SHARK TANK SEASON 3 – E2

GENERATION OUTCAST CLOTHING These two were very impressive on a business level and just bloody nice people. Despite the personal challenges that they faced; Paris suffering from depression and her challenges at school.  She has risen above the challenges and channelled the energy and passion into the business. Lawrence having to leave school in year 8 to nurse his father with Parkinson’s disease was also a really dark time for him when he was younger.  However, neither of these setbacks has stopped them from getting ahead. No one in this world comes through life unscathed,…

SHARK TANK SEASON 3 – E1

Here we go again, another season of Shark Tank. People ask me why I do it, and for me it is a no brainer; I get to hang out with four really interesting and funny people for three weeks whilst filming, I get to torment Steve and spend my time thinking of ways to play practical jokes on him or give him grief about his Diet Coke and Twisties fetish, but most importantly I get so see some amazing people who are at the start of their business journey. These young businesses were in a…

Shark Tank’s Janine Allis shares her secrets

Check out this Q & A, recently published by MCN about the upcoming Shark Tank Series Network Ten’s compelling and entertaining series, Shark Tank, is returning soon for a brand new season. Shark Tank features five of Australia’s most successful business people; Steve Baxter (internet pioneer), Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Andrew Banks (The Vento Group), Naomi Simson (RedBalloon) and Dr Glen Richards (Greencross Australia). All of these entrepreneurs are hunting for the next big idea to turn into a profitable venture. We caught up with serial entrepreneur Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice and Retail Zoo,…

New year, new pantry. Combating obesity is simple.

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, a lot of people will over indulge on food and alcohol and come January, will be looking to join the gym or jump on the latest diet fad to lose weight, eat better and be fitter. It seems like a mammoth task, when in fact, with the right head space and education, you can make informed decisions on the path to being healthy and it doesn’t have to be hard work. We hear about new diets every day and they are all backed by different, confusing research. We…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E13

Lil Fairy Door Sally Sally gave a great presentation and having a 7 year old little girl who would LOVE this idea, made me pay attention. Her sales were very impressive with over 1,000 stockists. The concept is simple- your child puts questions into the Fairy letter box that they want answered and the fairy (i.e. mum and dad) answers them. The fairy also shares with the tooth fairy, who can also use this letter box Her sales were very impressive, and Steve jumped at the idea before she had barely finished the presentation. Her…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E12

Pentablock Joel Joel is a sweetheart.  A really good guy, who has seen a great idea whilst travelling. He has a proven record of running a successful business in landscaping and through this business, he saw the need for a product that could make building retaining and decorative walls easier, quicker and cheaper. He had also patented his product as well as has his trademarks covered.  So Joel was getting big ticks from me. I also need to be passionate about the product if I am investing and I am someone who loves to renovate…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E11

Kisa Dmitry, Leon & Dennis OK, let’s start with what we all thought….. That the dude at the end looked exactly like the bad guy from Inglorious Bastards (Quentin Tarantino movie).  Once I worked out why he looked so familiar I got into listening to the pitch. The product was great and very practical.  What you missed was the guy with the beard was actually the tech guy and he gave us heaps of other developments that they were doing with the phone- he was very impressive.  I thought Steve was going to be impressed…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E10

Intellweed The product was a dispenser for a weed killer. It basically worked like a stapler that you clip a leaf with. If I am going to invest in a product or business I need to believe in it as a customer, and I saw a few things would put me off buying it. First of all, I would think that it would take considerably more time to dispense the weed killer with his unit than with other forms. Second, his pitch was about using less poison, yet the unit was a dispenser for any…