SHARK TANK S4 E2

Episode two was full of surprises, a family business, a cure for menopause, reminiscing on past deals, creepy babies and a new way to do retail. This is what I love about Sharktank; you never know what is going to come through those doors and yes Steve did crack it and walk out…. So let’s look at the businesses that were on Sharktank episode two… DESSERT BOXES The good old family business. There are lots of positive aspects to a family business, they should be able to get over their differences quickly as they have…

SHARK TANK S4 E1

Here we go again for season 4! What a blast to once again sit with my fellow investor sharks and have the privilege of seeing these amazing (and some not so amazing) businesses walk onto our red mat. I approached this season with a student mentality and looked at what I could learn from these entrepreneurs and how I could help them, even if they didn’t get a deal. After the filming, I have met with many of the businesses that appeared on the series, including those that didn’t get a deal and every day,…

Mamamia.com.au – A dietitian explains why everyone thinks the keto diet is so dangerous.

 Kate Save from Be Fit Food: https://www.mamamia.com.au/is-the-keto-diet-good-for-you/  I want to preface this by saying that I’ve been an accredited practicing dietitian for over a decade. I’ve worked with everyday people through my practice on the Mornington Peninsula for both general weight loss, as well as within hospitals and bariatric clinics to help weight loss patients. I’ve now brought this expertise to the weight-loss industry as co-founder of Be Fit Food, a whole-food based weight-loss meal delivery program. With all this in mind my advice below won’t suit everyone. But that’s the nature of the game in…

What I learned as a judge

First-time judge at The CEO Magazine’s 2017 Executive of the Year Awards, the Boost Juice founder held the guests captive with her honest speech about leadership. The CEO Magazine Our talented editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Susan Armstrong, brings a wealth of experience to the inspiring stories you read in The CEO Magazine. Janine Allis told her fellow executives – all 550 of them who attended the black-tie awards ceremony in Melbourne on 15 November – that life at the top of an organisation can be lonely and high pressure. There’s no doubt her speech…

Janine’s top blend – article in Leader Newspapers 14 November 2017

Boost Juice founder Janine Allis had her fair share of mistakes and danger on the road to success, writes Rebecca Di Nuzzo Being stalked down a dark street in France by a man with his hand down the front of his pants isn’t at the top of Janine Allis’s list of travel highlights. Neither was fleeing from Spain to Portugal in a catamaran with a friend who was in trouble with the police. But it was situations  like these, though terrifying, that helped shape the Melbourne-based Boost juice founder into the strong, resourceful woman she…

SHARK TANK S3 E13

Thanks for joining me on my last blog post for Season 3.  I hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the pitches and with any luck you received some of my insights into business and investments.  This episode had some great businesses and some let’s say.. interesting characters. JIMALIE COCONUT PRODUCTS Jimalie coconut products are made from coconuts derived from Jaypee’s family’s coconut plantations in the Philippines. Coconut products are not only really on trend but people are beginning to understand the versatility and health properties of coconut. They are going coconuts.. for…

SHARK TANK S3 E12

SWEET MICKIE Sweet Mickie are ‘taking the Mickie out’ using bikkies.. With cute and sassy puns, the yummy Golden Ginger cookies and Vanilla Short breads suitably offend, make you laugh and comfort the brokenhearted. And with Christmas just around the corner, I can imagine a lot of offices will be seeing Sweet Mickie cookies stamped with personalised messages. I love the concept of Sweet Mickie. Emma has a cheeky sense of humour and the customers not only love the fun of her cookies, they also love the Ginger cookie recipe that yes, her grandmother created. …

SHARK TANK S3 – E11

YOUR FLAVOUR Your flavour is a handmade, Australian food flavouring product. They claim to be a healthier version of what is out there in the flavouring market while giving Australians a ‘reason to season’. Ace, for a start what a cool name. We have had a number of ‘spice’ businesses come through the tank and they were all same old, same old. But Ace’s products was different, for a start it was full of vibrant colour that was from the spices themselves and as you open the lid, you can smell the quality. I love…