SharkTales and Small Biz Tips: My Interview with Barbara Corcoran

As a small business owner, author, speaker and social media enthusiast, I hardly ever have time to watch TV. That doesn’t stop me from making sure I catch Shark Tank – a weekly show where emerging small business owners and entrepreneurs pitch their business to the “sharks.”  The sharks are an amazingly successful group of profitable business experts looking for their next investment or partnership. Last month I had the opportunity to interview Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul, bestselling author and the only woman “shark” to swim in ABC’s Shark Tank.

In our interview, Barbara talks about what inspired her entrepreneurship and her new book, SHARK TALES: How I turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business. SHARK TALES is Corcorans’ inspiring true story of growing up one of nine siblings, suffering from dyslexia, making D’s in High School not finishing college, working 20 jobs before the age of 23 — and finally borrowing $1,000 to start a tiny real estate business out of her apartment. Relying on common sense, hard work, and guided by her mother’s unconventional wisdom (“If you don’t have big breasts put ribbons on your pigtails.”) she turned $1,000 into a nationally recognized $5 billion dollar business.

Click play to listen to the show! Enjoy

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Comments

  1. says

    As a small business start up, I love Shark Tales, I also really enjoyed your interview with Barbara. It gives me a lot of hope and I can’t wait to read her book. Thanks for the interview.

  2. says

    Wonderful interview! Shark Tales is on the way to my house as I type. I am looking forward to reading it. Ditto to April — kudos Melinda and Barbara on an awesome interview!

  3. Colleen Barr says

    Thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Barbara Corcoran! It was a very candid, refreshing, entertaining and powerful learning experience.

  4. @MzGNegotiates says

    What an insightful and motivating interview! There were so many simple to implement yet impactful take away points. Thank you both for being great inspirations!

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