Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business

  • by Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary
  • Narrated by Michael Parrish DuDell
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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, listeners 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.


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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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!

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- nate

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?


Any additional comments?


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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios