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Shark Tank Season 3 Episode Six

Shark Tank Season 3 Episode Six

After a week being cleaned the Tank is now ready for its next visitors… here we go.

Deliciou

Kjetil, the creator of Deliciou, has been in search of his destiny and has been working on his invention — a Vegetarian bacon seasoning. He has entered the Tank seeking $300k for 25% of his company. Steve puts him on the spot and exchanges places with him to give him some perspective… but that doesn’t hold him back. Kjetil tells us that he doesn’t own the IP of the seasoning, so I’m wondering who’s going to take a bacon flavoured bite?

The Guitar Strap Co.

These three mates think they’ve got a product that everyone in the music industry is going to want — a utility strap for guitars that is designed by musicians for musicians. The pitch begins with Mike serenading us before Tony woos us with the facts… and Dave covering the social media aspects and letting us know he’s in conversation with some major international names in the music industry. They’re still in the nucleus phase of their company, with retailers close to fruition I wonder if this product will sell itself in store…

Tyred Dog Beds

Jennifer and Amanda have an invented a dog bed out of a tyre and some shade cloth. This is a special pitch for me as Dexter, my dog and head security guard, gets to make his TV debut! Watch out best new talent — that award will be up for grabs.

Cat Napping Suburban Retreat

Ebony from Cat Napping Suburban Retreat wants to franchise her business… but with pet care sharing sites, does she have a sustainable business model?

Zeppee

This clever founder has found a way to connect all pet owners to lost pets as well as a tinder style app to promote adoption of a rescue animal. Ben from Zeppee is after 50k for 10% in his business of ethical digital pet technology. With Dr Glen in the Tank there is plenty of insider information on this one…

 

The Monday Food Co.

What a wonderful name for a business and the founder is equally elegant. Indi from The Monday Food Co. has created a one-of-a-kind breakfast granola which tastes incredible. Even with a significant sized business, being stoked in 800 stores around Australia, Indi is still mixing every order by hand. She wants to outsource her manufacturing and has come to the Tank asking for 300k for 25% of her company…

What I admire about the entrepreneurs that have the courage to come into the Tank is that they’re really dreaming big. That is what business is all about… and why I set big hairy audacious goals.

The theme for August in our private business community is ‘Painted Picture’. For the next four weeks we’ll be giving ourselves the chance to dream BIG. I’d like to ask you… what do you stand for? What do you believe in? Where do you want to be in 5 years? What do you want your business to look like then? These are the types of questions we’ll be delving into… come and join us at join.naomisimson.com.

Images courtesy of Network Ten

 

 


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  • Friday drinks must be here soon surely ... or I'm out! #friyay
  • In the 90s I left my cushy job at Apple.

I’d be a squillionaire if I still had my stock options.

I don’t regret it. Here's why:

After 10 years of corporate, I wanted to ‘do my own thing’. I started with freelance marketing.

My strategy? Hard work and build strong brands.

It seemed to work - new clients came from referrals.

But after 18 months, I came to a realisation:

All my clients wanted was “more customers”, not complex branding plans.

SO I thought I’d build a brand of my own. Something to get them “more customers”. RedBalloon was born. The purpose? Give people amazing experiences.

16 years on, RB has delivered 3.8 million customers to 2000 small businesses.

Now, when I give talks, I always get the same question: “How did you build such a strong brand?” Funny how it comes full circle.

I can’t answer that with a time limit.

Though I think I found a way - an online course. “How to Build your Business Brand” - years of experience in one place (link in bio if interested). But, that’s not the point of this post.

If I stayed with Apple I’d be unbelievably wealthy.

Quitting was still the best thing I’ve ever done.

So if you want to take a leap of faith, do it.

All I ask you is this:

Trust yourself and never underestimate the power of brand.
  • #tbt the originals circa 2004 🎈 it reminds that an entrepreneurs journey is long and full of twists and turns. What a ride! @redballoonexperiences
  • I have always been rushing! I need to remind myself of this one regularity. I'm intentional, not frenetic. Choose the one thing that needs to get done to make everything easier! #inspiration
  • If you caught @sharktankau tonight I might have mentioned #gettinglucky @luckybuddhabeer 😂 🍺 @ten_insider @beer.pal

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