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…

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’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,…

Shark advice: Everything is your fault!

This week’s tip, is really simple. The power of success is being accountable for everything you do. If you decide to be accountable; it gives you power to solve all the problems. The second you move into BLAME mode then you are paralysed and can’t fix the problems because nothing is your fault; and if it’s not your fault there is nothing left to do but complain. So make sure everything is your fault… That is where the power to succeed is! AMPAN Grant and John $500,000K for 20% How incredible is John! The invention…