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Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' rehearsed their pitch while running, dodging a hair dryer, and even punching each other in the face

Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' rehearsed their pitch while running, dodging a hair dryer, and even punching each other in the face

Before they appeared on “,” the founders of Cousins Maine Lobster rehearsed their pitch over and over again. To make sure they had it down, they tried to distract each other, by blowing a hair dryer in each other’s faces, reciting their lines while running, or even punching each other in the face. Ultimately, cofounder Jim Tselikis said, their actual pitch was easier than the rehearsals — and they landed a $55,000 deal with Barbara Corcoran. In the months leading up to their appearance on “Shark Tank,” […]

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Barbara Corcoran says there's a common thread among the most successful companies in her portfolio

Barbara Corcoran says there's a common thread among the most successful companies in her portfolio

Barbara Corcoran has appeared on “Shark Tank” for years, and has invested in many startups through the show. She is a successful entrepreneur in her own right: In 2001, she sold her real-estate company, The Corcoran Group, for about $66 million. Speaking with host Farnoosh Torabi on an episode of podcast “So Money,” Corcoran said the most successful companies in her portfolio are run by “partnerships” — two people instead of one. Barbara Corcoran started her real-estate business, The Corcoran Group, with a $1,000 loan, and built […]

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