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Six Things I Learned from Watching “Shark Tank”
Posted By Stacy Julien On January 11, 2013 @ 2:14 pm In Entertainment | Comments Disabled
I don’t have the next billion-dollar invention in my pocket – not yet, anyway. But if I did, my weekly consumption of ABCs “Shark Tank ” will have prepped me well for that pitch with a hotshot investor.
The show where small-business owners and inventors go before a group of self-made moguls seeking moolah is more than just great entertainment.
Will the Sharks praise or pooh-pooh the idea? Will they get five doses of rejection? (“I’m out!”) What snarky comment will the ferocious Kevin O’Leary make before he shoots the inventor down? Which brave soul will get lucky and walk away with a deal and fatter pockets?
Aside from the fun spiels, there are plenty of lessons from wading in those shark-infested waters. If a groovy idea inspires your entrepreneurial spirit , keep these “Shark Tank” tips in mind when pitching to a lender or possible investor.
With that, let me get back to tinkering. That billion-dollar invention is coming. I just know it! ###
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 See also: 5 Businesses You Can Start: http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-07-2012/five-businesses-you-can-start.html
 entrepreneurial spirit: http://www.aarp.org/work/self-employment/
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