Shark Tank Survivor Explains How to Win Investment Dollars
New Book Offers Insight for Entrepreneurs Preparing to Pitch
August 9, 2013, Austin, Texas – The end-to-end guide for entrepreneurs aspiring for a spot on the television show Shark Tank is now available. The BabyBird Guide to Shark Tank: From Prep to Pitch, an Insider’s Guide explains how to avoid being eaten alive when pitching a business to potential investors. The book is written by Erin Whalen, who was successful in landing funding for Grease Monkey Wipes in Season One of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. In this tightly written guide, entrepreneurs will learn what it takes to land a spot on the show and can increase their chances for success with advice from someone who has been there before.
“Pitching on Shark Tank is an incredible experience,” said Whalen, “You are putting yourself out there in a big way just by trying out for the show. It can be quite overwhelming. Knowing what you are getting into minimizes nervousness and allows you to focus on giving a great pitch. An entrepreneur’s chief goal is to land funding. If sharing my experiences will reduce any worry about logistical details and increase someone’s chance for winning investment dollars, then this effort has been worthwhile.”
Shark Tank averages seven million viewers an episode and hundreds of businesses are fighting for a spot on the show. “Ever since my episode aired, other entrepreneurs have contacted me to get advice on the whole Shark Tank process,” Whalen explained. “They ask me everything from the makings of a successful application, how the filming process works, and what being on television is like. I wrote this guide to help people understand and prepare for the Shark Tank journey and share what worked for me in being successful on the show.”
Entrepreneurs will learn the specifics behind the process of applying to be a contestant on the show and how to stand out amongst the approximately 36,000 prospective competitors per season. The exclusive advice offered in this ebook is beneficial to any small business owner or entrepreneur in their investment-seeking journey.
“Our brand concept is to deliver materials that are short and packed with information,” said Tanya White, Founder of BabyBird Guide. “We want our ebooks to be fun and powerful for the reader, which means having a very tight editorial process and working with people like Erin who can articulate their knowledge in a clear and concise manner,” White continued, “BabyBird Guide is thrilled that Erin chose to work with us for her authoring experience. She trusted us to ensure that all questions readers had would be answered. I’m proud of that.”
Ultimately Whalen hopes that entrepreneurs in any pitching situation will benefit from the book. She explained, “Even though each pitching experience is different, I hope this book will help business owners become more prepared and confident for whatever type of pitching situation they face.”
Go ahead and take the plunge into this newest BabyBird Guide title with the digital reading device of your choice. The mantra at BabyBird Guide is: any device, anywhere. Whatever your chosen technology or preferred shopping destination, including Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and others, readers can download the short guides onto their tablets, smartphones and computers.
About Erin Whalen Erin Whalen and her partner pitched Grease Monkey Wipes and landed a deal with business investors Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavic. Erin also consults with entrepreneurs and business owners on new ventures, marketing, public relations, and investor outreach. In 2012, Erin was recognized as a Texas Business Hall of Fame scholar. You can find Erin on LinkedIn.
About Tanya White Tanya White is the Founder of the digital publishing company BabyBird Guide, Knowledge in Bite-Sized Pieces. Marketing executive turned entrepreneur, Tanya has built a career around delivering content to customers in meaningful ways that fits the myriad of learning styles of consumers. Tanya has created and executed integrated marketing plans for companies from Fortune 50 to startups. You can find Tanya on LinkedIn.
About BabyBird GuideBabyBird Guide, Knowledge in Bite-Sized Pieces, is a digital publishing company based in Austin, Texas, providing practical ebook guides on a range of topics from business to travel, from wine to health, and more. Our mission is to provide information in an easy-to-consume, fun format that is available globally for the device of choice for readers: any device, anywhere!