Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Five on TEN

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Five on TEN

Here are my notes that I took on set during the filming of Episode Five. If there is a word to describe this episode, it would be #Courage. All entrepreneurs by nature must be courageous – but may show it in different ways. All the businesses we see tonight have grand plans for growth – but all believe that they would do much better with the experience of a shark to help them reach their aspirations sooner. It also takes…

The entrepreneur’s journey Coming Up this week 30 May 2016

And the winner is Mud & Musk

Last week was one of those incredible weeks when a plan comes together. If I was to give it a theme it would be ‘Inspired Start Ups Center Stage’. From sharing the love with Ready to Soar for Business Management students at Queenwood School to BSchools #IdeaNation sponsored by ANZ Business Ready in Melbourne. I finished the week talking all things Live What You Love in Alice Springs for the Strata Managers conference. Shark Tank found its new place on…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Four on TEN

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Four on TEN

This episode of Shark Tank is a wonderful overview of the entrepreneurs journey – we often read in the press or hear all the positive stories, but there is real human cost and the toil behind them. There is no such thing as an overnight success story. Some ideas we see on Shark Tank will scale, or grow better than others – some are extremely capital intensive ie they need a lot of money before a customer is anywhere near…

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – Coming Up This Week 23 May 2016

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – Coming Up This Week 23 May 2016

The big news for the week is Shark Tank moving from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights…. Episode 4 of Shark Tank will air on Wednesday 25 June – straight after Master Chef Last week for me was all about planning. With all of the businesses that I work with we are coming close to the end of the year. Looking, designing and creating strategies as very much a part of the entrepreneurs journey. I have been using the #OnePageStrategicPlan from…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Three on TEN

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Three on TEN

From experiences, to innovations, to the ‘out there’ and wonderful tonight brings us a fresh plate of Australian Shark Tank companies vying for investment…here are my notes from Shark Tank on set Episode Three – remembering that we don’t know anything about the businesses before they arrive on set: The Cave Commando Experience – Sirens, search lights – and abseiling military men kicked this pitch of with a few expletives from me…  Then Mick got quickly on to business “Imagine…

How to Turn the To-Do List into a ‘Success List’

How to Turn the To-Do List into a ‘Success List’

There is a personal element to success – my definition of success may well differ to yours. Simply put, success is in the eye of the beholder. My ultimate measure of success is the power of choice that I have over where and how I spend my most precious resource of all ‘my time.’ Each of us have been given the same amount of hours in the day — how we choose to use them determines how we experience life. My…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode TWO on TEN

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode TWO on TEN

With a mix of disruptive businesses, innovators and some rich discussions on valuation Episode Two has many lessons, great insights and a few laughs as well…Our entrepreneurs are prepared, their pitches entertaining and expressive – all the founders in this episode happen to be relatively young (well compared to us) – some have been battling away at their idea for years whilst others are not even a year into the business. These are the notes that I took while filming…

Start Up businesses #ReadyToSoar: April

Start Up businesses #ReadyToSoar: April

One of the wonderful things about being a ‘Shark’ on Network TEN’s Shark Tank (catch us on Sunday’s at 9:00pm on TEN) is that I have many people present their business ideas to me – not always pitching for investment, often they are seeking advice or direction. The thing I can do is to support these businesses by letting other people know how great they are – so once a month I will give you a selection of some of the great…

Coming up this week 9th May 2016

Coming up this week 9th May 2016

Last week was busy, interesting and exciting – popping into the world of TV, publishing all whilst keep up my day job. I hosted a session with the RedBalloon team sharing insights on #CustomerExperience and the #Startup Days, a with the Minster for Innovation and Better Regulation talking all things #growth, working with my own start ups, celebrating the Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards,  a full day of media talking all things #SharkTank and the new book #ReadytoSoar on Studio10,…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode One on TEN

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode One on TEN

Well we are back – the five sharks (all self made entrepreneurs) listening, learning and delighted to see what we have coming in to Shark Tank for Series 2. All of these pitches were completely new to us. We have no briefing, we literally only have our ability to ask questions and find the answers before determining if we think that the pitch is ‘investable’. Each of us has a different approach to investing and what we are looking for…