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