SHARK TANK S3 – E5

For those people who are reading this and may have never seen the Shark Tank TV show. Shark Tank is on channel TEN at 8.45 every Tuesday. Five self-made Aussie business people sit on the panel ready to be convinced that the businesses are worth the investment and fight for their part of the action. I do this weekly blog to give people a look behind the doors of the tank. Here are my thoughts on each of the businesses that were on tonight’s episode. iKiFit iKiFit is a classroom activity which mixes music and…

SHARK TANK S3 – E4

OVER THE MOO As you can see from the show, I LOVED the product. Forget that it is gluten free, it is just great tasting ice-cream. In fact I was thinking that I wanted to curl up and watch a chick flick with my tub of ice cream, unfortunately for my desire to indulge I had a job to do.  (The chick flick will have to wait – but it’s on my mind, along with a tub to myself of mmMangooo!) I really like Alex, he was new to business but had the passion and…

SHARK TANK S3 – E3

This was a great bunch of businesses from food to clean-up crews, it was a diverse and amazing bunch of people who were having a real go….. I love this group of business for many different reasons. So here is the breakdown… HEY DAY BUTTER Heather Day was a contestant on MasterChef and I must admit that I love the show.  From her experience on MasterChef It was no surprise that the butter was yum, and for someone who is not the greatest cook, I could see how this butter could help me with my…

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 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…