An Interview with Jennie Nigrosh from The Green Garmento

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Last night’s episode of Shark Tank started off with a bang, featuring The Green Garmento, a Los Angeles-based company that sells reusable dry cleaning bags. The company’s president, Jennie Nigrosh, had a strong pitch at the outset and I thought it was a cinch that the Sharks would invest. However, after Jennie mentioned a 9% […]

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Post Shark Tank Q&A with Rick Hopper from ReadeREST

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Rick Hopper’s ReadeREST is one of the most successful products to date, consistently selling out of inventory on QVC while being championed by both Rick and Lori Greiner, who invested in the company during Season 3. With his episode about to air again this Friday, Rick stopped by recently and shared more about his appearance […]

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Post Shark Tank Q&A With Scott from TieTry, the “Netflix for Ties”

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Scott and David from TieTry appeared on last Friday’s episode pitching their tie rental service to the Sharks. Recently we caught up with Scott and he was kind enough to share a bit more about their appearance and experience on the show. Question: Guys, your tie rental business did not ultimately receive an investment from […]

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Major Rob Dyer from RuckPack Talks About His Shark Tank Experience

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Last Friday the final segment on the show featured RuckPack, a company pitched by Major Robert Dyer, a Marine Corps Officer. Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec made a total investment of $150,000 in the company in exchange for a 20% stake, which was twice the amount the Major went into the tank asking for. Recently […]

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Tips from the Tank: Set Yourself up for Success

By Carolyn  1 year ago

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to set themselves up for success—either in the Shark Tank or in the real world—is to figure out exactly what success means for you and your business. While the recipe for success is different for every business, Shark Tank guests are generally looking for one or more of these three […]

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Profit Margins, Profit Margins, Profit Margins

By Carolyn  1 year ago

The point at which even the best ideas can be slayed by the Sharks is when conversation turns to production costs and profit margins. Many entrepreneurs have faced searing rounds of questioning after the Sharks learned that the product’s profit margins and/or production costs were less than ideal. While there are many resources with widely […]

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Business Tips from the Tank: Protect and Defend your Business

By Carolyn  1 year ago

Even the best businesses can be vulnerable if you haven’t taken the proper steps to protect and defend your company with patents. As the Sharks have proven time and again, the best investments are those that aren’t susceptible to patent disputes because the company is already legally protected by design or utility patents. While sometimes […]

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Shark Tank Tips: Prepare Answers to the Heavy-Hitting Questions

By Carolyn  1 year ago

Having interviewed a number of past Shark Tank guests, I’ve heard from many of them that they were big fans of the show before auditioning for a chance in the Shark Tank. As regular fans of the show see, the Sharks are relatively predictable in terms of what questions they’ll ask: sales, manufacturing costs, other […]

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Business Tips: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

By Carolyn  1 year ago

If there’s one thing the Sharks are concerned about, it’s making sure they’ll get a solid return on their investment. As smart businessmen and businesswomen, the Sharks know a few business tips for budding companies. They know that a sales track record is not the only indicator of whether or not a business will be […]

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Lessons from the Shark Tank: Branding with Packaging

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By Julie  2 years ago

For the second installment of my lessons that can be learned from the tank and how I incorporate these into my own business, I wanted to address what I feel is a defining issue why some great products fail to capture an audience: lack of strong branding and inadequate packaging. Let’s be honest, how many […]

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Shark Tank-preneurs Are a Different Breed Than the Average Business Owner

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By Carissa  2 years ago

Guest post by Carissa Dunphy. Carissa hosts the “Small Businesses Do It Better Show”, interviewing small business owners, entrepreneurs and industry experts. Carissa also contributes to the Small Businesses Do It Better Blog, as well as her personal blog, Caffeine Keyboard which helps small businesses improve their online presence. Over the years I have had […]

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Slawsa Owner Teaches Lesson from the Shark Tank – Dogs Read Dog Magazines

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By Julie  2 years ago

How to build awareness for your business or product, from the perspective of a Shark Tank fan and marketing/branding expert

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Meet the Sharks: Lori Greiner on Shark Tank

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By Carolyn  3 years ago

The self-proclaimed Queen of QVC, Lori Grenier made her Shark Tank debut on Shark Tank guest shark for three episodes of season three before joining the cast as a full-time Shark on Shark Tank season 4. Originally from Chicago, Lori’s expertise is undoubtedly her intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the retail landscape. After earning a […]

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Shark Tank Sharks: Barbara Corcoran

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By Andrew  3 years ago

Barbara Corcoran knows how to get attention. As one of ten kids growing up in New Jersey, she learned from an early age how to stand out from the crowd. Her refreshingly frank attitude and enduring positivity are keys to her success in business, life, and the Shark Tank. This Shark Tank Shark is also […]

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Meet the Sharks: Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

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By Andrew  3 years ago

Mark Cuban on Shark Tank is a relatively new recruit, joining the show as a guest in Season 2 before appearing as a regular in Season 3. His freewheeling style and pursuit of high-dollar deals have made quite a splash with viewers as well as the other Sharks. Leveraging technology is a business strategy that […]

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Meet the Sharks: Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank

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By Andrew  3 years ago

It’s a classic tale of an immigrant family who wanted a better life for their child. But when Robert Herjavec’s parents immigrated from Croatia to Canada, they couldn’t have had any idea of the success he would become. He’s a self-made man, having pulled himself up by his bootstraps and built a phenomenally successful Internet […]

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Meet the Sharks: Daymond John on Shark Tank

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By Andrew  3 years ago

Fashion guru and brand expert, Daymond John on Shark Tank is a savvy investor known to make deals of all sizes with passionate entrepreneurs. Daymond John’s path to success started out with an opportunity. He wanted a fashionable hat, but couldn’t find what he was looking for at a reasonable price, so he made one […]

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Meet the Sharks: Kevin O’Leary on Shark Tank

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By Andrew  3 years ago

Kevin O’Leary on Shark Tank seems intimidating, but it turns out that his bark is probably much worse than his bite. His background is in software, and he got his start with SoftKey Software Products, which he started from his basement. This was in the 1990s, when the computer world was still rapidly evolving. All […]

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Chicago Auditions: In the Shark Tank For a Day

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By Carolyn  1 year ago

With Season Four of ABC’s Shark Tank all wrapped up, some entrepreneurs aren’t just waiting for Season Five to start. In fact, some are trying to secure themselves a spot in the famous Shark Tank by trying their luck (and their pitches) in front of casting directors at Shark Tank auditions nationwide. We recently sat […]

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My Shark Tank Audition Experience – Atlanta Casting Call

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By Andrew  1 year ago

Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted to InTheSharkTank anonymously. While we typically do not accept anonymous submissions, I feel this article is helpful for entrepreneurs who have little or no idea of what to expect at an open casting call. — Andrew My Shark Tank Audition Experience The historic FOX Theater in downtown Atlanta […]

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Shark Tank Kicks Off Season 5 Audition in Atlanta on Sunday

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By Andrew  1 year ago

I’m a little jealous of the casting team responsible for Shark Tank, because in less than 24 hours they will have seen at least 500 applicants at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta (view full schedule of open casting calls), all vying for a chance to get funding for their businesses from the Sharks. At the […]

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Casting Update: Shark Tank Casting for Season 4 Is Complete

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By Andrew  2 years ago

30,000 Entrepreneurs and business owners applied to appear on the upcoming season of ABC’s Shark Tank

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Shark Tank Season 4 Casting Update: Seeking Young Entrepreneurs!

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By Andrew  2 years ago

A few tidbits this week regarding Shark Tank season 4 casting…first off, Shark Tank season 4 casting is still in motion and has not yet been completed. There is still time to apply or potentially to hear back if you’ve already submitted an application via e-mail or at an open casting call earlier this summer. […]

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Shark Tank Casting News: Additional Orlando Casting Call on June 14

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Today it was announced that the Shark Tank casting team at ABC will hold a third casting call this summer, at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel on Thursday June 14th. Full details are listed below. This follows successful open Shark Tank casting calls in Chicago (May 11) and Los Angeles (May 24). We are waiting […]

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Over 400 Pitch Their Businesses at Shark Tank LA Casting Call

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By Andrew  2 years ago

The build up to Thursday’s open Shark Tank LA casting call was palpable on Twitter and Facebook, but even after a line started to form on Wednesday early evening, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. In Chicago earlier this month a few hundred entrepreneurs turned out to pitch their businesses to the producers, so […]

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Shark Tank Casting Update: Additional Open Casting Call This Summer

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By Andrew  2 years ago

Due to the recent full 22-episode Season 4 renewal, ABC’s Shark Tank will host a total of three open casting calls this summer, which is one more than previously announced. The first open call took place in Chicago last Friday (May 11), and the next scheduled call is Thursday May 24 in Los Angeles. Link: […]

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