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Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash | [Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary]

Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash

From the ABC hit show "Shark Tank," this book - filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves - will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show.
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Audible Editor Reviews

For questions about starting up a small business, who better to turn to than the stars of ABC's hit reality series Shark Tank? Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Jon Daymond, and Kevin O'Leary provide practical tips for the burgeoning entrepreneur, from marketing a concept to launching a revenue-generating business, and listeners will also hear experiences from some of the show's most popular contestants. DuDell is an upbeat presence; his friendly energy and positivity, coupled with the advice of his fellow Sharks, are the perfect tonic for wary would-be business owners.

Publisher's Summary

From the ABC hit show "Shark Tank," this book - filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves - will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show.

Throughout the book, listeners will learn how to:

  • Determine whether they're compatible with the life of a small business owner
  • Shape a marketable idea and craft a business model around it
  • Plan for a launch
  • Run a business without breaking the bank (or burning themselves out)
  • Create a growth plan that will help them handle and harness success
  • Pitch an idea or business plan like a pro

Responding to the fans' curiosity about past show contestants, readers will also find approximately 10 "Where Are They Now" case studies in which they learn what happened to some of the most asked-about and/or most popular guests ever to try their luck in front of the Sharks-and what they learned in the process.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

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    Tim United States 11-25-13
    Tim United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Putting books on the back burner.

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    "Shark Tales"

    I'm a fan of the show. I believe that Shark Tank is an American version of Dragons' Den in the UK. I haven't watched the UK version in many years since it is no longer on BBC. I'm not here to compare which version of the show is better, but I am reviewing the audiobook of "Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business."

    This is a good book on how to start a business, get funding, and maintain your company. Having real insight from the entrepreneurs that host the show is very helpful in the new way of starting a business. They wrote this book in terms that the common person can understand and practice in the real world. The information is easy to remember.

    The best part of the book are Shark Bites, where you get real tips from the six investors from different sectors in their business. It's a basic read for any start ups or an established company.

    If you want to know more about the businesses that were feature in each season of Shark Tank, you will enjoy listening to the entrepreneurs in the section of the book of Shark Tales.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-05-13
    James Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read for any small business start up"
    What made the experience of listening to Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business the most enjoyable?

    They spun tales from both the sharks and the successful contestants of the show to illustrate the importance of the advice that was being provided. The advice provided was both practical and simple to follow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business?

    The most enjoyable moments of everything around the shark tank is the success stories of others. It's hard not to get excited about your own start up when you see these other folks doing it. If they can do it, so can you!!!


    What about Michael Parrish DuDell’s performance did you like?

    He kept the performance about the book, not himself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    F*&^%&ING SHARK TANK. ENOUGH SAID.


    Any additional comments?

    READ THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS OR IF YOU ALREADY HAVE. IT'S GREAT!!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ramon 02-25-14
    Ramon 02-25-14
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    "Great Business Starter"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business?

    The most memorable moment is taking the ET Test, and its respective explanation.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for someone considering to start a business or for someone currently at the beginning stages of running a business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nate Chippewa Falls, WI, United States 12-22-13
    nate Chippewa Falls, WI, United States 12-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Middle School material. Vague, no depth."

    I expected to learn much more from a book with the 'Shark' name behind it. The reason I say the writing was lazy rather than just lightly informed is because the author/narrator apparently has respectable credentials. All you should expect from this book is a list of subjects you should consider when starting a business, but it provides few answers of how to specifically go about anything.

    The presentation and effort put into the book comes across like a middle school student who was required to read a paper he wrote to the rest of the class. This books is very generic and contains information that can be found almost anywhere and everywhere.

    To the author: "Studies show" and 'Most entrepreneurs think...' are not good enough. Provide real examples of the points you are making or at least cite your sources. The listeners came to you because they have questions they want answered, not because they want to be asked 1,000 questions by the author, it's lazy.

    The best parts are the tiny, cameo-size nuggets of info provided by the Sharks.

    Looking forward to future Shark books with some teeth!

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Luther Welch Las Vegas, Nevada 07-01-15
    Luther Welch Las Vegas, Nevada 07-01-15 Member Since 2015

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    "The book made me feel like I knew the sharks."

    I liked the very precise information. It will be very helpful for researching the business I want to start.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to start or build a business.

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    Carl Hawke 06-26-15
    Carl Hawke 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!!!"

    This was exactly what I needed. Excellent points and valuable information about how to build a business.

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    Afiba 06-17-15
    Afiba 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "thanks shark tank"

    excellent material for an entrepreneur. this answers foundational questions asked by curious entrepreneurs, and useful for practical execution

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barry W. Greer Jr. Nashville, TN 06-10-15
    Barry W. Greer Jr. Nashville, TN 06-10-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Good Listen! Good insight as well!"

    This book definitely helps you pinpoint the things you may be missing in your startup or current business. The Sharks insight is valuable as well.

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    Pierre AVila 05-29-15
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    "Great detail for business prep"

    Let's you know a lot of information relating to things you should consider when starting a business.

    It'll help make sure you start off strong.

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    Rob 05-18-15
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    Aweful. Terrible narrator. It takes 3 chapters to even start the book. Informative if you are a 9th grader.

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