"As Seen On Shark Tank" Products at Target Stores

Target Stores "As Seen On Shark Tank" New Section

Shark Tank Coming To A Store Near You Soon

Mark Cuban promoting popular Shark Tank Products
Mark Cuban helping promote the new
"As Seen On Shark Tank" products inside Target Store
for Season 6 Update
 Considering Wal-Mart is conveniently located on our side of town, I honestly can't remember the last time I shopped at a Target Store. But now, now that I know Target has made a deal with ABC's Hit Reality Show "The Shark Tank Show" devoting an entire section for some of the most successful products, this is one store I will be visiting very soon.

Mark Cuban broke the news about this new deal between ABC and Target Stores on his Facebook page a few days ago. According to Mark, "Target will soon have "As Seen On Shark Tank" section in over 1000 stores in the very near future".

I just got off the phone with the local Target Store inquiring if they are one of the lucky stores soon to carry the "As Seen On Shark Tank" Brands. It took a little time getting the manager on the phone, who was also the only person aware of this new deal. Considering there's over 1,800 Target Store's in the U.S,, and at least 1,000 stores will have a devoted section for popular Shark Tank Products, the odds are a little better than 50/50 our local Target Store will be chosen. Apparently the final list of store's has not been finalized, or at least not passed down to the management level at this time.

With such a great idea for all parties involved, (Shark Tank Show, Successful Products, ABC and Target Stores) something tells me this deal will continue to grow adding several more successful product's available in "ALL" Target Stores. Hopefully Target will take full advantage aligning themselves with more popular Shark Tank products in the near future, and give this Show an entire isle full of successful products. They might also consider getting a hold of Ignited USA (The Advertising Agency that designed the Shark Tank Swag Box for CNBC Tuesday's) and consider a more appropriate "eye popping" display instead of what appears to be a generic sign.

This little business expense would pay huge dividends, especially if they devote an entire theme-based Shark Tank Isle filled with successful products. With a little imagination, this partnership has the potential to drastically increase every one's bottom line. This would also be a great way to 'test' brand new up-and-coming Shark Tank products and packaging before committing to larger orders.

I might not remember the last time I was in a Target Store, but if they start aggressively promoting Shark Tank Products, then this is one store I will go out of my way to visit often. It's a great idea, especially if they continue to add new products and the space needed for a full blown theme-based isle.

Shark Tank Season 6 Contestants

Shark Tank Season 6 begins September 6, 2014

Who's on Shark Tank Season 6?

  With only 50 more days until a brand new season of the Shark Tank premiere's, I can only imagine the thousands of entrepreneur's who auditioned for season 6 and now anxiously await a call that will forever change the rest of their lives. The bigger the Shark Tank phenomenon becomes, the more credibility each and every entrepreneur gains simply by being featured on this 100% Business Reality Show. When you can say your product was good enough to be featured on the Shark Tank Show, you can bank on this fact opening doors that would have never existed any other way.

So who tried out for Season 6, and which products have the greatest chance getting Featured on a Brand New Shark Tank Episode? After studying several hundred Shark Tank Contestants and the business and/or products that got them there, I'm going out on a limb and predicting a few products that will be featured in an episode during season 6. If you know of other Shark Tank "worthy" entrepreneur's who auditioned for Season 6, and you believe they have a great chance of getting on the Show, feel free to leave their details below. I for one am always interested in learning about brand new "up and coming" successful product's, and the entrepreneurs who took their dreams and shaped them into reality

Shark Tank Season 6 Audition Tapes

Inteletool


Shark Tankl Season 6 products There's not many inventions that can completely transform a multi-billion dollar industry, especially when you're talking about time tested hand tools that hasn't changed in generations. I mean come on now, how "intelligent" can you really make a shovel or a broom anyway? Well once you learn about the Inteletool that auditioned for the Shark Tank in Season 6, you will never look at those, or dozens of different tools the same again.

How NOT To Deal with the Sharks

Sharks Tear Check Up and Walk Away From Deal


 It's hard to imagine anyone going on a Show like the Shark Tank and getting a deal with 3 very successful investors, only to have the check torn-up and the very last minute. You jump through all the hoops to get on the Show, successfully make a deal and pass due diligence, go to the closing and completely blow the deal. If you want to learn how NOT to deal with the Sharks, you might like to watch this video with Kevin O'Leary and Robert Herjevic in the first season of the Dragons Den filmed in Canada.



 I had to watch this video a few time's and I'm still completely stunned something like this could happen so close to completing the deal. I almost felt a little sorry for Chris Nguyen, the entrepreneur behind the Jobloft.com concept, but it was his choice not to speak-up when he had the chance and a $200,000.00 check already in his hand.

Clearly the teacher that helped grow Jobloft to that point had a major problem with the deal concerning the Sharks long before closing day. In Business timing is everything, and this clearly wasn't the time. Asking the question "No offense but did any of you get a business degree" AFTER they just accepted a $200,000.00 certified check, is about as dumb as it could possibly get. The teacher might have had some good ideas for the business, but was it really a good time to start teaching a class? Watching the Sharks get a 12 minute business lesson is a classic moment I won't soon forget. LOL, that's just too funny.

Who's Your Favorite Shark?

My Favorite Shark on the Shark Tank Show

Who is Your Favorite Shark?
 
  I was asked two very good questions the other day about the Shark Tank Show which surprisingly I couldn't answer either one off the top of my head. The first question was "How many Shark Investors have been on the Shark Tank Show"? The second question simply was "Who is your Favorite Shark"?

Considering I easily knew the first three or four previous questions asked about the Show, my mind quickly added up a total of 9 Sharks which I was 99% confident was the right answer. Oops, the correct answer is 10 total Sharks have so far appeared on the Shark Tank Show. The names of all the Sharks for the first 5 seasons include Kevin O'Lery, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjevic, Kevin Harrington, Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, John Paul DeJornia and Steve Tisch.

The next question who's my favorite Shark was a question I took a long time thinking about before I ultimately made up my mind. In fact I have thought about this question a great deal more which has become the inspiration to write this article. The more I thought about the question, the more I realized it's a two edged sword. Is my favorite Shark the one I would most like to meet someday and potentially become friends with? Or the Shark who could add the most value to whatever product or service was being pitched at that time?

Restaurant StartUp on CNBC

Restaurant Start up Shark Tank -like Show

Restaurant Start-Up on CNBC - July 8, 2014

Restaurant Reality Show after Shark Tank
Restaurant Startup Business Show on CNBC
following 2 hours of Shark Tank Tuesday
 CNBC's new Business Reality Show "Restaurant Start up" wants to give the Shark Tank Show a run for its money. In fact it looks like they chose a restaurant already seen on the Shark Tank "Baby's Bad Ass Burgers" to be featured on Restaurant Startup's premiere show. Unlike the Shark Tank where you need to convince the Sharks to invest knowing very little about you, the Restaurant Startup will put your business plan to the test before deciding if it's a worthy investment.

Do you have a great idea for a new restaurant start-up? Then you're going to love this new Business Reality Show CNBC is adding to its Prime Time lineup starting this Tuesday night July 8th, 2014. The hosts Joe Bastianich, Tim Love and Wylon Lucas will be interviewing future restaurant concepts that have the potential to become national brands. If you can sell them on the concept, they will open up you're restaurant in three day's time and let the customers decide how good it really is.

By watching the video CNBC Prime put out advertising the newest business related reality show, Restaurant Startup is taking parts of the Shark Tank and The Profit Show, and combining them with a unique twist. You'll first need to go up against Joe Bastinich and Tim Love in a Shark Tank like atmosphere convincing the two very successful restaurant entrepreneurs to invest in your concept. Restaurant Startup will then take this concept and build your dreams into reality in only three days' time. This is where industry expert Wylon Lucas will go behind the scenes giving her professional advice to grow this concept into a national franchise brand similar to Marcus Lemonis on The Profit.



It sure looks like a lot of behind the scenes drama which could good for the ratings, (I wish the Shark Tank would go behind the scenes more often) but still "keep it real" and more of a learning tool for aspiring entrepreneurs. Remember "Crowd Rules" which was another business reality show last year on CNBC? It was a great concept, but too much excess drama in a game show like atmosphire, is clearly not what entrepreneurs prefer to watch.  The balance of making a good reality show (drama) along with solid business advise like both the Shark Tank and The Profit Show has, is what Restaurant Startup will need to succeed.

Check it out this Tuesday night on CNBC right after two episodes of the Shark Tank on July 8, 2014.

Restaurant Start-Up on CNBC