The BabyBird Guide to Shark Tank: From Prep to Pitch, an Insider’s Guide
Erin Whalen, Shark Tank Survivor, explains what to expect from being on the show and how to improve your chances for winning investment dollars. Not only did they land funding, the Grease Monkey products went on to achieve major success with the help of their Shark Tank partners. Watch the one-year-later segment from the show.
The BabyBird Guide to Shark Tank begins with an overview of business pitches and why pitching to the Sharks is different than making one to other investors. From there, guidance is given for the biggest questions you face in this process: are you and your business ready for this experience? What are the mechanics of making an application, and what does good look like? What can you expect of the application process? If you are selected for the show, countless tips for being successful are included in the book to ensure you give yourself every advantage to land a deal.
Although it’s written specifically to demystify the entire Shark Tank experience and increase your chances for funding, the tips and guidance apply to any business pitching situation. Any small business owner or entrepreneur will uncover a gem that may help them in their investment-seeking journey.
Learn from someone who not only survived the Sharks…she made a deal with two of them!
About the Author, Erin Whalen
Erin Whalen was one of the pitching success stories of Shark Tank Season One. She and her partner pitched Grease Monkey Wipes and secured a deal with Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavic. She has over fifteen years’ experience pitching multiple businesses to investors with great success. She 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. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
You can find Erin on LinkedIn
Watch the pitch from Season One
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