Paddle Boards Entrepreneur Stephan Aarstol Interview

Paddle Boards are a huge new entrant into the water sports marketplace and Tower Paddle Boards owner Stephan Aarstol recognized the trend early. I recently spoke with Stephan, who made a deal with Mark Cuban on The Shark Tank. Cuban took 30% of Tower Paddle Boards for a $150,000 investment and asked for right of […]

Beer Infused Premium Ice Cream

Beer infused premium ice cream sounds like a the merger of two polar opposite food items; in fact, my first reaction is one of disgust. The Brewer’s Cow of Old Lyme, Connecticut scoops its way into the Shark Tank this week.  Steve Albert, Brewer’s Cow president and his partners, have been making their beer infused premium ice cream […]

Online Stores: Ecommerce Thriving

Online stores are a necessity for just about any business these days. Shark Tank entrepreneurs are no exception. Litter Jewelry, funded by Daymond John and Mark Cuban, and Kisstixx, funded by Cuban alone, both use  Shopify to power their online stores. It’s no secret that appearing on The Shark Tank drives traffic to entrepreneurs’ online stores. […]

Portable Pet Meals Looks For Shark Bite

Portable Pet Meals by Barkem’s is the latest pet related business to take a swim in the Shark Tank. What exactly is a portable pet meal? According to the Barkem’s website, portable pet meals are:  “a pre-packaged meal suited just for your pet. Contained in separate compartments inside a recyclable, single use container is: one […]

Venice Custom Everything Seeks Investment

The AVE Venice is a funky, fun “custom everything” shop located in Venice, California. As the second LA area entrant in the Shark Tank this week, they hope to land a deal to take their worldwide custom printing empire to the next level. The AVE Venice prints custom tee shirts, which is nothing new under the […]

Register To Win ShowNo Towel! It’s FREE…

We are delighted to announce this week’s Free Shark Tank Blog giveaway: A Show No Towel! Shelly Ehler, who made waves a few weeks ago by getting a deal from Lori Geiner on the spot and had her Shark Tank Episode re-run last night, has been gracious enough to provide this prize to readers of the Shark […]

GoGo Gear

GoGo Gear, a Los Angeles based maker of protective, armored, abrasion resistant riding gear and accessories for men and women, scoots into the Shark Tank this Friday. According to the GoGo Gear website, GoGo Gear creator, Arlene Battishill, was recently selected as one of the 100 Top Influencers in the LA Fashion Industry by the Fashion […]

Miso Music Update

Miso Music made a big splash in the Shark Tank last night when Mark Cuban offered $300k for 8% and company founder and CEO Aviv Grill accepted. In an innovative pitch, Ingrid Michaelson came on to play a song after Mr. Grill demonstrated the app by “learning” one of her songs. The Miso Music Shark Tank Episode […]

Profender Inventor Tony Devine Interview

Profender is the basketball training tool introduced on The Shark Tank Episode 305 last week. I spoke with Profender inventor Tony Devine recently to get his take on his appearance. Tony is a Special Education teacher and basketball coach. He has coached basketball at pretty much every level from youth ball all the way up to […]

Specsecure by ReadeREST Follow Up

Rick Hopper, founder of Specsecure by ReadeREST is the brainchild inventor that connected with Lori Greiner. He’s been tinkering with one thing or another since he was a kid. His latest invention is one of the big success stories on The Shark Tank this season. I rarely scream at the TV, but when my favorite shark, Lori […]

Little Miss Models New Fashion Item

ShowNo founder, Shelly Ehler very graciously sent a ShowNo Towel to my home for my 7 year old. Little Miss is on a swim team for most of the year, so this ShowNo will see a lot of duty. The ShowNo Towel and Shelly Ehler return to the Shark Tank this Saturday night on ABC for […]

Smart Baker Follow Up Interview

The Smart Baker is the place to buy measurement conversion products, pre-cut parchment paper, and re-usable cupcake towers. I spoke with Daniel Rensing today, half of the husband and wife team behind The Smart Baker. They were recently funded by Barbara Corcoran on The Shark Tank. Or so I thought. It seems that the deal […]

Show No Shelly Ehler Re-run

Shelly Ehler, the California mom, ex-teacher, and entrepreneur who had one of the most successful Shark Tank pitches to date will have another whack at Prime Time when her episode re-runs on a special Saturday night addition of Shark Tank.  Shelly Ehler is the creator of the ShowNo Towel, the poncho-like towel that allows kids […]

Daymond John Interview

Daymond John is a dynamic shark on The Shark Tank TV show. He used to be best known as the founder of FUBU, but now the name Daymond John is more identified with the Shark Tank. He brings a solid knowledge and tons of experience to the concept of branding in the Shark Tank. Building […]

Kisstixx Lip Balm Product Review

Kisstixx is the lip balm product recently funded by Mark Cuban on The Shark Tank. It’s a two pack of flavored lip balms that create a chemical reaction when two people kiss. Entrepreneurs Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo are two young guys who met in college and developed Kisstixx  to protect their lips while snowboarding […]

Jared Joyce An Inventor’s Life After Shark Tank

Jared Joyce knows the Shark Tank has developed a huge audience. What makes the Shark Tank so appealing to so many people? I like the abrupt and sometimes borderline viciousness of the Sharks. The banter amongst the panel of Sharks is one of the reasons people watch the show, but it’s the entrepreneurs who make or […]

Shelly Ehler ShowNo Interview

I spoke with Shelly Ehler of ShowNo, the entrepreneur who made Shark Tank history by being funded on the spot when her segment aired. My favorite Shark wrote her a check and agreed to help Shelly bring her business to new heights. Shelly’s product, The ShowNo has received a lot of press and Shelly herself […]

Win a FREE ScotteVest

We are delighted to announce this week’s Shark Tank Blog giveaway: A Free ScotteVest! Scott Jordan, who made waves a few weeks ago by getting into it with Mark Cuban and riled the Sharks because he wouldn’t give up a portion of his retail business as part of the deal, has been gracious enough to provide […]

Vinamor Wine Aerator Preview

Just several weeks after the Wine Balloon debuted, another wine product finds its way into the Shark Tank; it’s called The Vinamor Wine Aerator. There is not much “out there” about this product, was invented by Gary DeJohn (the “contact” tab on the Vinamor website points to his Facebook page). Vinamor Wine Aerator lets wine breathe […]

Tower Paddle Boards Preview

Tower Paddle Boards founder Stephan Aarstol may already be swimming with sharks as he paddles around on one of his paddle boards near his retail shop in San Diego, but not the kind of sharks that are in the Shark Tank.  Stephan Aarstol opened Tower Paddle Boards in 2010 due to his keen observation that “Paddle boards” […]

Instant Lifts Preview

Nick LaRosa & Penilopee LaRosa will be diving into the Shark Tank this Friday night to pitch their product called Instant Lifts. What this product does is remove the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles on the legs, arms, and even the tummy. The Instant Lifts website is loaded with “before and after” pictures which show some pretty […]

Miso Music Aviv Grill Shark Tank Preview

Miso Music is the second technology centric entrant into the Shark Tank this week. It’s an app that teaches you how to play music! Miso Music, part of Miso Media,  is the brainchild of Mr. Aviv Grill and his partners, Joselle Ho and Ryan Tsukamoto. Mr. Grill’s dad was a recording engineer and his mom was an […]

Lori Greiner Bringing It

Lori Greiner, QVC Queen and my favorite shark, is giving Mark Cuban a real run for his money. She’s only been on a handful of shows, yet she has invested nearly as much cash in new entrepreneurs as Mark has- and he’s on every week. To date, Lori has invested around $525,000, or roughly one […]

Litter Jewelry Follow Up and Video

I predicted Litter Jewelry would not get funded on last night’s Shark Tank. That was Monday’s prediction. On Tuesday, I learned from a reliable source their website was to be re-launched Thursday night in anticipation of the show and the web traffic that would ensue. That information made me change my mind, but I opted […]

Rent a Grandma Shark Tank Preview

Rent a Grandma will be jumping into The Shark Tank on Friday; the big question on everyone’s mind is will Grandma get funded or will she be a “meal” for the Sharks? Founded by Mr. Todd Pliss, Rent a Grandma is a terrific example of the best entrepreneurial strategy of all: find a need and […]

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